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  • Summary: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a 2-player co-op micro-platformer set inside a neon spaceship locked in battle with hordes of space baddies. Players work together running back and forth between ship control rooms, manning turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters to rack up points and staveLovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a 2-player co-op micro-platformer set inside a neon spaceship locked in battle with hordes of space baddies. Players work together running back and forth between ship control rooms, manning turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters to rack up points and stave off a vacuumy demise. In mish-mash terms you could describe it as Jumpman meets Asteroids meets Han saying "Don't get cocky." Expand
  • Developer: Asteroid Base
  • Genre(s): Action, Platformer, Platformer, Shooter, 2D, 2D, Shoot-'Em-Up, Horizontal
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    90
    Brilliant and captivating, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime really shines when played with a human partner.
  2. Sep 13, 2015
    90
    This is one of the best indie games we've played this years. Unless you don't like coop experiences, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a game you should play.
  3. Sep 29, 2015
    85
    Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a fun and enjoyable take on the shooter genre, focusing on exploration of each area instead of vertical or horizontal scrolling.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 3, 2016
    83
    Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is like a relationship: is fun only with an actual mate. [Feb 2016]
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2016
    80
    A beautiful game that shines in co-op but doesn’t have much to offer to a lone player. [13/2015, p.52]
  6. Sep 14, 2015
    80
    With charm, style, and large worlds to explore, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime offers both a great local co-op and single player shoot em up experience.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Oct 10, 2015
    60
    The hope and expectation generated by a successful launch dissipates all too quickly, leaving these lovers floating aimlessly among the stars, a spaceship without a rudder. [Nov 2015, p.123]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 19, 2015
    9
    I remember playing this game with the dev at either PAX or E3 and asking if he had heard of the Space Alert board game (where you need toI remember playing this game with the dev at either PAX or E3 and asking if he had heard of the Space Alert board game (where you need to jiggle the screensaver else your ship might come crashing down). He confirmed, and fortunately he made this game much less comedic dystopian and much more comedic fun.

    This is a great game to play with a significant other who might not be into videogames, up there with Portal. The art and sound is approachable and cute, you can tell the non-gamer that there really are only two buttons, and it's immediate laughs when someone tries to pilot the ship and runs into an wall: "It came out of nowhere!"

    I've only dived a few hours into the game and the only issue I can see is a short shelf life, like with Nidhogg or Towerfall Ascension. But I may be pleasantly surprised the more I play, there appear to be many unlocks available. Otherwise, if you want a breath of fresh air for couch co-op this is the game for you. It's a much more memorable experience than a ticket to a movie anyways.
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  2. May 18, 2017
    9
    I haven't had so much fun playing couch co-op (or single player honestly) in a long time. This game completely surprised me at how addictingI haven't had so much fun playing couch co-op (or single player honestly) in a long time. This game completely surprised me at how addicting and fun it is.

    9/10 would definitely pick up!
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  3. Dec 24, 2018
    8
    A wonderful and beautiful co-op game. Highly recommended. High stresslevel and spacerabbits!
  4. Oct 20, 2017
    6
    The trailer is great. Art style is pleasing.
    Single player gameplay quickly (20% into the game) becomes boring. There just isn't much to do
    The trailer is great. Art style is pleasing.
    Single player gameplay quickly (20% into the game) becomes boring. There just isn't much to do or collect. Not a bad game but not great either.
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