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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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?


if you already have the link.reply me

hello sman it 2019 now.i already confirm subscription and is the download link.i can't wait for playing that game plz plz give the link

I can only give a link when I have a link :)

Please wait a little bit more...

ok I will wait onto they have a link

The game is not ready.


yo i love this game but $4.99 is too much for THIS GAME, look at black ops 1 (ok yes is old but...) is only 5, life is strange 1 is like 5.99, modern warfare 3 i buy it like 5.50...

The game is often on sale. Last time it was 75% Off.

yes really good :)

Here you go, the game is on sale!

Nah. 5 bucks isn't too much for a game.


$1.24 right now

will it be released before end of 2018?


how close are you on percentage to finished for android like 80%?? also good job on making such a successful game :)

Can you tell me the approximate release date of ragdoll runners on android please??? sorry for nagging

Sorry I can't be more precise than "in a few months".

im the king of 10 and 30 meters!!!(what do i do now?)

You buy the full game? :)

Sman can you make tips on how to run faster in this game?

It's very hard to explain. Press the button so that the foot touches the ground under your body (maybe I already said that in the tutorial, sorry, I don't know what else to say. Just try, try, try! :p )

Sman to be faster you must run on your toes not the whole foot cause if you do that you will go slower


sman got ligma and died guys :(

please press F to pay respects

Bullshit multiplayer buy game block.

is it be possible to buy the game on Mac? if there is a way plz tell me becaue i LOVE the game and want to buy it!!!

No sorry, there is no Mac version.
But would you be interested by a mobile version? Soon I'll start a beta test. You can give me your email address if you want to participate.

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Can you make it so its on Mac? or will you ever?

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I have played the crap out of the demo and i once had the game but i no longer have a computer i can play it on, i only got a Mac. But still you made a great game. 

How do you want me to send my email?

please send it to me at ragdoll.runner@gmail.com

Hey Sman can you make a Ragdoll Runners app for Android and IOS please

In progress ! :)

So i clicked get steam key and clicked sign into steam but steam isnt working for me right now what to do?

retry later?

Still doesnt work

Contact the support?

When you buy the game does it come as exe or what?


Then I’ll let you know when I buy it :)

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Until the end of the week the game is 75% off.

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Bought it and its working! maybe try telling mac users to download winebottler and they can fully buy it! :D and where is the steam key supposed to come? 


How to get a Steam Key from your itch.io purchase

now i cant even press anything to move my game froze :(

and if you restart by refreshing the page?

i did and everything went back to normal but 30M AND 10M RESET ALL THE WAY. i had 3.27 on there AND 1.50.... i think ill buy the game cause i have winebottler and it runs windows  and exe games so idk reply fast pls no hurt

i found a glitch on the demo and whenever i pressed the right arrow key after the flag had gone off i still turn red

how do you do that?

i honestly don't know cause i have very fast reflexes and i barely ever turn red

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