If you’ve got nothing going on today, and feel the need to be humbled, give QWOP a try. A track and field game that looks like something out of Archer, the Android version made its debut on the Play Store yesterday.
A long standing iOS and PC favorite, QWOP is an acquired taste. If you like really difficult games that make you want to break your device out of frustration, this one is for you. Relying on you to rhythmically rotate two circles on your device, as well as tilt the handheld, QWOP makes for a very difficult game. Each finger controls a leg, and each place on the diamond you frantically roll your thumbs around is a position of those legs.
If you’re wondering why it’s called QWOP, that’s the runner’s name. Awkward name, awkward game play, but oddly fun.
If you’re wondering why it’s called QWOP, that’s the runner’s name. Awkward name, awkward game play, but oddly fun. A Play store rating of 4.2 shows early adopters like it, so there could be more to it than we’re seeing. Maybe part of the fun is watching poor QWOP fall flat on his face because I’m a fool who can’t make him run. I feel bad, though.
If you think your fingers could possibly act as world class runners’ legs, give QWOP a try. I couldn’t even get the poor guy 30 meters, so hurdles and long jump are well out of my grasp. Your thumbs may be more nimble than mine, though. For one dollar, you will either feel like a hero or get a good laugh at yourself. Either way, it’s fun.