Ragdoll Runners is a physics-based Track & Field game where you control independently the two legs of an athlete to compete in 8 events of different types: sprint, long jump, triple jump, hurdles.

You control your athlete principally with two keys: one key per leg. Therefore, the gameplay is not based on button mashing like in most other athletics games: it's all about good timing.
(A third key allows to lean forward on certain occasions: to finish a sprint, a jump, or to jump over a hurdle.)

  • Solo: compete against increasingly strong opponents and become a champion in each event.
  • Splitscreen: play against 3 friends on the same computer.
  • Online
    • Confront the world record and your friends' records.
    • Challenge mode: compete against increasingly strong records from the leaderboards and become a concurrent for other players.
    • Daily Contest : experience the stress of competition with a limited number of attempts each day. Do your best in each event to score the most points in the Octathlon.

Your purchase inludes a Steam key for Windows. If you prefer to buy the game on Steam, go to my Steam page. (But please note: I receive a smaller percentage of money from purchases on Steam compared to itch.io, so I always prefer that you purchase on itch.io, then claim a Steam key to get it there.)

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Release date Jul 13, 2016
GenreSports, Simulation
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Tags2D, athletics, Funny, Local multiplayer, Physics, Singleplayer, Split Screen, track-and-field
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 4
LinksSteam, Twitter, Homepage


Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Ragdoll Runners for Windows 23 MB

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hey sman, i previously used my steam key on a old steam account, but i no longer have that account, and now i cant use the steam key, help

i figured out how to make a perfect bunny hop: <- -> tap not hold

wheres my steam key

how do you SHAre you pb?????

make a button that saves replays in demo ver and full ver

I fucking love this game But its sad that I have to pay money to get more im only 11 so it really sucks :(

I got a new Highscore


this was a great and challenging game.

I laughed so many times.

Thank you for making this.

So THIS is what it means to go even further beyond.

plus im even there anymore lol. Hope that is not s problem

And i tried what the other guy said and it still did not work.

So i was at my friends house on vacation and i was on his spare mac and bought this game but it wont work is mac not supported and if not can i get it on pc? plz help

Yeah, put it on PC, it will work.

It's too fun!!!


Also, make skin color, height, and muscularity changable. (don't make it effect speed)

Can you add the 200 meter and 400 meter? No curves though, just straight! And no fatigue simulation. Would be amazing, and give players like me who are getting bored with the same events some new content.

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two people each controlling one leg is very difficult

Oh! I never tried but it was in my mind. Is it fun?

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it's fun but angry :P

eh eh :)

thank you for the mobile version!!

Hello Everyone! I'm seeing some Mac issues about this game. So what you need to do is download winebottler and when you have bought and downloaded rag doll runners, you right click on the exe file and click "open with wine" then wait a little bit and your good to go!

Congrats sman on making such a good game im a huge fan of yours keep up the amazing work!

I wasted 5 bucks just because I bought this on a chromebook

Please Please Please make more of this beauty free! I beg of thee!


Hey Sman its me from a year ago i just want to say the game for mobile has not been yet released how much should i wait


Only several weeks. Please wait a little longer :)


But what Date


When it's done :)

And when is that


close to beating 110m hurdles... my last event i need to beat!

nevermind. i got it

i bought the game and wanted the steam key cuz i just downloaded steam but i cant remember the code. what should i do?

Does this help you?


sman it doesn't work when I sign up my account,there is no notifications on email 

maybe in your spam?

u said soon for play store right ?


sman android version?

Soon: http://ragdollrunners.com/mobile-version/

love the game so much but will there ever be a mac version of the game?

no but an iOS / Android version: http://ragdollrunners.com/mobile-version/


weeeeellllllll... that is not the ending i expected

anyone watching the super bowl?

ok bye

never mind, I got it. XD

hi everyone! I just bought this game and downloaded it but when i quit, it wasn't there anymore. what should i do about that?

sman where is the link ?

sman you have a link now?


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