A downloadable game for Windows

Red Laser Z is a retro FPS in the style of Wolfenstein 3D. It is the spiritual successor of Zillion 3D, a Wolf3D mod. (You can check the original Zillion 3D here.)

We have a new checkpoint system! And a short-range attack. Also, we fixed the bug that was freezing the game after searching something.

All songs by Ozzed. You can find his amazing music at ozzed.net.

Some art by Klaatu. He’s a great professional illustrator and you can commission his cool art here and here!

This is beta version 0.21e1. This demo contains 2 levels (around 45-60 minutes gameplay).

We’d appreciate very much if you find a bug and report to us!!! =]

Minor improvements and bug fixes:

Version 0.21e1:

- Optimization for 4:3 resolution ratio.
- Fixed a mouse bug affecting “fastest” quality.
- Added buttons for skipping cutscenes on level select screen.

Version 0.21e:

- Search system doesn’t freeze time anymore (hopefully).
- UI overhaul. ‘ESC’ now pauses/unpauses game (so does ‘TAB’); added a “Resume” button on pause menu.
- There’s a new “Level Select” page.
- New sliders for Music Volume and Mouse Sensitivity.
- New game-over loop.
- New short-range attack for when all ammo is spent.
- Laser effect fixed (it doesn’t “float” anymore).
- No more interval between bullets (now every click shoots a laser).
- Boss is more forgiving.
- Less “force back” when hit.
- Space hamster was taken from dev team as punishment.
- Dev team now only feed on gooey fish eyes.

Version 0.21d:

- Apparently, Windows 10 "Smartscreen" was having an issue with the custom icon. Seems to be a Unity thing. So, no custom icon for you.

Specs: core 2 duo onwards, probably...

Move with 'wasd'.

Aim with mouse.

Search with 'e'.

Windows only, so far.

Hitscan Heaven – Only ONE weapon. No bullet sponges. You have the most unfair gun in the galaxy - the Z Gun - which kills everything with ONE bullet.

Precision Shoot – Your laser hits EXACTLY where you aim. No recoil. No statistical bullshit. No mouselook dampening. You aim, you shoot, you destroy.

Tough but Fair Enemies –Using both hitscan and projectile attacks. Each with its own behavior.

Destructible Scene Objects – Almost all objects are destructible, including NPCs. But beware! There’s a penalty system to prevent killer sprees.

Level Design – No linear levels. No random generated levels. Good old level design with sprawling areas (the demo has only 2 levels so far).

Arcade Style FPS – The ONLY items to collect are energy, ammo, and keys. No reload. No fatigue. No regenerating health. No crafting of any kind.

RPG Style Story – Talk with NPCs. Search drawers, lockers, and other objects. Watch cutscenes.

Penalty/Reward System – Gain points killing enemies, lose points killing NPCs and destroying scene objects. Die if your penalty score is too high.

Look Around Corners – You can look and shoot around corners by holding ‘Q’ then using ‘W’ and ‘S’ to lean left or right. It works great in front of doors.

More information

Published 136 days ago
Tags8-bit, Female Protagonist, FPS, JRPG, Pixel Art, Retro, Sci-fi, sega, wolf3d, zillion
LicenseMIT License
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Install instructions

Extract the zip, then open the executable. =]


RedLaserZ_v0.21e1.zip 78 MB

Development log


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Made a video -

Thanks for the video! Seeing you guys play gave us a LOT of insights! We'll improve the game because of you! Let me just point out that you played the first version, which, well, needed some work. I think we eliminated most of those first bugs (hopefully). Anyway, cool video !!!

We are happy that our video could help you improve your game and we saw the updated version of the game after we did the video.

Hey I played your demo and loved it . I also did a first impressions video on my YT channel . I hope you like it.

Oh, man, we loved that! Yes, randomized items is probably a better deal! And you found a bug we've never seen before! ahahh Thank you! We'll try to fix that, or else our master won't let us out of the dungeon! *it's dark and scary in here* Oh, by the way, we recommend playing in full screen, so the mouse pointer won't get in the way.  You were recording with a window open, right? Yeah, that's kind Unity's fault, not ours, please don't let the boss find the whip!

Tried the demo and made a video too... Found the red keycard after recording... :)

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Hey, thanks for playing!!! It's funny, I thought the red card was the easiest one to find! ahhahha You know, the grey boxes can be destroyed without any penalty, so there's lots of chests hidden behind them. And I was rooting for you to use 'Q' to look around corners. I was like Obi Wan Kenobi saying "Luke, use 'Q' then 'W/S'" hahahah! Pretty fun to watch!

Hi! You know, after getting penalized quite a few times destroying things (okey, and sometimes killing people) I was focused on not shooting anything except enemies. Using Q is a little odd to me... Initially I was thinking it's a lean - Q & E for left & right, but the mouse movement put me off using it. :)