Lovely Planet: lovely shooting break

DC | ISHAAN ARYA
Published Aug 6, 2014, 5:17 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 2:20 pm IST
Game is available on PC, Mac & Linux via Steam & will hands down be best $6

It’s not often that a game developed in India takes the world by storm, but Quicktequila’s Lovely Planet has done just that. Amidst all the endless runners and shameless mobile game clones, there are indeed a few diamonds in the rough, unfortunately most people are too preoccupied with AAA games or blinded by their mistrust of anything that comes out of India. But if you happen to give Lovely Planet a try, you will realise that there is talent and creativity in an industry widely regarded as one meant for grunt work.

Hidden behind bright pastels and chirpy music is a dark game that will feed on your desire to be better, that drive to never give up and that timeless excuse of “just one more try”. Lovely Planet will leave you seeing rainbows and butterflies for hours on end with its fast paced gameplay in a colourful and “trippy” world. The game’s bare bones design coupled with some great old school music makes for one of the best indie experiences in a long time. The game has about 100 levels of madness that will push you to the limit and should you survive; you will undoubtedly find yourself going back for a crack at that elusive world record.

Unfortunately, the game doesn’t have a leaderboard system to compare stats, but that doesn’t make the game any less complete. Three stars, a world record meter and a colourful demise; what more could you ask for?

This game is available on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam and will hands down be the best $6 you ever spend.

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