Helping Hand is a funny little QWOP-like game in which you play someone who’s broken nearly every bone in their body in a horrific accident and the only way you can communicate is via some rudimentary (and just plain rude) sign language using the one part of your body that still works – your left hand.
In Helping Hand you individually control your fingers and thumb with the 1, 2, 3, 4 Keys and the spacebar. This allows you to make basic hand gestures that can convey your mood, call the nurse and answer questions from doctors and visitors. The basic hand gestures you can use are thumbs down, the peace sign, devil horns, okay, pointing (for pressing buttons) and the best hand signal of all – flipping the bird.
It’s entirely up to you what gestures you give in response to the the questions from your visitors – you can just spend the entire time flipping people the bird if you like – but it’s worth experimenting with different combinations as there are multiple endings (often with funny results). It’s a fun little game that proves that you don’t need a vast vocabulary to communicate – six hand gestures are all you need (or just a one fingered salute if you’re in a particularly bad mood!)
Controls 1/2/3/4/Spacebar – Control Fingers/Thumb
Available On: Windows & Mac