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Runner Game Name Run Description Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Game Console Status Comment
frogmoss10


Freedom Planet 2 Freedom Planet 2 is the long awaited sequel to, well, Freedom Planet the first. The game plays broadly similar to the first: a Sega Genesis-inspired platformer paying equal focus to level design and bosses. This run, I will be playing as Carol, who got a significant overhaul between games and is now actually fast.

UraniumAnchor is submitting the same category. The two of us have agreed to a race, if possible.
Status: Backup
Any% (Carol)
01:50:00
PC
DanTheVP


Shovel Knight Dig Race with DavidTKI, Norkas, Luukie13, & DanTheVP. Dig is the newest platformer from Yacht Club Games. Hand designed obstacles are stitched together as we descend in pursuit of Drill Knight. Diverse challenges, biomes, & bosses await.

Dig being rogue-like, a race is best to show the speed & the skill of our runners. AGDQ being online gives us the chance to present 4 of the top 5 runners from across the globe. For safety, we have damage reducing armor, shortcuts, & other accessibility options.
Status: Backup
any%
00:20:00
PC
7rayD


Resident Evil Village: Winters' Expansion Newest Story DLC to Resident Evil Village, Concluding the Winters Family Story, We play as Rose, the daughter of Ethan Winters and her struggles of getting rid of her Powers.

More Horror, Powers to use, Avoiding Enemies and Boss Fights done on Hardest Difficulty Available.
Status: Backup
Shadows of Rose Hardcore
00:52:00
PC
Norkas


Shovel Knight Dig Race with DavidTKI, Norkas, Luukie13, & DanTheVP. Dig is the newest platformer from Yacht Club Games. Hand designed obstacles are stitched together as we descend in pursuit of Drill Knight. Diverse challenges, biomes, & bosses await.

Dig being rogue-like, a race is best to show the speed & the skill of our runners. AGDQ being online gives us the chance to present 4 of the top 5 runners from across the globe. For safety, we have damage reducing armor, shortcuts, & other accessibility options.
Status: Backup
Any%
00:25:00
PC
rokero171


Brave New World A race between Zapplex and me of this SMW romhack focused in glitches and frame perfect tricks.

Is a really cool romhack with a lot of interesting and eye catching mechanics and graphics, that shows really in depth how Super Mario World engine can be explored to create amazing things without any need of a lot of custom stuff. Also is a really pretty looking hack with amazing graphics and awesome music
Status: Backup
100% race
00:35:00
Super Nintendo
Mablak


Worms Armageddon The All Missions Any% run showcases a highly optimized route through basic training and 33 missions. It shows off clever combo kills, game mechanics such as 'notching' and cluster tricks, and surgically precise grenade shots. The strats have been said to resemble a "violent Rube Goldberg machine."

Deathmatch gets into the strategic side of the game, with lots of planning, and a wide variety of weapon skills, as you take on the CPU in 21 matches on randomly generated maps.
Status: Backup
All Missions Any%
1:15:00
PC
LilAggy


Thymesia This short but sweet game is 75% Sekiro, 25% Bloodborne. Thymesia's unique spin on soulslike combat requires you to quickly alternate between different types of attacks to defeat enemies efficiently. The run also features some silly bit of movement tech and a glitch in the game where you... watch a cutscene to save time?! A great showcase of what indie soulslikes can be. Status: Backup
Any%
00:20:00
PC
Nase


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 The transition period between the classic, arcade style of Pro Skaters 1 through 3 and the story-driven open worlds of Underground and beyond brought with it the toughest game in the Tony Hawk franchise. THPS4 is equally revered and feared by the community, housing the series' tightest movement and toughest challenges. All Amateur Goals sees us clear the main-game content in every level with gorgeous precision and style. Status: Backup
Any%
00:40:00
PC
DemonicRobots


Thief (2014) Thief, or Thief 4 as it is sometimes called, is a first-person stealth game that attempted to reboot a beloved franchise. While it stumbled a bit in that regard the speedrun showcases extremely cool out-of-bounds sections, stealth, and excellent movement tech. The Thief series hasn't been in GDQ in quite a while and, along with that, this game has never been in the event. After some recent discoveries that skip quite a bit of waiting around and elevators, this should definitely be considered. Status: Backup
Any% Rogue
01:25:00
PC
Xyrak


TMNT Shredder's Revenge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge features groundbreaking gameplay rooted in timeless classic brawling mechanics to a classic beat 'em up franchise with TMNT easter eggs littered throughout this new-age nostalgic run. This will be with 2 players as a part of a race.

Game-breaking glitches (only doable by Raphael) include stun locks on : Bebop,Rocksteady,GroundChuck+Dirtbag,Rat King,Bebop+Rocksteady,Leatherhead,Metalhead, and Captain Zorax.
Status: Backup
Co-Op (2) Any% Arcade Chill Race
1:05:00
PC (Steam)
TGH


The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap The Any% speedrun for Zelda: The Minish Cap has changed a considerable amount since the last time it was shown at a GDQ, and the 15+ minutes-worth of time-saving updates will make for an amazing showing! The run quickly evolves from a showcase of movement tech, combat and menuing prowess to a jaw-dropping demonstration of exactly how exploitable the game is on a technical level, and overall gives a really nice balance of both aspects. Status: Backup
Any%
1:35:00
GBA
bewildebeest


The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess There have been quite a few developments in Twilight Princess speedruns since it was last shown at GDQ, including the previously TAS-only Stallord Skip becoming RTA-viable for Any% and All Dungeons, the memory glitch Text Displacement paving the way for new routes in All Dungeons and 100%, and a new movement glitch, Moon Boots, helping push 100% below the 6h20m barrier. Status: Backup
Any%
3:10:00
Nintendo Gamecube
gymnast86


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ocarina of Time 3D has seen improvements for most major categories since the discovery of Early Farore's Wind. The any% and All Dungeons speedruns now completely skip going to Dodongo's Cavern as child and get to do more wacky tricks that have come to be the norm for a game like Ocarina of Time. Status: Backup
Any%
00:40:00
Nintendo 3DS
JJBlu


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredders Revenge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge features groundbreaking gameplay rooted in timeless classic brawling mechanics to a classic beat 'em up franchise with TMNT easter eggs littered throughout this new-age nostalgic run. This will be with 2 players as a part of a race.

Game-breaking glitches (only doable by Raphael) include stun locks on : Bebop,Rocksteady,GroundChuck+Dirtbag,Rat King,Bebop+Rocksteady,Leatherhead,Metalhead, and Captain Zorax.
Status: Backup
Co-op (2) Any% Arcade Chill Race
01:05:00
PC
musical_daredevil


The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind In the Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, you are the reincarnation of an ancient general from thousands of years ago, tasked with destroying an old ruler who is trying to turn himself into a god. Doing so in the speedrun includes glitching your speed to 3000, sniping many NPCs from out-of-bounds, and using another NPCs shoes to instantly pass escort quests. All Main Quests includes all the major story quests in the game and showcases a lot of the lore behind the game. Status: Backup
All Main Quests
00:26:00
PC
Helix


Super Monkey Ball Super Monkey Ball is renowned for its difficulty and flashy stunts. I've greatly improved since last time this was seen, and would love another opportunity to showcase my favorite speedgame, potentially with a new category.

Master is especially interesting, because I must clear Expert & Expert-Extra without using a continue to finish the run (though I can play the remaining levels in Practice Mode if needed), making this a very prestigious category.
Status: Backup
Master
0:24:00
Wii
shmumbler


Stray Cats are cute! Cats are smart! Cats...can break the laws of physics to save the robot race?

Yup, in Stray, you play as a cat doing cat things. Scratch furniture, jump where nobody wants you, run on water, swim through the air, hack a post-apocalyptic vault city. Normal cat stuff.
Status: Backup
any%
00:55:00
PC
pmcTRILOGY


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen DS9 - The Fallen is a 3rd person action game allegedly set between the 6th and 7th seasons of the DS9 TV show. Since last being submitted, any% for each character has new speed tech including minejumps, fall/jump skips, and improved bunny-hopping. In Sisko's first mission, he has to rescue Bajorans with teleportation pattern enhancers. Turns out those enhancers work on the enemies, too, except they don't get teleported to safety. Status: Backup
any% (Sisko)
00:55:00
Status: Backup
any% (Kira)
00:45:00
Status: Backup
any% (Worf)
00:48:00
PC
Bullets


Soul Axiom Rebooted A fun blend of spookiness, puzzles, and adventure centering around differing hand powers, SA:R's speedrun has a interesting variety of skips and tech that makes each level unique and fun to watch. Sliding past a death barrier, launching into the air, walking around out of bounds- while still having sections of fast platforming and puzzle solving. NG+ allows for a slightly shorter run by removing the intro and a few scattered waiting sections. Timestamps for skips are in the Any% run! Status: Backup
Any%
01:15:00
PC
Zenthrow


Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus All Keys is a fantastic showcase of all the hardwork and dedication the community has put into finding insane tricks in almost every level! All Vaults is a really exciting and fast pace combo of major Any% skips and 100%'s bottle collecting. While 100% is the complete package. Everything Sly 1 speedrunning has to offer. Truly amazing from start to finish. No one will take their eyes off of the screen! Status: Backup
All Keys
01:12:00
PS3
Ritzblues


SABOR Imagine you are a peaceful villager doing your daily chore of splitting aluminum cans when SUDDENLY all of the men in your village are turned into bats, and the women into swans! What do you do? You and your four other quintet brothers get trained in the ancient fighting style of SABOR and get JACKED, that's what you do!

This "brawler" for MS-DOS was made in Russia and features terrible, clunky, and generally unfair combat. Luckily, the training glitch gets you pumped!

Also, birds are JERKS!
Status: Backup
Any%
00:30:00
MS-DOS Awful Games Done Quick
misterprmiller


Quest for Glory Collection One hero and traveling across five games, often with stats well below the expected. Quest for Glory is an RPG that is bundled into a point-and-click adventure, and because it is an RPG, that means there are glitches, sequence breaks, and exploits! Some categories take these to the extreme. It also has a Mass Effect style of export/import between games for our hero. This is a high-level point-and-click speedrun, and if you haven't seen one before, it is a treat. Status: Backup
Any% No Stat Glitches
01:00:00
PC
Raitro_


Shadow Warrior 3 Shadow Warrior 3 is a Movment shooter from Wild Hog Studios that's all about action.

Lo Wang (who's name isn't joked about whatsoever), is on a quest to kill a dragon that is slowly eating the world. To do this, Wang will have to fight off many enemies based on Yokai. Lots of combat and platforming are seen through every aspect of the run.

All Arenas requires most of the combat arenas to be fought, and Hardcore is the highest difficulty.
Status: Backup
All Arenas (Hardcore)
1:30:00
PC
Mitchriz


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice From the makers of Dark Souls and Elden Ring, this game set in Feudal Japan makes for a fast paced and action packed speedrun. Your character can use a grappling hook to traverse the world vertically, and precise jumps can be used to skip some sections of the game. The combat is a rhythmic, back and forth style that requires quick reactions and precise inputs to avoid dying. Brand new skips have been found for the Shura No Airswim category, and it has been an exciting time for Sekiro speedruns. Status: Backup
Any%
00:25:00
PC
Soulless_Persona


Resident Evil 6 The only solo campaign in RE6, Ada has a vast amount of tricks within it to save time. There are many grenade cancels, pipe bomb boosts, and DA manipulations in order to quickly kill bosses. In NG+, there are many instances of skill swapping in order to be the best equipped in any situation. Status: Backup
New Game + Ada
01:10:00
PC
WarMech


Plants Vs Zombies 2 Plants Vs Zombies is a "household name" series that would make an excellent addition to ADGQ. PvZ 2 is the popular sequel with thousands of active users and an active speedrunning community. The run itself is unique, consistent, entertaining, easy-to-understand, dynamic (little repetition), intellectually stimulating, colorful, nostalgic, and novel - having never been featured at GDQ to date and attracting games of many backgrounds and skill levels. Status: Backup
Ancient Egypt
01:00:00
Mobile (iOS)
Humps


Neon White Neon White is a newly released speedrunner fps platformer. It is fast, precise, and has oodles of speed tech. I am the current record holder for this category, which is all 96 main story levels. It is non-stop gameplay with no dialogue, no cutscenes, and evolving movement mechanics throughout the run, making for a high octane viewing experience. This game has been featured by other runners at various marathons, and I hope to represent it on the gdq stage as one of the best. Status: Backup
White Heaven Rush
00:38:00
PC
Uvideo


New Super Luigi U NSLU is a 2D platformer featuring 2 playable characters with very different abilities. Given every level's 100 second time limit, this game was designed to be played fast. 100%, which has been my passion project for the last half year, shows off all of the flashy skips, and a marathon run will likely display some of the many backup strategies as well. I showed this category off on the Hotfix back in August! Any% was last shown off at SGDQ 2014, and the run has seen many optimizations since then. Status: Backup
100%
2:20:00
Wii U
Mchan338


New Super Luigi U This game's main gimmick is completing every level with a 100 second time limit. The main power-up is the Super Acorn used to glide and fly across levels and perform tricks to do skips. The game also has a hidden mechanic to play as Nabbit who is invincible and is used in levels that have lots of enemies for Luigi to dodge. All Castles is the warpless category that shows all 8 worlds. 100% shows off the entire game, including Superstar World at the end of the game. Status: Backup
100%
02:20:00
Wii U
infinitemystery


Mickey Mousecapade Play as both Mickey and Minnie simultaneously in this escort-style platformer. Embark on a quest to save another Disney Franchise character: Alice. Travel through deep forests, open oceans, and navigate a massive castle while seeing other memorable Disney characters along the way.

Some of the movement and strats have been tightened up or revamped since the last GDQ showing.
Donantion incentive:us vs famicom version(starts with less health/different sprites
Submitting as a race with Bluntbunny
Status: Backup
any%
00:11:00
nes
CodeNameMeteor


Mirror's Edge Catalyst Mirror's Edge Catalyst, has completely changed as a speed game in every category since it was last shown 5 years ago, with over 10 minutes of time save having been discovered in every full game category, and with 3 of those minutes being discovered in the past year

The NG+ category while short showcases the amazing parts of this game with all of the movement tech that we can abuse, all the creative ways that we have found to skip large portions of the game, and more, resulting in a fun run
Status: Backup
NG+
00:55:00
PC
MrMightyMouse_


MOON Any% MOON is a super fun Super Mario World hack that is a perfect mix of new and classic platforming. Any% is, in my opinion, the ideal run of the hack. Great music, great aesthetics, constant action for the crowd while being easy to follow the action. Just a good fun run. Status: Backup
Any%
00:30:00
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
NickRPGreen


Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes You get to save Hideo Kojima whilst shooting guards with a grenade launcher and listening to kick-ass Metal Gear music. How can this not be the best Metal Gear?
Ground Zeroes is a selection of missions that all take place in one of gaming's best-designed maps. Every detail carefully considered, every elevation an advantage, every corner, and opportunity for stealth. Shame we'll ignore it and just run at Mach speed through it all, though with a fair bit of creativity to boot.
Status: Backup
Any% New Game +
00:32:00
PC
Slurpeeninja


Mega Man 9 Mega Man 9 went back to it's traditional 8-bit roots. The slide and charge buster were removed (But given to Proto Man) in exchange for tight stage design and platforming designed with time attack in mind! The game also features one of the best soundtracks of the classic series! Status: Backup
Any%
00:37:00
Status: Backup
Any% Proto Man
00:37:00
Wii
Kaos_Wulf


Hedon Developed on the GZDoom engine, Hedon is an FPS game set in a dark fantasy world where magic crystals are the pinnacle of technology. In this title, we assume the role of Zan, as she fights her way through hordes of demons and cultists to recover a powerful artifact that was taken from her home. The movement is fast, rhythmic, including rocket jumps, kick slides, and tossing our axe for speed. Normally 8+ hours, we will cut it down to under 1 as we enjoy the amazing soundtrack. Status: Backup
Crystal Heart Any%
00:45:00
PC
Cloudmark


Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly Fatal Frame has always been unique compared to its fellow horror games. The camera obscura brings a distinct mechanic to the horror landscape, combining first and third person gameplay, and rewarding the skill of exploiting terrifying ghosts at their weakest point to secure a Fatal Frame. With the 4th game FINALLY being brought over to the rest of the world the series revival is hyped and fully underway. Status: Backup
any% NG
01:35:00
Playstation 3
GLPhoenix


Eastern Exorcist Eastern Exorcist is a 2D sidescrolling action game that could be described as Sekiro meets Ori/Hollow Knight. It's a real hidden gem of a game that has stunning visuals and satisfying gameplay.

The game also has two separate characters each with their own story and playstyle which makes each of the routes rather unique. For both there is a focus on optimising fights that can very easily get out of hand, and dealing with boss fights that can be tough even on the easiest of difficulties.
Status: Backup
any% (Xue's story)
01:20:00
Status: Backup
any% (Lu's story)
01:20:00
PC(Steam) Bidwar between Lu's Story & Xue's Story (if put on schedule).
Lizstar


Dharma Doujo Coming off my popular WR run at Frame Fatales, I'm submitting Dharma Doujo to GDQ! An obscure but amazing puzzle game, Dharma Doujo is possibly the hardest run I've ever submitted to a GDQ. While at first it may look simple, later levels require perfect concentration to even attempt a 1CC. And all the while the gameplay is absolutely mesmerizing to watch, putting you in a zen-like state. Status: Backup
Any%
00:40:00
Arcade
junkyard_dave


Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers Chip & Dale is a fast paced platformer from the Capcom-Disney era on NES with some of the best controls on NES. It's actually probably one of the most underrated NES speedruns considering everything that goes into it on an optimized level.

This submission is for a race against TheRetroRunner.
Status: Backup
Any%
00:13:00
NES
The Retro Runner


Chip N Dale A faced paced platformer, this run has eye catching movement with extremely fluid controls, with a variable jump and complete agency in mid air. There is no RNG, so the level of optimization has gone through the roof over the years. This is definitely an exciting run to watch, especially in a race! I've provided a sample of what a race run would look like.

This submission is for a race against Junkyard_Dave
Status: Backup
Any%
00:13:00
NES
Diagon


Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Portrait of Ruin is second DS Castlevania title where you have controll over Jonathan, Belmont like character who uses weapons and subweapons, and Charlotte, spellcaster.
All Bosses run includes various glitches, zips and out of bounds while also relying on maneuvering through rooms properly. Unlike in other metroidvania style games from series where bosses are super weak or exploitable, here combat matters as well, especially since we have to go through infamous Nest of Evil to kill some bosses
Status: Backup
Jonathan/Charlotte All Bosses
1:05:00
Nintendo 3DS
ShikenNuggets


Batman: Arkham Asylum Re-live the original worst night of Batman's life, but this time with all the chaos introduced by zipping across the world with zips, cancelling animations, and manipulating the camera! Any% has changed quite dramatically since it was last shown, with many major skips being replaced and new ones being found.

No Major Skips is cool too. Even without skips and glitches there's still plenty of room for interesting and creative strategies to beat the game fairly quickly.
Status: Backup
Any%
01:08:00
PC
bloodthunder


Amnesia: Rebirth The 3rd installment in the Amnesia series, Rebirth is another glitch/skip heavy run bypassing the horrors of this horror game.

The HPL3 engine gives runners access to the incredibly broken and versatile tricks: Prop-Flying and Prop-Clipping. Using these two tricks we can go pretty much wherever we desire and skip over entire levels, we can even bypass the auto-scroller section on our journey to paris
Status: Backup
Any%
1:00:00
PC
Amyrlinn


Aragami Aragami is a blink-focused stealth-em-up where my goal is to get through each of the 13 levels without being one-shot by any of the enemies. I can one-shot them too, but that's slow, so I don't do any of that. I pick up one powerup, Invisibility, at the beginning and from there it's a bullrush through the levels, dodging alerts and resetting guards. The blink mechanic is based on whether I'm in shadow or not, and these enemies looooove torches, so I've got to be clever with my blink usage. Status: Backup
New Game No OoB
0:30:00
PC