NOV 16–18, 2018 ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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Speedrunners Do More than Cheat Death

Outpacing your fellow gamers is one feat, it’s a whole other feat to do it with a strict set of rules

A Very Nervous Fan at DreamHack Austin 2018 – Photo Credit: Alex Maxwell

When you walk around, you don’t feel content with world. You scan the cracks in the sidewalk, try every narrow space for an opening, touch all the objects within and out of reach, and jump on top of everything. You are a speedrunner… as long as all of that is taking place in a game, otherwise you may be just a really weird person (totally fine too).

DreamHack Atlanta and NoReset have players beating the first ever Legend of Zelda and the super cute Hollow Knight and becoming psychotic mass killers in…yes, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. And the completion times? You’re not going to be watching for long, because even the longest game playthroughs are still less than an hour and thirty-five minutes!

Speedrunning Schedule

Fri, Nov 16

Pretty Picture

Time

Game Title

Estimate

Category

Platform

Runner

10:00 AM

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

01:00:00

Any%
No Airwalk

PS4

TwanM4n

11:05 AM

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

01:15:00

Any%

N64

Midnight_Vesper

12:25 PM

Lucah: Born of a Dream

00:50:00

Neutral Ending (Easy/Easy)

PC

Rin/TheDapprFox

1:20 PM

Legend of Mana

01:40:00

dragon%

PSX (Emu)

XombiePunkTV

3:05 PM

Super Mario Sunshine

01:35:00

Any%

Gamecube/Wii

Fullaire

4:45 PM

Princess Kaizo Land

00:30:00

100%

SNES

ElectronicLogic

5:20 PM

Luigi’s Mansion

01:15:00

100%

Wii

HDlax

6:40 PM

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

00:45:00

D-4 Warpless Luigi

Super Nintendo

Gamej06

7:30 PM

Half-Life

00:40:00

Any%

PC

alexh0we

8:15 PM

Half-Life 2

01:05:00

Scripted%

PC

Centaur1um

9:25 PM

Quake

00:20:00

Any%

PC

alexh0we

9:50 PM

Resident Evil HD Remaster

01:35:00

Jill New Game Any%

PS4

DaggerVII

Sat, Nov 17

Pretty Picture

Time

Game Title

Estimate

Category

Platform

Runner

10:00 AM

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

01:10:00

Any%

Xbox

culinwino3000

11:15 AM

Crash Team Racing

01:00:00

Any% Warpless

PS1

Kingkc

12:20 PM

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

00:35:00

Any% Normal

PC

LaurieDBunnykins

1:00 PM

Final Fantasy I

01:40:00

Any%

PSP

Raeanus

2:45 PM

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

01:30:00

NG+

Wii

RubberDuckyAssassin

5:20 PM

Shadow the Hedgehog

00:25:00

Neutral (No Chaos Control Glitch)

GameCube

Azurillkirby

5:50 PM

Sonic Mania

01:15:00

Beat the Game (Unpatched)

Nintendo Switch

Gamej06

7:10 PM

Super Metroid

01:00:00

Low% Ice (14% Items)

SNES

Kipp

8:15 PM

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition

01:30:00

Dante NG Normal

PC

PvtCb

9:50 PM

Amnesia The Dark Descent

01:30:00

Any%

PS4

LovebugTheFerg

Sun, Nov 18

Pretty Picture

Time

Game Title

Estimate

Category

Platform

Runner

10:00 AM

Pokémon Snap

00:25:00

Any%

N64

karmerz

10:30 AM

ClusterTruck

00:25:00

Any%

PC

ConnorAce

11:00 AM

The Mummy Demastered

00:40:00

Any%

PC

Quatropus

11:45 AM

Hollow Knight

01:10:00

Any%NMG

PC

Vysuals

1:00 PM

Diddy Kong Racing

01:00:00

Any%

N64

Chimichunga

2:05 PM

The Legend of Zelda

00:35:00

Any% No Up+A

NES

Greenmario

2:45 PM

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

01:10:00

100% Reverse Boss Order

GB Pocket

MyOhMyke

4:00 PM

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

01:30:00

Any%

3DS

TheLegendofZaheer