Shunal DokeJul 04, 2013 15:39:11 IST
Classic flash-based athletics game QWOP has finally made its way to Android devices. The game is now available on Google Play for Rs 56. The game is making its Android debut more than two years after its original release on iOS devices back in 2010.
Originally, the game was released on creator Brennett Foddy's website as a flash game. However, thanks to its unique control system and hilarious results, the game gained popularity quite quickly, helping push Foddy's website reach 30 million hits by 2010.
QWOP is finally on Android! more than two years after iOS!
In the game, players take on the role of an athlete named Qwop, who is participating in a 100-metre sprint event at the Olympic Games. The objective is simple: reach the finish line. The challenge (and a lot would say, fun) comes from the control scheme which involves controlling Qwop's left leg with the keys Q and W, and right leg with the keys O and P.
This is translated on to touch devices through the use of both touch controls as well as accelerometer based controls. Players get two pads on the screen, each with four buttons that represent the positions of their respective legs. Using this, players have to maintain balance and attempt to finish the race.
Maintaining balance also involves the accelerometer, since you have to move your device so to keep balance. Running usually involves moving your thumbs in clockwise circles. The moment Qwop’s body touches the ground, the game is over.
The mobile version of the game has five game modes: 100 m sprint, hurdles, long jump, steeplechase and 50 km walk. It also has integration with Google's Play Game services, thus giving access to global leaderboards and integration with Google+.
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