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13th Feb '14 12:48:34 PM EarlOfSandvich
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[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/qwop1_9755.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:320:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons D'oh!]]]] ->''You are Qwop, our small nation's sole representative at the OlympicGames. \\ Use the [[MeaningfulName QWOP]] keys to move your legs. \\ Ideally you will run 100 metres... \\ [[ThisIsGonnaSuck ...but our training program was under-funded.]] \\ Remember, it's not about whether you win or lose.'' -->--'''Title screen for ''Qwop''''' ''[[http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html QWOP]]'' is a Flash-based SportsGame by Creator/{{foddy}} in which you must get Qwop to run 100 meters without falling over. Uniquely, you control Qwop's individual thighs and calves. [[NintendoHard It is]] ''[[NintendoHard much]]'' [[NintendoHard harder than it sounds]]. It has a two-player sequel named ''[[http://www.foddy.net/2QWOP.html 2QWOP]]''. Despite the game first coming out in 2008, it achieved massive internet popularity and MemeticMutation in December of 2010 after RayWilliamJohnson showcased a LetsPlay video of it. A related game also by {{foddy}} is [[http://www.foddy.net/WinnervsLoser.html Winner vs. Loser]] which is likewise based on track & field, and its SpiritualSuccessor is VideoGame/{{GIRP}} for the idea that controlling basic human motions is difficult. Foddy has since made a true successor to QWOP called ''[[http://www.foddy.net/CLOP.html CLOP]]'', which has you controlling a {{Unicorn}}. ---- !!''QWOP'' has examples of the following: * AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Only seen when Qwop falls. * AWinnerIsYou: -->'''NATIONAL HERO'''\\ [[MundaneMadeAwesome you ran to the end of the track and jumped!]]\\ In the end, you went:\\ ''X'' metres * BonusRound: When you finally hit 100 meters, you hit a ''long jump pit''. In this case, it's more like a long stride pit, but still. * DeconstructionGame: On [[SomeDexterityRequired complicated controls]]. * {{Determinator}}: To an extent, both the player and the player character. No matter how many times you flip 720 degrees and crack your skull, you just keep trying for those 100 meters. * DungeonBypass: You're supposed to jump over the hurdle at 50 meters, but you just knock it over and keep running. * EpicFail: It is possible to walk backwards behind the starting line, not only achieving a negative distance but also ''slamming into a wall behind you.'' Assuming you don't [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCGoIpP0ulg fall through the ground]]. ** In-universe, Qwop's training program is so woefully underfunded that ''basic muscle memory'' apparently doesn't fit on the budget. * FaceFault * {{Foreshadowing}}: One of the bullet points in the hints says that there's a surprise at 50 meters and one at 100 meters. * GravityScrew: The low gravity makes running at more than about 1.5 meters per second impossible, so don't expect to break any world records. * GuideDangIt: You probably won't figure out that the right way to move forward is to [[spoiler:alternate pressing Q and P together, then W and O together]] without looking it up. * HandWave: Qwop's questionable motor abilities are the result of his nation's poorly-funded training program. * HaveANiceDeath --> '''PARTICIPANT'''\\ showing real courage, you ran:\\ ''X'' metres\\ everyone is a winner ** The game will even "congratulate" you for going a negative distance. * HeroicMime * IncrediblyLamePun: It's rather common for players to say that their legs won't [=QWOPerate=]. * {{Leitmotif}}: get Qwop up to speed and you'll start hearing the [[StandardSnippet intro]] to the ChariotsOfFire theme. * MeaningfulName: Qwop's name refers to the keys you use to control him, Q, W, O, and P. * MundaneMadeAwesome: When you finally run/hop/crawl those 100 meters, the game congratulates you as if it were a difficult task. [[NintendoHard Although, after all, it kind]] ''[[NintendoHard was]]''... * NintendoHard: No checkpoints. You fail with the slightest brush against the ground, including landing on a knee too hard. * ThePratfall: The difficulty of the game makes these nearly inevitable. * RagdollPhysics * RhythmGame: Contains rhythm elements. * SickeningCrunch: Whenever Qwop falls over hard enough, including hitting a knee with too much force, there will be a CRUNCH, then the game over message. * SillyWalk * SlowMotionFall: The physics and gravity in this game makes every fall slow. * SomeDexterityRequired: Used [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste intentionally]]. * SportsGame * StandardSnippet: The first few seconds of "Chariots of Fire" loop if Qwop manages to go forward long enough. * StockShoutOut: to ChariotsOfFire. * WackySoundEffect: If Qwop falls lightly, his collision with the ground will make a soft "euh" sound. * YetAnotherStupidDeath: Or rather, another stupid backflip. ---- [-'''PARTICIPANT''' \\ showing real courage, you wrote: \\ ''31 examples'' \\ everyone is a troper-] ----
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[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/qwop1_9755.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:320:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons D'oh!]]]] ->''You are Qwop, our small nation's sole representative at the OlympicGames. \\ Use the [[MeaningfulName QWOP]] keys to move your legs. \\ Ideally you will run 100 metres... \\ [[ThisIsGonnaSuck ...but our training program was under-funded.]] \\ Remember, it's not about whether you win or lose.'' -->--'''Title screen for ''Qwop''''' ''[[http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html QWOP]]'' is a Flash-based SportsGame by Creator/{{foddy}} in which you must get Qwop to run 100 meters without falling over. Uniquely, you control Qwop's individual thighs and calves. [[NintendoHard It is]] ''[[NintendoHard much]]'' [[NintendoHard harder than it sounds]]. It has a two-player sequel named ''[[http://www.foddy.net/2QWOP.html 2QWOP]]''. Despite the game first coming out in 2008, it achieved massive internet popularity and MemeticMutation in December of 2010 after RayWilliamJohnson showcased a LetsPlay video of it. A related game also by {{foddy}} is [[http://www.foddy.net/WinnervsLoser.html Winner vs. Loser]] which is likewise based on track & field, and its SpiritualSuccessor is VideoGame/{{GIRP}} for the idea that controlling basic human motions is difficult. Foddy has since made a true successor to QWOP called ''[[http://www.foddy.net/CLOP.html CLOP]]'', which has you controlling a {{Unicorn}}. ---- !!''QWOP'' has examples of the following: * AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Only seen when Qwop falls. * AWinnerIsYou: -->'''NATIONAL HERO'''\\ [[MundaneMadeAwesome you ran to the end of the track and jumped!]]\\ In the end, you went:\\ ''X'' metres * BonusRound: When you finally hit 100 meters, you hit a ''long jump pit''. In this case, it's more like a long stride pit, but still. * DeconstructionGame: On [[SomeDexterityRequired complicated controls]]. * {{Determinator}}: To an extent, both the player and the player character. No matter how many times you flip 720 degrees and crack your skull, you just keep trying for those 100 meters. * DungeonBypass: You're supposed to jump over the hurdle at 50 meters, but you just knock it over and keep running. * EpicFail: It is possible to walk backwards behind the starting line, not only achieving a negative distance but also ''slamming into a wall behind you.'' Assuming you don't [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCGoIpP0ulg fall through the ground]]. ** In-universe, Qwop's training program is so woefully underfunded that ''basic muscle memory'' apparently doesn't fit on the budget. * FaceFault * {{Foreshadowing}}: One of the bullet points in the hints says that there's a surprise at 50 meters and one at 100 meters. * GravityScrew: The low gravity makes running at more than about 1.5 meters per second impossible, so don't expect to break any world records. * GuideDangIt: You probably won't figure out that the right way to move forward is to [[spoiler:alternate pressing Q and P together, then W and O together]] without looking it up. * HandWave: Qwop's questionable motor abilities are the result of his nation's poorly-funded training program. * HaveANiceDeath --> '''PARTICIPANT'''\\ showing real courage, you ran:\\ ''X'' metres\\ everyone is a winner ** The game will even "congratulate" you for going a negative distance. * HeroicMime * IncrediblyLamePun: It's rather common for players to say that their legs won't [=QWOPerate=]. * {{Leitmotif}}: get Qwop up to speed and you'll start hearing the [[StandardSnippet intro]] to the ChariotsOfFire theme. * MeaningfulName: Qwop's name refers to the keys you use to control him, Q, W, O, and P. * MundaneMadeAwesome: When you finally run/hop/crawl those 100 meters, the game congratulates you as if it were a difficult task. [[NintendoHard Although, after all, it kind]] ''[[NintendoHard was]]''... * NintendoHard: No checkpoints. You fail with the slightest brush against the ground, including landing on a knee too hard. * ThePratfall: The difficulty of the game makes these nearly inevitable. * RagdollPhysics * RhythmGame: Contains rhythm elements. * SickeningCrunch: Whenever Qwop falls over hard enough, including hitting a knee with too much force, there will be a CRUNCH, then the game over message. * SillyWalk * SlowMotionFall: The physics and gravity in this game makes every fall slow. * SomeDexterityRequired: Used [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste intentionally]]. * SportsGame * StandardSnippet: The first few seconds of "Chariots of Fire" loop if Qwop manages to go forward long enough. * StockShoutOut: to ChariotsOfFire. * WackySoundEffect: If Qwop falls lightly, his collision with the ground will make a soft "euh" sound. * YetAnotherStupidDeath: Or rather, another stupid backflip. ---- [-'''PARTICIPANT''' \\ showing real courage, you wrote: \\ ''31 examples'' \\ everyone is a troper-] ----[[redirect:VideoGame/{{QWOP}}]]
9th Nov '13 6:34:42 AM TropeEater
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: When you finally run/hop/crawl those 100 meters, the game congratulates you as if it were a difficult task. ** [[NintendoHard Though we're not saying it]] ''[[NintendoHard wasn't]]''...
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: When you finally run/hop/crawl those 100 meters, the game congratulates you as if it were a difficult task. ** task. [[NintendoHard Though we're not saying it]] Although, after all, it kind]] ''[[NintendoHard wasn't]]''...was]]''...
28th Oct '13 6:13:52 AM LucaEarlgrey
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Warning: make sure you periodically look at the time. A related game also by {{foddy}} is [[http://www.foddy.net/WinnervsLoser.html Winner vs. Loser]] which is likewise based on track & field, and its SpiritualSuccessor is VideoGame/{{GIRP}} for the idea that controlling basic human motions is difficult. Foddy has since made a true successor to QWOP called ''[[http://www.foddy.net/CLOP.html CLOP]]'', which has you controlling a {{Unicorn}}.
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Warning: make sure you periodically look at the time. A related game also by {{foddy}} is [[http://www.foddy.net/WinnervsLoser.html Winner vs. Loser]] which is likewise based on track & field, and its SpiritualSuccessor is VideoGame/{{GIRP}} for the idea that controlling basic human motions is difficult. Foddy has since made a true successor to QWOP called ''[[http://www.foddy.net/CLOP.html CLOP]]'', which has you controlling a {{Unicorn}}.
29th Jun '13 2:07:18 PM Quanyails
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Trimming 'titular'.
''[[http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html QWOP]]'' is a Flash-based SportsGame by Creator/{{foddy}} in which you must get the titular athlete to run 100 meters without falling over. Uniquely, you control Qwop's individual thighs and calves. [[NintendoHard It is]] ''[[NintendoHard much]]'' [[NintendoHard harder than it sounds]]. It has a two-player sequel named ''[[http://www.foddy.net/2QWOP.html 2QWOP]]''.
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''[[http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html QWOP]]'' is a Flash-based SportsGame by Creator/{{foddy}} in which you must get the titular athlete Qwop to run 100 meters without falling over. Uniquely, you control Qwop's individual thighs and calves. [[NintendoHard It is]] ''[[NintendoHard much]]'' [[NintendoHard harder than it sounds]]. It has a two-player sequel named ''[[http://www.foddy.net/2QWOP.html 2QWOP]]''.
6th Jun '13 7:52:16 AM GhostOfAGeek
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Tweak~
''[[http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html QWOP]]'' is a Flash-based SportsGame by {{foddy}} in which you must get the titular athlete to run 100 meters without falling over. Uniquely, you control Qwop's individual thighs and calves. It is ''much'' harder [[NintendoHard than it sounds]]. It has a two-player sequel named ''[[http://www.foddy.net/2QWOP.html 2QWOP]]''.
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''[[http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html QWOP]]'' is a Flash-based SportsGame by {{foddy}} Creator/{{foddy}} in which you must get the titular athlete to run 100 meters without falling over. Uniquely, you control Qwop's individual thighs and calves. It is ''much'' harder [[NintendoHard It is]] ''[[NintendoHard much]]'' [[NintendoHard harder than it sounds]]. It has a two-player sequel named ''[[http://www.foddy.net/2QWOP.html 2QWOP]]''.
3rd May '13 4:26:53 PM BlueGuy
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[[caption-width-right:320:D'oh!]]
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[[caption-width-right:320:D'oh!]][[caption-width-right:320:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons D'oh!]]]]
19th Apr '13 11:01:08 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** In-universe, Qwop's training program is so woefully underfunded that ''basic muscle memory'' apparently doesn't fit on the budget.

* MeaningfulName: QWOP's name refers to the keys you use to control him, Q, W, O, and P.
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* MeaningfulName: QWOP's Qwop's name refers to the keys you use to control him, Q, W, O, and P.

** [[NintendoHard Though we're not saying it]] ''[[NintendoHard wasn't]]'' [[NintendoHard a difficult task]]...
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** [[NintendoHard Though we're not saying it]] ''[[NintendoHard wasn't]]'' [[NintendoHard a difficult task]]...wasn't]]''...
17th Mar '13 9:00:49 PM Tabs
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: One of the bullet points in the hints says that there's a surprise at 50 meters and one at 100 meters.

** The game will even "congratulate" you for going a negative distance.

* WackySoundEffect: If Qwop falls lightly, his collision with the ground will make a soft "euh" sound.

''29 examples'' \\
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''29 ''31 examples'' \\
2nd Feb '13 6:48:34 AM JasonPaul76
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''28 examples'' \\
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''28 ''29 examples'' \\
20th Jan '13 1:07:43 AM serialkillerwhale
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* IncrediblyLamePun: It's rather common for players to say that their legs won't QWOPerate.
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* IncrediblyLamePun: It's rather common for players to say that their legs won't QWOPerate.[=QWOPerate=].
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