Roll down the hill and steamroll some brats. Hold left mouse button to accelerate, right click to jump/stomp.

A game based on Diogenes und die bösen Buben von Korinth (paraphrased english translation, rhymes and all), an early work by German cartoon pioneer Wilhelm Busch. Most of his comic strips were incredibly violent, cruel and downright sadistic by today's standards, and what better way to celebrate violence than through the magic of videogames? Old Wilhelm would've been proud.

Made in 3 Days in collaboration with Nina Kiel for the Public Domain Jam.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
(23 total ratings)
AuthorsLudonaut, Beurkeek
Made withConstruct
TagsCartoon, diogenes, pdjam, public-domain, Violent, wilhelm-busch
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Touchscreen


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Rock 'n' Roll Diogenes (Linux 32bit) 56 MB
Rock 'n' Roll Diogenes (Linux 64bit) 54 MB
Rock 'n' Roll Diogenes (Windows) 59 MB
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Rock 'n' Roll Diogenes (macOS) 79 MB
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This was a joy thank you.

good artist

I'm not the best at the game but I love the art-style. Did you draw the title-cards yourself or are they from somewhere?


Oops, sorry for the incredibly late reply: The title-cards are basically from the cartoon by Wilhelm Busch mentioned in the game description, but I traced the illustrations, so that the overall style would look coherent.

Thanks for playing the game!

Got 4815 points) A game glitched, and points riced and riced after the finish of the run

Got 535 points.