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Lovely Planet: This is Not Your Typical Shooter

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As a gamer who grew up playing all types of first-person shooters my entire life, I never imagined playing a shooter game in an abstract world. Especially, not this age wherein the development of shooter games is leaning towards lifelike graphics and realistic gameplay. But it seems developer QuickTequila has the opposite in mind, and it may just work for them.

Welcome to the Lovely Planet; a colorful world filled with hearts and boxfaces. You run and jump around with your stick gun and shoot all sorts of geometric figures. So, how do you win? Well, to start off, you shoot your enemies and make sure you dodge all the projectiles they throw at you. Once you have completed your objectives, then you move to the next level. There are a hundred levels to master in the game and you earn stars to set world records.

?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.?

Forget the graphics, because this game is all about having fun. The developer even brags that the game is guaranteed to run on 60 frames per second. This might even work on your old Pentium 4!


Perhaps this game wouldn?t attract masses but if you?re looking to improve your aim or maybe if you?re just looking for something different, then you should give it a try. And if all the cutesy stuff doesn?t entice you, then maybe?this epic tagline of the game will:

?A story so abstract, it’s not told at all – you won’t know what hit you.?

Lovely Planet will be available on the Steam Store next week on July 31 for the PC, Mac, and Linux.

For more info about the game, you can visit their official website.

Image Source: QuickTequila

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