A game I made
For a certain kind of person
To hurt them.
• Climb up an enormous mountain with nothing but a hammer and a pot.
• Listen as I make philosophical observations about the problem at hand.
• Between 2 and ∞ hours of agonizing gameplay, depending. The median time to finish for my playtesters was 5 hours, but the mean was closer to ∞.
• Lose all your progress, over and over.
• Feel new types of frustration you didn't know you were capable of.
Support for all modern devices, various bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Great Game, Worth It
I downloaded this game a couple of years ago and beat it once with a time of around 6 hours. I (obviously) was frustrated at the game but since I beat it I put it down thinking I was done with it. It stayed in my home screen for around a year and I never looked at it until one day when I decided to revisit it. This was both great and agonizing as the parts of the game that I despised were back to haunt me. But, as time went on I kept beating it and falling then climbing back up and beating it again. 3 successful climbs grew to 15 then 25 and soon I began wondering if I had it in me to get the golden pot. As time went on I kept getting wins and my pot kept getting more shiny. Once it was fully golden I decided to keep going and I’m glad I did as 6 hours of gameplay to win once became 30, then 20, 10, until I reached my record time of 4 minutes to beat the game. I understand that that isn’t nearly as good as world record material but I feel proud of my accomplishment. If you left the game thinking it was too difficult, try it again because it’s worth it.
Are you thinking of buying a new phone?
If you have been drooling over any of the latest iPhones but can’t justify the upgrade because your current phone is good enough, download this game! It has all the challenges of the pc game but with the added difficulty of no fast movements! Without a mouse, you can’t simply flick your hammer in a tight circle. Every move must be dragged across your grubby screen as fast as your finger allows. Forget about a quick swipe from the bottom of the screen, because that will close the app and your poor, cauldron-legged man will be frozen in pause limbo until you reopen the app, unpause the game, and witness him plummet back to the bottom. Devote enough time to this game and I can guarantee you’ll be in the market for a new phone sooner than later.
Seriously, as someone who has beaten the PC version, this game is unplayable in comparison. I haven’t given up on it yet, but I’m one of the few who never got flustered on the pc game, so your mileage may vary. If you raged at all playing it on PC, this game is not for you.
Getting over it
When I originally purchased this game, I just did it so I could act like I was a streamer and maybe some kids would befriend me. That was around 2 years ago when I first installed this game. I have downloaded and deleted the game many times, not just because of frustration but also because of space issues, and general unplayability on certain devices. This may seem like a rage game but I like to restart just to listen to the narrative and just to help me focus on something else. This game trained my mind to not just quit on something because you were bored and frustrated. The game told me to stick with my failures and get over them. Finally, I am happy to announce after about 2 years and maybe 10 hours in actual focused playtime, I have conquered the game. Even though this game is very old and not trending, it is very well worth you time.
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- Bennett Foddy
- 248.3 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2017 Bennett Foddy
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