Potatoman will put your reflexes and worldview to the test as you journey through scorching deserts, dark forests, busy cities, the tallest mountains and eventually your own potato-consciousness in search of the ultimate answer. Are you prepared to face the TROOF?
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Very Positive (215 reviews) - 85% of the 215 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 3, 2014

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September 19

Potatoman And All Pixeljam Titles Included In Our Biggest Steam Sale Yet

Attention Seekers of Troof,

If you have buddies that have been looking to pick up Potatoman or any of our games for that matter, now would be the time to do it... We are running our biggest Steam sale ever right now, including a massive discount on the Pixeljam Collection, the Steam bundle that includes all of our games and soundtracks:


Check it out! And take care...

-The Pixeljam Team

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“The conclusion is beautiful in its use of game mechanics to make the player feel a loss of ability. By making old obstacles suddenly seem impossible, it shows the player what it feels like to surrender oneself to encroaching inevitability, to just give up and embrace what’s coming.”
Pure Sophistry

“Potatoman Seeks the Troof is an experience well worth having. It’s teeming with clever writing and charm, not to mention an appearance and soundtrack that do a fantastic job of scratching that nostalgia itch.”

“Potatoman has the best jump in the history of video games, seriously.”

About This Game

Potatoman Seeks the Troof is a challenging potatosophical platforming adventure from Pixeljam Games, creator of the classic prehistoric racer DINO RUN.

Potatoman will put your reflexes and worldview to the test as you journey through scorching deserts, dark forests, busy cities, the tallest mountains and eventually your own potato-consciousness in search of the ultimate answer. Are you prepared to face the TROOF?


  • Bone-breaking challenges and intriguing perspectives.
  • A unique story that will make you question everything you knew about potatoes.
  • Squirrels! Vultures! Monkeys! Star Tetrahedrons!
  • The Troof

Some very nice things people have said about Potatoman:

Potatoman will delight, surprise, and challenge you. I had so much fun playing through his little adventure, and I know I’ll replay it many times in the future. And the ending is amazing! Definitely play all the way to the end. ~James Kochalka, American Elf

Potatoman is an awesome bite-sized platformer that is as fun as it is, well, insane. ~Northernlion, Youtube

Good, addictive fun, with a nice balance between level-memorization and hand-eye coordination. ~Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 1 Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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65 of 76 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Been playing this game on and off since I bought it off-Steam about a year and a half ago, so don't be bothered by Steam saying I've hardly played it.

First of all, this game has, without a doubt, the greatest launch trailer known to mankind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnAeHNZAbNs

Second, this is a pretty decent — but also pretty unfair — platformer. Unfair in the sense that, if you're reasonably skilled at platforming, you'll most likely die to randomness (falling eggs, rocks, etc.) way more than anything else. Normally I'd recommend people stay far, far away from games that utilize randomness as a way to increase difficulty, but in this game it works. It works because the randomness fits perfectly in with the game — both thematically and gameplay-wise. And the game is short enough that the random deaths don't become too frustrating. (I realize that that sounded a lot like a backhanded compliment, but I assure you, it isn't meant as such.) It's the kind of game that makes me wish I had friends who were interested in platformers so I could share the experience with them.

Third, the game is hilarious and silly. Stop worrying and learn to love the troof.
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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2015
Now, I believe I got this game in a bundle, so price has no influence on my decision. I'd give this game a somewhat lack-luster description of "I wanna be the guy" for the Atari. Now, the game isn't bad, but it is not a game for me. humerous at points, I found the dialogue, well, not very interesting. and the rage-inducing tricks were fun - until they became completely random, with no discernable pattern to allow me to get by. That's where I had a problem. Maybe I'm just bad at the game, but it isn't really my cup of tea. take it for what you will

All in all, if you liked "I wanna be the guy" this game may be for you, but it also may not be. you decide.
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31 of 43 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Why are we here? What's the purpose? Who or What are we??

In a world where we are constantly busy with and distracted by what's happening, we don't often make it a priority to stop and investigate what is really going on.

Potatoman takes this time, and endures a harrowing platfoming journey to seek out and discover for himself what is the TROOF!

Wisdom and mis-direction is found in all of the characters he encounters. Does anyone actually know the Troof?

While it can be challenging at times, Potatoman Seeks the Troof is rewarding and a lot of fun. There's also a fantastic Soundtrack by Miles Tilmann.

Go forth and Seek the Troof!
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28 of 45 people (62%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
Well.... let's talk about this game.

Feature Check
Monkeys and bananas (X)
Squirrels and nuts (X)
Bouncing rocks (X)
Chickens, chicks and eggs (X)
Energy balls (X)
Cactus (X)
Other Potato citizens, like a whole city (X)
Cowboy (X)
Drops cards (X)
Only 2 Achievements to 100% (X)

This is a 30 minutes* length hard-as-hell-first-time-platformer, where you have to pay attention to the movement of your "foes" throughout gameplay. You drive your potatoman through your journey to get your alien pyramid shaped things back. The first time you play this game you think: OMG! It's hard!... The second time, you know what to do and the behaviour of your foes, so it becomes easier.

* 30 minutes, after you play it and die several times :D

Actually, it is fun and it is perfect for those rainy days.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Super Meat Boy's acid-drenched cousin. Brutally difficult. Atari aesthetics backed by a chiptine soundtrack. Elegantly jump your way past a gauntlet of deadly obstacles to reach true enlightenment. Who needs inner peace when we have Potatoman?
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
Incredibly short, psychedelically inspired, and charmingly written are the ways I'd describe this deliciously baked, troof seeking trek set forth by a lively potato and his barnyard friend Mr. Cow.

It took an hour to complete the game twice for both achievements. So if that's a deal breaker for you, maybe you just can't handle the troof.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
The truth about the troof is it isn't a dish for everyone but it's best served with a dancing potato on the side if you are willing to see it through.

Bon Appétit!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Potatoman Seeks the Troof is a short, evil but enjoyable platform. Probably you'll not find any truth at the end of the road, but you'll have a pretty nice (and frustrating) experience.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
Extraordinary game I can not say for sure, but you know, I liked! I walkthrough it in 40 minutes, and was satisfied, psychedelic composed levels, beautiful soundtrack accompanies the entire game, it all reminded me of another era consoles, and nostalgia ran over the body, a very interesting platformer, vaguely reminiscent of Mario, designed levels 6/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Let me save you the thirty minutes.

It's I want to be the guy, lots of trial and error puzzles with cheap shots and frustrating restarts at times. The game is 20-30 minutes long and has probably one of the worst titles I've ever seen. Honestly I think more work went into the trailers than went into the game. Not sure what bundle I got this in, but it's not really worth your time unless you just want a quick game to "complete".
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Splörö spree
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Product received for free
Deepest lore
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0.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
potAtOe is troof
i is troof
potatoe still troof
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2.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
What a waste of $8
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King Mercier
4.8 hrs
Posted: September 19
The truth is in my corn grits.
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4.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
Too "random" to be fun, too quick to read any of the many messages that pop up. I can only assume this game was made for people with more than two eyes and one brain.
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6.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Frustrating, not fun
The trailer made this game seem quirky and cute, but playing it was a different matter altogether. Enemies catch you by surprise by either jumping up at the last moment (after you've jumped to avoid them), or obstructing you in patterns that require very precise timings to avoid. I appreciate the retro graphics, but somehow all the 8-bitness and '80s arcade music, coupled with the left-right movement, started to make me queasy. This was one of the few platformers I had to stop playing after only a short while because I got motion sickness.
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4.4 hrs
Posted: August 26

The noble goal of Troof seeking has Potatoman out of frying pan and into the oven of platforming peril. This hardcore platformer has high levels of frustration and weirdness that keeps players equally on their toes and confused.

The lives and continue system ultimately bring the game down by screwing up with the pacing of the experience. Not all of the obstacles are easily parsed by the player and can feel like sheer luck to surmount only to end up praying for luck again when a continue requires replaying previous areas.
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kektemps ⌛
6.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum L. The word "potato" may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber. In the Andes, where the species is indigenous, there are some other closely related cultivated potato species. Potatoes were introduced outside the Andes region approximately four centuries ago, and have since become an integral part of much of the world's food supply. It is the world's fourth-largest food crop, following maize, wheat, and rice. The green leaves and green skins of tubers exposed to the light are toxic.

Wild potato species can be found throughout the Americas from the United States to southern Chile.The potato was originally believed to have been domesticated independently in multiple locations, but later genetic testing of the wide variety of cultivars and wild species proved a single origin for potatoes in the area of present-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia (from a species in the Solanum brevicaule complex), where they were domesticated approximately 7,000–10,000 years ago. Following centuries of selective breeding, there are now over a thousand different types of potatoes. Over 99% of the presently cultivated potatoes worldwide descended from varieties that originated in the lowlands of south-central Chile, which have displaced formerly popular varieties from the Andes.

However, the local importance of the potato is variable and changing rapidly. It remains an essential crop in Europe (especially eastern and central Europe), where per capita production is still the highest in the world, but the most rapid expansion over the past few decades has occurred in southern and eastern Asia. As of 2007 China led the world in potato production, and nearly a third of the world's potatoes were harvested in China and India.

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6.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
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