Lovely Planet, the new game published by No Time To Explain creators tinyBuild Games, is now available on Steam. Unlike the 2D platformer the studio is known for, Lovely Planet is a 3D first-person shooter focused on classic run-jump-shoot gameplay a la Unreal Tournament. Only, instead of meaty bits and graphic violence, we see a whole lot of bright colors and landscapes that remind us of Katamari Damacy.
A release trailer touts that the game is rendered in 1080p resolution and runs at 60 frames per second, though we imagine that's something of a joke; the game doesn't feature highly-detailed textures or complex animations, and both proclamations are accompanied by an asterisk noting that "conditions apply." Conditions like the fact it's a PC game, perhaps?
You can explore developer QUICKTEQUILA's Lovely Planet on Steam for $5.09 until August 7, at which point it will rise to $6.
Here is what everyone is saying:
"A great, merciless speedrunning platformer and twitch shooter " - 82/100, PCGamer
"Fantastic presentation. Solid, entertaining gameplay." - 8/10, GamesInAsia
"One of the fastest and most death-ridden shooters in years" - 4.5/5, Gizorama
"The Trippiest FPS You'll See Today" - Kotaku
"First Person, Cuter: Lovely Planet" - Rock Paper Shotgun
"Lovely Planet is the speed shooter of my dreams" - Kill Screen
"Here's a first-person shooter with a difference" - Polygon
"Lovely Planet Is The Cutest Shooter I've Seen" - Indie Statik
About Lovely Planet:
Out on: Steam (coming to Humble Store)
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
Release date: July 31
Price: $5.99 / £3.49 / € 4.39 (you're welcome, Europe)
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. You'll find yourself trying to balance between jumping around dodging bullets and taking aim for a better shot at your enemies. The gameplay, should you choose to play a particular style, doesn't involve camping at cover spots and waiting for enemies to pop out. Defeat the baddies and avoid the onslaught of bullets to get to the next stage - perhaps it's a kind of play not suited for a 3D First Person Shooter game, but Lovely Planet hopes to translate the old formula into a version of its own anyway.
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
About the development of Lovely Planet:
We teamed up with QUICKTEQUILA back in April and have been working really hard to make Lovely Planet a success. We have financed the final stretch of development and assisted with production, testing, and marketing.
Developed by Vidhvat Madan from @QUICKTEQUILA
Produced by Luke Burtis and Alex Nichiporchik from @tinyBuild
Super Happy Music by @CalumBowen