I’m not a gamer. My favorite game growing up was Kid Icarus. But I am a connoisseur of absurdist humor, and that’s why I love /r/gamephysics.
The subreddit bills itself as “a subreddit for game physics at its best and worst. This means games with up and coming physics tech and games that are glitching out in hilarious ways.” Boy oh boy do they deliver. People can submit either GIFs or short video clips, and here I have gathered a selection of my favorite GIFs, mainly because these are dramatically enhanced by the automatic loop.
Let’s begin with one of my favorites, submitted by Booona, in which a propane tank explosion is triggered by a cup of coffee:
There are two I loved that are both titled “I must go, my people need me.” The first was submitted by sprite144:
The second (and by far one of the strangest posts in this subreddit) comes courtesy of Dickfore:
This gem was submitted by blackpixel with the title, “So much for a day at the park.” A lack of gravity will do that to you:
Dickfore‘s soccer player jauntily floats as well:
Blackpixel also shared this gif of a trick that would sure merit a gold medal if it were physically possible:
Booona shared a novel method of attack from Grand Theft Auto 4:
Of this particular gif, Dickfore simply says, “The sniper looks a little big”:
xMrChuckles picked the worst time to buy a hot dog:
Dickfore landed a flawless front flip:
Lesi20 nailed a smooth takeoff in Just Cause 2:
This one isn’t technically a glitch, but there was no way I was going to finish this post without it. Photosherp gives us Super Mario Brothers world -1 in .gif: