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 (72 reviews) - 94% of the 72 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,403 reviews) - 91% of the 1,403 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
Customer reviews
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Very Positive (72 reviews)
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Very Positive (1,403 reviews)
Recently Posted
Gamersaurus
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
If you touch the bullets you die
If you hit anything red you die
If you let the apples touch the ground you die
If you fall off the ground you die
If you stay still too long you die
If you shoot the platforms you die
If you stay too long on the platforms you die
If you hit a civilian you die
If you get caught in the forcefield you die

As you can probably guess, I died a lot

7/10
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Fufu Marcus
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Am i tripping balls, or is this game tripping balls?
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Yung2112
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Fun, simple, beautiful, addicting, hard, and fast paced.

If you liked the adjectives I listed, you'll love this game
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MahuRora
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
worth the money
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the cuddle muffin c:
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Move over heroine, theres a new super drug. and its name is lovely planet. i felt so relaxed and out of it while playing this game, its so amazing!

sooo yeah 10/10 would play all day every day.
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MartimDP
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Critic:
Lovely game really ahahah, but it becomes a little bit boring when you played about ten levels. The game is well designed, it is fun indeed, but, it's a little boring when you play for just 10 minutes. It doesn't entertain enough. A good Casual game.

Rating - 66/100

Conclusion:
The rating was not bad and the critic was good so I'm going to recommend this game to you guys.
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pfGmD-^^$
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
mlg 360 noscope w/out crosshair i wait the lovely planet arcade (
http://store.steampowered.com/app/436000/?snr=1_5_1100__1100 )
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heh
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
good solution if you're out of roofies and need a quick fix
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Edtron
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Lovely Planet
Kawii FPS!

Pros:
Cute graphics.
Catchy soundtrack!
Fun and challenging!
Learn some Japanese!

Cons:
The game is unforgiving.
Gameplay is very repetitive.
Forces the player to memorize every part of a level [in later worlds].

Overall Rating: 7/10
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Lil'Red
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Has things to shoot. -shrugs-
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Bender3000
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This game made my fingers hurt
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Merry
( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
You'll learn to love this game... and then HATE it.
Lovely Planet is the only game I've ever had to give up on because of its intense difficulty.
By the end of world 4 I was ready for the hell to be over but it threw a bonus world at me.
RIP my self-esteem. Not cute at all. Beware this demon game if you're not mlg pro.
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ScottDbanger
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
this is intense
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vonah001
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
funderful
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yu207
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Lovely game
Hateful difficulty
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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
( 6.5 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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vegasWOLF
( 3.1 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 CSGORage.com
( 2.7 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Japanese people have their own die & retry, and hell it is fun to play
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Lovely Planet
Kawii FPS!

Pros:
Cute graphics.
Catchy soundtrack!
Fun and challenging!
Learn some Japanese!

Cons:
The game is unforgiving.
Gameplay is very repetitive.
Forces the player to memorize every part of a level [in later worlds].

Overall Rating: 7/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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.
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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!
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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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 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
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
You can find a video of me playing this game here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuIDhYhPPC8

I really enjoyed my time with it! Unique asthetic with great gameplay, especially for the value on sale!
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Still better shooter than cod
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Best game ever 11/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
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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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
5 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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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
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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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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Why couldnt all fps games be like this? Imagine call of doody: advanced memefare with this kind of level design and gameplay. Amazing game 7/11 was a part time job.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
376 of 424 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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220 of 247 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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