An alien girl is trapped in a cave and surrounded by bizarre monsters. She can not fight those creatures, but she can befriend them with the power of love! Every monster will react in its own violent way, but even the most powerful can be swayed by this ultimate power. Every defeated monster will give her gifts that make her love even stronger. Can her love grow strong enough to fend off The Void itself? Or will her heart be broken once again?
This game explores some very heavy topics such as anxiety, depression, and suicide. This game also contains scenes of non-sexual nudity.
The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is primarily a boss-rush bullet-hell game. As such, there are no stages with small enemies to get though, only boss battles!
Each boss has its own range of difficulty levels which can accommodate all skill levels from "completely new to shmups" all the way to "I’m pretty good at shmups." A level 1 boss can have a completely different set of attacks than a level 9 version of the same boss!
A playthrough of Story Mode consists of several randomly chosen battles in a row with a final boss waiting at the end. Each monster will give you at least one random gift that permanently powers you up for the rest of the run. If your heart’s health ever runs out, then your heart will break and you will be sent back to the beginning. Oh, and your health does not refill after each battle, unless a gift heals you. You will need a combination of skill and luck to make it through this!
There is also a Quickplay Mode, where you can battle any boss at any level and equip any gifts that you have found. You can use this mode to practice any high level battles that give you trouble in story mode, or you can go for high scores and earn medals.
Don’t forget the Secret Mode where you can give up and throw yourself into the eternal emptiness of the Void!