Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
is one of the many indie games coming to Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program. This crazy co-op platformer promises to be a lot of fun while requiring a great deal of cooperation. Asteroid Games has given us a few screens, a wallpaper, and some logos.
The concept is that two astronauts operate a spherical ship using a variety of control stations placed throughout its interior. Each astronaut can only control one station at a time, so someone’s got to be steering while another mans the guns. If someone wants to go move the shields to block incoming shots, well, he’s got to give up what he’s doing and let that system go unmanned. It’s about resource allocation – human resource allocation – and communication. A good part of the fun is just letting your partner know what you’re doing, and what you need him or her to do in turn.Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Of course, you’re not just flying around at random. You’re in a brightly colored star system filled with asteroids, hostile alien beings of bizarre form, and…bunnies. Yes, bunnies that need your help! There are also power-up crystals that, when paired with various ship’s systems, give each system a different advantage. For example, placing the Beam gem in one of your gun’s systems turns it from a pea shooter into a formidable beam weapon, whereas the Metal gem can turn the same gun into a morning-star like melee weapon.
will be coming to Xbox One at an (as of yet) unknown time.