Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has spent months trying to complete the notoriously difficult game Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, and months on from her maiden attempt, she couldn’t contain her excitement when she finally managed to conquer it.
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy is a popular platformer game developed by Foddy himself, in which a man sits inside of a cauldron, and uses a sledgehammer to climb and fling himself over obstacles.
Due to the game’s mechanics, the title is unsurprisingly extremely difficult and very infuriating, but that didn’t stop Pokimane from grinding her way through the game in the hopes of finally reaching the summit of the upward climb at some point.
After streaming the game for over two hours on Sunday, September 15, Pokimane unknowingly found herself at the final hurdle in the game, a radio tower that sits on top of the mountain that players scale with their trusty hammer in hand.
With some intense focus, the 23-year-old swung herself over the top of the red tower and watched in confusion as the man in the cauldron floated into the sky. “I dedicate this game to you,” a soft voice said as the variety streamer looked on in astonishment. “The ones who made it this far. I give it to you with all my love.”
“Did I do it?” shrieked Pokimane, with her hands on her cheeks, before giving a yell of celebration. “I literally thought I would never beat this game!”
“I’m really glad we didn’t look up any speed runs or tutorials, it feels so rewarding to have beat it on my own,” she continued. “I mean, with some tips and tricks from you all, but feels freaking great man. Feels great man!
Pokimane has been taking on Getting Over It on her Twitch streams for months, regularly attempting to take the next step up the mountain. What makes the game so punishing though is how much it punishes mistakes, often sending players crashing down to the base for the smallest of errors.
Thankfully, the streamer managed to do what few before her have done, and persevered despite the frustrating nature of the game to finally conquer one of gaming’s toughest challenges.