PAINT THE TOWN BLUE in this frenetic mashup of tower defense and retro-style platforming action inspired by South Carolina Lowcountry folklore, history, and culture!
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UPDATE AS OF APRIL 2024: We will soon be temporarily de-listing Bugs 'N Boo Hags here on Steam. As a result of new business partnerships formed in the last couple of years, we have been actively re-developing Bugs 'N Boo Hags as a "mobile deluxe edition" with new features and level designs as well as an intuitive touchscreen interface that feels very natural to gamers who are used to playing with a controller.

This new "deluxe" version of the game will be exclusively released on select mobile platforms, but after this exclusivity period ends, we will give the deluxe edition of Bugs 'N Boo Hags a proper "re-launch" here on Steam.

We don't know the exact timing of our future "re-launch" on Steam, but interested players are encouraged to follow the latest updates at our Instagram page: https://instagram.com/bugsnboohags

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

UPDATE AS OF APRIL 2024: As noted above, we will be temporarily de-listing Bugs 'N Boo Hags here on Steam. For detailed updates, please follow the game's development on our Instagram page: https://instagram.com/bugsnboohags

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

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What is the current state of the Early Access version?

UPDATE AS OF APRIL 2024: As noted above, we will be temporarily de-listing Bugs 'N Boo Hags here on Steam. For detailed updates, please follow the game's development on our Instagram page: https://instagram.com/bugsnboohags

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

UPDATE AS OF APRIL 2024: As noted above, we will be temporarily de-listing Bugs 'N Boo Hags here on Steam. For detailed updates, please follow the game's development on our Instagram page: https://instagram.com/bugsnboohags

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UPDATE AS OF APRIL 2024: As noted above, we will be temporarily de-listing Bugs 'N Boo Hags here on Steam. For detailed updates, please follow the game's development on our Instagram page: https://instagram.com/bugsnboohags
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IMPORTANT NEWS!

UPDATE AS OF APRIL 2024: We will soon be temporarily de-listing Bugs 'N Boo Hags here on Steam. As a result of new business partnerships formed in the last couple of years, we have been actively re-developing Bugs 'N Boo Hags as a "mobile deluxe edition" with new features and level designs as well as an intuitive touchscreen interface that feels very natural to gamers who are used to playing with a controller.

This new "deluxe" version of the game will be exclusively released on select mobile platforms, but after this exclusivity period ends, we will give the deluxe edition of Bugs 'N Boo Hags a proper "re-launch" here on Steam.

We don't know the exact timing of our future "re-launch" on Steam, but interested players are encouraged to follow the latest updates at our Instagram page: https://instagram.com/bugsnboohags

About This Game

There has long been a fascination with the supernatural in the South Carolina lowcountry. Even in modern times, beliefs and superstitions about the paranormal continue to persist. Fears and anxieties about hexes, haints, and hags are simply part of life, even for many who by their religious faith and adherence to scientific thought should condemn such beliefs.

Bugs 'N Boo Hags places you in this strange world. You are Jack McCleary, the longtime "witchdoctor sheriff" of Beaufort County who uses white magic to reverse the effects of dark spells and hexes. As Sheriff McCleary, you must defend the homes of your citizens from invasion by that most dreaded of evil spirits, the Boo Hag, who has the power to drain a sleeping person's life-force to the point of paralysis—or even death.

Conventional weapons don't work—instead, your arsenal consists of corn brooms, salt shakers, and "haint blue" paint. The Boo Hag knows you're coming, however, and she has recruited an army of frightful creatures to stand in your way.

Will you be able to save the people of Beaufort County, or will the Boo Hag ride them to death? It's time to grab your paintbrush and find out!

Bugs 'N Boo Hags is a 2D single-screen arcade style platformer with tower defense elements, an 80s pixel-art look, and original chiptune music. Both the graphics and gameplay are inspired by the history, culture, and folklore of the South Carolina lowcountry region, particularly in and around the historic seaside city of Beaufort and the surrounding Sea Islands. It is designed to appeal to both core gamers as well as those who are nostalgic for an authentic retro arcade experience.

As the locals say, “Don't let the hag ride ya!”

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows 7/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 3470 HD or equivalent card with at least 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard controls available, but Xbox-compatible controller recommended
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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