Zenith is currently dormant (with a slight itch). We might resume development with some gameplay enhancements that are unique to this game.
Feel free to suggest features you'd like to see, using the feedback form.
Notice 24 Oct 2010
We've been playing with the code, and devising some extra bits of gmameplay fun. No release is planned, but if we do something that seems good enough to share, we'll make a release.
Release 14 Jun 2009
Freeware v0.9.10. Changes: (1) Sounds for Sentinel/Sentries moving. (2) Improved game balance at Levels 80+. (3) Bug 11 fixed. (4) F1 displays essential keys, F5 displays random hints.
Notice 10 Apr 2008
After nearly a year of development holiday, we think it's fair to announce that Zenith will not be seeing any planned development in the near future. This is because the author is dedicated to other projects, not because the author has run out of ideas. In the meantime, enjoy the game!
Advice 09 May 2007
Applies to Freeware v0.9.9.r3 or later, re. bug 10. The addition of sound using OpenAL has meant that some players have experienced "unexpected Exception" errors when starting Zenith. This is because an old version (or no version) of OpenAL support was found on your computer. Downloading Creative's OpenAL installer for Windows solves this problem.
Release 23 Apr 2007
Freeware v0.9.10.r3. Small bug fix: Variations can now be zero for full replayability of landscapes.
Release 21 Apr 2007
Freeware v0.9.10. Preloaded resources, minimises delays when starting a game.
Latest Build 20 Apr 2007
Request 09 Apr 2007
Testers needed. A bug 10 has emerged on version 0.9.9.r3, and only appears on some configurations, i.e. testing here does not reveal the bug. If you find that the current version does, or does not work, please provide feedback using the Feedback Form
Latest Build 09 Apr 2007
Freeware v0.9.9.r5. More robust detection of sound capabilities, reducing occurrence of bug 10)
Latest Build 02 Apr 2007
Freeware v0.9.9.r4. Landscape colours, new Player Guide, bug fix.
Latest Build 18 Mar 2007
Freeware v0.9.9.r3. Option to lock cursor on mouse look (enabled by default).
Latest Build 17 Mar 2007
Freeware v0.9.9.r2. Atmospheric 'heartbeat' to add tension, and some changes to effects.
Release 03 Feb 2007
Freeware v0.9.9. Sound effects added. Not all effects are yet present, and some sounds are temporary.
Release 31 Jan 2007
Freeware v0.9.8. Minor update: 'Tweaks' tab in New Game box (Change behaviour and speed of Sentries, and available resources).
Release 30 Jan 2007
Freeware v0.9.7. Minor update: Some transition effects, user scripting options, program folder structure. Major improvements held for future release while testing.
Coming soon 28 Nov 2006
Almost everyone has commented that it would be nice to have sound, so audio is being added.
Announcement 12 Oct 2006
Now listed on download.com. Please submit your review there, to help build up a balanced representation of your experiences!
Announcement 28 Sep 2006
C-NET download.com listing scheduled for mid-October (assuming all is well).
Release 26 Sep 2006
Freeware v0.9.6. Beta label is now actually removed (no new features).
Announcement 14 Sep 2006
Beta label will be removed with the next release. It has been decided that the current release (0.9.5 Beta) satisfies our requirements for a non-beta product.
Release 12 Sep 2006
Roadmap 31 Jul 2006
To help manage small updates, it has been decided to maintain a 'latest build' that contains the latest features (possibly buggy), and to only update the main download occasionally.
Release 30 Jul 2006
Files 28 Jul 2006
Changes to distribution:
No actual content has been changed.
Release 26 Jul 2006
Freeware v0.9.3 (Beta)
Release 23 May 2006
Freeware v0.9.2 (Beta). Improvements:
Note: there is a lot of strategy in 'climbing' with limited energy - if you think you can't complete a landscape, have a good look at ALL possible moves - including retreat to lower ground for a better position.
Release 22 May 2006
Freeware v0.9.1 (Beta). Improvements:
Release 21 May 2006
Freeware v0.9.0 (Beta). Improvements:
Roadmap 15 May 2006
June 2006: Self-complete Freeware release.
July 2006: Licencing terms and distribution methods for an enhanced version.
This roadmap is no longer active.
Release 14 May 2006
Dev Demo 7. Control preferences (reverse mouse, reverse zoom). Preferences remembered. Bug 3 solved.
Release 11 May 2006
Release 11 May 2006
Dev Demo 5. In-game hints added, to get you started. Improved scan warning. Improved game balance (Sentinels and Sentries become much meaner in mid-level play). Bug 5 solved.
Release 07 May 2006
Dev Demo 3. Better game balance and difficulty progression between games. Bug 6 solved.
Release 05 May 2006
Dev Demo 1. This shows basic gameplay, but has no continuity between games. See Bug list, below.
Release 06 Dec 2005
Development has progressed sufficiently to warrant a project announcement on the website.
Start 11 Aug 2005