A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

UPWORM is a physics challenge platformer. Guide your worm up the sculptures, can you reach the top?

TIPS: This is a challenging experience but it can be completed.  A two axis controller is a bit easier than using the keyboard.  For the harder jumps think of the worm as a spring that must be coiled.

Music by me, selfsame, made mainly this week for #looptober.

Sculpture scans courtesy of https://threedscans.com/  (free no license) and https://www.myminifactory.com/users/SMK%20-%20Statens%20Museum%20for%20Kunst?sho... (CC0).

Originally made for the Autumn 2021 Lisp Game Jam (using https://github.com/arcadia-unity/ArcadiaGodot)

Special thanks to amazing collection of The Statens Museum for Kunst (National Art Museum of Denmark), Bennett Foddy for the Getting-Over-It-like genre, the https://github.com/arcadia-unity/Arcadia team, Godot, Blender, the #looptober community

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
Made withGodot, Blender
Tagsarcadia, foddian, getting-over-it-like, Godot, hard, lisp-game-jam, physics-platformer, rage, worm


upworm-windows.zip 81 MB
upworm-linux.tar.gz 88 MB
upworm-mac.zip 79 MB

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Absolutely loved it! Just the right amount of challenging AND fun! This should be a full game, honestly! Maybe with multiple levels and things. :) It was the first game I tried out in this compilation: Of course, I didn't make it very far, but it was incredibly fun to try out! If you're wondering if it's worth your time, DEFINITELY!!

Based linux port

hey has anyone officially uploaded a speedrun of upworm i looked on speedrun.com and youtube and couldnt find anything

This is shockingly tough. A good challenge for anyone with the patience and skills, which is not necessarily me haha

I'm struggling a little to understand the controls, I would think that you just have control of both ends, eezy peezy. If I hook one end, I feel I can use it to hold myself while swinging up my backside. For some reason I can't? It's like I only have the strength to move one end at a time, which I'm guessing might be a choice to increase the difficulty. 

It doesn't necessarily seem bad, just tough. I'm slowly getting the mechanic and had a few good runs, made it to the final statue to the left before moving up to the next level. 

Might give this a few more tries, see if I can get a handle on it.

i literaly couldnt make it past the first one lol


Had a great time, albeit frustrating time lol! Hope you enjoy the video! 


great let's play, thanks for posting!


whats upworm


I downloaded the game but now it's a zip file. And I don't know how to open it. Mind helping me out?


Hi yes open or extract the zip file to play the game, or you can get https://itch.io/app and play it there, it works like Steam


go to folders right click it and it will say extract all press exstract all


it went something like this: 〰@〰ᵕ〰n〰u@〰 and it was very good


the worm


this game is so damn hard to play like im stuck on 0 meters

can you add cheats like flying?


this is so good. the statue choices fit perfectly


The worms move so realistically that it sent chills down my spine as I hate bugs, but I had a lot of fun playing! It took me a while to get the hang of the controls, and it took me a little over an hour to clear the game, but I managed to finish it. I made a video of it so you can see how happy I was!


this is a great video, thank you for playing!


smells like upworm in here


nothing much what's upworm with u

good game(:


Elite worm game 


great let's play video, thanks for sharing!

zajebibi, long worm. fun. not too simple.. hmm. real co op couch, bed coop- good worm up for the day! c;

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great video thank you for playing!

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thanks for putting the project files now I can edit the game.

you are very welcome! all you need is the Godot mono version

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strange,  but oddly addictive