From Foddy.net, creator of QWOP, comes another bite-sized keyboard-based game that makes about as much sense as a boat made out of tahini. In GIRP, you play a climber scaling the side of a rocky cliff. The water is on the rise, so you've got to stay ahead of the liquid or face certain watereyness. By using the keyboard, you can fling your hands to nearby grips, moving one arm at a time to ascend the wall. If you played QWOP, you know this isn't a game of slow precision. It's about slapping the keys in some sort of strategic pattern and hoping everything works out in the end!
Lining the cliff wall are grips, each with a letter of the alphabet on the face. To take hold of a grip, press and hold that key. To release, just let go of the key. Now, all would be fine and good if your goal was to hold on to a few grips and call it a day. But with the water rising and all, it's best you stay moving in an upward direction. That's where flexing your muscles comes in to play.
Tap [shift] to pull yourself up using whichever hand is holding a grip. Then, pray to Poseidon you can reach the next highest grip point with your free hand! Often you'll need to flex your muscles to get a bit of a swing going so you can move horizontally across the wall. If you're really cool (and daring, and probably a bit bonkers), you can even fling yourself around and catch grips on the other side. Distant points change their letters, though, so you can forget about holding a key with a far target in mind.
GIRP is a lot like QWOP in many ways, providing you with sloppy, overly precise control of a character and tasking you to perform something difficult. It's also crazy amounts of fun, allowing you to make hilarious mistakes and simply laugh off the awkward results. The goal is to make it as high as you can, driven by desperation, a sense of physical exhaustion, and sheer determination. Waiting at the top is a nest with "amazing treasure" hidden inside. You'll also have to fight with the bird that owns the nest. But you know what? You're a hardened rock climber. You can deal with such trivialities!
Go play GIRP, see what real-life rock climbing isn't like. How high can you climb?