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 (810 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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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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December 30, 2014

Update 1.4 is Live!

New update is now available! Here's a changelog for version 1.4

  • Revamped menus, key-rebinding process is now streamlined

  • On-Screen timer display

  • Added controller support - tap or hold LT for effective lock-on

  • Minor graphics optimizations

The Auto-Aim has been kept as a controller-only feature. The On-Screen timer can be enabled from the 'game' menu.

Seasons greetings and a 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
40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 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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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
This is the review of someone who worked on the game for 5 months, so obviously it's subjective, but this is my experience

I first played Lovely Planet back in February when it was still in development. I immediately "got" the game. It was going for this super surreal speedrunner game in the form of an FPS. It was both calming and infuriating. It was great.

We teamed up with the developer and spent the next 4-5 months finishing the game into what you see today. I really like the way it turned out. Hope you do as well.
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38 of 53 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
This game is lovely.

Except now I hate apples.
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38 of 56 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Quakeamari Damacy
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33 of 49 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
An absolutely sick, unforgiving, bloodthirsty game.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.7 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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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
+ 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]
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75 of 130 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Better than Call of Battlefield: Modern Ops 64
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
DO NOT GO TO WORLD 5

I REPEAT, DO NOT GO TO WORLD 5!!
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Quake with colors.
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44 of 75 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I am a really big fan of twitch shooters and other skill based fps.
But this game just dropped the ball somewhere...

I enjoyed the silly music and lovely surreal design of the world.
But the world never changes... It really gets repetetive after a while
because you have the same goal over and over again.

Then when the apple mechanic gets introduced, it must be the
end for every single casual player. Let me explain: There are red
apples scattered throughout your path, those apples will launch
into the air and drop back to the ground. If you do not shoot it
before it touches the ground, it will restart the level.

This may sound ok-ish but the developer used this as his main
design gimmick. You have to do 180° trickshots midair hitting
apples in a flying arc WITHOUT A ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ CROSSHAIR.

Conclusion: This is a game for hardcore speedrunning fans in
the fps genre, while looking like a smartphone game... If you are
looking for casual fun do not buy this.
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
I can't say that this is a "bad" game, but depending on what kind of gamer you are, you will love it or hate it.

Very repetitive, very unforgiving, instant death for any mistake, push, push, push and absolutely no story or development of any kind to give you any reason to care. Success is rewarded only with the next frustrating series of hoops to jump through.

For some, this game will be an exciting challenge. For others (like myself) it is a tedious excerisise in rote learning and negative reinforcement.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
Trial and Error: The Game. Starts off pretty fun with nice visuals and a fantastic soundtrack, but it gets real hard real quick. If you're a fan of games like Super Meat Boy where you die over and over again, then this is right up your alley. The controls are butter smooth and shooting isn't all that bad, though the lack of crosshair really hurts the game overall.

Full video review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOMLaSZy_6A
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
BeWaRe!


This game is CUTE AND CUDDLY HELL!!!!

But seriously fun.
Its a great game if you like to speedrun things.
Lots of jumping and shooting.
This game could run on a toaster. (A very crappy computer).
great for RAGE!! (I think this game has made me mad several times).
Amazing Soundtrack.

10 / 10 Best suffering EVER.


The only reason you should not buy this game is because its too FUN! ( and / or time consuming)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Oh my...! I didn't know that I'd enjoy that game that much! Do not be fooled by the happy, bright colours. It's truly oldschool arcade FPS with a huge number of different levels that require skill in using mouse, keyboard and your own head to find out which path is the best to pass certain level. The difficult level is balanced, because you start from the easiest levels, through average ones and end on the hardest on each world. You get stars for your effort, up to 3, although this game has it's classic feel of "one more time, I can do better", which I liked the most, maybe because of nostalgia over some classic games I haven't played for years. Also, you can compare your results with your friends and see global scores (the best ones and those, which are close to your own score). Generally speaking, it is simple (but it very easy!), funny and recommendable game both for younger and older players.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
First when you start to play it you say ''what a nice game'' and after 15 min and 1 million fails you say 'what a f*cking game'. 10/10
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40 of 72 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2014
Bought the game while high
+cute japanese game
+fun
+nice music
-supposed to be console game so everything is written for xbox controller (luckily I have one)
-aiming in it feels ♥♥♥♥
-breaking apples before they break themselves doesn't make sense
-If you are high the harder levels are too hard - so not and easy highgame but felt pretty rewarding
-would benefit from volume controls.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Quake + Katamari Damacy = PERFECTION
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