Houyou no Tetsujin! Japan's latest game show craze hits American shores, in Extreme Hugtime Simulation Challenge! Enjoy fast-paced hugtime action as you work your way up the Hugtime Pagoda toward the title of Iron Hugger!

How awkward are your hugs? How long can you hug your grandmother before she begins to squirm? Can you calm an angry co-worker with a hug before you and everyone at your office are featured on the evening news? Then maybe you could be the next Iron Hugger!

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0 comments by BHigley on Mar 22nd, 2012

On March 16th, at 9pm, my phone buzzed. I thought for sure that my friends were telling me when to meet them on Modern Warfare later, so I was surprised when I discovered it was an email from Kickstarter. I had lost faith in it succeeding, since it had been hovering at the 20% mark for almost a month, so I had also forgotten than it was only two hours from ending.

Subject line: "New backer alert!"

I thought, "Well, that's nice. We still had $400 to go before this backer, so let's see how much they contributed." It was $400. I froze. There was a fleeting moment of pride, but that was replaced by a humbling realization that people I have never met before have so much faith in EHSC that they are willing to contribute to it financially in times such as these.

There are other reasons to contribute to projects on Kickstarter, of course--the incentives are what make Kickstarter unique. But even if people are enticed by the cool stuff you get (and hopefully our stuff is cool stuff), every backer says to themselves, "Yeah, I can see this happening, and I can see it being good." That humbles me.

It also gives me resolve. Now I owe it to perfect strangers to help make the best game I possibly can. The first step is making a prototype, and that means hiring a programmer.

So, with that, we are currently seeking a Unity programmer! The contract offers $600 over the course of development, paid in pieces after certain milestones are met, plus a percentage on the back end should our game find a release portal which earns us money. Our programmer would work in close contact with the rest of the team and be expected to bring their expertise and creativity to the project. Please send a resume to jobs@boredomsproducts.com, and over the next couple of weeks, we'll evaluate the submissions and make our decision.

I can't wait to make this game happen!

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「Mino」 Jan 25 2015, 1:50pm says:

I still believe in you Hugtime Challenge.

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ramagon Dec 13 2010, 4:07pm says:

by looking at the very text itself, i like it...

by looking at the pictures themselves, my sister now like it...

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CaptainLagfail Dec 10 2010, 8:34am says:

This game is totally gay!


So am I!



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Cremat0r May 19 2010, 9:57am says:

Löl, cute, a hugging action game!

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CAKE-sukatan~ Apr 21 2010, 8:04pm says:

im not really a person who likes games...

but this game has cute characters and PINK!! =3

definitely im gonna watch this.

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magiguy101 Dec 10 2010, 11:47am replied:

lol why did you join moddb if you're not really a person who likes games?

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ramagon Dec 13 2010, 4:03pm replied:

easy... she wants to explore new things and such... :P

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BHigley Creator
BHigley Apr 24 2010, 2:46am replied:

Well, you're exactly our target audience, so we're glad that you are interested!

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Byokugen Feb 8 2010, 5:29pm says:

thumbs up for this one !!

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assault911 Jan 23 2010, 11:28am says:

lol defiantly an original!
what game developers don't have (EA, Lucas arts...)

Awesome work!

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