You Are Disabled

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Crippled 25 Points

Reach the end with the Crippled disability.

Illiterate 50 Points

Reach the end with the Illiterate disability.

Nearly Blind 100 Points

Reach the end with the Nearly Blind disability.

Spastic 100 Points

Reach the end with the Spastic disability.

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

Author Comments

Made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare Jam:


You Are Disabled is a platformer where your character is plagued with a random disability at birth, seen as inferior by humanity and discarded underground. Your character must cope with his/her disability while trying to escape the underground prison.

Each disability brings something somewhat unique to your playthrough.


Nearly Blind


Space/Z = Jump
Arrow Keys/WASD = Move
Down/S = Talk and Read


UPDATE - V1.1:
Thanks for all the plays and feedback. I'm very happy with the reception this game has gotten. This game seems to have resonated with a lot of you, and that's very cool.

I realize that many of you are getting frustrated with the game, but that's the point. Many people who are disabled in real life do get frustrated. Life isn't always fair, and I wanted to try and portray that in this little game.


- Added a way to restart with a different disability from the first room
- Made it so you respawn on the side of the room you came from
- Got rid of unintended annoyances while playing Spastic
- Added an indication right before a tic when playing Spastic
- Made lava bubble hitbox a little smaller
- Shameless self promotion links when clicking "A Game By Cory Martin"
- Fixed a typo
- Other minor tweaks
- Secret



i had a couple more disabilities planned and their systems in place (scared of socialization, armless) but I couldn't work them in the actual levels in time.

On the second day of Ludum Dare, I wasn't really happy at all with how the game was turning out; it was devoid of character and the level design was haphazard. I decided to take another day and try and fix it up the best I could and submit it in time for the 72 hour jam instead. After not sleeping and spending the whole day introducing new mechanics, designing levels, adding in all the dialog and thematic elements and other miscellaneous things, I think I turned it into a decent game.

The game is potentially very unfair, especially with certain disabilities, but I think that fits the message of the game well.


Let's get the obvious out of the way: You Are Disabled is not a "fun" game. By this I mean the principal emotion/idea that this game tries to convey isn't "fun" and if that's what you are looking for then this game will not be for you. It also isn't always particularly "fair" particularly with the spastic disability.

What it is is an excellent look at what being disabled means. The frustration and anger you feel really hammer home how terrible certain individuals have it. And for that this game gets a 5/5 from me.

Sidenote: I was frustrated with one of the spastic levels when I got called to dinner. When I came back, I noticed that my character wasn't in the right level. I know that before when this happened after some idle time it usually meant my character moved left so my immediate reaction was to curse a little. However, I noticed after a minute or two that my character wasn't on-screen. With some experimenting, I realized he was above the level a la Mario 1-2. Intentional cheat or bug?

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I know this game is supposed to be difficult, but when I play "spastic", it feels like my controls are being overridden by someone who is trying to kill me EVERY TIME! I've beaten this game with all disabilities, but your approach to "spastic" was so harsh that it wasn't even fun. For that, I'm afraid that I award you No Stars.

I also took the "shortcut" in "spastic", but I didn't get a different ending when I climbed the ladder. How do I get the secret medal because I'm not playing this game again unless I KNOW how to get it?

Kcori responds:

Why would you play a game again after you rated it 0/5 just to get a virtual medal?

it doesen't say how to change the disability

Great game despite being spastic/ nearly blind.

Very great game! I beat it with all medals, and llliterate and crippled aren't that bad. Splastic and nearly blind are worst.

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Credits & Info

3.19 / 5.00

Dec 17, 2013
4:53 PM EST
Action - Platformer - Other