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Cart #10022 | 2015-04-20 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

This the 48h compo version ! Including growling bear :3

Now with sounds :) And better gameplay + Fx

First of all, thank you a lot to Joseph, this lonely 48H LD session sounds like teamwork thanks to him !
So here's my first version of Hug Arena. I still have 20h to work on it, but not so much chars left.
No sounds in game, I just spent 1-2 hours last night to design music but I'm totally unsatisfied so I will have to make another music session today...


  • Hug those monsters until they become your friend.
  • You're vulnerable when you hug stuff
  • Friends will heal you if you are close enough
  • A level full of friends is a completed level
  • Earn 1 of 3 perks at the end of levels 1-3-6-10-15

arrow to move
hold [z] near a monster to hug him

P#9983 2015-04-19 02:03 ( Edited 2018-08-22 01:59)

All Comments

Cannot wait to try it!

P#9991 2015-04-19 06:22 ( Edited 2015-04-19 10:22)

I would like to update the game version but I'm not really sure how to do it. Do I have to create another thread ? Should I edit the thread text and insert the p8.png as an image ?

P#9999 2015-04-19 12:16 ( Edited 2015-04-19 16:17)

you just have to replace the number of the cartridge

P#10001 2015-04-19 12:33 ( Edited 2015-04-19 16:33)

Thank you !

P#10003 2015-04-19 12:51 ( Edited 2015-04-19 16:51)

One of my favorites from LD32. Thanks Benjamin!

LD link for reference: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-32/?action=preview&uid=2952

P#10248 2015-04-26 20:13 ( Edited 2015-04-27 00:13)

This BETTER WIN. for at least the best Pico-8 Cartridge. THIS IS AMAZING.

Official Jauq Rating Score:
Graphics: 98 /100
Gameplay: 100/100
Content: 75 /100
Use of the Pico-8 Engine: 100/100
Opinion: 100/100

Final Score: 97.25/100

Opinion Only counts towards 4% of the total
Each of the others count for 24% each.

P#10408 2015-05-01 21:35 ( Edited 2015-05-02 01:35)

Super idea and amazing production values !

P#15891 2015-10-27 03:42 ( Edited 2015-10-27 07:42)

Gah, love doesn't increase fast enough...is there something risky we can do to make it go up faster?

P#16030 2015-10-30 13:15 ( Edited 2015-10-30 17:15)

Move Hug Arena thread out of the WIP section into the finished Carts section because it's awesome :3?

Also hseiken (and anyone else who doesn't get it), bump into the pink enemies you converted for them to spew little love hearts at you, that'll fill you up right quick, plus they'll block any incoming shots for you.

P#16218 2015-11-04 14:54 ( Edited 2015-11-04 19:54)

Wooow this game is hard,,, I like it a lot though.

I feel like this would be less irritating if you could get love from allies just by being in close proximity, because sometimes they're randomly running in a direction that happens to be away from you so you aren't bumping into them and you can't get any love until they turn around. >_<

P#16671 2015-11-15 01:30 ( Edited 2015-11-15 06:30)

Great game!
I made a release for LD #32, but it was crappy and not finished...

P#16693 2015-11-16 10:56 ( Edited 2015-11-16 15:56)


P#16755 2015-11-18 21:51 ( Edited 2015-11-19 02:51)

This game increased my love meter. I like how the monsters come running when you're hugging one of them... like "What d'ya think you're doin'... get off him...". Ha. Great music and sfx too!

P#19627 2016-04-06 13:59 ( Edited 2016-04-06 17:59)

This game rocks!

Really neat if you add a random level selector, which I did and is one of the reasons I love the PICO8 platform :)

P#25802 2016-07-24 01:41 ( Edited 2016-07-24 05:41)

Excellent game, I really enjoy the character and concept. Gameplay rocks to boot!

P#26610 2016-08-06 20:07 ( Edited 2016-08-07 00:07)

sometimes then u get hit next level monsters show up but old ones not disappear

P#27957 2016-09-03 04:28 ( Edited 2016-09-03 08:28)

The Snuggler ! The videogame.


P#27964 2016-09-03 12:08 ( Edited 2016-09-03 16:08)

I just realised I never commented on this classic!

Really love the way how the arena shooter was simpified, really clever controls and mechanics.

One of my favourite BS games, alongside Mistigri <3

P#34789 2017-01-02 20:27 ( Edited 2017-01-03 01:27)

Hey there, I think I found a glitch. At the end of the second level, I went to hug the shooter and I died. However, the game split, where it spawned the powerups and started the next level, but it also thought that I was on the second level. I kinda expected the game to break a lot more than it did. Nice game!

P#42419 2017-07-12 21:52 ( Edited 2017-07-13 01:52)

Think you made an update - totally broke it - the easy guys now shoot... no fun, and the shooting guys can shoot after you've begun the hug... no matter how I time it I get hit... extra no fun!

P#55490 2018-08-21 21:58 ( Edited 2018-08-22 01:58)

Hi @benjamin_soule I can't find the voxatron version to comment there. I found a bug: The upgrades get further and further apart no matter if the game over is reached and a new one starts. To alleviate this I have to reset the cartridge every time.

P#70621 2019-12-05 20:52

Very interesting!I like it:)

P#77455 2020-05-31 16:22

What happened to the voxatron version? I can't find it

P#93722 2021-06-19 03:58

@benjamin_soule I just found this game and it's great!

One day I would love to turn this into a little bartop arcade machine! I wish there was background music though.

P#96822 2021-09-03 10:50 ( Edited 2021-09-03 10:52)

Killing with love

P#104791 2022-01-11 01:29

murder by hugs
u choked him too hard

P#104915 2022-01-12 19:48

hugs are love

P#110892 2022-04-26 16:30

Its a great game, but I always preferred the Voxatron version. That had much more charm.

P#110894 2022-04-26 16:56

I find it so tricky and vexing to dash in right when they shoot, because you don't teleport.

P#112266 2022-05-25 15:54

I returned to this game a week ago because I realized I never beat it before. Still haven't beat it, but I am determined to get it. I've made it to level 18 so far.

What are the names of all the creatures? I'm calling them bears, pots, omnipots, chargers, Aubreys, and Terminators.

P#116537 2022-08-29 22:15

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