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: Very Positive (989 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 31, 2014

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"A great, merciless speedrunning platformer and twitch shooter with a mediocre presentation."
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April 20

Trading cards & Demo now live



For anyone still debating if they should buy Lovely Planet, now is a great time to check out the Lovely Planet Demo!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/362050/?snr=1_7_15__13

It contains just enough content to give you a taste of what this shooter is all about.

Vidhvat also created some incredible trading cards, they're live now and will drop in 30 minute intervals.

Have fun :)

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January 9

Update 1.41 Live!

Update 1.4 is back! Here's a changelog -

  • Revamped menus, key-rebinding process is now streamlined

  • On-Screen timer display

  • Added controller support - tap and hold LB for effective lock-on

  • NEW - Ready Pause Enable/Disable option!
The Auto-Aim has been kept as a controller-only feature. The On-Screen timer can be enabled from the 'game' menu.

The Ready Pause feature can be toggled on or off from the 'game' menu.

Happy New Year!

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Reviews & Coverage

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse Recommended
Helpful customer reviews
77 of 94 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
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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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
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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62 of 78 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
It's a game about 360 dankscoping angry jellypeople. 10/10
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Lovely Planet is an enigma.

On the surface, the game is cute, bright, colorful, and has one of the best produced soundtracks I've ever heard, taking major influence from J-pop and various production styles like it. It looks adorable, it feels adorable, it is adorable.

Then you start playing it.

This game is a first person shooter that is essentially a very cute target practice sim. You need to haul it as fast as you can through various obstacles to the ending pole, shooting any and every red enemy that you see, while avoiding shooting at the blue ones. You run pretty fast, you jump very high, and you have infinite ammo in your block shooting gun. No enemies take more than one hit to kill, and only one type will shoot back at you; shooting the bullets they shoot kills them as well as stops the bullet. You have three objectives to get stars at the end of the game; beat the level (duh), beat a minimum time they give you, and have 100% accuracy on all of your shots. Sounds decently straightforward, right? That's because it is, in theory.

The first world is decently easy. However, even in this world expectations are quite high; a lot of the levels I beat the minimum time by few milliseconds, just because it's so fast paced. This might just be me being bad at the game and not being fast enough, because a lot of the world records are half the average speed. However, as angry and frustrated at both yourself and the game you get, you're never genuinely mad, because of how cute and fun the world around you is. Beat a 10 second minimum level in 9.997 seconds? That sucks, but holy sh*t this soundtrack!

The second world adds a new mechanic into the game; you need to shoot apples (tomatoes? large red bean bags?) before they hit the ground. Now, this would be very easy if your bullets had normal bullet physics; however, they move at a consist speed, about the same speed you run. So, if you need to shoot one of these things from a good distance as it's falling down, you need to aim your bullet down just above the ground so it'll collide into it. This is not as easy as it sounds, and I've had amazing runs destroyed because the apple hit the ground a few frames before the bullet hit. However, as all this difficulty stacks up and starts to become extremely frustrating, the amazing soundtrack just slowly washes it all away.

Is this game relaxing, fun, and a good takeaway from stress and other more violent and dark games? Absolutely.
Is this game frustrating, rage-inducing, and the bane of speedrunners everywhere? Absolutely.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The game is currently available for $1 (/3 = 0.33) in the Humble Weekly Bundle Eye Candy 2. 6 More days at time of posting.

This game is amazing, but not for the feint of heart, or for those with even average dexterity. Beyond the middle of the 3rd world, out of a total of 5, the game becomes extremely difficult, and that's even with an on-screen crosshair (built into my Asus Display), which the game completely lacks by default. Up through the 3rd world I was able to complete the 2 bonus stars for time and 100% accuracy, but beyond that point more and more levels become an immense challenge just to finish at all. In other games, if you aren't good you can beat things, but you just wont get all the points or whatever. In this, if you aren't exceptionally good, you literally will not beat the game.

More enemies, mechanics, and obstacles are added as you progress, and while most aren't portal levels of brilliant, they do a good job of mixing up how you think about different situations. Though because of the difficulty near the end, it makes it a challenge to experiment with various timings, as it puts you in situations with very little time to react and execute, though retrying from the beginning of each level is nearly instantaneous.

Positives:
  • 120Hz support, although it ignores Adaptive V-sync for some reason
  • Fantastic music
  • Adorable visuals and nice presentation overall
  • Good mouse responsiveness
  • A decent amount of mechanical variety, though you won't see it unless you can get to the later worlds
  • The ability to play any level in a world as soon as you unlock it, instead of forcing the player to do each level in order. It also allows you to pick and choose which to beat (and to what extent) to get the star count required to unlock the next world


Negatives:
  • No FOV adjustment, this would help quite a bit though the default isn't too low
  • No crosshair. Only solution is to use a display with one integrated, or use a piece of painters tape
  • Limited graphics settings (Only Window/Full, Framerate Cap, V-sync)
  • Unfair or even borderline impossible difficulty for some of the final levels, even more so with the time and accuracy stars

For $1.50 or less, I completely and totally recommend it for fans of shooters both old and new. The beginning levels are a joy and they're worth experiencing. Just don't plan on seeing everything unless you're already skilled in twitch shooters, and you're willing to work at it a bit.
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