Sisyphos - A game about pushing a rock that lets you experience the arduousness, joy and pain of pushing a rock up a mountain. A most existencialistic challenge that inspired art and philosophy for centuries.

"It is a lesson in humility—a destruction of the human ego" -

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4.0 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings

Interesting. Great comment on the human condition.

This game is not fun; however, if you are familiar with the myth for which the game is named, you should not expect it to be fun. The developer has asked you to spend $.99 to repeatedly roll a boulder up a hill. In a Flappy Bird-style score mechanic, your score is based upon your willingness to continue a monotonous repetition of taps that move your boulder up and over the hill. The skill required for this is very limited. Patience is much more important.

The trick: you can't stop if you're pursuing a high score. There are no levels. Just a strength meter that increases (+1) every time you successfully push the boulder over the hill, and a stoicism meter that increases at a trivial rate (+.2) every time you fail. Your score is multiplied by both numbers after you fail. Your stoicism carries with you when you fail, but your strength resets.

This game gets brutal fast. There is no relief as you attempt to achieve a high score. Just the unforgiving fact that your failure is only inevitable if you choose to give up. However, you will give up, so failure is inevitable.

Great game.



This game is not a traditional game, you can't find joy from it. It is more like an education app, teaching you the hard and pain of insistence. You may get frustrated after playing this app - in fact people get frustrated after playing any kinds of endless running game,but usual games give you a hope while this game gives you a despair.
But I still appreciate the creativity of this game, I'm looking forward to your next product.



Based off the famed Greek king, this game is an interesting concept.
If your into philosophy this might be the game for you.

I find it a wee bit stress relieving. I'd like to see them add a couple of new moves, or speeds, or a new tunic for our friend.


metameta UG(haftungsbeschraenkt)
55.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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