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LÖVE is a game framework which allows you to make your own 2D games with Lua. Your game can easily be played by anyone with LÖVE installed on their Windows, Mac or Linux computer.
It has support for many image and audio formats, physics, networking, particle effects, and also has some user-made libraries (downloaded separately) to make developing games even easier.

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Version 0.5.0

Demonizer

This version introduces Stage 4, called "cave" in the main menu.

Our heroine pursues the previous boss through the underground labs, where monstergirls are tortured and slaughtered in experiments. Rescue them for extra points, watch for suicide-bomb zombies, try not to hit brainwashed beegirls and birdgirls, and fight alongside a fire-breathing wyrmgirl.

Also some usability improvements:

  • The Focus button is now the Alt Fire button. As a Touhou-style modifier, this button confused some players as its effect was not obvious when used alone. Now it simultaneously fires and enters focus mode, CAVE-style.
  • If you have an Xbox-style controller, the game can refer to your inputs by Xbox names. Also the tutorial reflects your actual control settings.
    • This requires a mapping for your controller. The game includes mappings for common controllers. Instructions for adding unsupported controllers are coming soon.
    • If you have existing settings, you should reset them to defaults to ensure this will work. The game will prompt you to do so before starting.
  • In menus, you can move with any controller axis and select with any button.

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5 iterations of Terraforming Earth's tile system design

5 iterations of Terraforming Earth's tile system design

Terraforming Earth

I'd like to share the progress we have made over the last 5 weeks with figuring out Terraforming Earth's tile system.

LandR

LandR

LandR

LandR - A challenging puzzle platformer with an unconventional control scheme.

Version 0.3.0

Version 0.3.0

Demonizer

New timed challenge level open to early access for a donation. Also new free bonus game included.

Stargazer program - available now!

Stargazer program - available now!

Stargazer Program

Multiplayer dueling shoot em up, stargazer program out now on Steam!

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Bagburnian Remote

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Bagburnian Remote is hard sci-fi puzzle that tells the story in the only language that is common for the Universe, in the language of mathematics.

Demonizer

Demonizer

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2D fantasy arcade shooting and man-catching game.

Terraforming Earth

Terraforming Earth

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A platform puzzler set in the not-so-distant future when one day all life disappears from the Solar System. By simultaneously controlling three separate...

LandR

LandR

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LandR is a challenging puzzle platformer with an unique game play and unconventional control scheme. Move the two players independently, each with one...

SquareWorld

SquareWorld

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Nothing should stop your imagination, so there are over 200 blocks to build with, and this is just an alpha release! Most blocks can be chiseled and shaped...

Stargazer Program

Stargazer Program

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Quick pvp shoot em up. Takes 5 minutes or less. Just you, your foe and the game. Dodge bullets and send them to your friends in this pvp shmup. Net play...

Derpy & The Hunting of the super tasty Muffin (oA)

Derpy & The Hunting of the super tasty Muffin (oA)

Adventure

Derpy and The Hunting of the super tasty Muffin (of awesomeness) is a totaly crazy and colorful graphic textadventure with retro music, sounds a a lot...

Diguin

Diguin

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Take control of Diguin the Hummingbird, it this infinite side-scrolling challenge with lots of challenges! This game was developed in less than two weeks...

Momento Temporis: Light from the Deep

Momento Temporis: Light from the Deep

Adventure

Momento Temporis is a 2D action adventure exploration platformer Metroidvania featuring pixel-art graphics. Find permanent upgrades, overcome environmental...

Momento Temporis: Arena

Momento Temporis: Arena

Arcade

Multiplayer PvP arena with fireballs and ladder faces!

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Ace1214
Ace1214

this engine would be extremely cool if it had a built-in IDE that you could run the scripts through instantly, but i do see the challenges that that would make for the developers of love

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Editapp
Editapp

Usually you can intergrate a build command for Love in lots of text editors, making it easy to package games instantly.

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ananasblau
ananasblau

I prefer ot use my dear Vim for editing anything and I think most other people have their own choice of favourite editor.

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XHH
XHH

I still cannot comprehend why people use Vi/Vim

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kjfytfkytfyt
kjfytfkytfyt

That kind of sucks, that you have to have Love on your computer in order to play the games... i mean you should make it so the games can be run without having to have Love on your computer...

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fláráðr_ljós
fláráðr_ljós

That's been possible since the dawn of time. It's up to the creator of the game if he wants to do that though.

Love2d.org

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adfjkndjklnhdfs
adfjkndjklnhdfs

"Your game can easily be played by anyone with LÖVE installed on their Windows, Mac or Linux computer." Says this engines description.

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qaisjp
qaisjp

It's outdated, old versions required LOVE installed (or the binary); new versions allow lovers (us developers, not LOVE developers but game developers in love) to compile their project so you dont need love.

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Maggy_

Lövers

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ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper

gonna give it a try soon.

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