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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Very Positive (855 reviews) - 90% of the 855 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
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2015
I LOVE this game, it's exciting and well made, even though is simple i think it worth the price and to try it.
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I love this game. Need more!
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