Watch a Room Full of People Cheer on a Giant Video Game Snail

Listen: when you’re watching two teams go to war in Killer Queen, you don’t have to join in the crowds yelling for an oversized cephalopod gastropod to make it to one side of the screen. But you want to. “SNAIL! SNAIL! SNAIL!” It just comes out of you. » 6/04/13 12:15pm 6/04/13 12:15pm

You Have This Guy to Thank for a Game About Jetpacks and Lancing

Of all the games that I played at New York University’s No Quarter exhibition, the one I most wanted to take home and play with a friend was There Shall Be Lancing. Granted, Killer Queen and Bennet Foddy's Speed Chess are a little too unwieldy to play in my small New York City apartment, But, the combat game by Sophie … » 5/14/13 3:00pm 5/14/13 3:00pm

Nobody Makes Awesome Arcade Machines Anymore. But These Guys Did.

Whether it’s a PC monitor or a smartphone display, indie game-makers tend to thrive on smaller screens. But when Josh DeBonis and Nik Mikros worked up the idea for their co-operative strategy/platformer hybrid Killer Queen, they went really big. So big they had to make their own unique stand-up machine for it. But,… » 5/13/13 9:40am 5/13/13 9:40am

The New Way to Play Chess Is Insane

It seems like the ideal game of chess is supposed to take hours, right? I seem to remember hearing stories of matches between grandmasters taking days. But indie game designer Bennett Foddy—best known the fun, impossible-to-play running simulator QWOPdoesn’t have time for all of that. His video game remix of the… » 5/09/13 2:00pm 5/09/13 2:00pm

QWOP Creator Ponders: What If A Game Remained Free So Long As You…

Sound crazy? The idea comes from the Game Developers Conference, during an "Indie Soapbox" where developers took the stage to talk about indie game development. Ben Foddy, who is behind the ever-ridiculous QWOP, had some out-there ideas about how people pay for games—but that's what makes them rad. » 3/27/13 3:30pm 3/27/13 3:30pm

An Erotic Wrestling Game That You Play With Two Trampolines. Yep.

You ever get that feeling that you've seen everything? I've learned by now what to do when I get that feeling: laugh, and pat it on the head, tell it it's cute, and send it off to get us all some coffee. Because shortly afterwards, someone always sends a video of something like Get On Top, an erotic physics game by » 9/04/12 7:00pm 9/04/12 7:00pm

How Did We Miss the Best Cosplay of Comic-Con?

Mike and I saw a ton of cosplay, much of it game-themed, two weeks ago at Comic-Con 2011. In all of our time at the San Diego Convention Center, however, we never, ahem, stumbled across this guy, cosplaying as the QWOP runner. You can't stop QWOP. [via Rooster Teeth] » 8/07/11 2:00pm 8/07/11 2:00pm

QWOP: Why Rag Dolls Will Never Take Home The Gold

Anyone looking for a frustrating yet occasionally hilarious Flash game to while away their Tuesday evening? Try QWOP » 11/11/08 8:40pm 11/11/08 8:40pm, named so for its simple control scheme using the Q, W, O and P keys on your keyboard. Those four keys control the thighs and calves of "our small nation's sole representative at the Olympic Games." It…