Zone of Lacryma is a story driven vertical shmup with 11 levels, highscores, speedrunning, upgrades and more.
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Jul 23, 2018

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July 23

V0.9.9 Update

With this update Zone of Lacryma leaves Early Access! I managed to do most of the things I wanted, and feel that it is already worthy of a full release. The next couple of weeks will probably be all about fixing bugs and adjusting and balancing the game even further, so that I can eventually release V1.0.

Thanks for everyone that was part of the Early Access, and specially the ones that somehow helped make Zone of Lacryma a better game!

New features & Content
  • Mission 11
  • Ending sequence
  • Options menu (windowed mode, resolution, music/audio volume)
  • Total story time leader board (speedrun)
  • New achievements
  • Trading cards

Improvements & Balance
  • Increased default ship speed by 10%
  • Dialogue portrait updates
  • Mission 6's cargo ship is now 20% faster than the prototype (instead of 10% slower)
  • Combos give less charge (avoid infinite spamming)
  • Larger font to increase readability

Fixed Bugs
  • Proper text wrapping in some of the time displays

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July 9

V0.9.0 Update (early access)

With this update I'm trying to balance the game, making chasing highscores or speed runs as interesting as possible. It will also be the last update before the final release.

New features & Content
  • New destructible structures on every mission (speed run routes)
  • Shooting now has a small recoil (slows ship down) that increases with weapon level

Improvements & Balance
  • Story update
  • Mission layout tweaks to accommodate the new destructible tiles
  • Dialogue box size during gameplay adjusted to better fit text
  • Removed difficulty selection (better balance the game + difficulty is based on player's play style)
  • User interface updates automatically when changing input method (game pad or keyboard)
  • Removed Walda's jump to simplify movement inside the ship
  • Slow zones always trigger brake movement (even when using turbo)
  • Charge bombs end turbo movement (avoid cheesing combos)
  • Weapon level 3 and 4 charge cost decreased by 1
  • Asteroid tile maps collision tweaks
  • Adjusted bullet volume

Fixed Bugs
  • Creating a game in an empty slot would set weapon level to zero

Sorry for the long wait, but life got in the way of the development!
Anyway, enjoy!
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“It’s simple at heart and all the better for it, a point emphasized by the very succinct narrative and basic palette. - Sin Vega”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Zone of Lacryma is a story driven vertical shmup in which you fly through 11 levels to discover the dark secrets of New Heaven.

Want to get your Highscore on the leaderboards? Chain kills to get combos while maintaining your charge bar so you can keep blasting away.

Want to Speedrun? Find the best routes in every level so you can avoid conflict and turbo non-stop to the end.

Upgrades let you customize the Prototype so it fits your playstyle.

Zone of Lacryma too Hard for you? Press the brake button and slow everything down.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB+
    • Storage: 100 MB available space

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