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Lugaru (Windows)

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Description

In Lugaru the players takes under his control an anthropomorphic rabbit, adept of various melee and long-range combat techniques. His name is Turner, his wife has been killed and his only son kidnapped by a band of rogue raiders. At first, the task seems clear, however soon a tangled up conspiracy begins to unravel itself. The brave kung-fu rabbit will have to face wolves, bandits and even treacherous friends to fully understand what exactly is going on.

The prominent feature of Lugaru is a unique combat system that takes advantage of skeleton animation in mix with rag-doll physics. The players will have access to various actions at their disposal, each one resulting in different move depending on the context in which the action was performed. The list include simple attacks, attack reversals, counter-reversals, long-range knife attack and a strong rabbit kick. Sometimes, it stands to reason to remain undetected and sneak up on the enemies from behind taking them out one by one. As the game progress additional weapons become available, like sword or staff, each one with the techniques of their own.


Screenshots

Lugaru Windows A friend... or is he?
Lugaru Windows Climbing up the rocks
Lugaru Windows Stalking upon two raiders.
Lugaru Windows World map

Alternate Titles

  • "Lugaru: The Rabbit's Foot" -- Alternate title
  • "Lugaru HD" -- Improved textures version release title

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The Press Says

Bytten Feb 13, 2009 86 out of 100 86
Out Of Eight Aug 07, 2005 5 out of 8 62

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Jan 04, 2009

Trivia

Controversy

Shortly after the release of the Mac App Store in February of 2011, Wolfire Games reported on their blog that an effectively pirated version of Lugaru HD was being sold through Apple's service. While Wolfire already offered the game through the store as "Lugaru HD" for $9.99, the pirated version was listed using the previous title of "Lugaru" by an individual named Michael Latour with the developer iCoder for $0.99 (later being raised to $1.99). When pressed about the issue, iCoder developer Alex Matlin argued that the re-selling of the title qualified as fair-use under the open-source GPL license which the game was released under, despite the license reading: "Wolfire has allowed the data to be freely redistributed for non commercial purposes, but it is forbidden to use in any revenue generating works."

Despite contacting Apple the day that the counterfeit was spotted, the pirated version of the game was not removed from the App Store until over a week later, by which point it had reached #60 on the Store's sales pages. Wolfire was not contacted by Apple in any way, nor were they informed about what would happen to customers who had purchased the pirated version. As a result, they invited anyone who had purchased an illegitimate copy of the game to contact them in order to receive a legitimate copy of the game and a bonus Steam key.

Graphics

On May 2009, a pack with high resolution textures was added by default to the game. This textures were developed by a fan of the game called Tim Soret. Since that addition, the game was renamed as "Lugaru HD".

Release history

Prior to the launch of Overgrowth, Wolfire Games announced to give away copies of Lugaru for free to anyone who joined the Free Lugaru for Overgrowth Fans event on Facebook and became a fan of Overgrowth on the social network.

Information also contributed by MichaelPalin.

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St. Martyne (3540) added Lugaru (Windows) on May 01, 2008
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