THE FUTURE OF GAMING is here and it brought back JOY AND FEELINGS!

BURST THE LIMIT! THERE IS TRUE JOY IN LANCING!!!

REV YOUR LANCE! JOUST YOUR ENEMIES! The JOYLANCE can do anything! The JOYLANCE is EVERYTHING!

In the land of ANTORIA, there exists a people who practice an ancient art of traveling combat, utilizing a new breed of weapon known as the "BURST ARMS" -- hypercharged hybrid motor-weapons wielded by the LEGENDARY MOTOR KNIGHTS OF ANTORIA.
The LEGENDARY MOTOR KNIGHTS are gifted with incredible power, superhuman dexterity, and incredible resilience, making them the perfect guardians of ANTORIA.
When a MOTOR KNIGHT falls, they are quickly revitalized and able to perform in combat again. Their near invincibility allows them to participate in dangerous situations while never being at the risk of death-- something which has become a sport among the knights.

JOY LANTZ suits up in her armor and equips her JOYLANCE-- the drill-lance BURST ARM told of legends-- and ventures into the land of LABYRINNA to conquer the labyrinths and stake her claim as ANTORIA'S #1 MOTOR KNIGHT!


WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF THE JOYLANCER!


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ready for a huge Joylancer update today?


the new demo build, The Joylancer: The Hero's Gauntlet, has been finished up and is now available for download on itch.io!

here's a log of all of the new changes:

v2.2b (The Hero's Gauntlet v1.0)

  • TECHNICAL ADJUSTMENTS
  • the engine was completely rebuilt, squashing almost every bug in the previous version (there are still some collision issues that we're investigating)
  • The Gauntlet mode is the real star here; the original 10-wave system was discarded and revised, wave count bumped up to 15
  • three additional Gauntlet maps were added; 2 of them are pre-purchase only
  • The Gauntlet mode now has 10 brand-new Difficulty Challenges that all feature alternate score multipliers and alter the way you play-- try them all out!

  • PLAYER ADJUSTMENTS
  • carefully dodge your enemies and counter them by taking advantage of the new Motor-Dash mechanic; pressing [JUMP] in certain situations will perform an invulnerable backwards hop
  • Joy now has invincibility during the first few frames of the Rev-Up animation, and is completely invincible when charging at level 4
  • Rev-Up now generates a physics object that allows you to push enemies away from you by charging repeatedly
  • Joylance-Drop does less damage but creates a physics object that pushes enemies away
  • Burst-Jump can now be used as a combo attack with proper placement and timing
  • Joy has a lot of new animations
  • Drive-Counter (parry) and Crash-Counter revised and are overall better on a functional and reliable level
  • Motor-Cancel (MC) functionality has been expanded and added to Joylance-Drop (on landing), Motor-Dash (on landing), Drive-Counter
  • Motor-Dash-Cancellable (MDC) Techniques: Rev-Up, Lance Attack, Joylance-Drop (on landing), Drive-Counter (end of animation), Crash-Counter

  • OTHER ADJUSTMENTS
  • brand-new AI system that produces much more challenging enemies
  • Helmars and Rosello Knights have more HP
  • Rosello Lancer has less HP but completely different AI and a few new moves, making it a much more challenging opponent
  • enemies that have been Drive-Countered now have a slight glow around their outline to indicate that they aren't a threat
  • multiple system optimizations for better performance on weaker machines
  • 10 new GAME TRON borders were added, options mode update


WHAT HAS YET TO COME:

  • Motor Combat (player-versus-player with unique rules)
  • re-structuring the original areas to accommodate the new mechanics
  • World Map system for the main game
  • EVEN MORE ENEMIES
  • INTENSE BOSS FIGHTS WITH LARGE CREATURES
  • EVEN MORE STUFF THAT ISN'T EVEN 100% CONFIRMED YET BUT IS PROBABLY COMING AND IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE AWESOME


pre-purchase The Joylancer before Saturday, April 5th, 2014, to get in any future exclusive updates (and the full game, of course) before the price goes up! please consider pre-purchasing the game and help me pay my rent this month!

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The Joylancer Quick Player's Guide [v0.1] (PDF)

The Joylancer Quick Player's Guide [v0.1] (PDF)

Guides

a short guide written for new players and players looking to improve their game. completely free! will be updated over time.

The Joylancer: The Hero's Gauntlet [v2.2.1b demo]

The Joylancer: The Hero's Gauntlet [v2.2.1b demo]

Demo

shareware version of The Joylancer, released April 3nd 2014. The Hero's Gauntlet is an arcade-style mode featuring 2 maps (4 if you buy the game). v2.2.1b...

The Joylancer: The Hero's Gauntlet [v2.2shareware]

The Joylancer: The Hero's Gauntlet [v2.2shareware]

Demo

shareware version of The Joylancer, released April 2nd 2014. The Hero's Gauntlet is an arcade-style mode featuring 2 maps (4 if you buy the game).

The Joylancer [shareware] v1.91g

The Joylancer [shareware] v1.91g

Demo

shareware version of The Joylancer, released March 1st 2014

The Joylancer [shareware]

The Joylancer [shareware]

Demo

shareware beta of The Joylancer, released Feb 5 2014

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martyra2j
martyra2j

I did a Let's Play/First impressions on this game! Come check it out if ya like!
Big thanks to the developer for this great game!
Hope you enjoy.

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TRONMAXIMUM Creator
TRONMAXIMUM

a new shareware build is available! and as always, you can buy the game from itch.io: A6productions.itch.io or Desura: Indiedb.com (which hasn't updated the build just yet). happy lancing!

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TRONMAXIMUM Creator
TRONMAXIMUM

what's up, guys? i just released a new Joylancer build. i'll be making a news post soon but there's lots more to come.

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EricShofe
EricShofe

Looking Great!

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Guest
Guest

Liked it a lot, my only issue is that the screen feels a bit too zoomed in. It can be hard to see enemies below you as you platform, so you end up landing on them instead of smashing them with your drill.

Otherwise it was a lot of fun.

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TRONMAXIMUM Creator
TRONMAXIMUM

thanks for your comment! i actually put that in my list of fixes to do for the next version. appreciated!

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TRONMAXIMUM Creator
TRONMAXIMUM

hey everybody, a new shareware demo was just updated! check the store page for deets. (the IndieDB upload isn't updated yet; i'm out of town until the 18th.)

A6productions.itch.io

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Falco297
Falco297

Ya, keep it coming, look awesome! :D

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masamuneto
masamuneto

This games will be great on iOS and Android too !

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Falco297
Falco297

Looks pretty good, it's like Drill Dozer crossed with Rocket Knight...

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TRONMAXIMUM Creator
TRONMAXIMUM

thanks! i've gotten a lot of Rocket Knight comparisons recently, although i actually completely forgot about it until i revealed this game publicly last month, haha. hope to post more stuff soon.

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