My longtime friend Bennett Foddy released his latest game, Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, on Steam on Wednesday, December 6th. Two days later, we had him come to our office in Manhattan to play it on a livestream.
Getting Over It With Bennet Foddy is a nonsensical game that challenges players to climb a mountain with a hammer. The silly premise and highly animated reactions from streamers who take a tumble have launched it right to the heights of Steam’s best seller list one day after its release on the platform. It looks like…
Last week, I wrote about popular streamers rage-quitting Getting Over It, a game about climbing a junk mountain that represents digital content and probably also Hell. Now for the flipside of that coin: people being extremely good at the game... being watched by people who are extremely bad at it.
Getting Over It’s Steam description is brief. “A game I made for a certain kind of person,” it reads. “To hurt them.” Having watched multiple streamers howl in despair and rage-quit right at the end of it, I think it’s safe to declare the game an unmitigated success.
The creator of QWOP, Bennet Foddy, is releasing a new game called Getting Over It on October 6th. In it, you climb a mountain using a sledgehammer. “I created this game for a certain kind of person,” Foddy says in this trailer. “To hurt them.”