QWOP is the local sporting hero of a prosperous country in the scandinavian alps. Unfortunately, it is too cold there for an outdoor track, and QWOP has come to the championships without completing his training!

You can help QWOP achieve his sporting dreams! You just need to show him how to run.

Control QWOP's legs and arms by moving your thumbs around in the diamonds on the screen. Move your thumbs in clockwise circles to make him run. Make QWOP lean forward and back by tilting your device.

And whatever you do, don't let QWOP's body touch the ground!

- Five game modes: 100m, Hurdles, Long Jump, Steeplechase, and 50km Walk!
- Hilarious physics engine.
- GameCenter leaderboards. Set a high score and challenge your friends.

What's New

Version 1.08

Updated for 64-bit, so you can continue to play on new versions of iOS.

This was a bit of an adventure, since I haven't released an iPhone app in 5 years. If you see any issues, let me know and I'll fix them up as soon as I can.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings



Use to love this game and now I love it again !!!!

Humorous, intelligent, innovative game


Most games map complex actions to simple button presses. Press one button and jump; press another button and perform an acrobatic combination attack. QWOP's abstraction of running is hardly less complex (and certainly more difficult) than actual running. Players must use their thumbs to independently control the position and movement of the runner's legs. Initial attempts to take even a single step will quickly devolve into slapstick, off-balance comedy. Perspiration will develop the talent to approximate actual running. Fun and funny. After I managed to hobble a whole 100m, I gave the game to my father. He's been at the iPad for nearly an hour now. Entertainment for the whole family.

Oh, all the crash bugs have been fixed in this new version. Highly recommended.


QWOP Champion

If you enjoyed the computer version, you will be disappointed. The controls are not the same, he added a tilt feature (which makes it easier), and the "realistic person" is down right creepy. What happened to the challenge that was QWOP. You felt like a national hero when you ran on that track, the music fueling you desire to win the gold. The first time you encounter a hurdle, you charge into it head on without fear, for America. On this version, I don't even feel like my country chose me to represent them in the greatest race known to man. I don't feel like I belong with the prestigious group of those that completed the computer version, just a man that appeared afterward to bask in the glory of those national heroes. So please, if you feel the love your country gives you when you are racing for the gold on the real QWOP, don't pay for this app.


Bennett Foddy
31.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Bennett Foddy 2010-2012


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