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

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by Granat - Jam Entry

You play a kind but slightly retarded monster. You really want to hug everyone you see. The problem is that you are a monster and people tend to run away from you. You need to sneak up on them to be able to hug them. Unfortunately you always hug to hard and crush them. You get really sad for a moment, until you spot another human to hug.

How to beat the game: Hug all humans to death!

--- Important ---
Once you grab a human, keep the hug button pressed to crush them.

We had a great time making Hugs and it will be very interesting to hear what you guys think of it.

Special thanks to our friend Markus Kothe for creating the music and ambient sounds <3

Downloads and Links




Flaid says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:59pm

I saw this game advertised on the home page, and, while I know you're not supposed to judge a game by its cover art... I totally did, and it was totally worth it.

This is exactly what I was hoping people would do with this theme. Something that took the theme and said "wait, what if you AREN'T the monster??"

The gameplay itself was fun if for no other reason that I could just run over all of the obstacles in my way to hug my precious squishy human friends. I wish there was a way to run faster, like a sprint or something, as the humans (although dumb) could easily run away.

The sound effects were perfect, and the elevator music fit the venue. Which I think was an office space? Maybe a hotel? Both? I'm not really sure.

Overall, I thought it was great!

bitsandcrafts says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:33am


Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:52am

I must say, the graphics are absolutely adorable!!! This is a great start to a game! The concept is cute, even though it involves people bursting, but i like it! I'm not sure how long I could play the game as it currently is. I felt my ADHD pulling me away as i got to the 20th hug. If you continue to develop (which i hope you do!) making the number of hugs shorter or the obstacles more challenging will make the game more appealing to those that get easily distracted. I wish I could hear the music. There was a rumbling sound that overpowered the music. Huzzah and great job!

Ninja Garage says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:52am

Just amazing!! I loved to see what you've done here!!!!!!!!!1!!! Please improve and sell it!

Zephyr Raine says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:56am

This game is very cute! I really like the graphics and the concept!

cbstegeman says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:57pm

Hilarious... I love the sound effects, especially when the monster runs. There was a slightly annoying controller issue on my Mac, but I don't know if it would be universal -- when I had an arrow pushed and I was hugging at the same time (control button + arrow), it would flip out of the game to my other open windows. It's a Mac keyboard shortcut.

UltraRat says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:10am

I love the hugging sound.
(On windows at least) the controls are reversed if you hit I for info. It's ctrl for hug and alt for run.

TooMuchPete says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:13pm

Really adorable! I love this!

Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:57pm

Really cute, fun game! I included it in part 10 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:53am

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

kowalski says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:13am

Amazing artstyle and simple but very funny gameplay.

kidando says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:54am

Great graphics. I realized later that you have to press and hold to hug "effectively" B-). Solid Entry

lemer says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:06pm

Very good graphics and well realized gameplay. Good work overall.

Kai20 says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:26pm

great art and idea but i dont think that this should be getting a real game bcause when you should to that you are one of these simlator haha games. But the Cover looks great, the audio is pretty nice to listen to. very great Game overall

Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:57pm

Links are broken for me ;( Wish to play with these cuties!

TEAM-TIGER says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:43pm

should probably throw up some taller colliders on the walls in case some crazy person decides to build a ramp out of debris and escape the levels confines... or use it as a mechanic for exploration / advancement

SKT says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Got 29/30 hugs, I didn't find the last one. Very fun game and nice graphics. Audio is cool too, I love when the monster runs ^^

Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:24pm

Love it. Very simple, but running around hugging people to death is just awesome.

dickpoelen says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 2:27pm

Hug collisions seemed a bit of at times, but who cares! So much fun! Like that you made so many models for all the people. Did I see a ninja?

REIN1 says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:45am

Amazing graphics! Characters looks so cute!

Polyganz says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:21am

so cute, yet so horrible.

crucknuk says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:59am

Hey fellow comrade! I liked your game! :D
Graphics were pretty neat, the humorous sounds were make me laugh, the monster was just 'hugable'! :D

Loved it!
Who was that ninja in the office? :P i ran after him to hug him, is he a thief or something?
good job!

Jan Tuts says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:24pm

This is just great! :D This goes straight on my list of best games. :)
I'm sorry I couldn't judge audio, but I can't make noise right now... :/

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