A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

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Hooklings is an indie co-op platformer for four players that will transport you back to the arcades of the 80s. Just don't do anything nefarious that alters our timeline while you are there.

New gameplay in a classic framework lets you grab and pull your enemies, make those enemies hit more enemies on the way to the wall which makes you experience joy.  But take care! Every attack can inadvertently result in your own death or the death of your friends. Then your friends will hate you and you will experience sadness. Sadness is the opposite of joy. We don't want that!

Key Features

  • Beat 100 single screen levels and try not to destroy friendships.
  • Do cool combos by strategically pulling and re-grabbing enemies.
  • Eat fruit.
  • Play in a reduced speed mode if you'd rather go at it a bit easier.


Should run on pretty much every computer sold in the last 15 years. Has controller support.

PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date Sep 25, 2019
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
Made withSDL
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Arcade, Co-op, Cute, Local Co-Op, Local multiplayer, Pixel Art, Sprites
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Playstation controller
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 4


Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Hooklings.zip 10 MB
Hooklings_linux.zip 9 MB

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