THE JOYLANCER: LEGENDARY MOTOR KNIGHT is a new breed of action game, combining ultra-technical action with a simple control scheme and an artstyle inspired by portable games of old! Wield the divine power of the Motor Knights and save the world!
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Mostly Negative (48) - 39% of the 48 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 7, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“Early Access will allow us to bring players an extended taste of what the final version of Joylancer will be like, using a variety of experimental modes and tweaks, and designing around comments and suggestions from players. The funds will help support us financially as we bring the game into its final stages!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

Joylancer will be in Early Access until its Gold launch in March! Until then, we will be rolling out updates regularly, with new / revamped levels, graphic updates, and new features every update!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Joylancer will include a huge ton of levels, many more enemies and bosses, and expand on the universe's story. It will also include lots of new game modes, and tweaks to every other mode as we collect feedback from players.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Joylancer has most of the core game in place, and is just missing more levels, enemies, and bosses.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The final version will be priced higher than the Early Access version. $10 for EA, $15-20 for final.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Allowing the community to play the EA version of the game and offer comments and criticisms to improve the game, as well as various contests and periodic "holiday" events. We haven't 100% finalized our ideas yet, but we're working on them.”
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“..manages to capture the spirit of some of the best 2D action games on the market....”

“Alpha Six Productions has created a game that only goes at full tilt, ludicrous speed at all times. Combat and movement have been permanently joined at the hip, creating a game that encourages the player to do everything as fast as they can all the time. Sonic, look upon your ruin and weep.”
Indie Game Magazine

“...the freshest platformer I have played in years... My life is better with Joylancer in it, and if you like games in any form, your life will likely be improved with Joylancer in it too. This game deserves our attention, may you too find the True Joy in Lancing.”

About This Game

After 256 years of peace in the lands of Antoria...

the ROSELIAN ARMY OF BATRATHYM has risen up once more to attempt to reclaim the land of ANTORIA that they lost in the 43rd War of Darkness.
Threatening to start War of Darkness 44, KING LANCELOT BARTHOLOMEW ROSELL of the ROSELIAN EMPIRE sends his beasts through the lands, corrupting and destroying everything in their path.

Refusing to hide from the incoming threat, a young recruit at the MOTOR KNIGHT ACADEMY named JOY LANTZ leaps into action!
With the power of DIVINE LIFE granted to the MOTOR KNIGHTS through their DIVINE ARMOR, and her powerful signature weapon, the hybrid motorized lance-drill BURST ARM known as the JOYLANCE, JOY refuses to let anybody stop her from saving the world-- not even the ACADEMY itself!

Allow your DIVINE ARMOR and your BURST ARM guide you to TRUE JOY!

EXTREME MOTORIZED ACTION! THE JOYLANCER: LEGENDARY MOTOR KNIGHT has a large selection of local multiplayer components, allowing up to four players to play at the same time, in almost every game mode!
Get up to three friends in the action in the MAIN GAME by giving their souls to your weakened foes!
Cooperate with your friends to complete the mysterious DARK PALACE Mode!
Battle against each other in huge skirmishes and various duels in the MOTOR COMBAT mode!

We don't want Joylancer to be just a single-player experience; our goal is to create an intense action game that can be enjoyed by yourself, with friends, or even at parties!


  • Over 12 different types of enemies to face, each one featuring its own strategies and special techniques!
  • An estimated 40 levels! - Six areas worth of main game content, totalling roughly 24 individual stages, and over 10-15 extra stages averaging at around 40 levels!
  • Over two hours of "campaign" gameplay - With tons of unlockable levels and bonus stages included for players who want more gameplay after the campaign, an estimated 4-8 hours of original content in the game in total, with lots of replay value, hidden challenges, unique arcade runs, and more!
  • Eight difficulty modes! -- From super-easy "casual play" mode to mega-hardcore no-holds-barred hardcore mode -- a different difficulty for almost every kind of player!
  • Four playable characters - Unlockable in game, with even more secret playable characters that can only be unlocked through secrets!
  • Over 50 pieces of equipment - Granting the player new abilities and new ways to play the game!
  • Special "Custom Difficulty" - Further customize your own experience
  • Extreme Motorized Multiplayer -- tag in a partner to have them take control of an enemy, OR fight with up to four players in the MOTOR COMBAT melee arenas! (Local / Offline)
  • The Dark Palace -- Explore the mysterious palace containing a variety of combat challenges! Can you survive the many floors of the THE DARK PALACE?
  • Revised Life Systems -- collect DIVINE TANKS to store extra life energy that saves you from peril!
  • Expansive Difficulty System -- featuring a huge variety of difficulties for both casual and hardcore action aficionados!
  • Tons of Player Customization Options!
  • Single color action not your bag? Set the color layers to your own custom colors, or activate the colorful DX Mode!
  • Set a variety of different viewing ratios and fill out the empty space with our colorful GAME JOY DX borders!
  • Manually adjust what effects display on-screen, turn up / down the screen shake & hitstun slowdown, choose between multiple soundtracks, and more!

    Joylancer is a game that is constantly growing and experimenting with new ideas, mechanics, and various touches that we make over development.
    You can expect to see the following features:
    • Save ANTORIA CENTER CITY, home of the MOTOR KNIGHTS, from the threat of the Roselian Army! (AREA 1)
    • Make your way through the FOREST OF DECEPTION and defeat the beast corrupting the forest! (AREA 3)
    • Try to conquer 50 floors of the DARK PALACE! -- Battle enemies, collect powerups, and try to survive with no continues!
    • Play with up to 4 players in MOTOR COMBAT! -- Time Combat, Divine Combat, and Crystal Combat modes!

System Requirements

    • OS *: Microsoft Windows XP or above
    • Processor: 1.4GHz processor
    • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft XBOX 360 Controller or DirectInput-compatible controller
    • OS *: Microsoft Windows XP or above
    • Processor: 2GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft XBOX 360 Controller or DirectInput-compatible controller
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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