Zenith is currently dormant. We might resume development with some gameplay enhancements that are unique to this game.
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.
Freeware v0.9.10.r3. Small bug fix: Variations can now be zero for full replayability of landscapes.
Freeware v0.9.10. Preloaded resources, minimises delays when starting a game.
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
Freeware v0.9.9.r5. More robust detection of sound capabilities, reducing occurrence of bug 10)
Freeware v0.9.9.r4. Landscape colours, new Player Guide, bug fix.
Freeware v0.9.9.r3. Option to lock cursor on mouse look (enabled by default).
Freeware v0.9.9.r2. Atmospheric 'heartbeat' to add tension, and some changes to effects.
Freeware v0.9.9. Sound effects added. Not all effects are yet present, and some sounds are temporary.
Freeware v0.9.8. Minor update: 'Tweaks' tab in New Game box (Change behaviour and speed of Sentries, and available resources).
Freeware v0.9.7. Minor update: Some transition effects, user scripting options, program folder structure. Major improvements held for future release while testing.
Almost everyone has commented that it would be nice to have sound, so audio is being added.
Now listed on download.com. Please submit your review there, to help build up a balanced representation of your experiences!
C-NET download.com listing scheduled for mid-October (assuming all is well).
Freeware v0.9.6. Beta label is now actually removed (no new features).
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.
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.
Changes to distribution:
No actual content has been changed.
Freeware v0.9.3 (Beta)
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.
Freeware v0.9.1 (Beta). Improvements:
Freeware v0.9.0 (Beta). Improvements:
June 2006: Self-complete Freeware release.
July 2006: Licencing terms and distribution methods for an enhanced version.
This roadmap is no longer active.
Dev Demo 7. Control preferences (reverse mouse, reverse zoom). Preferences remembered. Bug 3 solved.
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.
Dev Demo 3. Better game balance and difficulty progression between games. Bug 6 solved.
Dev Demo 1. This shows basic gameplay, but has no continuity between games. See Bug list, below.
Development has progressed sufficiently to warrant a project announcement on the website.