QWOP Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 12 days ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

QWOP is a sports game with a difference. You have to control each limb of your virtual athlete. This changes it from a challenge of hitting buttons to using the touch screen or keyboard to deftly co-ordinate movement to gain forward motion. It's really hard, but as you get to grips with it, a lot of fun too.

The game was originally created as part of the Programme on the Ethics of the New Biosciences, “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. If I had put a social leaderboard or par system in, those people would probably have all quit out of frustration, leaving only the most determined or masochistic players behind."

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 21/12/2010

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS.

Genres: Action, Simulation and Sports.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

You can play a free version via QWOP website.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

No Reading: No reading is required.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

Visual Distractions

No Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

No Busy Backgrounds: No distracting backgrounds or you can make them static or blank.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @JonahMonaghan


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