Heart Of The Storm: Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime

By Adam Smith on October 26th, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

Space does not love you and it never will, which is why it’s very important to take a lover with you if you ever leave Earth. With no horizon in sight, you’ll be more appreciative of a warm embrace than ever before. Don’t believe the heavily embellished erotic enterprises of the universe’s Kirks. An alien is more likely to make love by ingesting you into its gargantuan crystal nostrils and then digesting you in a razorblade skull cavity than by fluttering its eyelashes and beckoning you to something resembling an ordinary earthbed*. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is made of truth. It is a co-op ‘micro-platformer’ about two people surviving the perils of space together. Admire its first trailer below.

I do like Game titles that could easily belong to post-rock bands. Oh, and the actual running around a spaceship and trying not to die looks great as well. Like an action-focused two player FTL, or Space Alert on a screen, cutting straight to the panicked finale. The art style is gorgeous – a bit like a more colourful Samurai Jack in space – and I approve of the message that love can defeat asteroids and aliens. For about two minutes.

You can download Asteroid Base’s previous multiplayer game for free. It’s called Shuriken Skies and is much less co-operative, in that it involves 2-4 people plummeting from a plane and fighting over a single parachute.

*the bed has lurid purple bedsheets and slightly irregular pillows to demonstrate that it is most certainly not an ordinary earthbed

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16 Comments »

  1. Phantoon says:

    That’s an absolutely fantastic trailer.

  2. Synesthesia says:

    my, space alert really is cutting through pc gaming huh! I love it!

  3. ChainsawCharlie says:

    Sneaky. Looks like a form of tower defence game.
    http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/25812775.jpg

  4. Premium User Badge Smashbox says:

    I thought as I watched it:

    How has this not been done before?

    Which seems like a good sign.

    EDIT: Damn, that was surprisingly close to an unintentional haiku.

  5. Canadave says:

    If anyone is curious, this is where the name comes from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1-DI_ZeG0s

    • Premium User Badge phlebas says:

      Mm. I was hoping the game music might make the reference. Looks like a fun game though.

  6. hosndosn says:

    Elegant. I like it.

  7. Defiant Badger says:

    Want it want it want it want it want it.

    I want it.

  8. Phantoon says:

    Oh you know, the music reminds me of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9YtJC-Kd8

  9. Prime says:

    Good god this looks fantabulous! My Better Half loves FTL so I can see this going down a storm! And I hope that’s part of the game soundtrack there, Mr Music Man!

  10. crinkles esq. says:

    Wow, this looks fantastic! Excellent concept! Will it be a co-op only title? (hopefully not)

    I approve of their Art Moderne side-tables, although the layout of their spaceship seems a bit inefficient at best. A little remodeling could really reduce the danger.

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