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 (436 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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August 21

Update 1.3 is Live!

We've patched up the leaderboards and added a simple custom-controls configuration that allows rebindable keys!

Here's a full changelog for version 1.3

  • Leaderboards now display the 100% accuracy star with record times

  • Rebindable controls for keyboard and mouse

  • Leaderboards made visible on the Level Select and Ready screens

  • Music volume slider in Options Menu

  • Some more levels balanced in World 2

Old leaderboard entries will not display the 100% accuracy star. If the record is broken again with 100% accuracy, it will update accordingly.

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August 6

Leaderboards and OST DLC live



Good news everyone!

Leaderboards are live

Leaderboards are now live in the game, so you can compare your times with friends, and check the world record. This is a good opportunity to showoff your world records, with proof!



The OST by Calum Bowen is live as DLC

Calum Bowen's fantastic OST for Lovely Planet is now live as DLC. Support Calum by purchasing it!

PAX Prime

The game will be showcased in the tinyBuild booth at PAX Prime. Come by, say hi :)

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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

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    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
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
+ Colorful presentation
+ Instantly restart levels, no loading
+ Leaderboards make you want to keep improving your scores
+ Easter eggs
+ Huge amount of levels

- People with terrible memory might not get very far (or have to retry more times than they should)
- Unclear what enemies do the very first time you encounter them, or when/what you have to shoot

[Rating: 80/100]
Posted: October 8
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Quake with colors.
Posted: October 7
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Looking back at my Steam library and my playing history, I must say I've played quite a lot of games over the past 9 months. (And suffering in school work as a result, but that's another story.) There are a lot of great games that I've played that were released just this year. It's hard to pick exactly one.

But if there was a sub-category for "Best FPS I've played that was released in 2014", it would be this one, hands-down. Why? Well...

Lovely Planet. It's as its namesake suggests. An incredibly cutesy, Japanese world with Japanese-styled characters. Everything pretty much looks like it came from some weird utopian anime with lovely planets and lovely worlds. But beneath that cute and cheery appearance lies a game that has far more depth than you would have thought it had.

For starters, despite its Japanese themes and Japanese-styled soundtrack, it was actually coded by a guy based in India. Vidhvat Madan - remember the name. I certainly would be. In terms of his games, Lovely Planet is the most polished one that he's come up with yet. And the soundtrack...not by a Japanese, but by UK-based Calum Bowen. Incredibly catchy, and still miles better than the turd that passes for radio pop nowadays.

You're armed with a gun that shoots purple cubes of DEATH love, and you use it to kill love all the red enemies friends that you see around the map. They need your love. But don't shoot the gray ones, they already have enough, and any more than that will cause them to die from too much love. There are also a few types of fiendish traps strewn across the levels - for starters, apple bombs that trigger once you reach a certain point, you have to shoot them before they touch the ground, or else you go BOOM*! Other traps include a proximity trap which, when set off, renders a certain area unsafe after a few seconds - going into that area, uh, vapourises* you.

The first few levels start off easy, but after a while, you're involved in increasingly trickier scenarios. Take this one level for instance. I walk past an apple bomb, jump off onto a jump pad, and before I land on the jump pad the apple bomb I just walked past triggers and is launched into the air, along with ANOTHER apple bomb further along the way. You somehow have to turn around, shoot that bomb that you passed, then quickly turn back around and shoot the next bomb. All while you're probably in the air or trying to land on that jump pad. That was possibly the first level I really struggled with.

Lovely Planet's an incredibly punishing game. You have no crosshair (it feels really weird, mind you) and you have to judge your shots right. Most of the level solutions are learnt by rote - fail, fail and fail again, all while discovering how to pass some parts of the stage each time, and then perfecting the method for that one exhilaratingly perfect run. Good challenges, too - there's a speed challenge for beating a certain time, and an accuracy challenge where none of your shots go to waste.
The game also takes cues from games like Super Meat Boy - respawns are near-instantaneous so you don't have to wait too long to try again. Because you'll be trying again and again a lot of times.

I've been notoriously bad at FPS games, so I don't forsee myself being able to complete this one, unfortunately. But even if I didn't, I'd be damned if I claimed I didn't have fun with it.


Oh, and before I end off: I like reading PC Gamer Reviews because their writers have a masterful command of English. For the most part, I agree with them. However, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I disagree with this particular one. The presentation, contrary to what they say, is NOT MEDIOCRE. In fact, it's perfectly appropriate for this game. Not every FPS must look like CoD or Crysis.

I will concede though that they at least gave one of the better scores. Other critics don't appear to like it as much, and that's a real shame, because this is such a...wait for it...lovely gem. Okay, okay, I'm sorry, I'll stop now.


When to buy: If you're into FPS games, you'll probably enjoy this, it might be worth full price to you then. If you're into FPS games with a large modicum of seriousness...put that all aside and get this. Don't be serious for a change.
If you're not either of the two, it's been bundled at least once so try trading for a key.

9.0/10

*For dramatic effect only. The game isn't really that scary. Far from it, actually.
Posted: October 9
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 16
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Funny and cute FPS where you can kill angry boxes, lol.
Posted: September 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
This game is really good you should buy it if you like twitch shooters but don't want to get destroyed in quake live
Posted: October 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
It's like a 3D Hotline Miami, with a playstyle of run around and kill things really really fast. And then you dump a couple gallons of glitter on it.
Posted: October 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
When is Lovely planet 2 coming out?
Posted: October 8
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
DOOM on acid.
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Seems easy....... BUT IT'S NOT!!! :D
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Quake + Katamari Damacy = PERFECTION
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
The most intense FPS you will ever play. Do not be fooled by the Kawaiiness.

11\10
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Mere words cannot describe the majesty of this work of art, from the lolly enemies to the graceful movement system to the brief momement of grief when you fall off the edge but Lovely Plant does not want your sadness so it congratulates you with happy cheers of children, or the saddening moment when you get hit by a purple blob where you receive a enlightening pop and you are sent all the way back to the start but you are to transfixed on hitting that 1 silly apple at the end. Nothing can come close to the feeling of finishing one of those LSD trips and having one more thrust upon you but what choice do you have not to play that fantastic trippy level of apples and lollys and so the cycle repeats. The only thing limiting me from playing this game constantly is the biology of the human body which I hope advancements are made so I can endless entertain myself with this Japanese work of art.

10/10 worth every penny.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
One of the cutest games ever!
Though it's addictive like hell...
And not as easy as one might think.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Very cute graphics, gameplay is fasinating! Awesome background music!!! Overall, 10/10!
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Awesome fast paced fps platformer which is too much fun
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Think of it as AOT Tribute Game racing stage through the eyes of a chibi candy marshmellow with a rainbow m16.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
This game is devious, infuriating, a living hell... it will haunt me in my dreams, and do so with pretty colours and twee music just to patronise me.
Posted: October 14
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
You kill baddies with love cubes.

10/10
Posted: October 5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
So far, so good!

Super meatboy + quake = this game. The gameplay feels good, and you really want to improve. When you die, it's right back into the action. The only thing I'm really missing is a more in depth movement system. The jumping feels abit floaty etc. But this is absolutely a lovely little game, absolutely worth the price. If you are a fan of speedrunning and challenging yourself, this is the game for you. I haven't found the levels to be too hard (only on 3-1 I think), but the challenge comes with the speed.

10/10
Posted: October 6
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