North Carolina video game developer creates game filled with hugs

Aigul Aubanova has been developing games for more than 30 years.

However, it was just three years ago, the North Carolina grandmother started her current mission to animate something good.

Aubanova launched the game “1001 Hugs” in 2019. The game featured kids. However, its release wasn’t exactly well-received.

That’s why Aubanova went back to the drawing board for a Christmas version — which launched in August.

Throughout the game, players shoot teddy bears at elves.

When you land a hit, you’ll get a hug.

Unlike the original version of the game, Aubanova says the feedback has been more positive. She hopes to launch another version for Easter.

However, she is hoping to fund the project through Kickstarter — which will also allow the public to pitch their creative suggestions.

Read about how you can play in the full story from WITN.