Jostle Parent


Play Online (HTML5, not mobile-friendly)

Download for Mac

Download for Windows


Won’t someone think of the children!? They need food! They need play! They need not to drown! They need not to be electrocuted! Do something for crying out loud! Jostle them!

Originally released on 10 April 2015, Jostle Parent was made in collaboration with Unwinnable for their Playable project. It was written in Haxe using the HaxeFlixel library. The music and sound effects in Jostle Parent were made with a combination of bxfr and Audacity.

In June of 2022 I was finally able to convince HaxeFlixel to rebuild the game as a browser-friendly HTML5 version (and Mac and Windows releases too). Nice!


Jostle Parent was covered on Offworld, Kotaku, L’OUJEVIPO, Kill Screen, Superlevel, and Forest Ambassador.



Jostle Parent is an open source game licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. You can obtain the source code from its code repository on GitHub.