poly bridge screengrab

Screengrab via @notdogpig/Twitter

Mad genius hilariously breaks bridge-building video game

This game is busted in the best way.


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published Dec 5, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 9:04 am CDT

Poly Bridge is a video game that’s ostensibly about building bridges to transport a car across a gaping ravine, but it’s actually so much more than that, as one clever player proved over the weekend. Sure, you could just build a bridge and drive across, but it’s a lot more fun to completely break the game.

Check out this thread from Korean player @notdogpig, who shared a series of methods for hurtling the car over the gaps, often using bridges that are more like catapults or insane Rube Goldberg machines. Whatever works, right?

Well, that didn’t work. Let’s try something else.

That’s more like it. Going down?

When all else fails, you can just punt the car across.

Or you can borrow a page from Sonic the Hedgehog and use a loop-the-loop.

Okay, this is getting ridiculous.

This giant robot built from bridge girders was so crazy that people weren’t even sure it was real. Maybe it’s not!


Whatever strategy you choose, I think we can all agree on one thing:

Okay, maybe two things:

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*First Published: Dec 5, 2017, 6:00 am CST