Heaven Variant has Arrived
Welcome to the official HEAVEN VARIANT development blog. We’ll be updating this dev blog regularly with plenty of info, screenshots, videos, music, podcasts, and more. HEAVEN VARIANT is a modernized throwback to the classic side scrolling shooter genre and is being produced by Zanrai Interactive, a Dallas, Texas based indie game studio. The game’s presentation is heavily influenced by classic shooters of the 1990′s. Our team wants Heaven Variant to be a next gen gaming experience with a deep old school soul, something that offers cutting edge graphics and sound yet retains a familiar aesthetic from classic shooters. Outside of blowing things to smithereens, we’ve added a few unique gameplay elements to HEAVEN VARIANT that are pretty exciting too! We’re very excited to reveal it all, very soon! In the coming weeks, we’ll be posting plenty of info on just how this gameplay works and what it will mean for the player.
We intend to regularly update this developer blog with what’s going on at our studio to keep onlookers right in the loop. A game is only as strong as its community and our team hopes to directly engage our readers as development for Heaven Variant continues. Your voice is important in this process. We want to hear from you and get a feel for what you think about our project so please stick around and chat with us. You can interact with us best on this blog’s comment section or on Twitter but we also make updates on Facebook, too!
Thanks for visiting!
- The Zanrai Team
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about 9 months ago - 8 comments
HD LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n18u_7sYVxA&hd=1 Check out our new video! So we decided to drop mouse control for aiming. This was largely a balancing issue: giving the player full 360 degree control and the agility of the mouse cursor allowed for too much aim abuse and bullet spamming, so we decided to adjust the weapons axle to…
about 1 year ago - 5 comments
HD LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN1y-b9TTnQ&hd=1 Our latest video is now online that shows what our new team has been up to! Please make sure you watch it in HD! There are a lot of new features highlighted among them are the new player ship design, tweaked gameplay, and a light peppering of cinematic gameplay. In this new…
about 1 year ago - No comments
The kind folks over at Tech-Gaming hosted Project Lead Jason Koohi in a podcast interview all about Heaven Variant, how the team got started, and slew of other fabulous topics! Check it out right here : http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=4118 The interview starts around 48 minute mark, but you should totally listen to the all of it. Also,…
about 1 year ago - No comments
First and foremost, Happy New Year! As 2012 progresses, we hope you’ll enjoy the last few months of your existence as humanity plunges into the depths of global doom! But don’t let that ruin the time left you spend perusing the internet about upcoming indie games because the fine folks at Gaming Irresponsibly kindly interviewed…
about 1 year ago - 2 comments
Our latest video is now online! What do you think? We’re definitely not a bullet hell shmup. That, and we let you sacrifice agility to shoot in any direction which makes our gameplay a little different from traditional shmups. Our exact genre is more arcade or action-ish in nature, I suppose. We still don’t have…
about 2 years ago - 2 comments
If the embedded video is giving you problems go straight to the source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBB-2iT0-N8 We have alpha footage ladies and gentlemen! And also, this occasion marks our first blog post to include video! The video is still an alpha, so please have mercy on us at this point. It’s not perfect (and we don’t have…