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Space Huggers

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On A Roll 25 Points

Kill 2 enemies in one roll

Fire Water 10 Points

Put yourself out with water

Big Air 25 Points

Launch yourself 20 meters high

Demo Man 25 Points

Kill 3 enemies with one grenade

Terminator 100 Points

Kill 1000 enemies

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

Beat Level One 5 Points

Finish the first level

Beat Level Two 10 Points

Finish the second level

Beat Level Three 25 Points

Finish the third level

Beat Level Four 50 Points

Finish the fourth level

Beat Level Five 100 Points

Finish the final level

Mobile Level One 5 Points

Finish level 1 on mobile device

Mobile Level Two 10 Points

Finish level 2 on mobile device

Mobile Level Three 10 Points

Finish level 3 on mobile device

Mobile Level Four 10 Points

Finish level 4 on mobile device

Mobile Level Five 25 Points

Finish level 5 on mobile device

Author Comments

Right now, in our galaxy, the evil empire is spreading like a virus. Our rebels forces have uncovered intel of military outposts on several remote planets. As an elite soldier, your mission is to explore those strange planets using your tools of destruction, locate the enemy bases, and eliminate the invaders. Good luck, have fun, and give space a hug for me.


  • WASD or D-Pad - Move, jump, and climb
  • Z or J or Left click - Shoot - Most things will break, some will burn
  • X or K or Right click - Roll - brief invulnerability, does damage, gives a boost, puts out fire
  • C or L or Middle click - Grenade - 3 per life, use wisely
  • Enter - Toggle fullscreen mode for best results
  • Or connect an Xbox or SNES style controller
  • Supports 2-4 player local co-op multiplayer with controllers!
  • Play on a touch device with the onscreen virtual gamepad
  • Alternate control buttons on JKL

How To Play

  • Kill all enemies to complete each level
  • A radar along the bottom of the screen shows where enemies are
  • You start with 10 lives and get 3 more for completing each level
  • There are 5 levels and a final boss at the end
  • For an optimal play experience please use Chrome in fullscreen mode


  • 1 - Toggle Low/High Detail Mode
  • 2 - Toggle Voice
  • 3 - Toggle Music
  • 4 - Toggle Audio
  • Enter - Toggle fullscreen mode
  • Esc or P - Pause
  • R - Restart

Gameplay Tips

  • Rolling puts out fire, makes you invulnerable, and does melee damage
  • Hold down jump to climb walls, jump flip to get more height or distance
  • Enemies have slow reactions and are briefly stunned when damaged
  • Levels are randomly generated, it's different every time
  • Timer pauses when paused, take a break if you need to

Enemy Types

  • Recruit (Green) - A bit shorter, more hesitant, takes only 1 hit
  • Soldier (Blue) - Average height and ability, takes 2 hits
  • Captain (Red) - Can climb walls and jumps more often, takes 3 hits
  • Specialist (White) - Jumps and rolls often, they are ninjas, takes 4 hits
  • Demolitions Expert (Purple) - Throws grenades and can't catch fire, takes 5 hits
  • Small chance of a heavy weapons variation that has double health and fires full auto

Major Updates

  • 11/5/21 - Mobile Support! Separate leaderboard and medals for mobile devices.
  • 11/13/21 - Improved boss, will chase you, rolling through walls and throwing stuff.
  • 11/24/21 - Cooperative win time scoreboard added.

Space Huggers was originally made for JS13K and fit in a 13k zip file! This version has some extra improvements, music, a final boss, medals and a scoreboard. It was made with my new game engine LittleJS open source on GitHub.

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i did it
i beat level five

The archivements don't work

KilledByAPixel responds:

They do work, you already unlocked a few of them.

the game is great but i almost broke my monitor while i was on level four i was in a 1v1 with a demolition expert and a wooden crate doinked me on the head and i fucking died

Haha this was a fantastic game the graphics alone was pretty awsome the shooting mechanic and shooting all sorts of stuff was great just dont shoot the red box lol, Fun game indeed not to mention that the gameplay is fun and you can't go wrong with some nice and unique element style here and you really pushed the limits, Very fun run and gun type of game some awsome elements to the levels and fun game, A nice game here I look forward to even more because it's games like this that really sparkle, A fun game nice graphics and great shooting stuff


Great game, i am playing it almost every day. I only have the problem that i dont know how to play with my friends in multiplayer. The rest of the game is realy good. Every time i play its a new challenge. I like the random shooting spray. Challenging are the enemies which are on fire and then rolls (died a few time because of that). Annoying is it when you have to dig down, when there is no ladder or no aother way, down to the enemies.
Thank for making that game

KilledByAPixel responds:

Thank you! To play multiplayer you need to hookup multiple controllers. Then just press a button on controller 2 to join in.

Credits & Info

4.04 / 5.00

Oct 24, 2021
3:43 PM EDT
  • LittleJS
  • ZzFX