General Speedrunning Thread - Gotta Go Fast


Mmmmm, yeah basically exactly that. It’s the indie masocore platformer that became some kind of streaming hit about 6 months ago


And here’s what playing the game looks like for everyone else:


I generally enjoy watching short skill-based speedruns the most. The only game I sorta speedran myself was Baroque on PS2. Loved that game when it came out and it took me 40+ hours to beat it the first time, but I was always curious to see how quickly I could get through it considering there are really only like 5 things you have to do to complete it. Only did one run of it, but it only took like 3 and a half hours to finish. Not the best game to speedrun, but it was cool to see how quickly I could get through it. Would like to try a more serious speedrun in the future.

My favorite streamer Pete Dorr got into speedrunning last year and he got two of his runs accepted to SGDQ this year! He will be running Club Drive on Jaguar and Spider-Man: Web of Fire on the 32X, both of which are under 15 minutes. Even if you aren’t into speedrunning you should check him out on Twitch. He plays a lot of obscure and niche games on a variety of systems, always on real hardware. Here are his GDQ submission videos if anyone wants to check them out:


It’s the new game by Bennett Foddy of QWOP, CLOP, GIRP and Pole Riders (Sportsfriends) fame.


You have selected an acronym which is entirely not googleable.


Divinity Original Sin, sorry I thought everyone had played that stupid POS game. (which is the best game ever until the last act, then it goes to complete shit). I can’t help but slam that stupid POS game.


Which here, clearly, stands for Piety: Original Sin.


Aw damn, that’s not Poop On Stuff? I was hoping they finally made a Triumph the Insult Dog game.


This was amusing:


I’m watching on mute, but man, that Conker’s Bad Fur Day segment reminds me of the whole game. It’s the most frustrating platformer I’ve ever finished. It was a matter of finishing it for the sake of the humor and story, but even the humor wasn’t that great IMHO. Lots of poop and pissing jokes.


The actual speedrun doesn’t start until 8:30.


I’m a big fan of speedruns and tool-assisted superplays. Glitchless or glitched depends on the kind of run and the kind of glitches - a run like Super Metroid Reverse Boss Order might not exist without them, for example, but “clip through wall, skip three testchambers” in Portal has always felt a bit messy. I also tend not to care for RPG runs unless they’re very short or particularly entertaining, because I don’t want to watch someone navigate menus for eight hours.


I was thinking about starting a speedrunning thread. Well, here is one.

What peaked my interest fairly recently was learning there was a new fastest super mario brothers time made in February. This record was actually filmed live, and you can watch it here:

Don’t fret, it takes less than 5 minutes to watch. He begins having a banter with his his viewers, and as the run progresses he gets more and more focused and serious.

If you are like me, you think, wow that guy is good, but wait… is that how that games works?
Well, somebody else put out a 30 minute video discussing everything that went into beating the game in under 5 minutes. Honestly, knowing the sheer amount of knowledge that went into “breaking” the game to shave time is almost as impressive as the frame perfect time it takes to execute:


Nice Mario run.

Speaking of Mario, I guess most of you guys have already seen this one, but this has got the best mechanic explanation video ever. It’s not even speedrunning anymore, it’s button press running by travelling through parallel universes:


N++ speedrun going on right now:

Just… wow.


I like to watch speed runs of games that I think I know fairly well. The skill and timing, especially in games like Dark Souls is pretty impressive. It’s awesome to watch someone make a game you struggled with look laughably easy.


Summer Games Done Quick started this morning! Schedule was posted upthread, but here it is again:

Still coming up today will be Warcraft 3 (undead), Majora’s Mask, Doom 2016, and Resident Evil 4


Anyone else watching the last few hours of this? Mario Maker was fantastic. Ocarina of Time up next then FFVI to finish.


Sadly, I wasn’t able to see any of it! I was traveling all week and really couldn’t find time. I still want to watch the FFVI run for sure.


Couldn’t find time to watch a speedrun? Gimme a break ;-)