Explore a neon galaxy in your very own battleship in this 1- to 4-player couch co-op adventure.
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Release Date: Sep 9, 2015

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July 25

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime v1.4.3 now available!

Hello space-lovers, we've released an update to Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime!

1.4.3 (2016-07-22)

  • Added debug option to get more information about attached controllers (available by launching with the argument “-debuginput”)
  • Updated input device profiles

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July 12

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime v1.4.2 now available!

Hi everyone, we've released an update to Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime!

1.4.2 (2016-07-12)

  • Better handling of unrecognized controllers
  • Better support for the Steam Controller on Mac

Note that there is a known issue when using more than one Steam Controller on Mac. This appears to be a problem with Valve's drivers, so unfortunately for the time being when playing on Mac we recommend using a maximum of one Steam Controller at a time.

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Reviews

“Reminds me of why I love video games.”
10/10 – Destructoid

“One of the most imaginative, enjoyable and beautifully designed shooters of modern times.”
9/10 – Brash Games

“Simply brilliant.”
9/10 – Xbox One UK

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About This Game

LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS SPACETIME is a frantic 1- to 4-player couch co-op action space shooter. Explore a colorful galaxy in a massive neon battleship that you control together by manning turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters. Only through teamwork can you triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise. Deep space is a dangerous place, but you don’t have to face it alone!

LOCAL CO-OP GAMEPLAY
2 to 4 players (or 1 player plus a loyal AI space-pet) need to work together to man the different battle stations, dashing back and forth between weapons, shields and engines. All players fill important roles at all times, and nobody gets left behind.

UPGRADEABLE SHIPS
Find and combine powerful space-gems to customize your ship's load-out. Each gem provides different abilities, letting you learn the right tools for every situation.

A NEW EXPERIENCE EVERY TIME
Randomized level layouts mean that all players will be exploring fresh areas every time you play.

SIMPLE CONTROLS, DEEP CHALLENGE
Controlling your spacenaut is so simple that anyone can jump in quickly, but getting all players to work together like a well-oiled machine, battling a galaxy of evil robots and constellations — that’s the tricky part.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad(s) recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad(s) recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad(s) recommended
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Kyum
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
A fantastically wonderful game to play with friends and even by yourself. Panic-inducing, majestical, group-oriented fun. It has been quite some time since I've played a co-op oriented game with this much entertainment, much less in a non-FPS format. Call me horrible though, cause I ♥♥♥♥ on my girlfriend in this game sometimes. But I'm not sorry, cause I can't swing my metal-metal ballsack around and play brickbreaker deflection at the same time
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Sithodah
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
One of the better Co-Op games I have played in a long time.

I love the Nintendo vibes of it all, and the difficulty curve is just steep enough that you don't get angry, but not shallow enough that you don't get bored.

Great art and music.

Buy with a friend and ham it up.
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Jappu90
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
There are 22 negative reviews and two types of people there: Lazy "don't know how to open settings and change controls" people and the Idiot "THIS GAME ISN'T ONLINE SO IT SUCKS AND I AM ILLITIRATE" people. The first Lazy people (well it explains itself) can't go to the settings and change the controls. The second kind of people who are IDIOTS and can't read (again explains itself) are the ones who can't read the description or watch the trailer wich clearly says LOCAL CO-OP.
I am legitmatly amazed with this game. I was thinking it would be great and good when I first saw the game, but i was wrong. THIS GAME IS THE BEST GAME I HAVE YET TO PLAY! No really this game even passes over Gunpoint on my list and let me tell ya Gunpoint was ♥♥♥♥ing amazing! And don't let the play time scare you, this game is worth every SIGNLE CENT/penny/any currnecy. I have played the first campaing (there are 4 campaings in the game) in a hour and HOLY ♥♥♥♥ THAT WAS THE BEST ♥♥♥♥ING HOUR OF MY LIFE!!! Seriosly if you got the money (wich YOU DO!) BUY THIS!
I can't recommend this game enough (oh wait I can) BUY THIS GAME NOW RIGHT NOW!!! DON'T LET YUR GAME DREAMS BE DREAMS!! JUST BUY THIIIIS!!!! BUY THIS NOW!!! BUY NOW!!!! RIGHT NOW!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!
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Deathtank3025
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
I played this with my brother and is probably the best time we've had together.
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HolyFriedFish
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
What an adorable game. I've played very little of it, but I love it. I will say, it's not something I very much like doing alone. But it's incredibly cute, and ridiculously fun with friends.
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GoldReaper
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
need multiplayer v.s and co op
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little_fieldling
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
Had never heard of this game. Got this game as part of a Humble Bundle, installed it and played without knowing what it was, and was not disappointed.

I LOVE this game (no pun intended). Playing single player and trying to run around managing a shield, movement, and four guns is so much fun.

11/10

p.s. When they say controller recommended they mean it. Not impossible to use a keyboard but definitely a challenge.
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adamornelles
5.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Don't get put off by the titles, I play this with JUST my male friends and also at times with my girlfriend. Fun for both crowds. Controls are simple, gameplay is frantic but at the same time not frustrating. I would describe this game as intelligently made. Not monotonous and the controls are smooth.
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Law_ex_machina
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
Nice Ideal Horrible controls that made my hands physically ache and feel queesy playing, the word i would personally use is Clunky
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GameOfIcicles
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
If you like building lasting relationships while getting blown up by random space creatures, this is the game for you. Best couch game to date!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I love this game so much, but I'd play it a lot more if it had ONLINE multiplayer so I could play with my bf and friends across steam :'<
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Needs online support (yes I'd pay for it)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Since I will be living away from my brother for some time, I decided to take up on the game and offer him the chance to finish a co-op playthrough. It would be nice to play some local co-op games before I leave, and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime had given us a enjoyable experience.

The first time we launched the game it was from my brother's Steam account, so we stopped halfway through the first cutscene to change to my account, which owns the game, just so I can get some trading cards and achievements.

Both times we watched to first cutscene, my bother would always tell me that I'm gay. Maybe because it's called "Lovers" in a Dangerous Spacetime, but I had figured it was fine to play with my brother.

The first boss we came across taught us that the game would be a ton more challenging that it seeemed. We had died an enless amount of times to that boss, because we lacked coordination. My brother, a true lover of the Souls franchise (I am one too), complained that the bosses were way too hard, and "I'd rather finish our Kirito and Asuna builds in Dark Souls 2." But I convinced him to keep trying, well, more like I forced him to.

By the time we defeated the second boss, which was suprisingly easy, our coordination had improved signifigantly. We would man the turrents, the shields, and drive at the same time. Still, we often found ourselves rushing to the love portal at the end of the level with the tiniest skimp of health.

In summary, the game has you and your friends working together in different roles to defeat the antilove monsters, and though this shared experience will reinforce relationships as well as build new ones. Of course, it is frustratingly dificult, but that just means you and your friends will feel more acomplished when you win. Don't be fooled by the title of the game, play it with your guy friends or gal friends. Heck, why not all of your friends in 4-player co-op? (assuming you only have four friends, which I totally feel ya). Very fun and frustrating local co-op. 8.5/10

Oh, and by the way, we did play this on two player co-op normal mode.

"Just restart the level until we get the last metal gem we need to wreck the boss with our rocket launchers! They do soooo much damage OPOP."
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
A Co-Op Action Space Shooter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDC56KBbgSQ
+ Very unique gameplay that is surprisingly fun. You have a sphere spacehsip which has a number of different modules including turrets, shields, driving, and so fourth. You can only command 1 of these modules at a time, so you quickly have to move between each one in order to defend different sides of the ship.
+ Visually the game looks great with bright neon colors and very clean yet detailed graphics. The particle effects, bullets, and so fourth also look fantastic.
+ Cute lovable story about Love and Anti-Love with very cute animal characters and lots of hearts.
+ Many weapon combinations created through "gems" which you can combine to create new and creative weapons.
+ The boss fights are pretty epic in scale, are a load of fun, and can be quite challenging at times
+ 1-4 Co-Op, if you have 4 players to play this game with you, you will have an absolute BLAST although the game is perfectly playable solo as you are given an AI companion.
+ Amazing soundtrack

- Your AI companion can be a little "dumb" at times. I often found that it had a difficult time commanding the shields especially when there was two enemies on the screen.
- No online multiplayer... The gameplay itself can be a bit frustrating and overwhelming at times if playing solo especially when being attacked from multiple different sides at once. I think the best way to play is with 3-4 players, however this is tough to do on PC.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
If like me, you've always wanted a game where you and a few friends are the crew of a starship on a harrowing adventure, then this just might be the game for you. In a nutshell, Lovers is a space action game where 1-4 players share the task of running a small spaceship. Your tiny characters run and jump from room to room to man weapon turrets, direct shields, activate special weapons and pilot your space jalopy. If you've played FTL, that will give you a rough idea of how the ship is layed out. As you thrust around the 2D enviorments dodging space rocks and blasting a menagerie of baddies your main goal is to rescue imprisoned space bunnies who annoyingly scream when you get near them. Once you've located and freed enough of them the exit will open and you can blast your way to the next level.

It's a simple formula that stays fresh for a few reasons: Firstly, each module on your ship can be augmented with a gem that changes it's function. For instance a metal gem, turns your gun turret into a tethered spike ball that you launch at enemies and retract. A beam gem placed in your shield generator allows you to deflect enemy projectiles back at them, etc. With upgrades you can add 2 gems to each module for even more varied abilities. Secondly, the enviorments in each level provide just enough in new obstacles to keep from getting stale. A water level might have a rushing current that carries you around a level while sinister pods sticking to the walls will burst unleashing a group of small enemies upon you if you get to close. Lastly, the games core gameplay co-op spaceship action, is simple, fun, frantic and challenging enough that it will keep you and your friends engaged for a long time.

On the minus side, playing with 3-4 people is the ideal number and any less can become frustrating as you will constantly need to run all over your ship. With only 1 or 2 people this means one of your important ship systems will be unmanned, leaving you vulnerable in one way or another in dire situations. For instance, there are several cases where enemies will frantically swarm you and the best course of action is to jet away while your buddies shield to fend them off and blast a trail for you with a weapon turret. With out the manpower to cover all your systems it can be very difficult to survive in these situations. In single player you are given a competent AI partner and you have the option of lowering the difficulty, but the problem still persists. And to compound this problem is the glaring omission of online play. While playing Lovers with a room of friends is a great experience that we don't get enough of these days, the convenience of online play should not have been ignored and would still provide a great co-op experience.

Despite these issues. Lovers manages to provide a unique, charming and visually striking space adventure like no other. As a single player experience it's still an enjoyable game. However, if you have the means to play with 3-4 people, this is when Lovers really shines.

8.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Great local co-op game that really brings a group together. We weren't sure if we'd like the game when we first saw it, but after a couple of hours of playing we're loving it! We had a 4-player game going with people from all skill levels and it really felt like we were all achieving something together.

Highly recommended
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
A great local co-op game that can also be played as a one player game. A fun sense of humour and a kid-friendly stlye make this an awesome game to play with friends or with your kids! Bonus points for gorgeous art and the ability to upgrade your ship on the fly.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Quirky and fun for you and a friend.

Bring along two controllers for this local co-op gem.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Great co-op game! I played this with my girlfriend and we both had a ton of fun!

My only downside is using a keyboard can feel really weird, plug in a controller and you'll be fine.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Nice little idea that brings a lot of fun.
Love the style, art and sound.
Less to improve in this game, maybe online multiplayer or a level editor (steam workshop)
Hope u guys do more great games like this one.
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