QWOP is one of the most frustrating games ever created. It’s so hard that it has actually become famous just for that reason. It was originally created by Bennett Foddy back in November 2008 and has become one of the most played games in the world surpassing a staggering 30 million plays.
It’s a game that created a phenomenon where it has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, It appeared in the season 9 premier of the popular American sitcom “The Office” and there has even been a Guinness Book of Records entry awarded to Roshan Ramachandra for doing the fastest recorded 100m time of 51 seconds! But don’t expect you’ll ever beat that, you’ll probably just end up crawling like one legged spider for a few meters before throwing your computer out of the office window.
You play as an Olympic Athlete named Qwop who is from an unnamed country. Using only your Q, W, O and P keys you must control your players movements and try to overcome the “Rag Doll” physics of the game. The Q and W keys control the back and forward motion of his thighs while the O and P keys work in the same way but control his calves. If this isn’t hard enough then there is also a simulated “Gravity” effect to play havoc with your brain.
The objective of the game is simple, get to the hundred-meter mark, but the frustratingly hard physics make this almost impossible.
You won’t find yourself spending hours on this game but it’s something everyone should try at least once. Plus when you’ve found out how hard it is, why not send it to a friend who’s been annoying a lot recently? We are sure they will appreciate it!