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 (75 reviews) - 88% of the 75 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,384 reviews) - 91% of the 1,384 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 (75 reviews)
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S-POI-LER
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Best game ever 11/10
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Daddy Long Dong
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
The soundtrack is phenomenal! It makes you keep wanting to ace those levels, no matter how many tries it takes. I think that the crosshair-less gameplay keeps it challenging and fun. 9/10
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AsinineVulpine
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Welcome to Lovely Planet, a "First Person Cuter" game whereby the object is to basically speedrun your way through the beautiful katamari-esque levels and shoot red things and don't shoot turquoise (I think it's turquoise?? blueygreenyish at any rate) things with what appears to be some kind of rifle.

Super simplistic graphics, low poly, low fi, adorable music, high challenge...

Just... don't pay any ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ attention to the leaderboards. hackers as far as the eye can bloody well see. Stupid ♥♥♥♥ing cheaters.
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Sir Cacodemon
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
PROS

+ Amazing time waster
+ Sweet graphics
+ Catchy soundtrack
+ Very challenging/hard (this may be a CON to some people)

CONS

- Short
- No level editor
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Handsome Laxative
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game is so satisfying and strangely addictive. The basic graphics and the cheerful soundtrack come together to create a very happy atmosphere. Also, if you like fast paced games, this is definitely your type of game. I strongly recommend this game if you want to enjoy a good solid gaming experience.

I R8 8/8 M8!
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crankypizzahq
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Mute the music, keep the sound effects, put Peach Kelli Pop radio on spotify and prepare for some sugary cute frustration!
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Zero Wing
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
So, you're like me. A guy who takes a interest in a funny Japanese looking game called lovely planet. Apparently the game is not at all as it seems.

It starts out with some light run and gun shooting over some fluffy music and animation. But at world 2 (close to world 3) the game starts to show it's True colors. The game is hard, very hard and not in the good way. I'm no stranger to frustrating games but this One Just seems unfair. The point of hard games is to overcome the difficulty and feel like you have achieved something. But lovely planet becomes annoying. My main reasons for this are the bombs and the lack of crosshairs.

Trying not to go into to much detail, bombs are flying fruit that end the level if you don't shoot them before they touch the ground. A lot of the time the game will throw bombs at you out of nowhere and flustered you aim and shoot them. Although alot of the time you will miss. Not due to your lack of skill but because you had no idea where to aim

What I'm trying to say is the game kills you in one hit and the difficulty because frustrating due to the lack of crosshair and One hit kill mechanics.
Tl:dr if you are into hard games maybe give it a try but if you are looking for something light don't try this game
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Aooook
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
never play this game.
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STRUCK
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Still better shooter than cod
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BobTheAwsome7
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Tom Clancy's lovely planet is a very tactical and realistic fps, is only recommended for true fps fans and requires alot of strategy and patience. Make every bullet count as it could be your last, ai are very intense, but movement is very smooth. although the story is not original, you feel very immersed as the anti-terrorist protaginst trying to save hostages. The shooting mechanics are easy to learn but difficult to master. The gamplay is very intense and with keep you glued to the screen always wanting more. 8/10
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soyacan
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Yoooooooo this game is like the cutest thing I've ever played. Happy music happy music :D:D:D:D
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Snowshoestherabbit
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Honestly, this is the best $1 and some change I've ever spent. The game runs really smooth, the music is nice, and the gameplay is easy to pick up. The colors are really bright and cheery, which you wouldn't expect with a fps. (I wouldn't normally go for shooting games like this, but it's just so darn cute). I died. Alot. But it was okay, but the enemies were just so cute... and It kind of reminds me of old playstation games, which is a plus :)
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mushroom
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
csgo shud have training maps like this.


"yayyyyy."
10/10 will get triggered again.
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Blurfester
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I've never played a shooter before where you have so much fun dying. The most upbeat shooting game ever made. Blocks and vibrant colors and glorious soundtrack,oh my! You have to make it through each level without dying and do it as fast as possible. but if you do die, ah what the hell,respawn and play the level again! The retro graphics just add to the charm. Depressed? Play this game! Suicidal? Play this game! Your marriage is falling apart and your house is on fire? Save the computer and play this game. Dead? Ok, well, you can't fix that, But for everything else play Lovely Planet. 10/10 For making you happier than an drunk at a distillery.
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badabadapip
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Unique fps with the catchy music
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KingOfPandora
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I bought this game while i was at my friends house. He comes up to his room (where i am) then i tell him the name of the game and show him the title screen. He laughs and calls me gay -_- then we start playing. Then we get addicted. Then we start gambleing. I won... then i called him gay :D

11/10

btw look at the end of the gun and spam the trigger. Get the joke???
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Sulec Boi
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Some fun brainless shooting once in a while

Great and fun game!
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Jakersrampage
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Calm and relaxing, but also high-octane and fast paced. Better than most CoD games, and it's only $6
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vonix#4322 。.*:・゚
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧This game is very lovely and extremely fun, its a one of a kind Japanese style first person shooter game.
このゲームはとてもかわいいと面白いです ✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)
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DUCK-DΞMON™
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FEEL DOWN WHEN U PLAY THIS ♥♥♥♥! I was sad when my brother ate all the ♥♥♥♥ing ice cream! So i sat down and played this and i smiled and head bobbed all the ♥♥♥♥ing way!

Every death is a smile in this game

11/10 ign!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
♥♥♥♥ Doom 2016. Play this game, the hardest FPS of all time.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Japanese people have their own die & retry, and hell it is fun to play
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
PROS

+ Amazing time waster
+ Sweet graphics
+ Catchy soundtrack
+ Very challenging/hard (this may be a CON to some people)

CONS

- Short
- No level editor
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I've never played a shooter before where you have so much fun dying. The most upbeat shooting game ever made. Blocks and vibrant colors and glorious soundtrack,oh my! You have to make it through each level without dying and do it as fast as possible. but if you do die, ah what the hell,respawn and play the level again! The retro graphics just add to the charm. Depressed? Play this game! Suicidal? Play this game! Your marriage is falling apart and your house is on fire? Save the computer and play this game. Dead? Ok, well, you can't fix that, But for everything else play Lovely Planet. 10/10 For making you happier than an drunk at a distillery.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Some fun brainless shooting once in a while

Great and fun game!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
The soundtrack is phenomenal! It makes you keep wanting to ace those levels, no matter how many tries it takes. I think that the crosshair-less gameplay keeps it challenging and fun. 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Mute the music, keep the sound effects, put Peach Kelli Pop radio on spotify and prepare for some sugary cute frustration!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Best game ever 11/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
So, you're like me. A guy who takes a interest in a funny Japanese looking game called lovely planet. Apparently the game is not at all as it seems.

It starts out with some light run and gun shooting over some fluffy music and animation. But at world 2 (close to world 3) the game starts to show it's True colors. The game is hard, very hard and not in the good way. I'm no stranger to frustrating games but this One Just seems unfair. The point of hard games is to overcome the difficulty and feel like you have achieved something. But lovely planet becomes annoying. My main reasons for this are the bombs and the lack of crosshairs.

Trying not to go into to much detail, bombs are flying fruit that end the level if you don't shoot them before they touch the ground. A lot of the time the game will throw bombs at you out of nowhere and flustered you aim and shoot them. Although alot of the time you will miss. Not due to your lack of skill but because you had no idea where to aim

What I'm trying to say is the game kills you in one hit and the difficulty because frustrating due to the lack of crosshair and One hit kill mechanics.
Tl:dr if you are into hard games maybe give it a try but if you are looking for something light don't try this game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
GOOD GAME very hard FUN good
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I have only been playing this game for a little bit, but its really good! After every level I wanted to play another one, definitely worth the money! 4 Heil Hitlers out of 5 - Joey's Super Cool Game Reviews
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Game very god yes!
9.3/10!!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Damn lovely speedrunning shooter.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Nice, simple visuals. Easy to pick up, but hard to master.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Very quick, very cute. An addicting speedrun-shooter with light music and colorful worlds.
I just wish there was a crosshair option. It's kind of a must for a quick FPS like this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
This game is so Japanese it makes Emperor Hirohoto look like Uncle Sam!

Shoot at mean red blocks with a strange fairy wand pixel launcher thing.

It is FRIKKIN AMAZING.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
So good that I had to purchase it for a friend. Absolutely phenomenal game, 10/10.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Game that gave me anxiety
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
374 of 422 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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