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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)

Post-Release Comments

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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