Getting Over It Is A Game About Using A Sledgehammer To Climb A Mountain

My longtime friend Bennett Foddy makes frustrating video games. You might have played QWOP, or GIRP. Somehow, making purposely frustrating video games about humans with malfunctioning legs landed Foddy a job teaching game design at NYU. In other words, the universe conspired to inspire him to keep doing it. So we absolutely deserve his latest game, Getting Over It.

As I say in my video, it doesn’t matter what this game is called any more. It’s all over Twitch and YouTube already. This game is now “The Game About The Torso In A Pot”.

Getting Over It is about climbing a massive mountain using only a sledgehammer while your entire lower body is confined in an iron cauldron full of water. Consider this game mandatory homework for the entire human race.

I made a video about this game. Look, it’s a good video. I hope you watch it. I genuinely hope my mum watches it. It has chill music. I tried to write a script I could imagine Werner Herzog reading. Don’t worry: I didn’t read it in a Werner Herzog impression. That would have been terrible. That would have been harder (for me, and for you) than playing a Bennett Foddy game.

Getting Over It is available now as part of the Humble Monthly Bundle. It will be on Steam in December.


  • how can you teach game design and then just release this direct ripoff of sexy hiking. Also, it doesn’t make you original to replace the word ripoff with “homage”.

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