QWOP

QWOP is a simple game about running extremely fast down a 100 metre track.

It has been featured on the US version of The Office, and several times on the Japanese TV Show Angry New Party.

QWOP was created by renowned indie developer Bennett Foddy in 2008. It’s so infamously difficult that in February 2020, The AI Guy created an AI that goes on to learn how to play and win QWOP. Check it out on YouTube

One of the things I found with QWOP is that people like to set their own goals in a game. Some people would feel like winners if they ran 5 meters, and others would feel like winners if they inched all the way along the track over the course of an hour.

Bennett Foddy
QWOP screenshot after travelling 72.1 metres