You Only Get One Limb by vapgames

made by vapgames for LD28 (JAM)
Vasily Korolev is a space engineer.
One day he was assigned to fix a terraforming station, but his teleportation didn't go so well.

Strongly recommend playing with gamepad.
Grab and Hold: A (gamepad) or X (keyboard).

Tools used:
Unity free
Anim2d (my animation editor)
My rope system
My content auto processing thing
Paint Tool Sai
Telegrama font (from here:


Coolness 100% 1
Overall(Jam) 3.96 21
Audio(Jam) 1.61 462
Fun(Jam) 3.80 31
Graphics(Jam) 4.35 37
Humor(Jam) 3.94 14
Innovation(Jam) 4.25 2
Mood(Jam) 3.36 124
Theme(Jam) 4.46 2


Six Down
17. Dec 2013 · 04:30 CET
Best triplegiac physics platformer ever!

Seriously though, great work. Simple but very fun, levels imaginative and well thought out.
17. Dec 2013 · 04:35 CET
Hmm, I can't seem to play with keyboard?
17. Dec 2013 · 04:48 CET
Six Down, thank you!
MrBlade, are you using OSX?
17. Dec 2013 · 04:58 CET
17. Dec 2013 · 05:15 CET
Great take on the theme, nice graphics.
17. Dec 2013 · 05:44 CET
Nice take on the theme, and great visuals!
17. Dec 2013 · 05:45 CET
Thank you for web! Idea is cool but gameplay is too hard! And graphics is cool too)
17. Dec 2013 · 05:45 CET
Amazing. Hard to play on the keyboard, but I struggled through it just to keep playing. Great take on the theme.
17. Dec 2013 · 05:50 CET
Next gen qwop, love it.
17. Dec 2013 · 05:53 CET
wow this was super very fun! but i stopped after the place on the screenshot after dying 4 times and doing the level all over again. good job!
17. Dec 2013 · 05:55 CET
That was great, I especially enjoyed the conveyor-belt part. However, I also failed to get past that part after riding around it a dozen times, because the game is currently very tricky even with a gamepad! With some tweaks to the controls (or just some more practice on my part) I see much potential here.

(It reminds me in some ways of the game "You Have No Legs", but with a lot less repetitive clicking, plus cool ropes).
17. Dec 2013 · 05:58 CET
This fits the theme so perfectly! The movement reminded me of Incredipede, it was fun trying to figure out how to move.
17. Dec 2013 · 10:08 CET
Nice game :)
I liked the graphic.
The game is quite simple to understad, but
it's realy hard to controll, I got stuck many times.
The idea is cool, but I think that the levels should start more easily, before you master the walk.
17. Dec 2013 · 17:19 CET
Is this Gordon Freeman ? I laughed playing your game!
5 stars for innovation,humor, fun & mood.
17. Dec 2013 · 19:10 CET
WFT! One hand better that nothing...
17. Dec 2013 · 19:35 CET
Very interesting idea, only one limb, but it was quite frustrating after a while. Good graphics also.
17. Dec 2013 · 19:38 CET
Exceptional use of theme and physics (especially ropes), with stunning art direction - full marks, fantastic!
17. Dec 2013 · 19:41 CET
Realy fun to play :) Didn't think somone would take the you got only one theme to this extreme :P Graphics are cool aswel! +1
17. Dec 2013 · 19:42 CET
Reminds me of 'You have no legs' but with gorgeous artwork. Really nice work! Rated highly. :)
17. Dec 2013 · 19:44 CET
Damn! challenging gameplay but very fun physics platformer. Nice soft-painted environments, really rewarding moments when successfully leap through the obstacles and hazards. Now I'm convinced to look further in Unity3D's 2Dtoolkit (the ropes, and limb-rig physics and all).. Hopefully on sequel or further builds if you would somehow incorporate different characters with its own unique take on their limbs or a co-op gameplay (2 or more players) solve complex platform puzzles..
Keith Evans
17. Dec 2013 · 20:18 CET
Wow, that was hilarious and fun. Great Job!!!
17. Dec 2013 · 21:59 CET
You have some really nice art in here! Your take on the theme is funny and really challenging, in that clumsy QWOP sort of way, yet the result is even more interesting. Good job!
18. Dec 2013 · 02:36 CET
The game is very funny. Though I feel bad about that guy :(
18. Dec 2013 · 22:16 CET
HHAHAHA hilarious !!! love it really, very very fun game :) Fun&Nasty !
18. Dec 2013 · 22:24 CET
Awesome game! i dont know if i'm doing something worng but o have no sound on web player >.<

Anyway, the game is REALLY great, if it isnt finished yet, you really should finish it and publish somewhere!

The gameplay is great, but you can spend some more time on level design ;) (that first hole where you can die is really hard D=)
18. Dec 2013 · 22:26 CET
This is amazing, wish it had sound though.
18. Dec 2013 · 22:42 CET
Very nice graphics and I love the game idea. But I found the controls rather frustrating.
18. Dec 2013 · 22:47 CET
Ragdoll physics are always hilarious, this is a nice way to combine them with proper gameplay.
18. Dec 2013 · 23:15 CET
That was great fun, thanks for making this!
Dining Philosopher
19. Dec 2013 · 00:26 CET
Wow, really good game! Fits the theme really well. Like many others, I got stuck in the screen schot level, and retried several times after I fell down. But eventually I gave up since it costs some much efort to move with just one limb. ;)
Dining Philosopher
19. Dec 2013 · 01:12 CET
Other player here, most freaked out I've ever been in a game when I realized what those white ropes in level 3 were xD
After level 3 I got a text screen, from which it wasn't completely clear to me that the game was over. "Warning:null" seems like something went wrong, but maybe it's on purpose?
Anyway, excellent game in every way (except of course non-existent audio ;) )
19. Dec 2013 · 01:31 CET
wow wow wow! i love the graphic style. i love the fun of it, even though it is super hard. i think it would be really helpful to have some instructions for how to effectively use the keyboard keys to move the guy. overall so awesome mood, humor, and innovative game play. and you nailed the theme
19. Dec 2013 · 02:27 CET
Difficult to control... But incredibly hilarious because of it! Less limbs = more fun
19. Dec 2013 · 03:01 CET
Brilliantly done. If this game had sound effects or music, it would be even better, but as is, it's hilarious and awesome.
19. Dec 2013 · 03:21 CET
Not bad. Very fun and humorous idea.
Stuck on 2-d level. Engine lags as hell. Remembering it by Inrusion2 =)
19. Dec 2013 · 04:41 CET
Best, and most entertaining, control scheme I've ever used. Great work!
19. Dec 2013 · 05:02 CET
Awesome, awesome visuals and physics. GREAT use of theme and very fun gameplay (with gamepad, not with keyboard... haha). It's tough but it really makes you feel for the guy. I'M SO HAPPY I HAVE ALL MY LIMBS. THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER!

One of the best looking / playing games I've seen thus far. Easily.
19. Dec 2013 · 05:53 CET
holy shit the way you move is so disturbing, woow
Bruno Massa
19. Dec 2013 · 07:23 CET
CRAZY humor an VERY GOOD graphics. Congratulations
19. Dec 2013 · 09:58 CET
I can understand the choice of the control but they makes the game ridiculously difficult and spoil the fun I had, I guess by the other comments that I'm the only one having problems with my fingers.
To be more precise, it's globally working well most of the time, but to jump on a higher platform or over a switch, if you are not at the right distance or failing the control sequence a bit it could become a very difficult jump.

The whole drawn background is beautiful, and the global mood is great.
19. Dec 2013 · 14:13 CET
Super hard, but holy shit such a good idea.
19. Dec 2013 · 19:40 CET
Nice job on hooking up the physics and getting the one-armed guy to be moveable. Nice graphics too. Cool little game
20. Dec 2013 · 05:16 CET
Genius! My first impressions on the game :)
22. Dec 2013 · 19:15 CET
I love that he resembles Gordon Freeman. :D Graphics are wonderful and love the rope physics . The bit with the spinning rope is a little too tough. I gave up at that point after 30 or so attempts. Works well with gamepad, was fun manipulating the arm with the D pad haha - am using an Xbox controller on win 7.
24. Dec 2013 · 13:36 CET
This IS just AWESOME!!!
25. Dec 2013 · 16:02 CET
Really cool game. Nice graphics. The idea was great but it's too hard to control.
26. Dec 2013 · 22:59 CET
This took a bit to get the hang of initially, but the controls really started to grow on me over time. I think it would be beneficial to have checkpoints throughout the level, as it was really easy to screw things up accidentally, but other than that this was a lot of fun. Great work!
26. Dec 2013 · 23:24 CET
that physics is srs bsns!... reminds me of incredipede, but waay tougher! add some sound to the mix, and this is a winner!
Tom 7
27. Dec 2013 · 02:24 CET
I think this idea is hilarious and the graphics are great. I had a hell of a time getting anywhere though. The 'x' key doesn't seem to do anything on my mac. ctrl kind of holds onto the floor, maybe, but if I press ctrl-left then it switches desktops. I was able to make it a bit down the way to the right, but a rope blocked my progress. Am I missing something?
27. Dec 2013 · 04:30 CET
Pretty graphics and fun use of theme. Restarting the second level if you fall in the lava was a bit frustrating, I feel like that level should have been split into two levels.
Unfortunately, in level 3 I got stuck in a place I couldn't die, so I had to restart from the beginning of the game.
27. Dec 2013 · 09:15 CET
Too bad there is no linux build :(
27. Dec 2013 · 12:39 CET
Incredible game ! The best theme interpretation i've seen so far ! Some five stars here ! Controls are difficult to understand at the very beginning but this game is a pure gem :) Congrats !!
Linus Lindberg
27. Dec 2013 · 13:11 CET
Love the arm physics! XD
local minimum
27. Dec 2013 · 13:59 CET
Wonderful graphics and great take on the theme. Not the world's easiest character to control but with some practice...
27. Dec 2013 · 18:29 CET
Definitely something promising!
It was enjoyable to play... but way too hard on a keyboard. I wasn't able to successfully jump from rope to rope on the beginning of the second stage.
28. Dec 2013 · 01:19 CET
Very solid polished game!
28. Dec 2013 · 12:21 CET
Awesome graphics and mechanics. Very complete game. Some more features, levels and sound and I would buy it on Steam.
Level 2 should have a checkpoint, because restarting from the beginning because you fell in the sand after passing through the rope thing is a pain in the ass. And it's insanely hard for a level 2.
Also, this should be gamepad only.
28. Dec 2013 · 15:38 CET
Interesting idea, very fun to play. I see a lot of potential in level design, though I guess it could get repetivie with time. And it needs a restart button.
01. Jan 2014 · 11:38 CET
Great game! I like the awesome graphics and the interesting and enjoyable gameplay. It takes a while to figure out how to control the character, but sadly afterwards it's still hard to control. I think with audio this would be a possible winner.
05. Jan 2014 · 19:04 CET
Nice game! I want to play only with one limb to get closer to that person :)
06. Jan 2014 · 21:28 CET
One of the most frustrating at the same time and fun games i ever played. Don't know if I should love or hate you for this. After I managed to get past the rope-elevator in the second room after 1000 tries i ended up in the next gap and had to start in the beginning of the room. Maybe I'll give it later another try, for now I need to calm down a bit, before I smash my keyboard a second time ;)

Anyways, unbelievable good entry. Even without sound.