Leap Day Character selection screen Yolk

Yolk on the character selection screen.

The player can unlock additional characters by earning points in the most current level of Leap Day. All characters differ in physical appearance and have no distinct behaviours. They all have total of three unlockable selfie poses.


Each character moves left to right, turning back when they hit a wall. The player can make their character jump by tapping on the screen. Characters can make one additional jump while in the air, in which they curl into a spinning ball. The double jump count is reset upon leaving any surface. This includes touching the ground or wall, jumping on an enemy, bouncing off a spring or getting a boost from a jump bubble. It also resets when going through a teleporter.

When characters come in contact with a wall, they grab onto it and slide down until they jump away from it or interact with something else. If the player does not jump when sliding down a wall, the character falls back to the ground directly below or starts walking in the other direction if the wall meets the ground.

The playable characters are vulnerable to all hazards and enemies and die immediately upon direct contact with most of them from the side. Some enemies can be killed by jumping on top of their heads, which rebound the character upwards. Upon death, a character is respawned at the last checkpoint the player activated.


When playing the game itself, the player can hit the camera icon located just below the pause button at the top right corner of the screen to take a selfie. This takes a screenshot of the game screen as the player is currently viewing it, but replaces the character's in-game sprite with one of the character's selfie poses. If the player has no selfie pose for that particular character they are taking a picture with, the screenshot will simply display the character's sprite as presented in-game.

Once the player takes a selfie pose, they have the option of sharing the selfie or cancelling and resuming the game. If they choose to share or save the screenshot, the previewed selfie pose is retained, along with the addition of the words "Leap Day" in red followed by smaller white text reading, "A new level every day!"

Selfie poses are one of the two prizes that can be obtained when the player fulfils their progress bar, however, they can only be unlocked for characters which the player has already obtained. The player can keep track of the number of selfies they have per character based on the number of white camera icons that are shown directly below the character on the selector.


Character Description Sprite Poses
LeapDay Yolk mugshot
The default character in the game. Yolk is yellow with a round head,
a belly button and a large green rectangular nose.
Yolk Run LeapDay Yolk selfie
LeapDay Yolk selfie 2
LeapDay Yolk selfie 3
LeapDay Lick mugshot
A green character inspired by pterodactyls.
It has a large beak, a tail and a long tongue.
Lick Run LeapDay Lick selfie
LeapDay Lick selfie 2
LeapDay Lick selfie 3
La Beef
LeapDay Shia LaBeouf mugshot
A blue cow-like character with two curved horns, a large pink snout, a small tail and a hairy chest. They are similar to pigs. La Beef Run LeapDay Shia LaBeouf selfie
LeapDay Shia LaBeouf selfie 2
Leap Day La Beef Selfie 3
LeapDay Kepi mugshot
A green creature wearing a yellow namesake hat with a grey spike on top.
He wears a red bobble hat under the kepi[1].
Kepi Run LeapDay Kepi selfie
Leap Day Kepi Selfie 2
Leap Day Kepi Selfie 3
LeapDay Meep mugshot
A pink bird with a large beak, two small wings and
a round feather on top of its head.
Meep Run LeapDay Meep selfie
Leap Day Meep Selfie 2
Leap Day Meep Selfie 3
Leap Day Smooch Mugshot
A grey creature with round blue lips. Smooch Run Leap Day Smooch Selfie
Leap Day Smooch Selfie 2
Leap Day Smooch Selfie 3
Leap Day Soldier 26 Mugshot
Solder_26 is a silver robot with a rectangular head and a green square nose which resembles Yolk's nose. Inside his head is a red battery. Solder 26 Run Leap Day Soldier 26 Selfie
Leap Day Soldier 26 Selfie 2
Leap Day Soldier 26 Selfie 3
Leap Day Root Mugshot
A pink radish whose head is circular and has a mouth and a single eye. It has green leaves on top of its head. Root Run Leap Day Root Selfie
Leap Day Root Selfie 2
Leap Day Root Selfie 3
A purple character wearing white skull. His body structure allows him to make himself more muscular and taller. Scalp Run Leap Day Scalp Selfie 1
Leap Day Scalp Selfie 2
Leap Day Scalp Selfie 3
A crimson dragon with blue spikes from its head to its tail. Grill Run Leap Day Grill Selfie 1
Leap Day Grill Selfie 2
Leap Day Grill Selfie 3
An indigo-coloured creature whose head consists of two vertically-placed white eyes, two spike-like horns on the side of its head, and one on top. His mouth is located between his eyes. Zweiclops Run Leap Day Zweiclops Selfie 1

Leap Day Zweiclops Selfie 2

Leap Day Zweiclops Selfie 3
A brown wooden character with a cylindrical head that has two holes as eyes and a green leaf on top of its head. Logga Run Leap Day Logga Selfie 1

Leap Day Logga Selfie 2

Leap Day Logga Selfie 3
A cyan-coloured rabbit. Raspbunny Run Leap Day Rasbunny Selfie 1

Leap Day Rasbunny Selfie 2

Leap Day Rasbunny Selfie 3
A flytrap with a red head, white teeth, and a blue tongue. It has a green body. Venus Run Leap Day Venus Selfie 1

Leap Day Venus Selfie 2

Leap Day Venus Selfie 3
A light green frog with pink lips and large white eyes. Croak Run Leap Day Croak Selfie 1

Leap Day Croak Selfie 2

Leap Day Croak Selfie 3
A yellow rock character. Slab Run Leap Day Slab Selfie 1
Leap Day Slab Selfie 2
Leap Day Slab Selfie 3
A pink ice-cream character with blue lips. Whip Run Leap Day Whip Selfie 1
Leap Day Whip Selfie 2
Leap Day Whip Selfie 3
A green character with lake monster-like ears. Glug Run Leap Day Glug Selfie 1
Leap Day Glug Selfie 2
Leap Day Glug Selfie 3
A snowman with a black top hat and orange carrot nose. Flake Run Leap Day Flake Selfie 1
Leap Day Flake Selfie 2
Leap Day Flake Selfie 3
A troll with grey fur, brown horns and a blue nose. Tuft Run Leap Day Tuft Selfie 1
Leap Day Tuft Selfie 2
Leap Day Tuft Selfie 3
A red demon with a flame on the top of its head, wings on his back and a purple nose. Char Run Leap Day Char Selfie 1
Leap Day Char Selfie 2
Leap Day Char Selfie 3
Leap Day Turret
A grey character that has a head that resembles a turret and wears a red cape. Turret Run Leap Day Turret Selfie 1
Leap Day Turret Selfie 2
Leap Day Turret Selfie 3
Leap Day Barley
A scarecrow with a brown head stuffed with hay. It has a green body with wooden sticks for arms and a leg. Barley Run Leap Day Barley Selfie 1
Leap Day Barley Selfie 2
Leap Day Barley Selfie 3
Mc Cloud
Leap Day Mc Cloud
A cloud-like character with a white fluffy head and large pink lips (similar to Smooch's lips). McCloud Run Leap Day McCloud Selfie 1
Leap Day McCloud Selfie 2
Leap Day McCloud Selfie 3
Leap Day Victor
A living golden trophy that looks a lot like the Golden Cup seen when completing a level, though the only difference is that he has no mouth. In his character selection sprite, he has a stand. Victor Run Leap Day Victor Selfie 1
Leap Day Victor Selfie 2
Leap Day Victor Selfie 3
Leap Day Trunk
A creature with a purple body whose head is a slightly open treasure chest with visible white eyes inside. Trunk Run Leap Day Trunk Selfie 1
Leap Day Trunk Selfie 2
Leap Day Trunk Selfie 3
Leap Day Tickles
An orange character who looks a lot like Yolk but has a purple triangle for a nose and has no belly button. On his head he has a white feather with a purple end. Tickles Run Leap Day Tickles Selfie 1
Leap Day Tickles Selfie 2
Leap Day Tickles Selfie 3
Leap Day Jock
A purple character wearing a white American football helmet with a red stripe down the middle and red shoulder pads. File:Leap Day Jock Run.png Leap Day Jock Selfie 1
Leap Day Jock Selfie 2
Leap Day Jock Selfie 3
Leap Day Shroom
A blue-grey coloured mushroom. The mushroom's head is pink/red with blue/grey spots. It is tall and thin versus the other characters so far. It has no arms. Shroom Run Leap Day Shroom Selfie 1
Leap Day Shroom Selfie 2
Leap Day Shroom Selfie 3
Leap Day Bleep
A grey computer robot whose head is a square and has fluorescent green/yellow screen with its face on it. It has a short pink antenna on top of his head and a pink button on it round body. It has no arms. Bleep Run Leap Day Bleep Selfie 1
Leap Day Bleep Selfie 2
Leap Day Bleep Selfie 3
Leap Day Felon
A dark grey ball and chain wearing a prison uniform. Felon Run Leap Day Felon Selfie 1
Leap Day Felon Selfie 2
Leap Day Felon Selfie 3
Leap Day Chuckles
A purple character with dripping clown face paint on. He has bright pink lips, a green rectangle nose, and a pink bow on his head. Chuckles Run Leap Day Chuckles Selfie 1
Leap Day Chuckles Selfie 2
Leap Day Chuckles Selfie 3
A grey/lavender coloured character that has a giant white eye in the middle of its head and wears a large golden helmet that covers the rest of its head and has a spike on top. Helm Run Leap Day Helm Selfie 1
Leap Day Helm Selfie 2
Leap Day Helm Selfie 3
Platform Panic
Leap Day Platform Panic
A cameo of a panic bot from Platform Panic. Platform Panic Run Leap Day Platform Panic Selfie 1
Leap Day Platform Panic Selfie 2
Leap Day Platform Panic Selfie 3
Leap Day Redungeon
A cameo of Sir Gylbard from Redungeon. File:Leap Day Redungeon Run.png Leap Day Redungeon Selfie 1
Leap Day Redungeon Selfie 2
Leap Day Redungeon Selfie 3
Rust Bucket
Leap Day Rust Bucket
A cameo of the main character from Rust Bucket. Leap Day Rust Bucket Run Leap Day Rust Bucket Selfie 1
Leap Day Rust Bucket Selfie 2
Leap Day Rust Bucket Selfie 3
Leap Day Gunbrick
This cameo from Gunbrick (mobile) is shown without his vehicle in the game. File:Leap Day Gunbrick Run.png Leap Day Gunbrick Selfie 1
Leap Day Gunbrick Selfie 2
Leap Day Gunbrick Selfie 3
Leap Day Ram
A pig-like creature with a silver helmet. File:Leap Day Ram Run.png Leap Day Ram Selfie 1
Leap Day Ram Selfie 2
Leap Day Ram Selfie 3
Ultimate Briefcase
Leap Day Ultimate Briefcase
A cameo of Tucker from Ultimate Briefcase. File:Leap Day Ultimate Briefcase Run.png Leap Day Ultimate Briefcase Selfie 1
Leap Day Ultimate Briefcase Selfie 2
Leap Day Ultimate Briefcase Selfie 3
Silly Sausage
Leap Day Silly Sausage
A cameo of the stretchy dog from Silly Sausage in Meat Land. File:Leap Day Silly Sausage Run.png Leap Day Silly Sausage Selfie 1
Leap Day Silly Sausage Selfie 2
Leap Day Silly Sausage Selfie 3
Leap Day Buzz
A bee-like creature with a yellow body and purple appendages. File:Leap Day Buzz Run.png Leap Day Buzz Selfie 1
Leap Day Buzz Selfie 2
Leap Day Buzz Selfie 3
Roller Polar
Leap Day Roller Polar
A cameo of the Polar Bear from Roller Polar. File:Leap Day Roller Polar Run.png Leap Day Roller Polar Selfie 1
Leap Day Roller Polar Selfie 2
Leap Day Roller Polar Selfie 3
Hop Swap
Leap Day Hop Swap
The boy from Hop Swap. File:Leap Day Hop Swap Run.png Leap Day Hop Swap Selfie 1
Leap Day Hop Swap Selfie 2
Leap Day Hop Swap Selfie 3
Green Ninja
Leap Day Green Ninja
A cameo of the Green Ninja from Green Ninja. File:Leap Day Green Ninja Run.png Leap Day Green Ninja Selfie 1
Leap Day Green Ninja Selfie 2
Leap Day Green Ninja Selfie 3
Leap Day Nibbler
A blue squirrel-like creature with a single large white eye. File:Leap Day Nibbler Run.png Leap Day Nibbler Selfie 1
Leap Day Nibbler Selfie 2
Leap Day Nibbler Selfie 3
Stretch Dungeon
Leap Day Stretch Dungeon
A cameo of the prisoner from Stretch Dungeon. File:Leap Day Stretch Dungeon Run.png Leap Day Stretch Dungeon Selfie 1
Leap Day Stretch Dungeon Selfie 2
Leap Day Stretch Dungeon Selfie 3
8bit Doves
Leap Day 8bit Doves
A cameo of the flying man from 8bit Doves. File:Leap Day 8bit Doves Run.png Leap Day 8bit Doves Selfie 1
Leap Day 8bit Doves Selfie 2
Leap Day 8bit Doves Selfie 3
File:Leap Day Icebreaker.png
A cameo of a Viking from Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. File:Leap Day Icebreaker Run.png Leap Day Icebreaker Selfie 1
Leap Day Icebreaker Selfie 2
Leap Day Icebreaker Selfie 3
File:Leap Day Calamari.png
A character with a blue head and green body. The blue head has a triangular tip and a frilled neck. The mouth is green. File:Leap Day Calamari Run.png Leap Day Calamari Selfie 1
Leap Day Calamari Selfie 2
Leap Day Calamari Selfie 3
File:Leap Day Wick.png
A candle-like character with white wax and an orange and yellow flame. The full character portrait shows Wick partially melting. File:Leap Day Wick Run.png Leap Day Wick Selfie 1
Leap Day Wick Selfie 2
Leap Day Wick Selfie 3
Leap Day Faucet
A grey character with a round head and a curved down nose. The nose constantly shows a blue droplet coming out. In the character portrait, it is shown as a larger stream of water. Faucet's head has a knob at the top. File:Leap Day Faucet Run.png Leap Day Faucet Selfie 1
Leap Day Faucet Selfie 2
Leap Day Faucet Selfie 3
Beneath The Lighthouse
File:Leap Day Beneath The Lighthouse.png
A cameo of the boy from Beneath The Lighthouse. File:Leap Day Beneath The Lighthouse Run.png Leap Day Beneath The Lighthouse Selfie 1
Leap Day Beneath The Lighthouse Selfie 2
Leap Day Beneath The Lighthouse Selfie 3
File:Leap Day Suplex.png
A character presumably dressed in a light purple suit with yellow hands and a yellow mask. The character also sports a black and purple short rectangular nose. File:Leap Day Suplex Run.png Leap Day Suplex Selfie 1
Leap Day Suplex Selfie 2
Leap Day Suplex Selfie 3
File:Leap Day Apple.png
A character with a red apple for a head and a wood-like brown body. Apple also has a green rectangular nose. File:Leap Day Apple Run.png Leap Day Apple Selfie 1
Leap Day Apple Selfie 2
Leap Day Apple Selfie 3
Leap Day Puddle
A completely brown character with a single white eye and round head. File:Leap Day Puddle Run.png Leap Day Puddle Selfie 1
Leap Day Puddle Selfie 2
Leap Day Puddle Selfie 3
Magic Touch
File:Leap Day Magic Touch.png
A cameo of the wizard from Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire. File:Leap Day Magic Touch Run.png Leap Day Magic Touch Selfie 1
Leap Day Magic Touch Selfie 2
Leap Day Magic Touch Selfie 3


Some characters can be unlocked without purchasing them. This can be done by going to the info screen on the calendar menu, then tapping rapidly within the credits screen. This causes a text field to appear, allowing the player to type in one of the codes below to unlock the character:

  1. Lick: charsLick
  2. La Beef: charsLa Beef
  3. Kepi: charsKepi
  4. Meep: charsMeep
  5. Smooch: charsSmooch
  6. Solder_26: charsSolder_26
  7. Root: charsRoot
  8. Scalp: charsScalp
  9. Grill: charsGrill
  10. Zweiclops: charsZweiclops
  11. Logga: charsLogga
  12. Rasbunny: charsRasbunny
  13. Venus: charsVenus
  14. Croak: charsCroak
  15. Slab: charsSlab
  16. Whip: charsWhip
  17. Glug: charsGlug
  18. Flake: charsFlake
  19. Tuft: charsTuft
  20. Char: charsChar
  21. Turret: charsTurret
  22. Barley: charsBarley
  23. Mc Cloud: charsMcloud
  24. Victor: charsVictor
  25. Trunk: charsTrunk
  26. Tickles: charsTickle
  27. Jock: charsJock
  28. Shroom: charsShroom
  29. Bleep: charsBleep
  30. Felon: charsFelon
  31. Chuckles: charsChuckles
  32. Helm: charsHelm
  33. Nibbler: charsNibbler
  34. Buzz: charsBuzz
  35. Ram: charsRam



Leap Day preview 21

The May 19th, 2016 preview with the earlier designs of the playable characters.

  • The character La Beef is a pun on the name of American actor and director Shia LaBeouf.
  • Solder_26 is a reference to the character Soldier: 76 from the video game Overwatch[2].
  • In the May 19th, 2016 preview for Leap Day, which showed the in-game sprites for the characters that would be added in Update 1, four sprites differ slightly from their final versions: La Beef's head is closer to his body, Grill's skin is much lighter, Scalp's sprite has lighter skin, and the bottom part of Kepi's hat is green instead of grey.
  • Zweiclops' name is a pun on Cyclops. "Zwei" means "Two" in German.
  • On November 19th, 2019, following a series of hints on the official Discord, Yolk was revealed for the Smash-like indie crossover fighting game Indie Pogo. He was released on, fittingly enough, Leap Day, 2020. His attacks are references to various other Nitrome games, most of them from the mobile era.
  • Spoiler
    Glug's second selfie contains a character that looks like a female version of Yolk.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nitrome on Twitter: [1]: birfdæ: Is the red a hat or a brain?

    Nitrome: A red bobble hat., 5 July 16, retrieved 5 July 16.
  2. Nitrome on Twitter: [2]: Nags Tavon: Just unlocked a new character in Leap Day. Is this some reference to @PlayOverwatch 's Soldier: 76??

    Nitrome: yes it is a little nod to that., 17 Jul 16, retrieved 21 Jul 16.
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