Saturday, 14 December 2013

Lovely Planet : Keep An Eye Out For This One

Over the years I've gotten to know quite a few indie developers and have played quite a few indie titles from all over the world. However Lovely Planet is different. Maybe its because I've seen it take shape over the last year or the fact that I know Qucikteuquila better than most, either way it will probably blow you away. Don't believe me? Well Kotaku agrees its worth checking out!

Now at first it might seem a simple amateurish take on shooters but under the surface you will find a hardcore old school game that is not for the faint at heart. Lovely Planet is set in a beautiful and elegant world which will probably send shivers down your spine. The teaser trailer from some time ago gives a glimpse of an eerie world where you will test your skills. Now I don't really know how or if they have implemented a story as yet but the game does flow from one 'world' to another and each has some distinct gameplay traits. The gameplay reveal below shows off just a bit of what the game can do. No reticle, no instructions, insta-death and speed runs. I play tested an earlier build of the game and got a taste of the action and I must say it pushed me to the limit. Now I take pride in calling myself a competitive gamer (Yes, Shooters) but this game is a whole new level. No instructions, no directions, no tutorials. You learn by doing. Make a mistake you die, its as simple as that. I spent hours on those few levels I got my hands on just trying to get the most 'stars' (again for which there are no instructions). It encourages you to think, to be alert and to try different things. But make no mistake, this game is not for everyone. If you don't give it everything it will break you. As of now the game is in the final stages of development and won't be out before early 2014, but you can be sure it will make some waves when it does eventually release.

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