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2QWOP. Your favorite running game now supports two players. Extra keyboard support is included, or play on the same one for maximum fun.
posted by kmz (50 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
why doesn't this guy just make a sack race game and be done with it.
posted by fetamelter at 8:43 AM on February 16, 2012


This...this...oh my god, I am laughing so hard right now, thinking about the developer coming to the conclusion that this was the best way to improve the game.
posted by davejay at 8:46 AM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


FALL ON FACE SIMULATOR. Fuck everything about this.
posted by littlerobothead at 8:47 AM on February 16, 2012


I sense mathowie needing to hire a new mod in the near future. Either to replace cortex or give cortex someone to play with.
posted by m@f at 8:47 AM on February 16, 2012


The very best thing about QWOP in general is that when I have a terrible Meniere's attack and am forced to stagger derpily down the street, I say QWOP QWOP QWOP QWOP QWOP to myself as I am walking, and tend to collapse from horribly pigsnorty lols.

It only recently occurred to me what other pedestrians might make of this spectacle.
posted by elizardbits at 8:50 AM on February 16, 2012 [26 favorites]


occurred to me to wonder what, &c
posted by elizardbits at 8:52 AM on February 16, 2012


This...this...oh my god, I am laughing so hard right now, thinking about the developer coming to the conclusion that this was the best way to improve the game.

It's the most realistic running simulator ever created, what could possibly improve it. There's not a single other running simulator that gives you individual control over each calf and thigh.
posted by empath at 8:53 AM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


The physics have been changed just a little. The characters aren't as heavy, resulting in more flippy-ness.

I'm sad that I'm familiar enough with the original physics that I know that.
posted by penduluum at 8:53 AM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


I noticed that the dragging yourself along on a leg split tactic doesn't work any more..
posted by empath at 8:55 AM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I believe there's also a bit of a twist if you get far enough, but I've barely gotten off the start.
posted by kmz at 8:56 AM on February 16, 2012


I noticed that the dragging yourself along on a leg split tactic doesn't work any more..

It worked for me. On the bottom layout, hold down "I" to get to a split, then quickly alternate "O" and "P."
posted by brain_drain at 8:58 AM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


QWOP
posted by cortex at 9:04 AM on February 16, 2012


***RUDE NSFW BAD DON'T CLICK***

Sucks bigtime. This is much better. If that doesn't float your boat, try this.

***RUDE NSFW BAD DON'T CLICK***
posted by Meatbomb at 9:14 AM on February 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


4.3 meters? I don't think I've ever gone that far before.

The biggest problem I see in the "realism" of the game itself is that there is no way to adjust the angle of the torso. So when you end up precariously balanced on one leg, it's a crapshoot if the body falls backwards or forwards... falling forwards you can maintain movement, backwards not so much.
posted by caution live frogs at 9:17 AM on February 16, 2012


I struggle explaining to friends how much I love QWOP. It's like an AI struck firmly in the uncanny valley tried to program a video game and doesn't understand what it did wrong. Also I can't help but QWOP around the house sometimes.
posted by allen.spaulding at 9:17 AM on February 16, 2012 [13 favorites]


The biggest problem I see in the "realism" of the game itself is that there is no way to adjust the angle of the torso.

Look, there's only so much you can do with flash and you only have so many fingers. He could have simulated the upper body instead of your legs, but then what kind of running game would that be -- a terrible one, that's what.

posted by empath at 9:19 AM on February 16, 2012


The distance seems to be much shorter this time, though. I made it to 10 meters and won.
posted by daniel_charms at 9:21 AM on February 16, 2012


It's on a timer.
posted by empath at 9:24 AM on February 16, 2012


Your favorite runningsilly-walking game now supports two players. FTFY
posted by daniel_charms at 9:25 AM on February 16, 2012


The next version needs more granular metatarsal flex controls.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:27 AM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've only ever played 4QWOP. We each take one letter. We switch letters each time somebody presses a letter. We fall over a lot.

In the game.

And in real life.
posted by davidjmcgee at 9:30 AM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Basically what I'm thinking is single-elimination tourney ladders at all future meetups.
posted by cortex at 9:31 AM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


They really need to have a version that pairs you up with a random opponent from the internet.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 9:34 AM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


kmz: "Your favorite running game now supports two players. Extra keyboard support is included, or play on the same one for maximum fun."

Sometimes on Metafilter "favorite" means "Preferred before all others of the same kind"

Sometimes on Metafilter "favorite" means "a bookmark."

I'm not sure what "favorite" was supposed to mean in this example.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:37 AM on February 16, 2012


QWOP Cosplay
posted by Ian A.T. at 9:53 AM on February 16, 2012 [9 favorites]


They really need to have a version that pairs you up with a random opponent from the internet.

QWOP teabagging. Oh dear god.
posted by m@f at 9:54 AM on February 16, 2012


Man, trying to play both simultaneously does NOT make this game any easier.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:00 AM on February 16, 2012


Excellent! Now I can finally have a partner in the Decani Dancing Simulator! I am so happy!
posted by Decani at 10:12 AM on February 16, 2012


When I first found this game, I convinced myself that I just wasn't getting it, and that there was an easy, or at least feasible, to get that bastard to run. I thought I was just missing something. Clearly what I was missing was another flopping moron running with me.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 10:22 AM on February 16, 2012


I like that it starts over automatically. It's a nice feature. Failure is much faster.
posted by hot_monster at 10:25 AM on February 16, 2012


The running-towards-each-other-without-the-ability-to pass-or-run-around-each-other physic is really a nice, cruel touch, one that leaves me no doubt that this is a true QWOP product and not some low-rent bootleg.
posted by item at 10:25 AM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've only ever played 4QWOP. We each take one letter. We switch letters each time somebody presses a letter.

We call this QOWOP.
posted by zamboni at 10:34 AM on February 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


I eagerly await the QWOP movie that is even now in development, most likely starring Josh Hartnett and involving, for some reason, a racist CG dog.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:09 AM on February 16, 2012


Don't be ridiculous, it will surely be a Nic Cage franchise.
posted by elizardbits at 11:13 AM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


QWOP vs. The Declaration of Independence: Judgement Hour III
posted by shakespeherian at 11:15 AM on February 16, 2012


In 3-D
posted by Navelgazer at 11:19 AM on February 16, 2012


The franchise possibilities are endless. QUOP OF DUTY. GEARS OF QUOP. TEAM QUOP FORTRESS.
posted by zippy at 11:41 AM on February 16, 2012


QWOPOUT: LAS VEGAS
posted by daniel_charms at 11:53 AM on February 16, 2012


QWOP OF QWOPCRAFT
posted by shakespeherian at 12:02 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


QWOP vs. The Declaration of Independence: Judgement Hour III

Foddy was a normal American boy.

(scenes of him in school, raising his hand, riding a bike, etc..)

With one small problem...

Quarterback (holding back football to pass) "Foddy go deep!"

(Foddy take two steps and falls on his face)

But now, Freedom is Under Attack.

(Scenes of Terrorists blowing up various buildings in New York and DC).

President (addressing his cabinet): "Gentleman, the terrorists have destroyed the National Archives and The Library of Congress, and all of the official copies of the Constitution and declaration of independence have been destroyed -- without the, the United States will no longer exist."

General: "The good news is that one copy of the Declaration of Independence may have been smuggled out by a janitor just in time."

"Great! someone tell him to bring it here."

"Well, that's the bad news..."

Cut to: Foddy clutching rolled up piece of parchment, hiding behind a trash dumpster, while terrorists are spreading out searching for him...

Radio: "Foddy you have to RUN!!!"

He takes one step forward.

QWOP

Coming Soon
posted by empath at 12:03 PM on February 16, 2012 [13 favorites]


Just mastered face-planting, the splits, and the splits with slight bounce. Step to me now, suckers.
posted by Rudy Gerner at 12:04 PM on February 16, 2012


Not sure why, but this brings up all sorts of horrible memories of high-school dances...
posted by pupdog at 4:35 PM on February 16, 2012


Bridge Over the Runner QWOP
A QWOPalypse NOW
Chariots of QWOP

*better quit now*
posted by isopraxis at 6:01 PM on February 16, 2012


Kindergarten QWOP
posted by cortex at 6:36 PM on February 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


They need a collaborative version where one person controls each leg.
posted by punocchio at 8:29 PM on February 16, 2012


Those of you who clicked on this thread for the same reason I did might should take a look at the current front page of the Idle Thumbs website.
posted by straight at 8:30 PM on February 16, 2012


Kindergarten QWOP

I went through the trouble of logging into the site and figuring out how to make brackets for HTML on my smartphone for the sole purpose of quoting you and telling you that I LOLd.
posted by davejay at 9:39 PM on February 16, 2012


2QWOP 2 Furious
posted by radwolf76 at 10:57 PM on February 16, 2012


Thank you for this.

When I first saw someone attempt to play QWOP, I laughed until I cried, unable to believe that such a thing could be considered in any way playable.

Double your pleasure, double your fun. Double your QWOP and you ratchet the hilarity factor up by a factor of at least 12.
posted by kinnakeet at 8:17 AM on February 17, 2012


KoyaanisQWOPsi
posted by Ian A.T. at 4:27 PM on February 19, 2012


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