By: Derek Yu

On: March 28th, 2011

GIRP, by Bennett Foddy

Billed as the spiritual sequel to QWOP (which is now on iPad), GIRP employs every alphabetic character on the keyboard to great effect, letting you experience the closest feeling to rock climbing you’ll have while your fat butt is still glued to your chair. The goal of the game is to reach the top of the cliff and find the treasure hidden inside a bird’s nest.

According to Bennett Foddy, the game’s creator, GIRP is “NOT AS HARD AS QWOP BUT I THINK YOU WILL FIND IT… HARD ENOUGH.”

TIGdb: Entry for GIRP

  • ortoslon

    my butt is skinny

  • r3d

    72m and NOW WHAT. argh, so close to the end..

  • Anonymous

    I wish shit wouldn't get published only for the sake of being novelty.

  • shockedfrog

    At first I thought the last section required a jump but it is possible to get it just by swinging. Finished it in a rather slow 21m7.8s, I'm looking forward to seeing the speedruns on this.

  • Robert Yang

    Yeah bro, I hate it when new, fun games get released.

  • Gnurfos

    The guy is not using his feet at all. That game is teaching bad climbing !

  • r.kachowski

    it has an end?!

  • Guest

    Or climbing: The manly way.

  • shockedfrog

    Yep, the map is the same each time (though the letters change, other than the ones at the start) and after you reach the top your PB will display a time instead of a height. Got my time down to 15m21.5s and still feel I'm going pretty slow, won't be surprised if someone's made a sub 10 minute video within a day or two. :)

  • Anonymous

    Except, this isn't really fun. It's just as stupid as the first one.

  • Guest

    I had fun. Are you calling me a liar?

  • Draknek

    My best time so far is 9min 32.3s:

  • allen

    yes. liar.

  • Guest

    or climbing: The Hanly Fay

  • Christian223

    I love all his games, including this one. Why doesn't he get his games sponsored???

  • shockedfrog

    Nice! (and yay, I was right! :)

  • Bennett

    What would be the point of involving a middle man? I make money off my own site.

  • Riccardo

    ahahah, I just LOVE this game. Third time arrived at the top and failed the final move…which is… the worst thing you can expect from this game, I won't spoil this…breath taking :D

  • tyler

    Am I utterly retarded? I simply cannot make any progress. Is there a secret key that makes him flex his noodle arms?

  • Riccardo

    try to swing like a pendulum; you have to contract the muscles (ctrl) only in some moments and leave to the momentum most of the job. Wait until you have a decent swing, almost 180 degrees I'd say and do the following: as your man arrives at the bottom of his movement wait a little bit til he's going up, at this point keep pressed the letter corrisponding to a grip reachable in the direction of the swing and keep CTRL pressed.
    Hope I've explained myself decently with my school english ;)

  • Riccardo

    YEAH, finished it!!! Inside the box: *****

  • Riccardo

    spoiler (almost) free image of the final steps!

  • Pnx

    Hah, so after a humongous amount of effort I manage to get to the final grip… Then I'm swinging around trying to figure out how to get the box, after about 10 seconds of looking at it, I finally realize that there's a Q on the box that I'd mistaken for some string or something. So I hit Q… and without thinking let go of G…

    Now I will never know what was in that box.

  • Vania

    It is a lot of fun actually.