QWOP is a well-known Flash game developed by Bennett Foddy in 2008. Players make use of the Q, W, O, and P keys to control “Qwop” who is an athlete. (Player 1 employs the Q, W, R, and E keys in the multiplayer version, whereas player 2 employs the U, O, I, and P keys). This ragdoll-based game soon became an internet meme in December 2010, two years after its release on the web.
How To Play QWOP: Players play as "Qwop", an athlete, who is taking part at the Olympic Games in a 100-meter event. The gamers must regulate the athlete’s legs’ movements making use of the Q, O, W and P keys so that the character is able to move forward while attempting to avoid falling over. The W and Q keys drive one of the thighs of the runner while the P and O keys drive the calves of the runner. The Q key is responsible for driving his left thigh backward and right thigh forward, and the W key is also accountable for affecting the thighs and performs exactly the opposite. The P and O keys function in an identical way as the W and Q keys, however, with they are concerned with the calves of the runner instead of the thighs. The amount of a joint’s movement is influenced by the resistance because of the gravitational forces and also the inertia which is placed upon it.
Although QWOP’s objective is simple, the game has been infamous because of the difficulty to master it using the Q, O, W, and P keys. Foddy confesses that he receives lots of hate mail for making this game. However, the game aided Foddy's site to reach over 30 million hits, in spite of the criticism for the difficulty to play it. QWOP has been played by numerous individuals ever since its release even though the numbers have declined these days.