News // LOVERS launches September 9!

By Matt Hammill // August 18th, 2015

Get your spacesuit ready!

Lovers launches Sept 9!

Holy moly you read it correctly, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime has a release date! SEPTEMBER 9! We know that some of you have been waiting years for this moment — believe you me, we’ve been waiting longer.

Pre-order Lovers now and save 10%!
While Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be available to play September 9, you can pre-order now for PC, Mac & Linux and save 10%. Pre-orders for Xbox One will start August 27.

Get the soundtrack!
Ryan Henwood, master composer, has assembled this intergalactic album of cosmic tunes from a distant dimension. Launching September 9, you can pre-order now and immediately get four bumpin’ tracks.

We can’t help but say thank you to the all the wonderful people who have helped us get to where we are today. THANK YOU!

XOXO

News // PAX Prime 2015

By Jamie Tucker // August 17th, 2015

We will have some big news coming this week, but first let’s talk about PAX Prime!
Come join us and play the unreleased Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime during PAX at booth 3017, on the 4th floor expo hall. Find us just south of The Behemoth, who, through their amazing Gold Egg Project have lovingly nestled our booth next to theirs and across from Supergiant Games.

T-shirts!

Many have asked and we have finally listened. We will be selling a limited supply of t-shirts that we printed on super soft heather plum and heather black AA t-shirts. Many thanks to everyone on Twitter who helped us pick our design.

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Pinny Arcade!!

Speaking of Twitter, remember when we asked whether the Lovers should have mouths or not? We’re excited to announce that we will be taking part in Pinny Arcade this year and have designed a sweet mouthless pin.

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Sleepless in Seattle?… Play Lovers!!!

Microsoft’s Pre-PAX Open House
Thursday August 27, 5:00 – 9:00PM at Microsoft’s campus in Redmond – In addition to PAX, you will be able to play Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime and more than 50 other games at Microsoft’s Pre-PAX Open House.

Toy Temp and Friends Showcase
Friday August 28, 7:30PM – 12:30AM at 1927 3rd Avenue, Seattle – Our friends at Toy Temp are hosting an awesome party that will be celebrating some great upcoming games from Toronto devs, including Lovers. Get tickets!

EMP Museum
And don’t forget that you can play an arcade build Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime any day of the week at the EMP Museum, which is being exhibited as a part of the beautifully designed Indie Game Revolution exhibition.

News // Cover art revealed!

By Matt Hammill // August 13th, 2015

Super excited to reveal this Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime cover art by the amazing Justin Chan!

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We’ve been fans of Justin’s work for a while, and we were thrilled to have him create some art for the game. Seeing another person’s take on this universe is tremendously exciting, both because Justin is great (seriously, I mean look at his tumblr and youtube), and also because we’ve been living exclusively in the world of gameplay graphics for so long. New art is like a breath of fresh air! Or fresh cosmic vacuum.

Anyway, things are happening, and there will be more exciting info coming soon!

News // Rolling through Orion with Destructoid

By Matt Hammill // April 2nd, 2015

Adam and I sat down last week to showcase some new gameplay features in the Orion constellation, and Destructoid’s got the video up now. New ships! New levels! New boss! Science!

News // PAX East, here we come!

By Matt Hammill // March 3rd, 2015

This weekend Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime blasts off to Boston for PAX East! We’ll be showing off some new weapons and levels at booth 6165 in the Indie MEGABOOTH, which is always our favourite place at PAX. Come by and say hi!

Also, on Friday, March 6, we’ll be showing as part of Indie Games Live alongside a bunch of other awesome games at Guilt Boston, doors 8pm.

Hope to see you there!

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News // What’s update?

By Matt Hammill // February 13th, 2015

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Since starting on Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime we’ve kinda been measuring time in Valentine’s Days, and with another one about to roll past it’s time to take stock and show you guys where we’re at. It’s been a while since the last update. February also marks one year since we started working full-time on the game, so there’d better be some major progress!

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News // EMP’s Indie Game Revolution

By Matt Hammill // November 26th, 2014

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Since we started working on Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, we’ve been showing the game at as many events as we can, but one place we never expected it to end up in was a crazy amazing indie game museum exhibit.

Seattle’s EMP museum recently celebrated the opening of Indie Game Revolution, a gigantic playable exhibit-slash-arcade celebrating contemporary indie games, filled with info, interviews, and games, games, games. We’re honoured to have Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime be part of the show alongside wonderfulness like Tenya Wanya Teens, Monument Valley, Never Alone, Galak-Z, Gone Home, Papers Please, Quadrilateral Cowboy and tons more. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it across the continent for the opening, but Jacob McMurray from EMP sent us some terrific photos.

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News // Where to play Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime: End of Summer Edition!

By Jamie Tucker // August 18th, 2014

It’s been quite a busy summer here at Asteroid Base. We’ve mostly been hunkering down on development to get as much done as we can on the game. We had to miss a few opportunities to exhibit the game over the summer, but Microsoft was kind enough to show the game on our behalf at the San Diego Comic Con and Gamescom, and we’re now looking forward to some upcoming events where you can play our latest build.

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PAX Prime 2014, Seattle, August 29 – Sept 1:
You will be able to play Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime at booth 863 within the Indie MEGABOOTH area on the 4th floor. We will be debuting some super new content such as our latest constellation level and the new boss, Cetus!

Fangamer ♥︎ Attract Mode, Seattle, August 30 @ 7pm:
Fangamer and Attract Mode will be hosting another fabulous art/games/music party on the Saturday night of PAX and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be playable along with Particle Mace, as well as scores of great art.

Bit Bash, Chicago, September 6:
Hosted at the Threadless HQ in Chicago, Bit Bash is a celebration of international and local Chicago-made independent games.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be playable during the evening.

FILE Festival, São Paulo, August 26 – Sept 7:
FILE Festival is Brazil’s international festival for digital art/media. We’re pleased to be exhibiting Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime as a part of their programming for video games.

Retro Game Experience 2014, Hilversum, NL, Sept 12 – 14:
Retro Game Experience 2014 will feature an amazing arcade cabinet of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime custom made by Arcade Classics.
You can follow the project here.

Joypad Super Warehouse Party, London, UK, Sept 13:
Joypad Super Warehouse Gaming Party will feature a bunch of great multiplayer games including Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. Sweet tunes will be provided by Chipzel, Alice Ant and Ensnare.

Pop up Arcade, Brighton, Sept 19:
The pop up arcade launch party will be taking place as part of Brighton Digital Festival. Not only will Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime be there, but also Gang Beasts. GANG BEASTS!

Fantastic Arcade, Austin, Sept 18 – 21:
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be a spotlight game at this year’s Fantastic Arcade, which means you’ll be able to play it on a sweet arcade machine!

News // E3 2014!

By Jamie Tucker // June 9th, 2014

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Oh My Galaxy! Asteroid Base is in LA at E3 this week and Microsoft just announced that Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be coming to the Xbox One! We re-cut a trailer with new gameplay footage to celebrate.

If you’re at E3, come by the Microsoft booth in the West Hall and play Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime on the Xbox One.

If you’re following from home then you can tune into Twitch for some sweet Lovers livestreaming this week:

News // BIG Festival Win!

By Jamie Tucker // May 20th, 2014

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Image courtesy of BIG Festival

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to fly down to São Paulo, Brazil to represent Asteroid Base at the Brazilian Independent Games Festival, where Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime was nominated for both the Best Gameplay and Best Game awards. The week was pretty great in and of itself, but then was made all the more crazy when Lovers won the award for Best Gameplay! Our fellow nominees included Nom Nom Galaxy, Bounden, Drei, and Blek.

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BIG Festival award winners and judges. Image courtesy of BIG Festival

The festival itself was a mixture of B2B meetings, talks, awards show and playing games. The highlight for me was getting hands-on exposure to some really great games coming out of Brazil like Ninjin, Chroma Squad, Like a Boss! and Headblaster. I hope in the future they are able to showcase even more games from around Brazil and Latin America.

Finally I would like to give a big thanks to the organizers and judges for the honour of being nominated and winning the Best Gameplay award.

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