QWOP is a physics-based browser game that gained popularity for its unique and challenging gameplay. Created by Bennett Foddy, the game's title is derived from the four keyboard keys used to control the athlete: Q, W, O, and P. Players take on the role of an athlete participating in a 100-meter sprint, and the catch is that each key corresponds to a different muscle in the runner's legs.
The objective of the game is deceptively simple: guide the athlete to the finish line. However, the unconventional control scheme makes it a hilariously difficult task. Players must coordinate the movements of the runner's thighs and calves by manipulating the Q, W, O, and P keys, leading to awkward and often amusing results.
QWOP's intentionally challenging mechanics and absurd physics have made it a popular choice for gamers seeking a humorous and frustratingly difficult experience. The game's simplicity, combined with its comical outcomes, has led to its widespread recognition and numerous attempts by players worldwide to master the art of QWOP running.