Black Pants Studio
Based in Berlin
If only they hadn't pushed the button! Life on the hill used to be just perfect for Love and Hate before that shiny red device appeared. Now they find themselves trapped in a dark and spooky cave, far away from home. It's up to You to help them on their way back! Meet the Other Ones and find out how they react to the opposing forces of Love and Hate. Together you will make your way through caves and ice, castles and factories - all by the might of your puzzling! "About Love, Hate & the Other Ones" is a puzzle game in which you influence your surroundings by the force of Hate and the power of Love.
Love and Hate first came to live about ten years ago, when Tobi was studying animation and had the idea for the two characters. They gave their debut in an animated short film of roughly one minute length. The short went to international festivals and garnered quite the success, despite its runtime. Motivated by this, Tobi began prototyping a game called "About Love, Hate & the Other Ones" featuring the two characters. Finally, he developed the first iOS Version of the game, assisted by computer science students from Kassel. Just like the short film, the characters and the world of Love and Hate found a sizable audience. Now, in 2023, Black Pants Studio has created a complete remaster of the game, including new graphics and lots of technical improvements.
- 80 Leves across 4 Worlds
- Lovely soundtrack
- Unique Gameplay featuring the force of Hate and the endurance of Love
- High resolution, beautiful, hand-crafted characters and backgrounds, redrawn from scratch
- New animations and special effects!
- Updated to make perfect use of all modern iPhone and iPad displays, with high-resolution backgrounds and support for 120 Hz refresh rate
- Improved pinch to zoom
- Uses modern image compression for better quality at smaller file size
- Modern video codec reduces visual artifacts in the game's animated movies
- Faster load times by better utilization of modern iPhone processors
- Runs on Apple's Metal graphics API to reduce overhead for longer battery life
2023 Remaster Trailer YouTube, .mp4
Logo & Icon
Awards & Recognition
- "Best Newcomer" Deutscher Computerspielpreis, 2012
- "Honorable Mention, Student Showcase" IGF, 2011
- "A surprisingly sophisticated, charming game."
- Jury of the German Computer Games Award,
- "In conclusion, About Love, Hate and the Other Ones is one of the best puzzle games in the market for portable devices of Apple."
- "...it provides a clever and fairly unique series of special-relation riddles that make time melt away."
About Black Pants Studio
Black Pants Studio is an independent game studio rooted in Berlin.
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About Love, Hate & the Other Ones Credits
Game Design, Animation
Engine Code, Technical Direction
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