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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The game is at version 0.3.0. Starting with this version, I'll be opening later levels to early access. This is to allow early feedback from the public and to incentivize additional support.

For a donation of $3 or more, you can get permanent access to every version of the full game from now on, including the final version (1.0.0 and beyond). The minimum donation will increase as the game continues to develop, so donate early for the best deal.

The new 150-second timed challenge is the first early-access level. This level doubles as a showcase of new enemy and environmental features that will appear later in the campaign. The first two levels will always be in the free demo.

As a bonus this version also includes the drunk spinoff minigame Inebriator with some minor fixes and tweaks. This is also accessible in the free demo.

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It's time for another update! Lots of small changes and fixes, but also a few new additions.

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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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