A downloadable game for Windows
current version: v1.10-EA [updated january 18 2016]
view the changelog [here]
if you purchase a copy of Joylancer on itch.io, you'll get a Steam key for free! use this to redeem your Steam copy, or give the extra copy to a friend as a gift and spread the JOY!
AFTER 256 YEARS OF SLUMBER, THE BENEVOLENT KING BARTHOLOMEW LANCELOT ROSELL HAS RETURNED TO BRING DESTRUCTION TO THE COUNTRY OF ANTORIA!
Two and a half centuries ago, a devilish tyrant organized a revolution against the "DIVINE DEITIES OF ORIGIN" and the "HOLY MOTOR KNIGHTS OF ANTORIA. The tyrant, BARTHOLOMEW ROSELL, wielded a massive amount of power and a gargantuan army, but was eventually felled and banished from the continent of ALYSE.
Vengeance never sleeps forever... as the KING and his almighty army attempt to re-enact the events of two and a half centuries ago!
But in the midst of all the danger, a young, spunky cadet of the MOTOR KNIGHT ACADEMY OF ANTORIA equips her DIVINE ARMOR and dashes off into the path of danger in order to save the world!
Refusing to be restricted by the Academy's strict rules, our hero JOY LANTZ, "THE JOYLANCER," wielder of the mighty JOYLANCE, revs up her engines and prepares to BURST THE LIMIT!
== ABOUT THE GAME ==
EXTREME MOTORIZED ACTION! - THE JOYLANCER: LEGENDARY MOTOR KNIGHT is a high-octane, break-neck 2D action experience, combining stylish platforming with intense yet simple combat utilizing only two buttons! Strike your foes with your motorized weapon of mayhem, swiftly dodge attack after attack, and blast off through a variety of zones, defending the world from the evil ROSELIAN ARMY OF BATRATHYM!
- An extremely colorful and fluidly-animated low-color pixel art experience rendered with the power of the GAME JOY DX portable console-to-computer system!
- Over 20 levels of high-speed platforming, enemy gauntlet battles, and intense boss battles, through over six different areas to explore!
- Face off against over 30 different types of opponents, ranging from small grunts, to armored duelists, all the way to giant screen-filling bosses!
- Free-flowing combo system that allows you to chain attacks into defensive maneuvers into other techniques using simple button inputs!
- Perform devastating counter techniques by timing your attacks with your enemy's, with a unique type of throw for almost every opponent in the game!!
- A huge variety of difficulty levels that cater to video game players of all levels -- whether you be a combo maniac, hard game enthusiast, or have zero experience with action games!
- Unlock new characters with their own unique play styles, equipment that augments you with new abilities, secret difficulty levels, and even discover some hidden cheat codes!
- Join your fellow Knights-in-arms in multiplayer co-op and competitive matches with up to 4 players on one computer!
- Updated post-release and during Early Access with completely free content!
== CREDITS ==
natasha dawn jenevieve, a.k.a. "tj thomas" (@TRONMAXIMUM)
producer / director / game designer
lead concept artist / lead pixel artist / lead animator
assistant programmer / composer / audio director
Jesse Burnett (@SuperBlizzard)
lead programmer (The Hero's Gauntlet  & onward)
game designer / pixel artist
Greg Goodson (@jetgreguar)
promotional artist / assistant character designer
if you run into any major crashing bugs when playing or have other technical issues, please e-mail [ contact (at) a6productions (dot) com ].
alpha six productions - 2013 - 2016
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12.00 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files: