Submission Guidelines

A run submitted will always require a video.

  • Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Grandfathered times (dead VoD)
    • Newer games (Recent release with no complete route)

A submission video does not necessarily need to be a PB or contain commentary. A showcase of possible commentary can contribute to the opinion of the selection committee. Submitting a VOD that has been taken at another speedrunning event is also allowed.

Games that are not PG13 rated aren’t rejected by default. These will be reviewed by the scheduling team on a case-by-case basis.

Games with mature language or small amounts of gore are allowed, as long as the runner consciously handles the situation, examples include:

  • Never pointing out the language, don’t be the guy that lets everyone know that a character said something unfit for children.
  • Talking over it.
  • Turning off potential subtitles.
  • Letting the tech/audio crew know they need to mute a cutscene.
  • Any other things you, the runner, can come up with, make it entertaining.

Games with high amounts of (unskippable) gore are never allowed in.

Games with explicit (unskippable) sexual content will be avoided as much as possible. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.

Runs on emulators are not disallowed, but we do have a few guidelines regarding these:

  • Official titles should always be played on real hardware. (Flash carts, SNES classic, VC inject, console emulators etc. are alright as long as it's on official hardware).
  • Games that do not have an official release (romhacks, randomizers, etc.) should always tried to be played on real hardware if it doesn't make the game unplayable. Whenever this is not possible, emulator is allowed.
  • Emulators needs to be always known to us.
  • The community must allow emulator runs to the leaderboards

The games committee & scheduling team has the right to accept or reject any game on any basis.

If any questions regarding to run acception and/or rejection arise, you may contact the scheduling team.

You are allowed to adjust your estimate up to 1 week prior to the event (1 month in case of Annual events). This includes both estimates going down and/or up and also count for time spent on incentives.

Please specify the duration of an incentive, if submitted. Please specify this time as added time to the submitted run.

On-site specifics

You are responsible to arrange the required hardware to perform the submitted run.

In case of PC games you will be asked either to install the game beforehand on the runner PC or bring your own PC. You are encouraged to take your own peripherals, but we will also have a mouse+keyboard in case of emergency/problems.

last update: May 5, 2020

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