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Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy

Bennett Foddy Wants To Hurt Players With The Trailer For His QWOP Followup
by Cody Mello-Klein on Sep 28, 2017 at 01:40 PM
Publisher: Humble Originals
Developer: Bennett Foddy
Release:
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PC

Just get over it already. Bennett Foddy, the developer behind the ragdoll track simulator we never knew we wanted, QWOP, released a trailer for his new game. It's meant to hurt us. 

The trailer for Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy centers around a man who, with his lower body stuck in a cauldron, must swing a hammer against the ground with QWOP-like levels of success in order to climb a mountain. It's a fun, ridiculous premise made better by animations that imply the controls are similar to QWOP's intentionally tricky design.

Smooth, lounge piano jazz plays behind the man's struggles, as Foddy intones a spoken word poem that explains his reason for creating the game. 

"Why did I make this?" Foddy ponders, only to answer tha question later in the trailer: "I created this game for a certain kind of person, to hurt them."

Expect the hurt to begin soon. Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy launches on the Humble Monthly Bundle on October 6 and on Steam in December.