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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a ridiculously good local co-op game

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It's been a wet and windy day here, so I blew the dust off my copy of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime to share with the family and it's the single most bit of fun we've had all together with a PC game before.

It's an older game now, seeing as it release back in 2015 but don't let that put you off. There's a serious amount of fun to be had in this absolute gem of a game.

We got so insanely into it, that I never thought I would be shouting "GET THE BUNNIES" or "GET TO THE HEART" and things like that, while maniacally laughing as we utterly failed to pilot a spaceship together.

Here's a little cut of some of the madness:

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We did have an issue with multi-screen support, although that was easy enough to get sorted in the games settings. Surprisingly, adding in an extra gamepad once you're already going didn't even cause a fuss (some games total crap out on that). We simply went back to the menu, added them in and off we went once again.

All of us were simply animated, constantly laughing at our own failure and pushing each other on. It's a real test of communication, but certainly in a fun way as there wasn't a single time any of us got annoyed at each other. That's a reason why it's so good, even screwing up is pretty funny for all of you. The gameplay is incredibly varied too, since a good 90% of the time you're on the move to the various systems inside the ship, as one of you (hopefully) shouts orders that will keep you alive.

Absolutely recommending this to play with friends, family and younger kids too—brilliant. Back when I briefly wrote about it in 2015, my son was far too young to understand any of it, but now it's happily going to be a game we regularly play together.

You can grab it from: GOG, Humble Store (DRM free + Steam key) and Steam.

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PinballWizard 26 August 2018 at 10:04 pm UTC
My wife and I played this relentlessly on my Linux tower/projector rig. You and yours have good taste my friend!
Beamboom 27 August 2018 at 6:58 am UTC
How old is your son now, Liam? I've got a girl who's six years now, thinking this might be a good game to get for us.
liamdawe 27 August 2018 at 9:25 am UTC
BeamboomHow old is your son now, Liam? I've got a girl who's six years now, thinking this might be a good game to get for us.
My boy is six, he had no trouble at all with it
Beamboom 27 August 2018 at 9:37 am UTC
liamdaweMy boy is six, he had no trouble at all with it

Excellent - then we got plans ahead
Beamboom 27 August 2018 at 9:38 am UTC
GuestHi ! Also looking for advice for both coop "grown up" games like Broforce and also for young children (5+ y.o)

I love coop games. Every game gets better with coop. No exception. Mediocre games can even jump a whole level, to "good" or even "awesome".
musojon74 27 August 2018 at 10:23 am UTC
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This is indeed an exceptionally fun game. Played it on Xbox round a friends a while back, had it on gold myself. Found it on Linux on steam and purchased it immediately.
hummer010 28 August 2018 at 8:07 pm UTC
Thanks for the reminder Liam! My son and I had played this once a couple years ago, and then forgot about it. We picked it up again last night, and had a blast. It truly is a riot of a coop game!

"You grab the shields"
"Watch the walls, watch the walls!"
"No, no, the top guns, the top guns!"
"No, you drive, I'll man the guns"
"Check the map, I'll get these guys"

And then my wife pipes in "What are you guys doing?!?"

I suspect we'll be back at it again tonight!
Sir_Diealot 10 September 2018 at 7:38 am UTC
Yep, it's good fun. Another recommendation, for two players only, is Octodad.
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