Getting Over It

By Bennett Foddy
Games · 4+

Summary

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.

Viewer reviews from iTunes

Kill me (5/5)

Kill me - TherealMVPPP🍖🍇🌯🍜


Awesome Game!!!!! (5/5)

This game is super awesome. Since I can’t play it on pc this is a really cool idea for me. The controls are a tiny bit weird but other than that, this game is amazing (and pretty frustrating at times). - Brightpurpleelephant


Horrible (1/5)

The controls: GARBAGE. Does it quit on you?: You bet it does. Fix this game it’s garbage - crackersL


I wish to god I hadn’t given this jerk any of my money. (1/5)

I knew this game would be challenging but I had no idea how pretentious it would be from start to my realization that I was deriving absolutely zero enjoyment from it. From the awful, condescending narration — designed exclusively to make the player feel like garbage for not being good enough to play this game — to the deliberately cruel design, to the truly awful and inconsistent control scheme on iOS, this game is an exercise in torture and meanness. I get it, this is the point of the game. Sure. But it’s so deliberately smug, so arrogant and condescending to my attempts to make any progress that it makes me feel almost as terrible as the rest of my life does. I guess I’m not the audience for this kind of game, but I don’t need the game itself to constantly remind me what a failure I am while I fail at it. I think the developer put it best in the narration when he said (I’m paraphrasing here) “when I put a new obstacle in the game and couldn’t get past it, it immediately felt like it was my fault as a player, not as a designer.” The massive ego that he’s managed to cultivate from making deliberately sloppy, impossible-to-control games is so ridiculously cruel that the struggle of trying to beat them isn’t worth the effort of having to listen to him talk to me the whole time. - roseaddams


Fun game, poor controls (2/5)

The accuracy will never be as good as PC obviously but the controls are still buggy as it will randomly move the hammer fast even when you barely move the hammer (this is with low to medium sensitivity and acceleration turned off). Just standing still and swinging the air will let you see how bad the accuracy is. This is with an iPhone 7 Plus. - ShioN915


Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo (2/5)

I hate this game it doesn’t work - player576738336


My biggest issue is not the expected frustration (4/5)

I have an iPhone X I am constantly accidentally exiting the app because of the swipe up feature. Is there a setting we can add to disable this mechanic while in game play? - Kiwi1214


Controls (4/5)

All that the game needs is a fixed joystick. - Tyl3rth3kill3r


Start (3/5)

It’s pretty fun but after the update it won’t start on my iPhone X it’s just stuck on the loading screen - gamekiller1259


can't open in ios 11.3 (1/5)

please fix it - 色快时空空空空快手空空


I like the game (5/5)

I would love if you could add a feature so players could practice certain points so they could get better and beat it quicker - oblajter


Frustrating fun (5/5)

Yes, this game makes you work and sets you back frequently but carries a sense of humor and a simple enjoyment in overcoming obstacles. Definite hit! - Dalvrin


Arghhhhh (1/5)

Stupid game creator! Why would you ever do this to me! Make it easier you jerk! - TheHealthyCarrot


Great game (4/5)

I love this game I had so much fun with it and I would really recommend it. Even though you will get mad a lot. - T money crestwood


Lol hello (5/5)

This game is Nice, i just wish it had legs lol or different equipments to get though the mountains. Its hard to Control my little buddy on the Pot with water lol.HE NEEDS A JET PACK! Its testing my patients - Chef'Snowzz420


Quite possibly the best rage game of all time. (5/5)

I absolutely love this game. It’s both frustrating and philosophical. Bennett’s narration throughout the game touches on the issues of trash culture and a lack of freshness on the internet, as well as pesters you with “inspirational” quotes every time you lose a lot of progress. The gameplay has virtually no flaws, and is almost equivalent to the PC version. Definitely worth the five dollars. - minderoo


Great Game (5/5)

This game is great but every time I get to the tower it starts to lag. Other than that totally worth 5$ - OpticPig


Doesn’t load (1/5)

Unable to get past initial loading screen (iPhone X) - njp286


Thanks (5/5)

The journey was amazing! - mlamountain


Great game but lags a lot (4/5)

*Update* So I still think this game is really good as I’m currently trying to get the golden cauldron but I keep finding having trouble because of lag. It was just at the very end of the game but now it’s almost all the time and it messes me up and causes me to screw up and fall. I have tried 60 FPS mode but I find that actually makes it 10x worse. I hope this can be fixed so the game can be fair and not screw me over at almost every opportunity. I really like this game! I think the concept of this game is very unique and fun but also also very challenging and unforgiving at times. The controls seemed very confusing and broken for me when I first started but after playing for a week or two I got better and better and I think they are decent and learnable (I have not played this on the PC). The only thing that kind of dampened the experience for me was Bennet Foddys dialogue about the game and basically games in general. Overall I get what he was trying to do but I just feel it was unneeded and was a bit annoying to listen to while trying to beat his game. Especially since he has this pretentious attitude about other games and tries to pretend his game is totally different when in reality there are plenty of difficult games that do the same type of things that this game does (he should try a game like dark souls). Also after beating this game 10 times, I can tell you that just like these “fake” obstacles from other video games Bennet talks about, there are methods and strategies to overcome every obstacle in this game. Thankfully you can mute him and I think the idea of the game then becomes more impactful. Overall I think this a fantastic game and definitely something that people should check out (especially if you love platformers like me). 😊 *One last issue that I hope Bennet will fix is the game gets real laggy at the end and lag spikes will happen and cause you to mess up in big ways so I hope this gets fixed.* - BigNintendoNerd


Excellent Concept (5/5)

The narration adds a lot to the experience. Oddly immersive; the beauty is in the simplicity of the idea behind it - Adammm_AA


Are you sure the bugs are fixed? (5/5)

I'm at the end of the game and every time I climb the tower it breaks the game? - kaijufan1010


Money back (1/5)

I want my money back because its too hard to control its just not a good game for me - Sharkattack497


TERRIBLE (1/5)

On the part where there is two ledges and you have to get to the top one, my hammer just doesn’t move, or it pushes me off - Goodmojogamer


Great game, but VERY glitchy at the end (3/5)

I have won this game 51 times now, and it has been fun for the most part, but at the end of the game it constantly glitches and kicks me out of the game. - BIGFATBLACKAT


Really this game costs more money than it should have (5/5)

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Infuriating glitch (2/5)

At unpredictable times, the hammer moves to the complete opposite side of where you are at completely launching you when you least expect it. Very irritating and has messed me up countless times. Please roll out an update to fix this. 🙏 - FlavoredSoap


Perfection. (5/5)

Many people say this game hates you. This is incorrect. This game despises you. It will do everything it can and more to make you feel pain, heartbreak, suffering. And yet you keep going. And that's why I think this is one of the best games ever made on the App Store. Bennett Foddy, you have created something truly timeless. - PsychicEnderman


A mentally confused substitute of a game. (1/5)

This game is so frustrating and inhumanly raging that I had to delete it. It was fun at first but the more progress you made the more you lost. I really got to give it to the creators for making such a game that builds hate. If this game was a person he’d have acne and wear a button down shirt with suspenders. - 👌🏼Joey For-The-Win🔐


Amazing one min RAGE the next (5/5)

The worst take aways and the best accomplishments. Best 5 bucks I’ve ever spent on my phone. - GrossprofitOg


I LOVE BOOTY (5/5)

This games booty is so delicious, especially with the new updates. The sad thing is it can’t jiggle anymore, can you change that? - danald trump


Worst game ever🤬! I’m warning you not to get it (1/5)

I played this game having payed five f*%king dollars for it and it’s the absolute worst thing ever created it’s addicting but you hate it so much you can’t even talk about it and it’s f$@#ing terrible - summonerking64


Awsome frustrating game (4/5)

This game is so difficult, rage inducing, and annoying at times, but its a really fun game. It may have taken me a long time to finish the game but when I did, I just felt satisfied. This game is recommended to play (if you are somewhat ok with rage games) and its worth a download. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Talls11


Worth it (5/5)

This game is really fun and addictive, but it also kind of gave a brain aneurysm. Several times. But, aside from the aneurysms, it’s good. And aneurysmic. - Cdjabthxi


kills battery life (4/5)

was playing on low brightness, was the only app running, and had airplane mode on, but still made my phone drop 20% in like 5 minutes. in game settings were also set to power saver. it fun tho so thats the redeeming factor i guess - Rick _Grimes236


Sensitivity (2/5)

Ever since the bug fix update I’ve been having trouble with the hammer sensitivity it doesn’t go down enough! I would love to have someone fix this thank you! - Awesomenessrighthere


Great game on pc. Terrible on iPhone (1/5)

I found this game on steam and bought it playing it until eventually I got to the top and even though I was very frustrating I got through it and it was a very good game. However when I decided I was good enough at pc I made the mistake of buying it on mobile. First of all the sensitivity is all over the place. I feel like when I change it nothing happens. Secondly the resolution is just plain garbage. I’m not sure if this is just an apple thing but it is running at like 440p. Lastly the thing that gets on my nerves the most is the lag. I found this extremely frustrating when playing because of the lag. There are like main parts in the game we’re it lags and I usually get past them because I would consider myself pretty good except for the end of the game. I find it almost impossible to beat going up the cell tower and because of how sensitive your hammer is you will find yourself flying off the ice hill when barely moving your finger. All in all I think this game would be 1 star and IS NOT WORRH 5 DOLLARS AT ALL. So there ya go a review on one of the worst mobile games ever. - I'm the master at dragon city


Why (1/5)

This game makes my die inside - SDudley


Depressing. Save your money and don’t buy it. (1/5)

I get the idea of the game. But if I wanted to learn from failure, I’d rather it benefit me in real life and not in a game. Controls are sloppy. Good luck wasting your time and accomplishing absolutely nothing. Annoying and “uplifting” quotes continue through your failure as you get nowhere in the game. The developer needs a healthier hobby and a girlfriend. - Texasnavyguy


Fabulous but not for the weak... (5/5)

The game is absolutely FANTASTIC. But if your buying this game with the mindset of “oh people exaggerate about this game” but seriously this game is absolutely FRUSTRATING! 10/10 would recommend unless if your impatient, buy at your own risk! - rtpyee


Somewhat challenging game (5/5)

A real toughy - A raging customer


Hard mode (4/5)

This game took me 10 hours to beat this game 3 times - Parkour's Creed


Read (4/5)

This game is fun but Very FRUSTRATING! But other than that it’s great - 01enzo


A slight bug (5/5)

Great game 👍🏼👌🏼 But I noticed a slight bug/glitch So I made it to the cellphone tower but it was super laggy, so I went to the settings and put it on 60 fps mode but then the hammer was like jolting around like it was on sensitivity 100 and long story short I ended up falling back down to the church.. and after that the bug still happened. High quality will lag and low quality makes it super sensitive - _DrUnicorn_


good but a bit laggy (5/5)

so i love the game but the only problem is when i load in its really laggy and throws off my progress. also if you have any music playing in the background and it changes the song it loads the game a lot. but even with this it's a really great game and i recommend getting it - Robert13311331


Amazing Game (5/5)

This game was so amazing to play. I had an amazing time with an end time of 4h and 26m. So much fun to play and I recommend to all who have patience and perseverance to put to the test! - Cody Krause


You are the best Foddy to ever Foddy (5/5)

Best game I’ve ever played! So challenging yet fun at the same time! - seedmaster101


Nice concept for a game, bad controls (2/5)

This game was frustrating for the wrong reasons. I’ve beaten it on PC, but I find it impossible to beat on the IOS because the controls are so poorly optimized. One pixel off causes the hammer to spaz all over the screen and send the character all over the place. Difficult game, and that’s fine, but it shouldn’t have these ridiculous control glitches. - Hastagazpacho Biggins


Sensitivity setting doesnt matter (2/5)

I noticed that no matter how low I set my sensitivity it doesnt change like full on it will be slow for a bit then speed up like the guy just drank 60 cokes. Please fix your sensitivity ive already gotten over it but its still a pain in the butt thx! - Green2087


So hard (5/5)

I can’t even get pass the first bit - Thebeastboy9988