Explore a neon galaxy in your very own battleship in this 1- to 4-player couch co-op adventure.
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Very Positive (448 reviews) - 95% of the 448 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 9, 2015

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May 12

4-Player Has Launched!


Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is now a 4-player couch co-op cosmic adventure!

This is a FREE update for everyone who owns the game, but if you don't already own it, then what are you waiting for? Suit up with three of your closest spacenaut buddies and get out there rescuing space-bunnies!

What's new in version 1.4.0:

  • Four player support!
  • New playable character skins
  • Difficulty balances
  • Automatic support for many controllers (including PlayStation controllers) with no need to manually remap buttons
  • Support for XInput controllers and rumble (Windows only)
  • Displays PlayStation button prompts when using PlayStation controllers
  • Better compatibility with non-standard controllers
  • Steam Cloud saves are synced cross-platform
  • Ability to cap frame rate when vsync is disabled

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April 29

Four player beta! We need recruits!

The League Of Very Empathetic Rescue Spacenauts is looking for more RECRUITS!



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We are almost ready to launch support for up to FOUR players locally and we need your help testing the game!

Starting today you can enroll into our BETA space program.
This weekend why don't you invite some friends over for pizza, stay up all night with your siblings, or go on a double date in space.

To enroll, please follow the instructions in this post: http://steamcommunity.com/app/252110/discussions/0/357284767240192949/

♥ ♥ ♥ Thanks! ♥ ♥ ♥

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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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sizezero
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
When I saw this game at PAX I knew it was the perfect co-op couch game. It took a while for me to pick up a steam link and some controllers but now my girlfirend and I play it all the time. It's loads of fun and has a surprising amount of replayability. This game probably sells so many steam links that it should be subsidized by Valve.
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Mighty Max
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Really fantastic local coop game. Generates plenty of frantic, tense moments. I found it surprisingly difficult as well, with many levels (particularly bosses) requiring serious strategizing.

I have no idea how well it works in single player though.
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Astrobun
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
My absolute favourite game at the moment. :')

+11 for banana spaceship, you dev guys are awesome
now it just needs a panda character and online co-op.
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Zombie.Tears
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Really adourable game , great for playing with your partner ^^ 9/10
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Logicbomb
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Fantasic Couch Coop that has more depth then you realize. Very fun for all ages, my 5 year old was having a blast on the gun as my buddy and I was handling the other ship duties. The chaos and fun is well worth the price of ownage.
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ThousandParsecs
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Platforming within a tiny area, difficult multi-tasking fun. Brutally lovely and dangerously satisfying! We don't get awesome co-op games like this one that often.

The goal of every stage is to collect space bunnies.

Only con this game has is that it lacks any kind of option for online multiplayer. (Okay, maybe another con is that, being an indie game made with Unity and all, it may not be appealing to AAA weeaboos who play games for nothing more than realistic graphics and Japanese anime fanservice.)

Despite its aesthetics, this is not a casual game. Not the most brutal game by any means, but its difficulty might still turn some people off, unless, played with friends.

While I think it's foolish not to implement online features in a multiplayer-centric game (if it's within the capabilities of the devs), I do understand the sheer difficulty of just doing anything online and multiplayer. So, don't really care if it doesn't have online co-op!

When playing alone, you get to co-op with a pet anyway.

Also, awesome music / sfx.
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Rockageddon
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Step 1: Make up names, add military ranks, and name your ship.
Example: We made names base on vegetation. I am Major Mushroom, my wife Lieutenant Lettuce, and my son Colonel Corn. We navigate love space in the Forlorn Hope.

Step 2: Designate a Captain.
Example: Major Mushroom in our house.

Step 3: Designate Battle Stations.
When captain Calls battle stations, the crew of the Forlorn Hope do not doubt themselves and man/lady their stations ready for war.
Example: Colonel Corn mans the southern quadrant as main station. Secondary stations are as followed: starboard and port cannons. Lieutenant Lettuce ladies the northern quadrant cannon and makes the executive decisions on when to fire the Yamato Cannon. And I, Major Mushroom man the helm and shields, relaying battle-plans and tactitum to my hearty crew.

Step 4: Always speak like Capt. John Luc Picard, or a 40K Space Marine Chapter Leader.
Example: (must be read in John Luc Picard voice) "Lieutenant Lettuce, lady the Yamoto Cannon and Stand-by." *Insert suspenseful moments* "FIRE!"

10/10: Family Friendly Faster Then Light Local co-op, and a must have for local co-op couch warriors.
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mr mermahermalermington
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
This is literally the best couch coop game ever made i would pay as much for dlc as they would like. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
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NSGC Xenathode
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
I have to recommend this game after playing it with my family. It runs smoothly, the art is great, and most of all: it isn't too easy. Every level is managable whether you play it on your own with a cute ai pet, or if three of your friends tag along. Not too easy, not too hard. In addition to all this, the game has a large amount of replay value because of the various ships availible to players.

tl:dr Good solo game. Great 2-4 player game. Excellent party game.
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Yin-Diddle
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Get this now, and find people who will play with you, so much fun.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Love it. Need more levels; DLC, Worshop, or something. Please!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
74.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
the most fun game i have played in years!!! will there be a dlc or sequel to this fantastic game?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Fantasic Couch Coop that has more depth then you realize. Very fun for all ages, my 5 year old was having a blast on the gun as my buddy and I was handling the other ship duties. The chaos and fun is well worth the price of ownage.
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114 of 121 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
This game is absolutely amazing.

LDSP is easily one of the most fun co-op games my wife and I have ever played! Talk about exciting! It kind of reminds me of Star Trek mixed with PixelJunk Shooter. The Star Trek part is how you have to move your character from station to station to control different systems (weapons, sheilds, helm, cannon) and the PixelJunk Shooter part is pretty much everything else! If you're looking for a good co-op game, you've found it.

Pros:
+ Fantastically original aesthetic.
+ Unique gameplay.
+ Interesting enemies
+ Very challenging, but doesn't feel unfair.
+ Simple controls.

Cons:
-No online co-op. Doesn't really matter to me, but is sure to be a deal-breaker for some.
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96 of 110 people (87%) found this review helpful
136 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
Have someone you can play this game with? Girlfriend? Friend? Sibling? Pet? Hobo that loiters around your neighborhood? If you do, GET THIS GAME. Its amazing. There's also an AI companion for all you loners out there, so theres no excuse not to buy the game. Unless of course you can't afford the game, but hey if you need a little financial help, just rob your local bank or credit union. The reward is well worth the risk, plus if a policeman comes to your house with a warrant for your arrest: now you have someone to play your awesome new game with.

To be honest though its a really good game. Looks nice, its fun, and it runs well. Gameplay can run a little repeditive (just a tad, nothing bad), especially if you're playing by yourself, but new levels and bosses help keep it fresh.

Overall its a really good game. Definitely worth it.

8.5/10 -PBW
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102 of 120 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2015
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a space style action shooter with heavy co-op elements. The game was released on Steam and Xbox One in September 2015 by indie developer Asteroid Base.

Whilst the game is focuses on the co-op element, the game can be played alone. You are in command of a space ship with a companion, in the single player this is a partly UI controlled pet, dog or cat, when playing co-op, the other player controls this character. The space ship has various seats that must be commanded in order for that part of the ship to be active, the seats consist of outer canons, rotating gun, shields, maps and boosters; so that means only two parts of the ship can be active at one time. When playing single player, the UI controlled companion makes for a perfect rider of the ships weaponry as they can shoot targets even when you can't actually see them on the screen. I was quite happy to man the direction of the ship for the majority of the play through and just used the companion to switch between the more skill targeted seats. The actual aim in the game is to collect kidnapped space bunnies - these are spread out across the levels and some are not easy to find due to a fog of war feature also being included. Whilst exploring and destroying other enemies, you will collect upgrades for your ships; these upgrades can be used on any of the ship's compartments, such as turning your canons into rail guns, or upgrading your ships boosters to go even faster.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime has a really neat graphic style - the neon art really shines through and actually fits in well with the gameplay. The bosses in this game look awesome; they look like something a child would drawer but have a real mature look about them. There isn't any voice acting though which I thought is a real shame given that there is a fair amount of text to be read. The soundtrack is stellar, and all of the sound effects are nice too.

There are two levels of difficulties, easy and medium. I actually found the medium level to be really intensive, and actually had to drop the difficulty down on some of the levels - it's nice to see a game have challenging gameplay. This game takes a huge amount of skill to master it properly.

Every level in Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is randomly generated; meaning no play through is ever the same. There are four chapters, and each chapter consists of four levels with a boss fight at the end. All of the regular levels have the same aim as noted above, collecting the space bunnies/frogs/ducks and foxes.

I finished the game in just under four hours; so it is fairly short, but it has the added bonus of having the local multiplayer option which is absolutely huge - this ramps the replay ability up tenfold for me, given that all of the maps are randomly generated, you can play this game for hours on end with a buddy on the couch.

Technically, this is a sound game; I was able to play on 4K resolutions, with in game options too. A controller is recommended to play though; whilst keyboard and mouse is viable, you will definitely get more out of using a controller as the analogue stick makes a big difference when controlling the ship. The game does offer a fairly expansive tutorial too; and this gets you to grips with the controls very easily as it guides you through everything step by step.

In conclusion; Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a top notch title; a really fantastic art style and with an innovative take on the co-op controls of a ship, this is special game. If you only plan on playing this game on your own, you may find the price tag of £10,99 to be a little much, but if you are going to be playing it on co-op with friends, then you are going to get more than your money’s worth out of this game. This is certainly a game to keep installed even after completing it!

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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71 of 82 people (87%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
When I play this with my wife, we are lovers in both a dangerous spacetime and real life.

Seriously though, if you have any love for cuddly couch co-op you owe it to yourselfs to try this game. It's beautiful, smart, and challanging. You will find a new level of bonding, with tears of frustration and joy mignling amidst a shower of pink and purple projectiles.
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57 of 65 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
I loved this game from the moment I saw it years ago, but playing the full fleshed out version is even better. The best way to play is with a friend because of the constant need to shuffle around the different stations. Despite its adorable art style the game can be surprisingly difficult, and I often found myself finishing levels by the skin of my teeth. You can cruise a bit in early levels, but if you don't pay attention you can quickly find yourself on the way to exploding.

The single player is good too because you get to command an AI cat or dog! The AI does a good job of killing enemies, manning the shields etc. The only limitation is that they can't drive which is understandable since it would take additional commands to tell the pet where to steer towards.

The new levels also are always adding new mechanics which mix up the formula and keeps things from getting stale. Water planets, ice planets, enemies that can only be defeated by ricochet-ing shots from a star etc. And also unique boss battles for each section.

There's a nice progression system of upgrades where by saving more bunnies (or frogs) you get more points towards upgrades that unlock stations that can fit more gems to modify your weapons and eventually unlock ships with different layouts. I feel bad for leaving any of the space bunnies behind so I'll definitely be trying to go back to save more of them in future playthroughs.

Unique premise, lovely art style, and really kickass soundtrack. One of the most unique games you'll play, highly recommended!
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
i wish that the developer of this game would enable the option of online co op
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