A First Person Shooter Gun Ballet set in a cutesy abstract world. Jump and shoot your way through five worlds full of treacherous enemies with your trusty semi-automatic!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (36 reviews) - 94% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,430 reviews) - 91% of the 1,430 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 31, 2014

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Reviews

"A great, merciless speedrunning platformer and twitch shooter..." - 82/100 - PC Gamer

"One of the fastest and most death-ridden shooters in years" - 4.5/5 - Gizorama

"Nothing short of a gem among video games" - 4/5 - Twinlife

"Lovely Planet is Pure Fun" - 4/5 - Two Dash Stash

"Fantastic presentation. Solid, entertaining gameplay." - 8/10 - Games In Asia

Coverage

"The Trippiest FPS You'll See Today" - Kotaku

"...is a happy, colourful game about shooting things" - PC Gamer

"Lovely Planet is the speed shooter of my dreams" - Kill Screen

"Here's a first-person shooter with a difference" - Polygon

"First Person, Cuter: Lovely Planet" - Rock Paper Shotgun

"Lovely Planet Is The Cutest Shooter I've Seen" - Indie Statik

About This Game

With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets for your semi-automatic and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you're well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet! Balance between jumping around dodging bullets and taking aim for a better shot at your enemies, don't waste time camping at cover spots and waiting for enemies to pop out - artfully evade the onslaught of bullets and defeat all baddies that stand in your way!

  • The most authentic First Person Shooter experience, a game of jumping and shooting
  • Hundred levels to master, five worlds to discover, one faraway destination
  • Learn and practice each level to earn stars and set world records
  • Search for multiple secrets hidden deep within each world
  • Precise Gun Ballet at a flawless 60 frames per second! (conditions apply)
  • A story so abstract, it's not told at all - you won't know what hit you
  • Original Soundtrack by Calum Bowen

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB, Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse Recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz Dual Core, Intel Based
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB, Shader Model 2.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse Recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB, Shader Model 2.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse Recommended
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Very Positive (36 reviews)
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Very Positive (1,430 reviews)
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eRekt
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great fun little speedrunning game with a twist. If you enjoy pop-japanese aesthetic, you'll love this game.
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Excruciate
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Totally incoherent twitch shooter with Ellen Degeneras' bathroom/bedroom design used for their whole game. If I got a baseball bat shot up my ♥♥♥ with a naval cannon ten times a day for the rest of my life and even to my corpse long after I am dead, that would be preferable to ever playing this again. The only reason I have any time in it is because I played a few levels while my 11yr old niece was over and we were crying laughing at how god damn dumb this is.

I am proud to have 99% downvotes on this review because anyone who likes this will forever live in the absence of the knowledge of what the touch of a woman feels like.

EDIT: I am adding game details at the request of another user lol so be mad at him not me. Be mad at steam for obviously having no quality control anymore. The paper cutout style graphics are neat there is nothing wrong with them other than such little thought seemingly went into the design of this game that it seems like the graphics were done in about a days time. However the art style would be okay but it is not because this game is more gay than a gay pride parade float designed to look like two guys making out on top of a rainbow. The weapon is a crap crossbow that you shoot love into the enemies, not death. I am all for people being happy. Go get married be gay be happy, but this game is the equivalent of two guys coming to my house and showing me what they do in their spare time. Keep it private and I am fine with it. This is a super fast shooter where the point is to clear each stage and be the top on the leader boards worldwide. If I had actually accidentally gotten onto the top ten display for any of the levels I would pay to have my name removed. The enemies suck, the weapons suck, the levels suck, all because it looks like a game for the gayest of the gay, or for a two year old. There really is nothing more here to say as far as the game goes, just a really dumb waste of time game that couldn't be fun even in hell.

Look closely at most games and you will see that just because a game has mostly positive user reviews does not mean that it is actually a good game. This is true for a lot of games now that have mostly good user reviews. This isn't even funny-bad, it is just homeless guy laying in his own p-ss in the gutter sad. And gay. Big time.

9/10. Ten billion, that is.
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succ
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is the cutest FPS I have ever played! The visuals and graphics of this game are beautiful and the colours are quite lovely to look at. The soundtrack to this game is also really amazing and I could honestly listen to it for hours, it's definitely my type of music. I recommend this game to anything who likes anything cute!
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Desorbo
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Super fast and intense game with a soundtrack that I could marry.
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no im jory
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
gave me motion sickness good game
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Rebrahimy
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Given the very quit and monotone nature of this game's trailer, coupled with another one with a more joyful background music, I went into this game thinking it would be a very calming, casual experience. Everywhere from the art design and the simpistic gameplay reflects such an assumption, if you allow the game to be a relaxing experience. It's a fun game, but the emphasis on accuracy and time can make you choose to make "Lovely Planet" a very competitive journey. After a while, I decided to shoot for the fastest time and complete a stage without missing a shot, and I found such a decision to be much more enjoyable and rewarding. If you want to take it more slow and be casual with the game, this is the perfect title for such a goal. If you want to be more competitve, this also fulfills such a desire.

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Reisen 🐰
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Am I a magical anime girl now?
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shimshimyy
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
fast paced. i like it 10/10
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toxic
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ing awesome.
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Arch-Funke ツ
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
More competitive than csgo.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
More competitive than csgo.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Given the very quit and monotone nature of this game's trailer, coupled with another one with a more joyful background music, I went into this game thinking it would be a very calming, casual experience. Everywhere from the art design and the simpistic gameplay reflects such an assumption, if you allow the game to be a relaxing experience. It's a fun game, but the emphasis on accuracy and time can make you choose to make "Lovely Planet" a very competitive journey. After a while, I decided to shoot for the fastest time and complete a stage without missing a shot, and I found such a decision to be much more enjoyable and rewarding. If you want to take it more slow and be casual with the game, this is the perfect title for such a goal. If you want to be more competitve, this also fulfills such a desire.

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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Truly one of the best games on Steam, this title delivers with a great soundtrack, pretty visuals, and original gameplay.

9/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
381 of 429 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
The world is kind of a heavy place lately, and it's become hard to escape and find that moment of peace we all could really use. Everywhere we look for entertainment or relaxation reminds us of the discord and disorder seen more and more through images of violence and confrontation. Where do you turn when you want to get away from the realities of the world we're being reminded of every day?

Of course everyone enjoys the challenge and hyperactive action of first person shooters but as some of us grow older we tire of their melodramatic, heavy handed, and needlessly intense nature. Could it be possible to have that same action in a more refined, artistic, and abstract style? Lovely Planet is exactly the kind of shooter to bring us this sort of peace so needed in an entertainment industry fueled by glorified aggression.

Like a series of condensed blasts of Unreal Tournament's frantic chaos rolled up into a Katamari Damacy world of simple origami aesthetics and uplifting pop-folk melody, this is definitely a game for the open minded.

Lovely Planet has a very esoteric and eastern feel to it with it's outgoing style and upbeat pop melodies composed by multi-talented musician Calum Bowen, giving me nuances of saturday mornings as a youth watching Japanese children's programming on old VHS my Grandparents would tape and mail. While this is obviously a very personal feeling of nostalgia, there's a different form of it each player will end up discovering in their own way and tied somehow to their own past. If that reminiscent feeling isn't there for the player initially, it will be a new memory engraved into their mind in the same way our favorite things as a child stick with us.

Despite the heavy Japanese overtones from the bits of stylized text and the simplicity of it's cute and attractive design, the game was actually created by Delhi based QUICKTEQUILA and the bridging between cultures by this up-and-coming developer gives the surreal nature of it's atmosphere a touch of authenticity.

Beginning your journey into this Lovely Planet is almost overwhelming, assaulted with bright and stupefyingly cheerful audiovisuals. You're presented to an abstract world of random and seemingly unrelated trinkets and collage of colorful shapes, sitting somewhere between the mysterious indie charm of Proteus and the otherworldly grandiose of Katamari Damacy.

Although the attractive and charming visuals may ease you into a false sense of ease and comfort, the game is no pushover. It features a very progressive learning curve that keeps you on your toes and constantly alert. The stages require finesse as you dance around a well choreographed ballet of bullets.

The first world titled simply 'City' gets you into the motions with some short and mostly linear pathways sprinkled with some adorable visual design through bright colors, odd decorations, and an onslaught of peculiar words and phrases in Japanese strewn about. Beating this first handful of levels is a lightning quick affair where each attempt will be over before you even realize it, leaving you craving the next hit of fast paced shooting and jumping action.

This pace quickly changes as you enter the second world and on as the levels begin to twist and turn into more complex patterns. Different enemies and obstacles appear forcing you to think quicker before every jump or turn of a corner, and new increasingly peculiar tasks become prevalent from protecting your distressed looking blue companions to shooting down cartoonish apples before they plummet to the ground. The obstacle-course like stages just get harder and harder, you'll begin retrying more and more, and you'll slowly become consumed in the competitive spirit of the World Records shown at the end of each stage.

Lovely Planet will cause you to wear out your restart key as you mash it mercilessly to conquer that one seemingly simple stage and in good time. You'll eventually beat these difficult and meticulously planned later levels and instantly get a feeling of satisfaction, which quickly turns into the crush of defeat as you're shown a world record only to realize you are still seconds from being the best.

Lovely Planet is a game with roots in culture, art, and the essence of what 'fun' used to stand for. It proves that art games don't need to all have the same boring or pretentious gameplay, and can be just as engaging and fun as anything else out there.
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221 of 248 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 23, 2014
Full disclosure: review copy provided by developer/publisher!

Let me paint you a picture. I'm sitting in my living room playing “Lovely Planet” for review purposes and junk. It's pretty adorable; that's my first impression. I'm running around a world that could easily be confused with “Katamari Damacy,” shooting little red squares and pins, rushing to reach the pink and purple flagpole that signifies the end of each short burst of a level. With every victory I'm shown my time, accuracy, and the stars I've earned. I finish each level in a few seconds... at first.

As I progress this cute little game takes a sinister turn. Suddenly I have to deal with innocent geometric dudes I can't shoot, platforms that disappear should I linger a moment too long, and giant apples I have to shoot before they hit the ground - all while bouncing and dodging (and screaming curse words so vile and bizarre that they haven't been conjured up, not in this plane of existence, anyway. Only in “Lovely Planet”).

Remember that level in “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare?” I think it was called “Mile High Club” or something punny. Yeah, this whole damn game is that level. There are no screw ups, no second chances. I've never clutched a controller so tightly, a fact made all the more disturbing because I'm playing a game with a color scheme straight out of the Teletubby-verse.

Those with weak constitutions should avoid this title as the catchy music and rainbow explosion background will literally drive you to slavering madness as it mocks you; taunts you. You'll replay any given level a dozen times, each death increasingly unfair to you. Your shouts of disbelief will slowly transform into maniacal, sobbing laughter as you come to realize you're the devil and sinner in this Kafkaesque Hell of your own making. And finally, with victory nearly in your desperate, grasping reach, your sweat-slicked hands will betray you and you'll fall to your death.

And then you'll click retry. "Lovely Planet" is endearing, unapologetic in its challenge, and fun to play. This game has heart and charm usually absent in your standard 'tough as nails' fare, and it is a refreshing change of pace. For twitch gameplay enthusiasts and fans of the wonderfully weird, I can't recommend "Lovely Planet" enough.
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89 of 94 people (95%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
This game combines the speedrunning of Super Meat Boy, the jumpy shooty springy parts of Serious Sam, the difficulty of both, and the aesthetics of Katamari. Don't let the cuteness fool you. This game is tough.

Also, soundtrack is amazing.

10/10
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74 of 80 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2015
Lovely Planet is basically a shooter-platformer hybird that requires precise movement and shooting to finish the levels and actually get decent completion times. Excellent stylized visuals and catchy j-popish tunes give the game a unique feel and I feel for the low price that anyone thats intrigued by the game should try it out sometime.

It's a lot of fun unless you are discouraged easily by failure, the more advanced levels need several runs to fully undestand how to properly navigate.
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227 of 306 people (74%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
Katamari, Serious Sam and Super Meat Boy had a wild all night threesome and this game is the result. It's amazing.
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77 of 92 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
It doesnt even matter that the game is really cute and has some great music from calum bowen, the game itself is very solid. You can jump extremely high, you run very fast, and every shot has to be calculated. The game comes down to, shoot every red thing then touch the exit. The developer does a really good job of working with these simple rules into making a really fun game. Later on you can encounter apples, which have to be shot before they fall to the ground, enemies that can shoot at you as well as some other things I won't spoil.

The gun works in an interesting way, theres no crosshair on screen but I do not think it would make sense for there to be one, the gun is effected by the players momentum and you do not exactly shoot straight, but one you get the hang of it you feel really cool after you complete a level.

Also, the soundtrack is really good, the songs match the areas well and get stuck in your head easily. I'd reccomend checking out Calum Bowens bandcamp to give it a listen
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86 of 107 people (80%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
I don't know if this game is the australian version of Painkiller or a call of duty developed by nintendo...

But damn, I like it.

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