Players will arm themselves with affection in shmup The Void Rains Upon Her Heart, using love bullets to calm the various violent bosses they come across. Not that these creatures make it easy to love them, forcing players to weave through some complex bullet arrays just to make these monsters feel the warmth of friendship.
The Void Rains Upon Her Heart follows an alien girl who’s trapped in a cave that’s surrounded by monsters. To escape, she means to calm their anger with the power of love, which just so happens to involve shooting them with love beams. To land these shots, players will have to carefully move around their blasts and land their own shots (and there’s various challenge levels players can tackle each of these enemies on). If players survive, they’ll get a random power-up gift that will help them in the next fight. Lose, and it’s back to the start of the game.
Players won’t know what’s coming for them on each run, as the bosses are randomized, with each offering its own unique attacks and weaknesses whenever the game throws them at you. As players work through them, they’ll also unlock bits of poetic story about the alien girl, offering a further heartwarming touch to helping these monsters find affection. Even if you do kind of shoot them in the face with it.
The alpha demo for The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is available now on Itch.io. For more information on the game and developer Veyerals, you can head to the developer’s site or follow them on Tumblr, YouTube, and Twitter.