Useless trivia time…

Back in 1983, Broderbund released a simple (and hugely popular) platform game called Lode Runner.

Lode Runner (the computer game)

Many years later, Mercury Interactive released a hugely popular load testing tool called LoadRunner.

LoadRunner (the testing tool)

Notice that the animated figures look very similar. Do you think that this is subtle homage, or just a case of all stick figures looking alike?


Published On: June 17, 2006Tags: ,


  1. Dmitry Motevich January 26, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Stuart, Thank you very much for provided screen shots of Load Runner game!
    Yes, I remember this game I liked to play in my childhood several times…

    And now I know its name – Load Runner. Cool!
    Maybe, this is a reason I choosed to work with greatest load testing tool – LoadRunner 🙂

    Thank you again, Stuart.
    Nice job!

    • Iftekar December 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Dear Dmitry,

      I am using LR 11 for scripting…can I use the same scripts to run in LR 8.0 or 8.1
      Kindly suggest.

      Thank you..

  2. aruna May 30, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I think u can help me !
    I am working as a Manual tester and i am having knowledge on QTP
    Now i started working on Load Runner . I am very new to this Tool
    And I come to the point , i want to parameterize the field whit will hold the location of the file for import functionality.
    I am not able to do this one
    can u give the some tips to do this


  3. isaí villarreal October 11, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Hello Stuart!

    Nice correlated! i have never tought about the game! yes you are right it looks very similar. But i don´think i has anything to do with that. I don´t know why. hehehe.

    very nice job you do.


  4. apple_II October 13, 2011 at 12:11 am

    If only Load Runner could be as good as Lode Runner…

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