GRiPPY is a hardcore, subversive platformer for the PICO-8 system about climbing through a mysterious underground complex and overcoming hostile terrain. You play as Grippy, a creature with very, very strong arms, but no legs. You must travel by hurling yourself across the world and latching onto anything you can grip. Find a way out to win!


  • O/X (z/x on keyboard): reach out a hand and grab 
  • left/right: rotate aim angle 
  • down (hold): aiming mode; reach without grabbing
  • up: hop

You can change your control settings in the pause menu.

Alternatively, play the game on the pico-8 bbs.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
GenrePlatformer, Adventure
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, 8-Bit, chiptune, Exploration, Physics, PICO-8, Retro, Short, weird


Buy Now$1.00 USD or more

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First off I wanna say this game is great hands down one of my fav Pico 8 games but, I bought the game and there was no p8.png file I was wondering if you could add one or something thanks

you can grab it from the BBS but yeah i probably should include that huh

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Ok I grabbed it from there, regardless still worth my buck. 

Muito bom mas muito confuso e viciante 


Wow!  Love the unique mechanics and the art style.

I expected swinging / momentum to play a greater role, but it seemed like most areas could be traversed by carefully aiming and grabbing one step at a time.  If you wanted to make things even more difficult it might be fun to have some areas where the player has to build up momentum, fling themselves through the air, and grab onto things while jumping/falling.


Took a bit to get a grip of the mechanics, then the fun held on as I kept reaching for the next level.


Since Flash has passed on, games like this are slowly pushing to a new online game golden age. Thanks! :D

A small criticism: the "toggle" version of grabbing keeps on "toggling" if you hold down the button, instantly grabbing and letting go, but I expected it to only toggle AFTER unpressing the button and THEN pressing it again. I think you should make it so, if that's ok.


thanks so much!

as for the toggle: yes! it's true. I didn't test it enough—i thought that was just a problem with key repeating on PC's, but for some reason PICO-8 bizarrely retains this feature in all its ports. I've been meaning to get around to fixing this, and I might just try to do that today 


update: it has been fixed! wasn't as hard as i thought it would be...

Thanks! It works great :D


hard but good


great game, but a bit tedious


this is super cool !!

thank you!

not really able to play because my mouse always goes under the game. i tried all keys that i could and no controls worked on my chromebook.


This is so cool! I've been following your progress on the discord and I'm so glad I finally get to play it! The art is good, the music is nice, and it's such a good idea that has been well executed!

I'm glad you liked it! thanks so much :)

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hey this game is actually good, the problem is that when you press X the right hand moves, I think most people are using X and C rather than Z and X.

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thanks! I've had some trouble in deciding the default controls, as different people expect different standards. it's not a perfect solution but you can switch controls in the pause menu.


Thanks for informing me, starting this game looked a little confusing to me but I got used to it easily, after knowing what to do this game is actually one of the most unique ones out there, loved it.