This is an old prototype of some simple ragdoll physics, using springs. However, the control scheme is a new experiment in more natural human movement.
Click the window to give it keyboard focus. Then use the arrow keys to move the stick figure around.
left - rotate head left
right - rotate head right
up - raise arms
down - spread legs
Press the escape key to switch between a simple and complex display.
For slow motion, hold down the space bar.
With practice, there are a lot of cool moves you can do. Start by doing cartwheels side to side on the ground. See how high you can jump! You can also try experimenting with different physics settings - like zero gravity? Try to find the settings that will let you do a wall flip!