A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

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BENDYWORM is a platformer with a twist: the entire world bends and twists around you as your progress through the level. Why? Because you're inside of a gigantic worm, and worms are bendy.

The game is made for Github Game Off 2021.


(note - only keyboard input prompts are shown in game; gamepad button prompts are missing but they still work)

Keyboard Gamepad Action
Arrow keys Left Stick or DPad Move
Z or Space A (XBox) / B (Nintendo) Jump (hold to jump higher)
X X (Xbox) / Y (Nintendo) Shoot (hold to charge beam)
Enter or Space A (XBox) / B (Nintendo) Accept/Continue
Escape START Open pause menu

Source code

The source code is available here: https://github.com/Bauxitedev/bendyworm


The soundtrack is available here:


I want to run the game in windowed mode, not in fullscreen. How?

Press [ESC] to open the pause menu, then toggle "Fullscreen" to run the game in windowed mode.

The game runs slowly. What to do?

In the main game, press [ESC] to open the pause menu. Then uncheck "Fullscreen" to run the game in windowed mode, and reduce the size of the window. This makes the game run at a lower resolution, which should increase performance on lower-end GPUs.

Alternatively, if you want to play the game in fullscreen mode anyway, you can reduce your desktop resolution by right clicking the desktop and selecting "Display Settings" (e.g. if you're on a 1080p screen, you can drop down the resolution to 720p and it should run much faster)

I beat the game and I want to replay it. How?

After watching the credits, enter the main game again, press [ESC] to open the pause menu, and then select "Delete Save and Start Over".

Known issues

  • Gamepad input prompts are missing, only keyboard input prompts are shown (see above for gamepad controls)


If you like the game, consider buying the game or buying me a coffee:


Additionally, you may enjoy my previous game, Meteorite, as well.


MIT for the code, CC BY 3.0 for the assets. (attribute to Bauxitedev or one of the authors below, depending on assets used)


PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
GenrePlatformer, Action, Shooter
Made withBlender, Godot, Aseprite, Tiled
Tags1-bit, 2D, Godot, Minimalist, Pixel Art, Puzzle-Platformer, Side Scroller
Code licenseMIT License
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
LinksSource code, Twitter


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Bendyworm v1.0.0 [Windows 64-bit] 30 MB
Bendyworm v1.0.0 [Linux 64-bit] 34 MB


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Honestly a pretty fun game that I'd love to see a level editor and stuff for!

I do have a few complaints, like how the peristalsis mechanic isn't really explained or even really used. It also is a bit of a shame that all the worms really just stop moving after the first few levels (presumably because the immune cells were behaving badly with it)

This feels really professionally made. I really like the soundtrack. I still wonder how the bending effect was achieve

Super fun game! Loved it. The physics is awesome. Nice work. Would def echo @infamous711, with the "Skip Dialogue button" but everything else is awesome!

Good game.

Nice game, start of last level was a bit harsh :-)

Really loved the concept and the art. My only criticism is that the dialogue starts every time when the level is reset. A skip dialogue button would be handy. Otherwise a really awesome game. Keep it up bro ;)