Important: there’s a known bug where the game doesn’t reset between play sessions. If you’re wanting to play again, we recommend refreshing the page, or restarting the application. Happy hugging! ❤️

Note: If you are experiencing frame rate issues with the game, we recommend downloading the game.

This game is a heart-wrenching tale of a lonely kraken, and its ongoing attempts to find companionship and love in a cold, heartless world.


  •  Q: Move left tentacle up
  •  W: Move left tentacle in
  •  O: Move right tentacle in
  •  P: Move right tentacle up


  •  Programming: Orbitoid
  •  Music: Daverinoe
  •  Art: velopman
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Authorsvelopman, Orbit, Daverinoe
Made withGodot
Tags2D, Pixel Art, qwop, Tentacles
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
LinksSource code


the-huggen.x86_64 45 MB
Version 84 Jan 23, 2022
Download 36 MB
Version 84 Jan 23, 2022
the-huggen.exe 43 MB
Version 83 Jan 23, 2022


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Such a cool idea! The art and visuals were so cute and they all fit together very well. The controls were super hard, but I assume that was by design. A great challenge! I did run into some bugs - the key remapping didn't work, and even after refreshing the page the game didn't reset properly. Anyway, this was a lot of fun! I didn't notice until after reading other people's comments that the pun changes every time, so I had fun refreshing and reading the puns!

Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m so happy you had fun!

I’m really sorry that the key remapping didn’t work for you, I think it might have been the itch issue where the inputs just don’t work sometimes.

We’re so sad that the bug with the score not resetting wasn’t caught before time ran out! More play testing is definitely a lesson we’ll be taking with us.

We had a lot of fun coming up with as many puns as possible! We ended up with a pretty long list :D

Thanks for playing!