A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

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Zone of Lacryma is a story driven vertical shmup with 11 levels, highscores, speedrunning, upgrades and more.

Want to get your Highscore on the leaderboards? Chain kills to get combos while maintaining your charge bar so you can keep blasting away.

Want to Speedrun? Find the best routes in every level so you can avoid conflict and turbo non-stop to the end.

Upgrades let you customize the Prototype so it fits your playstyle.

Zone of Lacryma too Hard for you? Press the brake button and slow everything down.

The Linux version of the game has not been properly tested!! Please don't buy unless you are able to play the Windows version as a backup plan (in case the Linux build doesn't work for you)

Updated 16 days ago
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Made withConstruct
TagsArcade, Pixel Art, Retro, Shoot 'Em Up, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
LinksSteam, Homepage, Twitter, Discord


Buy Now$7.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Zone of Lacryma v0.9.97 linux64.7z 58 MB
Zone of Lacryma v0.9.97 win32.7z 52 MB
Zone of Lacryma v0.9.97 win64.7z 54 MB

Development log


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Running into a major issue with the game. Boots up just fine, but then when I try to start a new game it hangs. I get to the screen where I can pick my save slot but after I pick one it hangs on that screen. Please help!

Same thing happens to me.

I added a fix in the latest build (0.9.92). please let me know if it works!

Looks great. Will buy if ported on Linux.

Hi! Game seems really neat so far. Unfortunately I've hit a bug; when I load my game, I see a blank cutscene, and after I skip it, it loads me into the bedroom without any interaction, and therefore no exits. Any idea what's up? BLM!

#metoo. (ahem) Stuck at lv5. I hope there'll be a fix eventually.

Sorry for such a huge delay :(
But please download the latest version and let me know if the issue is fixed!


this looks very interesting! is there any chance of a linux port?


I like this game a lot! The colors remind me of Risk of Rain, and since I'm kind of bad with shmups in general, the difficulty was about as hard as Risk of Rain. I also like the music and art! The controls are solid and the game is overall pretty fun to play.

Hey Andy, thanks for the video!
I'm glad you're liking the game so far. Can't wait til you get to the next couple of levels! ;)

Also, watching your video, I just noticed a bug on the upgrade screen!! hahahaha

Which engine you're used in development? It's Unity or something else? :)


It's Construct 2 :)