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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (23 reviews) - 100% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (891 reviews) - 91% of the 891 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 7, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Love

Downloadable Content For This Game

 

Recent updates View all (12)

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!

9 comments Read more

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
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Recent:
Very Positive (23 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (891 reviews)
Recently Posted
archdeco
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
You might say I...LIKED this game. A reasonable amount!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
[_]
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Ecstatic platform jeu a little bit short though.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Gordo Rolha
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
amazing gameplay, nice to play when you want to wait for something, and the soundtrack is AWESOME. Worth it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Bread
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
its not real
Helpful? Yes No Funny
theoneumann
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
+ Excellent soundtrack and spectrum-sympathetic graphics style.

+ Enough bang for your buck. Certainly one of the best value for money games I've found on here. Under £2 and an hours entertainment.

+ Excellent coding work behind the scenes, very responsive jumping mechanics that really do adjust depending on how hard you hit the jump button.

- If anything, more levels would have been even greater.

9/10 Bleep, bloop, blop, much better than all Ubisoft's plop.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Rocket Bronson
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
I'm making a game currently inspired by this game. Because i love the art style so much. Love may be simple, but its definitely inspired me. Thanks man.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
raspberrykraken
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
A challenging little platformer that is a decent call back to the 8bit era with a decent soundtrack and visuals you definately won't get bored of dying in terrible ways. Discover of the magic of this game today.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Flyboy
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
A very short but well-made platformer, in a wonderful style. For this price I'd recommend it to anyone.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
RainbowGamerLite
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
LOVE is a cool retro-styled platform game with minimalistic graphics, controls and music; you have to get from a side of the screen to another avoiding any white-colored objects and/or pits, you can only move and jump but the level design is good and the stages manage to feel really different from eachother even with the limited amount of actions (said levels,in most cases, are incredibly good looking sometimes,even if they are fullymade of simple monochromatic pixels...).
Another great element of the game is the soundtrack, always entartaining and fit for guiding you trough the various stages. The game isn't that hard not long so it can be completed in around 1-2 hours, however extra modes (like a time challenge or no-death mode) can make it pretty long and hard to beat if you are looking to 100% it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
TRASH
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
I almost lost my life to this game.

11/10
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Unfortunately, the "suicide" button doesn't kill you in real life
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
LOVE is beautiful.
LOVE is good.
LOVE makes you happy.
LOVE is for the real gamers who are fighting till the End!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Do you feel the love? 10/10 would love again..
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
I'm making a game currently inspired by this game. Because i love the art style so much. Love may be simple, but its definitely inspired me. Thanks man.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
290 of 336 people (86%) found this review helpful
424 people found this review funny
172 of 192 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2014
Love is in Early Access, and I'm aware of that. This is just my first experience playing it and what my thoughts are about it so far. First of all, I must admit I am a bit disappointed because it was so short. My first playthrough took 40 minutes, but I'm assuming they did that because it was designed to be played in Speedrun Mode. Simple controls - A to jump, S to save checkpoint, arrow keys to move. It's not a very complicated idea and there aren't really any special mechanics; it's player vs. environment. Not to say that they need to add more things to spice it up, it was made like that and it's supposed to be like that. Its simplicity is one of the things I like most about the game.

Another thing I liked was that I was really starting to groove and dig the music since I entered the fourth level (yellow walls). They definitely need to get a soundtrack up. Really set the vibe, and got me to enjoy it and just chill. Great job on that.

What's interesting is that the more times I replay it, the more I love it. If you didn't see me mention it just a second ago, you can play the game in Speedrun Mode with a timer and an option to upload to the leaderboards. Now, I'm not exactly sure where the leaderboards are accessible from at the moment but hey, it just came out a couple hours ago. If it's addicting to play now, without a public leaderboard, I can only imagine how much time I'd spend when it does come out. You can also play it in YOLO mode where you only have 1 life for all 12 levels.

First impression was that the difficulty levels were too low but like most games, they introduce new knowledge slowly or how to approach a certain situation then build the difficulty up as you go along. But it's still a mildly challenging game, so I'm hoping the level designers might tweak a few things to make it slightly more difficult. Not Super-Meat-Boy-difficult of course, just something that might make people put more effort into trying to finish it. But until then, YOLO mode ought to do for now. Also, they should really make it so that ESC doesn't completely exit you out of the game. I was trying to go to the menu in the middle of a game and exited instead.

Give it a chance. I wasn't very impressed the first time I played it but after spending a bit more time with it, I'm looking forward to where they're taking Love and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who'd enjoy a simple and cute little indie game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
140 of 167 people (84%) found this review helpful
196 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
I can finally buy love on steam.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
200 of 264 people (76%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
105.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2014
Love is not a game, don't play with my heart.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2015
What a great retro-style platformer. Quite a surprise...

Extremely fluid controls, solid and challenging level design. Sound and music are perfectly suited and not annoying.

For something basic, this is really about as good as it gets. Recommended to any fan of 2D platformers.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny