Here's your delightful weirdness for the day: Daddy Long Legs, the newest project by Danish outfit Set Snail, is about moving a set of spindly, angular legs forward as far as you can before physics, gravity, and momentum conspire to topple the fuzzy-faced body attached to them.

I suppose it's technically some sort of "endless walker," but judging by the trailer below, struggle, fall, slip, and flail might be more accurate verbs. Take a look:

And here's a curious thought: the trailer and screenshots are all slightly tilted, so maybe Daddy Long Legs will feature some sort accelerometer- or gyroscope-based balancing mechanic. That's idle speculation on my part, but it'd be nice to have a way to stabilize your lurching harvestman.

If nothing else, Daddy Long Legs reminds me of Incredipede [$3.99] or any number of Bennet Foddy's projects, games that attempt to recreate (or caricature) the delicate kinesthetics that govern simple movement. Where those games required moving individual muscle groups (I never could get my head around Incredipede), Daddy Long Legs seems a bit more straightforward: left, right, left, right.

There's no hard release date for Daddy Long Legs, but it should be available on the App Store "soon."

  • ImJPaul

    I love these type of games. They're so stupid and only cool in short bursts but I still have SD and QWOP on my iPhone (despite both iOS versions being vastly inferior to the PC version). This original ip made for idevices will be a happily welcomed!

    • octopus

      SD?

      • ImJPaul

        Sumotori Dreams

      • Design by Adrian

        For relaxing times, make it Sumotori Time.

  • Goggles789

    QWOP

    • Rythan

      Qwop =?

      • Flunkie

        QWOP = QWOP

      • Goggles789

        QWOP= a very hilarious flash game. You should try it, it's free and makes you feel like a noob lol

  • Adsinjapan

    I hope they can implement a little more feedback to the landings! I'd like to see some solid, unfortunate face-plants, much like the icon displays.
    Otherwise, this looks like an entertaining instance-buy for me! :)

    • Design by Adrian

      I agree!!! And fix the shadows as daddy falls closer to the ground ;)

  • Cookies

    One of the best things about apps is how much character people seem to be able to squish into one tiny, simple thing. This looks awesome.

  • CHEESEYZOMBIE

    TODAY IS THE DAY

  • CHEESEYZOMBIE

    can I play it on iphone?
    and why isn't it on the appstore, he said he'd release it the 15th