Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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You need a Hug

by TiByte - Jam Entry

This is a Top-Down Hug'em all.
The story is voiceacted and told ingame..
But here's what's about to happen:
You are a Monster, and your loved one is secretly put into a human body.
To find your loved one again you need to hug all the tiny humans to find the one, that doesn't ... how to put this nicely ... die.
But the Police/Military don't like Monsters, so watch out.

CONTROLS: Move = Mouse, Back = ESC, Jump = LMB (uses Score)

This game was made with HTML5,
We used the following Libraries: Pixi.js and Howler.js
and the following Tools: Audacity, SFXR, Sublime Text 3, GIMP, Chronolapse.

More information and download links at the "SOURCE"-Link. (
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Vereos says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:38am


Epic game! I won on Easy, but Hard is pretty insane! :D I laughed a lot. Thanks :)

cgriff says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:21am

Lots of charm - nice music and credits song! Game could maybe do with a bit more going on...

bbqbaron says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:25am

It was good. Very simple and ordinary, but works thoroughly. Functional graphics, functional audio. I'm having a tough time coming with substantive feedback, since it worked pretty much the way I expected.

Perhaps an expanded version would have monster abilities, or civilians and enemies with various effects on the player, battlefield, and each other?

Good job.

Yamzho says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:33am

We need more love ! ;)

tc4mpbell says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:34am

Hugs all around! I won on easy ;).

Powerups would be fun! And a ten minute CG cutscene at the end of me and my baby escaping to the swamps. ;)

JayWoody says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:36am

Yeah! I found love on the Easy and the normal mode. The hard mode was indeed hard. :)

Nice and simple little game.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:36am

Took me a few tries before I could complete it on normal. Got a bit boring by the end though. Sometimes it just seems unfairly hard to avoid all the lasers.

McFood says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:37am

Nice job with the voice acting, It was a cool intro to the story.

The music, sound effects and art gave a really cute atmosphere. That was a nice twist on the theme, literal monster, but heart of gold.

Great job!

amras0000 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:40am

Enjoyed the game overall; music was nice but didn't seem to loop as well as I'd like.
I would have really liked to have a dash or some other way to move around to catch the faster things running from me.

TiByte says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:17pm

Thanks for the feedback. It's a JAM entry, so I felt free to add a Jump-Ability.

thx4nothing says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:26pm

Hard is impossible to beat haha :D
But I beat easy, so i got that goin' for me which is nice

Clurect says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:27pm

I LOVE HUGGIN THINGS! Nicely done. Was fun and had funny story lines.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:30pm

First off I loved the hand drawn graphics. A nice Game with good music :D

celisoft says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:33pm

Funny game :)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:31pm


thomz12 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:18pm

fun game!:D

AlariSilver says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Pretty fun little game! I loved the intro poem.

MrDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:24pm

First off I have to say I enjoyed the story part. I would have loved to have more after winning/losing.

I’m so pleased I clicked on the credits!

TiByte says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:25pm

Finally... Someone!

daveh says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:37pm

Loved your voice-over. I really liked the mechanic of spending score to jump, makes for a nice trade-off when cornered. My skills let me down on Story and Hard, but at least I found love on Easy and Medium. ;-)

vividhelix says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:46pm

I found love. I win :) Loved the premise of the game, who doesn't like a hug? I just wished I could hug the guy with the gun...

HACKhalo2 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:23pm

I enjoyed hugging all the little humans until I found my lover, it was fun

Integershift says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:56pm

All I wanted was a hug...

Great game had fun playing. Only thing is I didn't notice my score/health for a while.

richardjs says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:57am

I like the humorous tone of the art, and the concept is clever.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:23am

A fairly simple but moving game exploring time-honored themes of death and love, in this case, both at once.

Vaida says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:52am

The idea and the voice-acting were hilarious! The game in itself is not overly complicated, but I liked the idea of "hugging" people and the trade-off between jumping/the score. I also liked the graphic style; nice! :)

Acerio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:16am

I need a hug after that. I almost cried on hard mode XD Awesome game. :)

Shaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:42am

I found love, that's what I call an achievement. Well done. Game is cute and music is bouncy.

hexagore says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:16pm

I enjoyed the voice work and loved the music. The game itself seems like it was about the right length for me, too.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Hahhah, I loved the music!

nassi says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:43pm

For me the easy mode felt the hardest, mainly because I couldn't see anything due to the background :P. Beat it on normal though. The voice acted story was a definitive bonus.

pansapiens says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:27am

I liked the funny music, but the volume seemed inconsistent. Probably one of those usual HTML5 audio issues.

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