Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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by 2ndBlackJedi - Compo Entry

A simple game where you play as HUGbot. Defeat your enemies using the Hyper-Ultra Grab to subdue them!

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2ndBlackJedi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:27am

.fla file with source code is included under the game. Just click "No thanks, just take me to the downloads" on the window that appears.

mcmahoniel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:56am

I like the concept, even if it isn't too deep. I'm not sure where the robots go after you hug them to death...

DKoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:13am

It's okay I guess. :-)

Jordan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:24am

After I stopped being silly and read the description, I was able to get a score of 420.

The game isn't bad, but it could use more variance; Seems to easy to just sit in one spot and hold the hug key to camp and hug
most if not all of the robots, especially since they stop moving when they collide with the player.

androxz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:29am

Good concept, but it's not very chalenging

Borkleby says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:31am

It's a bit quiet, but I get the humor of it. Even a couple sounds would make this a lot better.

AnEvilEmpire says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:36am

I'm not a robot without emotions. I'm not what you see...

Haha brilliant, I get 420 as well... Every time. Coincidence or showing some stoner love?

cgmorton says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:37am

It's interesting that the hug hitbox stays out, plus you can hug multiple at a time. Meaning you can just hold down in the middle and you won't miss any robots.

Robots look good I'll give you that.

zakchaos says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:53am

ha ha hyper ultra grab, had fun for a little while huggin rbots, but the lack of risk made it get boring quickly for me. Great job on the graphics!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:05am

Good idea, but a bit weird way of controlling the robot.

Move127 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:05am

You don't really have to do anything, so it's somewhat boring. The robots looks good, but the background isn't spectacular.

Robotic-Brain says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:17am

This gets boring without sound pretty quick.
Somehow this reminds me of these zombie slashers you can find online. (Hug-pocalypse)

Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:28am

No penalty for hugging endlessly, basically just hold down to win. Fit the theme well, got a chuckle out of that acronym. If it were a little more complex, it'd be a funner game.

rantt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:38am

Neat idea, not very difficult. The robots look cool. Nicely done :)

ShIxtan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:23am

It's a fun idea :)

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:12am

good idea, but not very challenging tho~

donan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:43am

Hahaha. Really nice idea :D. The most original one i found so far.

merrak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:45am

Neat concept :) -- Just needs a bit more variety and challenge.

jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:10am

Hi, well-made, if a little simple. I would have liked some form of a challenge (maybe some hateful "I don't want to be hugged" robots?)

xaedes says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:16am

Very charming idea. The hugs also look very cute, gj!

BraindeadGeo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:44am

I came, I saw, I hugged. Nice idea :)

Kassimkot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:05pm

i like the concept. but i could like just hold on the down key and easily hug everyone. needed something that would hinder me from hugging all of the time.

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:03pm

Good!... i like this idea..

PhilippeAnder says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:31pm

creative, but need to manage the level design

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:39pm

I like the concept, and the game overall is okay. As others have pointed out, though, you can just stay in the centre of the screen and hold down the down arrow and accrue quite a big score. I got 420 with not much effort. ;)

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Not so much content, but really fun idea and well implemented. ;D

Ershany says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:07pm

I like how it suites the theme :D but it is not much of a game :P

sbarrio says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:10pm

Well executed. Could've used some sound effects :)

DaniDK says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:28am

Oh yes.. I loved it, there was something really tranquil in this game. I wish it had sound :)

Big Cow says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:54pm

Nice take on the theme. The game mechanics could be built on to be more challenging; like others have said, optimal strategy is just to hold the down button constantly.

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