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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With the campaign done I can now call v1.0.0. Big thanks to all artists, audio designers, tool developers, and developer communities whose work and support got me here.

Enjoy!

Changes

  • Last boss and ending done.
  • Stage 6 boss redone.
  • Your bomb can be snuffed out early by a certain powerful enemy.
  • Stage end bonuses scale up with difficulty.
  • Score cap raised from 8 to 9 digits so it won’t be hit as easily on Demonic difficulty.
  • Added high score saving.
  • Game pauses when controller unplugged.
  • Fixed remaining stage bugs.

What’s next

  • More playable characters.
  • More stages - timed challenges, missions, etc.
  • More and better graphics - more character animations, dialogue portraits, etc.
  • At least one console port.

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Steam Autumn Festival demo

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The demo is now up on Steam for the Autumn Festival.

Terraforming Earth Graduates Early Access
Terraforming Earth

Terraforming Earth Graduates Early Access

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0.8.0 and 0.8.1 - Stage 7 added, Stages 1 and 2 improved
Demonizer

0.8.0 and 0.8.1 - Stage 7 added, Stages 1 and 2 improved

Demonizer

The last level is in and we're now in the polishing stage.

50% Off During Early Access
Terraforming Earth

50% Off During Early Access

Terraforming Earth

We are dropping the base price of Terraforming Earth by 50% during Early Access. Also, we are very busy.

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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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Estor_

Lövers

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ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper

gonna give it a try soon.

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