We love to find unique and quirky games here at oprainfall. So when I heard that the team behind Nihilumbra and Megamagic, Beautifun Games, was working on a new title, I was intrigued. I rather enjoyed my time with Nihilumbra, and am more than willing to see what the talented team could cook up next. Turns out, that new game is none other than Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets. Slated for release in 2018, it’s a distinct change of genre from Nihilumbra, and instead of being a puzzle platformer, it’s more of a top down puzzle-adventure game.

Prof Lupo | Banner

In Professor Lupo, you play a lowly intern on a massive spacestation who is the last line of defense between Earth and a horde of monstrously cute aliens. You must puzzle your way to victory and find a way to escape from the ruthless beasts, otherwise you’ll be nothing more than lunch.

Prof Lupo | Map

I admit I’m intrigued by the premise of Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets. If you are too, then you’ll be happy to hear it’s slated to release on PC, Mac, Linux and other platforms as well. If you are curious about the finer details, just read the official press release below, and stay tuned to oprainfall for more news about cool indies like Professor Lupo!

BARCELONA, November 7th, 2017 – Become the most epic intern of all times and save humanity from collapse, or at least your own neck, in this frantic upcoming puzzle-adventure game infested with aliens!

Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets is a puzzle-adventure game made by the creators of Nihilumbra (App Store Best of 2012). Professor Lupo is a scientist who has traveled to every galaxy to collect the most horrible aliens, and has returned to the Earth in order to sell them to the highest bidder. While the alien showcase is going on, an attack occurs, and all the aliens escape and spread inside the Aurora Space Station.

Your job as an intern of the spaceship has been always to study and take care of these creepy and also lethal critters. Anyway, this time you will have to add a new task to your todo list: find a way to escape, or become your pets’ dinner.

Prof Lupo | Story


  • Puzzle-adventure game remarkably focused in the narrative.
  • Investigate the aliens’ behaviour: use them in your favour!
  • More than 100 levels of gameplay and replayability.
  • Distinctive english voice-over for each character!
  • Explore the depths of Aurora Space Station and its machinary.
    Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets is scheduled for Early 2018. It will be available for iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Linux and more platforms TBA.

Prof Lupo | Gameplay

About our company:
Struggling hard to survive the indieapocalypse, BeautiFun Games is an indie videogame development company born in Barcelona (Spain). We have been in the industry since March 2011 with always the same objective in mind: to create fun games in a beautiful way. We are the proud fathers of “Nihilumbra” (App Store Best of 2012), “Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age” (2016) and now “Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets” (2018).

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.