Love is a reductive platforming game with a retro aesthetic and a focus on a challenging difficulty. It has an custom respawn system, 16 levels, 12 track soundtrack, competitive scoring, and a simple-to-use level creation feature.
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Positive (38 reviews) - 89% of the 38 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (854 reviews) - 90% of the 854 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 7, 2014

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April 3

LOVE Update #12 - Small Fixes and a Bonus Level

Hey, Fred here with another small update. Here's the notes:
• New Bonus Level, 1-1
• 1-1 added to Level Select
• Retry Button on Game Over / Results Screen
• Clarified hazards in Level 1 (and added sounds!)
• Added directional hazards to Level 2
• Level 16 bullets fire 3.3 times per second instead of 5 times per second
• Misc Fixes

1-1 is only a fun little side thing I did in a Sunday afternoon, but hopefully you'll enjoy it. You can access it from the Level Select menu under "Bonus Levels". The other level hazard modifications address the only things I've ever considered "unfair" in the game, and I hope that'll sate new players' rage when they give it their first go.

If you'd like to get in touch with me, Twitter's a great way, so feel free to follow me at @thatsmytrunks. Have a great day, and enjoy!

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About This Game

Love is a reductive platforming game with a retro aesthetic and a focus on a challenging difficulty. It has an custom respawn system, 16 levels, 12 track soundtrack, competitive scoring, and a simple-to-use level creation feature.

The challenging levels are balanced with the inclusion of a simple yet unique respawn system wherein the player can leave a checkpoint at any location at any point, as long as they are on solid ground. Players have a number of gameplay modes to choose from, whether they want it easy, normal, or they want to try their hand at a mode designed specifically for Speed Running.

Beyond the visual aesthetic, the challenging level design, and the abundance of features, there is the fantastic soundtrack composed by James Bennett, which brings the simple 3-color atmospheres to life.

Features
  • 16 Levels
  • 7-Level Remix Mode
  • Online Leaderboards
  • Speedrun Mode for intense competition
  • 19 Achievements
  • Multi-faceted scoring system for competitive play
  • Unique Respawn Mechanic
  • Xinput-based Gamepad Support
  • Level Editor
  • Extra 10 Level Remix Campaign, with Source Files

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9, 128MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 240 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or Greater
    • Processor: Intel i3 or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10, 256MB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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FadeAway47
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Getting the speedrun achievement was actually both fun and doable.
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Young ♥
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
LOVE is love LOVE is life.
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Emulatrix
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Simple, Retro and utterly infuriating! Great game.
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Dick Nation
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
This is a game that wants to be VVVVVV, but rather than its challenges feeling difficult but fair, it simply hurls a lot of cheaply constructed stupidity at you and ensures every trip up will be an irritating waste of time. The devs clearly meant for this kind of gameplay to purposefully be costly to you in time and effort and tilt a lot towards it being a speedrunner's game, but a game simply has to be fun in the first place. This isn't.

Pick up the soundtrack, though. The one unquestionably bright spot is its tunes, but the game doesn't need to be played to enjoy them. For the couple of bucks I got this game for bundled with its soundtrack, it was still a good deal, and saved me from simply hurling this title to Steam Refunds.
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mcculloo
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Amazing Retro graphics and challenging gameplay.
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formed.babby
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
This game is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ beautiful.
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True Pacifist [Racookitty2]
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
It is a VERY good game. It is very cheap (I got it on a deal), so the price is good for this game! The game's music is super awesome, there are 14 levels, plus remixes and a level editor (which is a little bizarre), and the satisfaction of getting an A++ rank is great. The game is challenging, especially if you are an achievement hunter. You should really give it a go, have it be the music or the fun platforming, just try it. :)

I LOVE It. 10/10.
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Nameypie
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Death + Death = More rage quits. You basicly slaughter this little inoccent guy for no reward...
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atommo
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Short and sweet. Took me a few months to get round to completing it though because I ragequit when I first played it. It was at that level with the disappearing platforms you have to make your way across before you jump down some lasers. I was just terrible at the timing.

...and then I screwed myself over the second time I played at that level with the platforms you run on and they move for you (its an ice-themed level). I set a respawn point where the platforms don't spawn and died there... then the platform went back to its spawn point and I proceeded to spawn and die endlessly. And that level is right near the end of the game too, so I had to play pretty much all the levels again.

Well, I finally beat it the third time round.

The soundtrack is good. And very weird. I think that suits the game though.

There are also some remixed levels of varying difficulty (which I beat without too much trouble after playing through the campaign levels), and extra challenging modes for those who want some replayability such as speedrun and 1-life-only mode.
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Balloon guy
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Play game. Get mad at game. controller randomly unplugs. game crashes.
Other than that i absolutly Love this game
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Interspect
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Great Game,
Worth the price you pay.
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SupTwo
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
A short, yet enjoyable simplistic platformer with a relaxing soundtrack and challenging level design.
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Demodulated
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
A short but fun and rewarding platformer. Reminds me of a Terry Cavanagh game like VVVVVV. I'd love to play a sequel with way more levels and unlimited lives. Outstanding soundtrack!
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ELecTr0nix
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
LOVE is nothing more than a simplistic, short, and replayable platformer that costs as much as a chocolate bar. There’s nothing else to really say about it. If enjoy platformers, get bored easily, and want something to help you kill time with then this game is for you.
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Neuhnee
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
The kind you clean up with a mop and bucket. Like the lost catacombs of Egypt only god knows where we stuck it. Hieroglyphics, let me be pacific, I want to get down in your south sea but I've got this notion that the motion of your ocean means small craft advisory. So if I capsize in your thighs high tides B5 you sunk my battleship. Please turn me on I'm Mr. Coffee with an automatic drip. So show me yours I'll show you mine, tool time, you'll love it just like Kyle and then we'll do it doggy style so we can both watch X-Files.
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Shemale Sonja
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Ihan hirvee ja ♥♥♥♥♥ peli. xD Ei epileptikoille!
Terrible and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game. xD Not for epileptics!
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No More Please
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
I'm going against recommending LOVE, despite the fact that I did enjoy it. For one, I can appreciate any 2D platformer that has the decency to give you a "save anywhere" feature. Mario and Metroid, while fun can be very tiring after playing the same part of a level over and over and LOVE totally cuts that out. I love it. Thank you.

However, there isn't a whole lot to recommend beyond the save-anywhere feature. You run and jump. You avoid obstacles in well-designed levels. And that's it. Granted, there are changes to gameplay and obstacles but they're so short that you don't get a feeling of actually mastering them, like in Mario or Metroid.

That and the fact that the game has 16 levels (well, technically a lot more with the remix mode), despite the changes in speedrun mode and hard mode... there isn't much to LOVE to really find anything special in. Similar to "You Have to Win the Game", LOVE does has smooth controls, a nice graphical aesthetic, and a great difficulty and save feature, but it's so samey and safe that it's just not something you'll want to go back and play in a while. Or at least I don't.

If you like a fun 2D Platformer, LOVE certainly is that. But beyond the simple mechanics, it's not a particularly memorable experience. I'm giving it a 6/10.
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IrriNinja™
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
The game dosen't literally mean it.
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Annie T. Mood
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
A very short & somewhat difficult pick-up-and-play platformer. Use of both a keyboard and a controller are very manageable so choosing one would be just up to preference I think in this case.
The base game consists of around 16 levels and it takes around 20 to 30 minutes to finish the regular mode (Arcade mode) without completely losing all of your given lives in a playthrough. There are several other modes available for those competitive completionist schmucks such as a one-life mode and a speedrun mode.

Not a whole lot to the game. For $2.99 full price it ain't too bad for what it's worth.
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BrokenTrumpet
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
The character from Mountain King got tired of searching for treasure after 30 years.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
It is a VERY good game. It is very cheap (I got it on a deal), so the price is good for this game! The game's music is super awesome, there are 14 levels, plus remixes and a level editor (which is a little bizarre), and the satisfaction of getting an A++ rank is great. The game is challenging, especially if you are an achievement hunter. You should really give it a go, have it be the music or the fun platforming, just try it. :)

I LOVE It. 10/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
This game is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ beautiful.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Short and sweet. Took me a few months to get round to completing it though because I ragequit when I first played it. It was at that level with the disappearing platforms you have to make your way across before you jump down some lasers. I was just terrible at the timing.

...and then I screwed myself over the second time I played at that level with the platforms you run on and they move for you (its an ice-themed level). I set a respawn point where the platforms don't spawn and died there... then the platform went back to its spawn point and I proceeded to spawn and die endlessly. And that level is right near the end of the game too, so I had to play pretty much all the levels again.

Well, I finally beat it the third time round.

The soundtrack is good. And very weird. I think that suits the game though.

There are also some remixed levels of varying difficulty (which I beat without too much trouble after playing through the campaign levels), and extra challenging modes for those who want some replayability such as speedrun and 1-life-only mode.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
A short, yet enjoyable simplistic platformer with a relaxing soundtrack and challenging level design.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Great Game,
Worth the price you pay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Amazing Retro graphics and challenging gameplay.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
This is a game that wants to be VVVVVV, but rather than its challenges feeling difficult but fair, it simply hurls a lot of cheaply constructed stupidity at you and ensures every trip up will be an irritating waste of time. The devs clearly meant for this kind of gameplay to purposefully be costly to you in time and effort and tilt a lot towards it being a speedrunner's game, but a game simply has to be fun in the first place. This isn't.

Pick up the soundtrack, though. The one unquestionably bright spot is its tunes, but the game doesn't need to be played to enjoy them. For the couple of bucks I got this game for bundled with its soundtrack, it was still a good deal, and saved me from simply hurling this title to Steam Refunds.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Much of what this game is and how it plays can be gathered from the video and screenshots on its store page, so I won't bore anyone with too much exposition. Simple platforming.

This is exactly how LOVE shines. Despite garnering somewhat of a reputation for being difficult, it is fair and surprisingly humble. There are no nasty tricks in any of the levels; what you see and anticipate is what you get. The game is minimalistic in its pixel appearance, but quickly apparent that it's not in any cliché sense of retro appeal. It is a subtly stylish game that excels in presenting simple, clean platforming concepts through bite-sized, themed levels. LOVE is even confident enough in its design to allow for manual checkpoint placement in every level, and it works. I have to add that the soundtrack is also pretty fantastic, and helps LOVE maintain a fascinating, enigmatic atmosphere alongside the deliberately minimal visuals.

LOVE is short yet succinct, and a great deal for the price it asks.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
The game dosen't literally mean it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
LOVE is nothing more than a simplistic, short, and replayable platformer that costs as much as a chocolate bar. There’s nothing else to really say about it. If enjoy platformers, get bored easily, and want something to help you kill time with then this game is for you.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Game: Love
Genre: Action, Platformer, Indie
Cost: £1.99 / $2.99 / €2.99
Supported OS: Microsoft Windows
Developer: Fred Wood
Publisher: Fred Wood
Realese Date: 7.February.2014


NOTE: As of writing this review I have finished the game once.

Love is an indenependently developed platforming game, made by Fred Wood. It contains 16 levels, 7 "remix" levels and speedrun mode among other features. The game currently stands at Very Positive with 90%. It uses retro-styled graphics and has a semi-futuristic soundtrack. Love tries to be a game which can be easy for beginners, but challenging for veterans. Does it succeed? Yes, it does. It accomplishes this task through the different modes it has. These include, Easy, Arcade, Yolo, Speedrun and Remix mode. Easy allows new players to play until they get the feel for the game, before moving onto playing Arcade or Speedrun, and then if you're really good; you should be able to complete Yolo mode.


Pros
  • Nice unique art style
  • Great for speedrunners
  • Nice music at first
  • Can be casual and competitive
  • Easter eggs and shortcuts

Cons
  • Music gets repetitive
  • Not much replay value for a casual player
  • No save button or access to options menu while playing.

In conclusion I can say that Love is a fairly challenging and fun game. It provides plenty of uniqueness and fun for players, although it isn't replayable for casuals. Overall this game is good for anyone who's looking for a nice platformer to play while taking a break from whatever else they're playing at the time.



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Feature Score/10
Design 8
Gameplay 9
Graphics 8
Sound 4
Story NA
Replay Value 3
Enjoyment 7
Overall 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
This is a pretty good little game with a good and relaxing soundtrack too. The levels also are well designed, the game is a bit short but it has also a low price...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
The game is very good. Gameplay is just as you can see on the screens. I recommend it, although you can finish it in 2 hours. Music is great. Controller supported.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Unique and original, while also being familiar and comfortable at the same time with an awesome soundtrack. Great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
This game is what i always wanted but never asked for.
At first glance it just looks weird but it's actually very well designed.
It's pretty intensive and fun to me.
I like it / 10
Would recommend it to arcade lovers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
The kind you clean up with a mop and bucket. Like the lost catacombs of Egypt only god knows where we stuck it. Hieroglyphics, let me be pacific, I want to get down in your south sea but I've got this notion that the motion of your ocean means small craft advisory. So if I capsize in your thighs high tides B5 you sunk my battleship. Please turn me on I'm Mr. Coffee with an automatic drip. So show me yours I'll show you mine, tool time, you'll love it just like Kyle and then we'll do it doggy style so we can both watch X-Files.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
A very short & somewhat difficult pick-up-and-play platformer. Use of both a keyboard and a controller are very manageable so choosing one would be just up to preference I think in this case.
The base game consists of around 16 levels and it takes around 20 to 30 minutes to finish the regular mode (Arcade mode) without completely losing all of your given lives in a playthrough. There are several other modes available for those competitive completionist schmucks such as a one-life mode and a speedrun mode.

Not a whole lot to the game. For $2.99 full price it ain't too bad for what it's worth.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
I enjoyed this game a lot, because I got exactly what I expected.
It's a cheap, simple, short, stylish platformer.

It takes around 20-30 minutes to beat, but there's replayability in the form of highscores: Die less and finish it faster.
The difficulty is nice. It's hard at first, but you quickly get familiar with the levels and it becomes easy enough so that beating it without dying starts looking reasonable.

If you want a quick platformer, go for it.
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
I hate platformers usually and didn't hate this enough to play for an hour or so before getting annoyed with it and moving on. Good music helps.
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