Helix: Descent N Ascent – Where Your Mind Unlocks Worlds

Embark in Helix, an adventure into the depths of a forgotten world. Progress in a nonlinear fashion, combining your powers to solve puzzles and unveil secrets.

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Badass Mongoose announces Helix: Descent N Ascent, an atmospheric adventure game set to release in 2025 on PC and Nintendo Switch. In addition, the studio also unveiled the first trailer of the game.

Set off on a journey with Helix: Descent N Ascent, delving into the forgotten depths of an ancient world. Explore at your own pace in a non-linear adventure, merging your abilities to unlock puzzles and reveal hidden secrets. Immerse yourself in a visually stunning story that challenges your intellect and envelops you in its atmospheric soundtrack.

Venture in search for the truth – Awakening in a world of contrasts, you dive into a cryptic adventure, unearth secrets, investigate the fate of a lost civilization, collect artifacts, and respond to the haunting call that beckons. This is a tale interwoven with threads of melancholy and the undying spirit of the past.

Unravel the mysteries – Your exploration reveals a world responsive to your unique abilities, allowing you to interact meaningfully with your surroundings. Meticulously observe and experiment to decode the numerous puzzles that stand before you, each one a step closer to uncovering the world’s truths and realizing your destiny.

Combine your powers – Traverse a melancholic, soul-stirring realm with a unique system empowering you to progressively combine your 5 abilities in 25 distinctive ways, and through multiple layers of complexity. Discover how to use them to solve puzzles and progress with thoughtful and non-violent gameplay. Even though you’re the last remnant of your own kind, you are not alone.

A deep emotional odyssey – Beyond adventure, Helix invites you to confront your perspectives on identity, solitude and emotions, weaving each mystery and reminiscence of a past existence with personal, cultural, and spiritual threads. Uncover overlooked details in a story worth revisiting.

An artistic journey – Live a tale not told through words but through an immersive adventure, enriched by a stunning 4K black and white artistic style, 2D living scenery, evocative paintings, and powerful atmospheric music. Influenced by 80’s black and white indie comics and 90’s mangas, as well as the Franco-Belgian comics of the 70’s, the monochrome imagery is also symbolic, representing the duality of light and darkness. This is a story whose artistic style invites you to explore and reflect.

Cedric De Muelenaere, co-founder of Badass Mongoose commented: “Helix is a story we’ve wanted to tell for a long time, one that offers a rich narrative enveloped in an original art style dear to our hearts. With our game, our purpose is to surprise players with deeper meaning and thoughtful story layers.”

Gillian Sampont, co-founder of Badass Mongoose added “Helix: Descent N Ascent provides innovative and varied ways of solving mysteries and puzzles. We aim to reward players’ observational skills and creativity through the gameplay.”

Discover Helix: Descent N Ascent reveal trailer on YouTube or download it from our Press Kit.

Players can wishlist the game on Steam and join our community on Discord.


Badass Mongoose is a studio based in Belgium, founded in 2022. Led by veterans in graphic design and game conception, the experienced team aims to distinguish itself by offering original games with innovative gameplay and captivating visuals.

Badass Mongoose is currently working on its new game, ‘Helix: Descent N Ascent’ an atmospheric puzzle-adventure game.

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