Swangman is a hangman clone made in 2 weeks for Miziziziz's Chain Letter Jam. But there's a twist—you are being hung and have one minute to form as many words as possible!


How To Play:

  • The up and down arrow keys extend and shorten the chain, allowing you to move up and down. 

  • A word is displayed on the bottom of the screen, along with a hint. Collect  tiles you think are a part of the word, and dodge the rest!

  • Once a word is formed, it's replaced with a harder one. Form as many words as possible before time runs out!


  • Saving and loading high scores is currently not supported in the web build.


If nominated, you have two weeks to make a 1 minute game in some way inspired by the game that nominated you.

Once finished, put #ChainLetterJam in your game description, a link to the game that nominated you, and then nominate two other devs (or less or more, whatever, this isn't a chain letter where you die in three days if you don't).

Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
GenreAction, Platformer, Puzzle
Made withAudacity, raylib, GIMP
Tags2D, Arcade, Black and White, hangman, Horror, Physics, ropeswing, Short
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast


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how do you start

I presed space but It Did not work

you cant play because space makes you go donw the page

click the game's iframe and your browser will realize you're trying to play a game

how do i restart

very cool but to hard i just cant get to the letters without geting all the limbs

Too hard. thats it



the game is broken

Who knew spelling could be so damn hard


waiting for video


What is your favorite game you made or art you made.

Cool game,… how to get nominated for this jam(do I have to be a famous dev or sth ). Sorry if this question is dumb

This is really fun! lol


Juts the fact you did all that game using C++ only ( maybe some 2D tool like raylib, or SDL ) make you awesome...I switched from C++ to Python so I could use pygame. I later I dumped python on behalf of GameMAker and Unity.  About the game,  I was expecting pressing keys to guess the correct letters and UP/DOWN to avoid attacks... you could think on that for a upcoming "hangman" game

my brain too small for dis game


You didn't include the horrific suffocation animations, 0/10. (/s) 

But I do like that you fixed the attachment point for the chain!

It can be a little frustrating when you get swung into unavoidable incorrect letters when they switch, but otherwise, great game!

looking forward to the video

ok but this is pretty cool

web weeb

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nice,the swangman is a little hard to control.

 I wonder if the vid for this has come out already.

I was watching the [early] streams and someone has asked this, and Poly said he wasn’t sure [cant quote there, might be wrong]

definitely quoting that