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QWOP successor Getting Over It is now available on Steam

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Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy is a simple, devious game about climbing a mountain using only a sledgehammer (the blunt end) and wearing nothing but a cauldron. It first released exclusively via Humble Bundle on October 6. Foddy says over 2.7 million people have tried the game since, and a whole lot more have access now that Getting Over It is available on Steam for $8 (opens in new tab).

"You move the hammer with the mouse, and that's all there is," the painfully accurate Steam description reads, adding that a "magical reward" awaits hikers who reach the top.

I don't know what that magical reward is, and I probably never will. As you may remember from my gif essay titled The Chronicles of Cauldron Man (opens in new tab), I was unable to Get Over It. Thankfully, others have had more success, including YouTuber Lumonen (opens in new tab), who, nearest I can tell, holds the Getting Over It speedrun record at the time of writing. See for yourself: 

Austin Wood
Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.