You are a machine learning model tasked with driving an active ragdoll in a computer physics simulation. Take manual control of your feet to retain balance, walk, navigate obstacles, and perform various tasks. A challenging game partially inspired by Bennett Foddy's work.
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Positive (14) - 92% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 26, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Life circumstances have forced me to publish this game earlier than I would've liked, and it's not yet in a state where I'm satisfied with it. I see Early Access as a great opportunity to get the game out while continuing to work on it and also gather feedback to make the full version as good as it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I estimate that this game will be in Early Access for somewhere between 12 to 24 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“I plan for the full version to offer extra content and storyline after you complete the currently included levels. Some levels may change, scripting API may also change, and I plan to improve the level editor. I will also listen to feedback from the community in order to improve the overall experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All features mentioned on the store page are included. The game has 35 challenging hand-crafted levels, and there are endless procedurally generated levels as well. Each level has a leaderboard with replays that you can race against. You can also create and share levels, and download them from Workshop. The level editor and scripting API are not final and may be unstable at the moment.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of the game will increase as I add more content.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I have a specific vision for the full version of this game, but I'm also open to suggestions and I pay close attention to feedback. You can share your thoughts in Steam Discussions, or you can talk to me directly on my Discord server:
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Gamepad is recommended

Although this game supports keyboard and mouse input, it was designed with gamepad input in mind. Playing with gamepad is strongly recommended.

About This Game

...Have you ever seen these videos where neural networks learn to control physics-based characters?

In LOCOMOTORICA: Staggering Ragdoll, you are the neural network.

You are in control of an active ragdoll in a computer physics simulation. Move your legs manually with gamepad sticks and triggers to retain balance and walk.
You have various tasks to complete:

This game can be challenging at first, as it is partially inspired by QWOP, a 2008 game by Bennett Foddy. But if you get a feel for it, you can walk and navigate the environment with little effort, as demonstrated above.

(UPD: This game was made before Bennett Foddy announced "Baby Steps")

  • Innovative character controls and physics
  • 30+ challenging hand-crafted tasks
  • Endless procedurally generated levels
  • Steam Leaderboards with replays to race against
  • Level editor and Steam Workshop
  • Relaxing soundtrack

From the creator of Drunken Wrestlers and Drunken Wrestlers 2.
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System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 520 or GeForce GT 730
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 3 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1050 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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