Control the heart of an alien girl and battle tough bosses in this Bullet-hell, Shoot-em-up with some rogue-lite elements. Love your way through randomly chosen boss battles leading up to a final battle. Each defeated monster will give her gifts that power up her heart. Don't let her heart break!
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Feb 14, 2018
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“After about a year of development and a budget of microscopic proportions, this game is finally at a stage where most of the features are set and people are actually willing to pay for it. Now I need the help of the community to make sure the final version of this game is the absolute best it can be! Everything in this game is being made by a single developer who is incredibly motivated by feedback from players. Early access is the best way to ensure that people can give that feedback while I continue to work on this game.

At this point, almost all of the planned gameplay features are available to the player and all that's left is to fill each of those features with more content. I plan on updating the game frequently with more bosses, items, and stories. As new things are added, I will look to community feedback to make sure I didn't mess anything up.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The goal is to take the next 12 months to finish this game. But remember, making games is difficult and I am creating everything including the art and music all by myself, so don't be surprised if this plan changes.”

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

“You can expect the core of the game to not change much. This game will stay as a boss battle bullet-hell. However, there will be much more content added to the game.

The amount of planned content
  • 36 unique monsters + at least one alternate form for most = about 72 boss battles!
  • about 150 gifts to find
  • 5 characters to play as
  • More random story events
  • multiple endings for each character in story mode
  • tons of achievements to achieve

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As of Early Access v3.0

  • 27 boss battles (including 2 final bosses)
  • 64 gifts
  • 2 characters to play as
  • Over 100 achievements to achieve

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

“The price of this game will slowly increase as more content is added.

The price will definitely increase when this game leaves early access.”

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

“I will be looking at all the community feedback for many things.

Balance Suggestions

I'll be on the lookout for discussions involving how items and monsters are balanced. If a monster's level doesn't seem to match the skill required to beat it, I want to know about it. If a 1 star item seems to be way too good to be a 1 star, I want to hear about it.

Content Suggestions

I encourage everyone to give me their ideas for gifts or monsters. Every gift and monster in this game represents a fear, anxiety, or a coping mechanism for either. I've only had my own experiences to work from so far, but I welcome other perspectives on what is a "gift" or a "monster."

Story

This is a game that talks about some very heavy topics such as anxiety, depression, and suicide. I want to be absolutely sure that these are treated in a respectful way. That means that if someone has an issue with the way I handle a topic in the story, I want to know about it! I will take every suggestion here very seriously.”
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August 16

Cardiac Event Recorder - Update #14 - New difficulties!

Heya my lovelies!

This update is a particularly major one which sees The Void Rains Upon Her Heart evolve from version 2.3 to 3.0!

Those seeking new challenges or easier monsters to love will be appeased to know we’ve added TWO new difficulties; Mist Rain and Torrent Rain!!

The first is particularly good, because it allows me to use the “I tried to catch some fog, but I mist” pun.

CricketSounds.mp3 *Ahem*.........

Mist Rain difficulty is the lowest difficulty which is targeted at newcomers and beginners of the genre. The monsters range from level 1-6 and have a new feature implemented called debuffs.

What this means is that the monsters on Mist Difficulty will have three random downgrades: attack down, speed down and health down.

This is great to us as the game can now be enjoyed by even more gamers from all skill backgrounds.



And of course, talking of skills, the long awaited Torrent difficulty is here too. This blistering difficulty turns the temperature up and overloads some of the monsters. Monsters start from level 7 and go all the way up to 15.

Overloaded monsters will come with three random buffs and like the debuffs can range from attack up, speed up, health up!

We’ve also added some sweet new effects! Charged shots use more effects from normal bullets now including the effects granted by Sine Wave, Anchor, and Multi-Shot gifts

Take a look at this gif below showing it!



As always post below if you have any suggestions, feedback or you just want to meow at me so I can meow back. <3

Full update log below.

As a reminder:

We will post updates bi-weekly, Thursdays at 1PM PST / 4PM EST / 9PM GMT / 10PM CET. The next update will be on August 30th 2018.

Here’s the full list of changes we’ve made-

Early Access updated game version 2.3 to 3.0

Content Added -
  • Torrent Rain difficulty is now available!!!
  • A new Mist Rain difficulty has also been added for beginners
  • 1 new blue gift to unlock (New total: 64)
  • 9 new dreams to fulfill + 2 dreams have been changed (Total: 151)
Updates and tweaks -
  • The requirement to unlock Heavy Rain difficulty has been changed along with the dream that unlocks it
    (The dreams for completing Light Rain and Heavy Rain have been changed to "Love a level 4" and "Love a Level 8" monster respectively)
  • The maximum monster level for Heavy Rain has been raised from 11 to 12
  • Overleveled monsters have been added! The new maximum level is theoretically limitless (Slowly preparing for an endless mode!)
  • Any radiated monster has a chance to appear in Story Mode as an overleveled monster after a certain dream is completed
  • Added a blur streak effect to your character's bullets
  • Charged heart shots are now affected by: Sign Wave, Anchor, and Multi-shot gifts
  • The void walls from Null Monster battles have been changed to look like the new void walls
Bug Fixes -
  • None needed, if new bugs crop up please do let us know in the comments system or forums.
Coming soon -
  • more gifts and story including the true ending to the second final boss.

Coldest Wishes,
The Void

:awoo:
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August 3

Cardiac Event Recorder - Update #13 - A bunch of love!

Heya Heart Huggers,

We apologise for the delay, but the update is here! However, Torrent Rain will sadly be delayed a little longer…. There IS lots of content in this update though. :)

In this update, we introduce a new final monster. She goes all the way up to level 13, but you can only fight that level in quickplay for now until Torrent Rain is added. As always we’ve also added more dreams and rewards.



As you can see here, we have a new look to the void, the wall is now more oozy. (?) - Let us know how you feel about the new look!

We’ve also made a bunch of bug fixes and tweaks…

As always post below if you have any suggestions, feedback or you just want to meow at me so I can meow back.

Full update log below.

As a reminder:

We will post updates bi-weekly, Thursdays at 1PM PST / 4PM EST / 9PM GMT / 10PM CET. The next update will be on August 16th 2018.

Here’s the full list of changes we’ve made-

Early Access updated game version 2.2 to 2.3

Content Added -
  • A new powerful final boss to love! (Total: 27)
  • 8 new Dreams to fulfill (Total: 142)
  • Added rewards for Quickplay ranks 26 to 30
  • Added ability to detect more gamepad controller types (Although this remains largely untested!!!!)
Updates and tweaks -
  • The Void has a new look
  • In Story Mode, 25% of your score on a final boss battle will become radiant tetrid motes
  • Small changes to the radiation cost of monster cards. A few more will now require radiant tetrids.
  • Changes to the way Story Mode tracks your records. Different scores and times are tracked for each final boss
  • Story Mode now tracks your highest karma score
  • Tetrid color names are displayed over each tetrid on the reward screen
Bug Fixes -
  • Fixed some potential keyboard control conflicts when rebinding keys (You really had to be trying to break this thing to get those)
  • Fixed a bug introduced in v2.2 where times were displayed incorrectly on the reward screen
  • Fixed a bug where the Loneliness gift would cause The Void's wall to creep forward very slowly before the final phase
Coming soon -
  • Torrent rain, we promise!!

Coldest Wishes,
The Void

:awoo:
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Reviews

“The Void Rains Upon Her Heart was a fantastic surprise that I honestly enjoyed far more than probably should have.”
The Indie Toaster

“The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is utter bullet-hell brilliance.”
8/10 – Finger Guns

“This is a must have for any arcade style, 2D loving gamer out there. Seriously, if that’s your jam, buy this game.”
8/10 – GotGame

About This Game

An alien girl is trapped in a cave and surrounded by bizarre monsters. She can not fight those creatures, but she can befriend them with the power of love! Every monster will react in its own violent way, but even the most powerful can be swayed by this ultimate power. Every defeated monster will give her gifts that make her love even stronger. Can her love grow strong enough to fend off The Void itself? Or will her heart be broken once again?

Content Warning
This game explores some very heavy topics such as anxiety, depression, and suicide. This game also contains scenes of non-sexual nudity.

Gameplay

The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is primarily a boss-rush bullet-hell game. As such, there are no stages with small enemies to get though, only boss battles!


Each boss has its own range of difficulty levels which can accommodate all skill levels from "completely new to shmups" all the way to "I'm pretty good at shmups." A level 1 boss can have a completely different set of attacks than a level 9 version of the same boss!

A playthrough of Story Mode consists of several randomly chosen battles in a row with a final boss waiting at the end. Each monster will give you at least one random gift that permanently powers you up for the rest of the run. If your heart's health ever runs out, then your heart will break and you will be sent back to the beginning. Oh, and your health does not refill after each battle, unless a gift heals you. You will need a combination of skill and luck to make it through this!

There is also a Quickplay Mode, where you can battle any boss at any level and equip any gifts that you have found. You can use this mode to practice any high level battles that give you trouble in story mode, or you can go for high scores and earn medals.

Don't forget the Secret Mode where you can give up and throw yourself into the eternal emptiness of the Void!
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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 64bit compatible Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 compliant graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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