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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Mixed (13 reviews) - 69% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Dec 3, 2014

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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.”
Gamezebo

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

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?

Featuring:

  • 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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 1 Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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badhairqueen
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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Salarn
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
https://youtu.be/dvlU1yC2ZqM

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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CIBI ✔
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.


10/10
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Spoon
5.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
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Mrblackpower69
23.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
I left the game on when I went to work
10/10 I recommend this game
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Rigolax
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 13
Few tiny potato layers shy of brilliance

If I had bought Potatoman Seeks the Troof for its full price, I might have second-guessed if I should, in fact, recommend it, but at this point in its lifetime it's not a matter of discussion – if you're even remotely a fan of potato-based games, get it, you can hardly find a better way to waste at least 1-2 hours than jumpin‘ n‘ runnin‘ as a potato.

Soooo... Let's get down to it, shall we? I will try to break the game down into what's good (+) and what's bad (-) about it.

The breakdown

(+) Great potato gameplay. This is by far the best thing about the game – who knew that adding actual potato controls into a plattformer could make it all that much more fun? I guess, if you're a fan of using 15 hotkey mobas you won't be as enticed as I was, but as I'm not, it was perfect. Ranged enemy attacks, however, are largely annoying and really high-ranged, so jumping is not valid and dodging is often a mundane exercize of dodging around projectiles for 15+ seconds.
(+) Great sense of potato humor Story is poor, yeah, but it knows it's poor. So why not just go with the flow.
(+) Decent potato enemy variety. Although you'll be just avoiding 'em the same way, different areas have different enemies, and a good chunk of them are randomized.

(+/-) Achievements. They do make up a large part of endgame, and I guess it's fine, but at some point you have to ask yourself: do I want to keep restarting this?

(-) Game is really short. Judge it as you will – it could be seen as an advantage in a game like this, but there certainly could've been room for more story. It's barely 1 hour long.
(-) Story is very bare-bones. The story is akin to the myths of how a Potatoman came to be. That doesn't necessarily translate to a satisfying story. Don't look for motivations in some events that happen here. Some could enjoy it, I, however, didn't.

The verdict

Got 1-2 hours to kill? Get it. Looking for a good plattformer experience? Get it. Want a cheesy potatoy game that won't require your low attention span to work on memorizing the complex twists and turns of an in-depth story? Get it. Itching for a plattformer, especially one with a unique twist (potato)? Get it.

As a part of a bundle? Yes. As a huge, 75-90% discount? Yes. Full price? I would never pay full price for a game like this, I just couldn't. And while there are many things the devs could've done to make it THE definitive potato plattformer, they always have another shot if they decide to make a Potatoman Seeks the Troof sequel. They have my trust.
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MonacledPotato
4.9 hrs
Posted: August 11
dis gaem maed me cri

10/10 stury of my lif
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wany1981
6.1 hrs
Posted: August 8
U are a potatoman.. u have to jump though a couple weird level to seek.. troof.. well that's the name anyways.

In truth even after beating this one I still have no idea what happened. Compare to a lot of the other older SNES platformer or rage quit platformer this game is actually quite easy in comparison. Only took me about 30 minutes and 4 continues to finish the game on semi-enlightened. Once i finish this review i will go back to get the other achievement, IT really shouldn't take me this long since I already figured out the trick for all of the jumps already.

Weird Music, Weird story, Weird pixal art everything about this game screams for strange.

Don't despire if you cannot make some of the jump. slow down. look. analyze and you will learn how to do all of them.

7.5/10 as an averge difficulty platform jumper that's pretty simple to beat and 100%
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Xots
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 3
Avoid this game if:
- You dislike pixel perfect jumps
- You are easily flustered by trial and error gameplay
- You want to play it not in the same sitting

The game looks and sounds nice, and even 'feels' nice, but it simply angers me more than I enjoy it. Maybe buy if you're into that kind of stuff, though.
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KrudlerTheHorse
9.1 hrs
Posted: July 28
There's a laugh or two to be had but I beat it in < 10 minutes and for the asking price of $5+ it's a major rip-off.

The game at it's core is a rudimentary platformer with left/right/jump controls. If have a basic ability to play platformer game, there will be no challenge of any kind here for you.

What that leaves you with is a trial-and-error game where you learn what cheap move the enemies have in store the first time, then easily avoid it the second time.

I guess you can play again and again to unlock achievements twice to unlock both achievements, but to me that is not quality gaming time, that is just padding to extend the playtime of a pretty feeble game to begin with. Let's put it this way, if there were no achievements or trading cards, 99% of people would play it once and permanently delete it.

If I had to compliment it, the goofiness of the graphics and presentation is charming, and the music is amusing. But again, THIS IS A 10 MINUTE GAME and it's not worth it for the price. If you really gotta have it, wait until it is on 90% off sale and pay $0.50 - and not a penny more.

If you're looking at my play time, it is misleading. As I write this review I have the game running in the background in an effort to accrue enough playtime to get the trading cards.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
U are a potatoman.. u have to jump though a couple weird level to seek.. troof.. well that's the name anyways.

In truth even after beating this one I still have no idea what happened. Compare to a lot of the other older SNES platformer or rage quit platformer this game is actually quite easy in comparison. Only took me about 30 minutes and 4 continues to finish the game on semi-enlightened. Once i finish this review i will go back to get the other achievement, IT really shouldn't take me this long since I already figured out the trick for all of the jumps already.

Weird Music, Weird story, Weird pixal art everything about this game screams for strange.

Don't despire if you cannot make some of the jump. slow down. look. analyze and you will learn how to do all of them.

7.5/10 as an averge difficulty platform jumper that's pretty simple to beat and 100%
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
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 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
There's a laugh or two to be had but I beat it in < 10 minutes and for the asking price of $5+ it's a major rip-off.

The game at it's core is a rudimentary platformer with left/right/jump controls. If have a basic ability to play platformer game, there will be no challenge of any kind here for you.

What that leaves you with is a trial-and-error game where you learn what cheap move the enemies have in store the first time, then easily avoid it the second time.

I guess you can play again and again to unlock achievements twice to unlock both achievements, but to me that is not quality gaming time, that is just padding to extend the playtime of a pretty feeble game to begin with. Let's put it this way, if there were no achievements or trading cards, 99% of people would play it once and permanently delete it.

If I had to compliment it, the goofiness of the graphics and presentation is charming, and the music is amusing. But again, THIS IS A 10 MINUTE GAME and it's not worth it for the price. If you really gotta have it, wait until it is on 90% off sale and pay $0.50 - and not a penny more.

If you're looking at my play time, it is misleading. As I write this review I have the game running in the background in an effort to accrue enough playtime to get the trading cards.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Few tiny potato layers shy of brilliance

If I had bought Potatoman Seeks the Troof for its full price, I might have second-guessed if I should, in fact, recommend it, but at this point in its lifetime it's not a matter of discussion – if you're even remotely a fan of potato-based games, get it, you can hardly find a better way to waste at least 1-2 hours than jumpin‘ n‘ runnin‘ as a potato.

Soooo... Let's get down to it, shall we? I will try to break the game down into what's good (+) and what's bad (-) about it.

The breakdown

(+) Great potato gameplay. This is by far the best thing about the game – who knew that adding actual potato controls into a plattformer could make it all that much more fun? I guess, if you're a fan of using 15 hotkey mobas you won't be as enticed as I was, but as I'm not, it was perfect. Ranged enemy attacks, however, are largely annoying and really high-ranged, so jumping is not valid and dodging is often a mundane exercize of dodging around projectiles for 15+ seconds.
(+) Great sense of potato humor Story is poor, yeah, but it knows it's poor. So why not just go with the flow.
(+) Decent potato enemy variety. Although you'll be just avoiding 'em the same way, different areas have different enemies, and a good chunk of them are randomized.

(+/-) Achievements. They do make up a large part of endgame, and I guess it's fine, but at some point you have to ask yourself: do I want to keep restarting this?

(-) Game is really short. Judge it as you will – it could be seen as an advantage in a game like this, but there certainly could've been room for more story. It's barely 1 hour long.
(-) Story is very bare-bones. The story is akin to the myths of how a Potatoman came to be. That doesn't necessarily translate to a satisfying story. Don't look for motivations in some events that happen here. Some could enjoy it, I, however, didn't.

The verdict

Got 1-2 hours to kill? Get it. Looking for a good plattformer experience? Get it. Want a cheesy potatoy game that won't require your low attention span to work on memorizing the complex twists and turns of an in-depth story? Get it. Itching for a plattformer, especially one with a unique twist (potato)? Get it.

As a part of a bundle? Yes. As a huge, 75-90% discount? Yes. Full price? I would never pay full price for a game like this, I just couldn't. And while there are many things the devs could've done to make it THE definitive potato plattformer, they always have another shot if they decide to make a Potatoman Seeks the Troof sequel. They have my trust.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I left the game on when I went to work
10/10 I recommend this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
https://youtu.be/dvlU1yC2ZqM

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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69 of 80 people (86%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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36 of 48 people (75%) 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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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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