A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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"Paint Bug fills you with childlike joy as you create digital art"
- Amanda Hudgins, Kill Screen

Paint Bug is a lively painting game where creatures help you create works of art. Use your mouse to grab a creature and drag them across the canvas to release their painting powers.

Click the icons below the canvas to:

save a timelapse of your progress
save the canvas image
save a screenshot of everything
||| open your gallery folder

pro tip: holding space lifts the creature so that it doesn't paint - use this to reach the middle of the canvas before painting

Post your images to a shared gallery on twitter with #paintbug


SPACE - Hold to lift creature
ESC - Quit
F11 - Fullscreen
M - Mute sound

F1 - Save timelapse
F2 - Save canvas
F3 - Save screenshot
F4 - Gallery

A game by:

Paloma Dawkins @palomadawkins
Kira Boom @snowkittykira
Peter Rockwell @prockwell
Cody Walker @bhane

The first version of this game was made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare 35 jam.

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Made withLÖVE
Tagsartgame, Colorful, Cute, Hand-drawn, LÖVE, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 35, Mouse only, paintbug, Painting
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksLudum Dare


Paint Bug - love 7.8 MB
Paint Bug - osx 12 MB
Paint Bug - win32 10 MB
Paint Bug - win64 10 MB


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graphics are amazing!! such a fun little tool ^^