Hey folks, just sharing some information.
I submitted Deserts of Kharak to Midwest Speedfest, a speedrunning marathon that is coming up soon, and was accepted! This will be my second speedrunning marathon that I will be running DoK for and this one should be larger than Fleet Fest which happened earlier this year.
A little info about Midwest Speedfest taken from their information pastebin: https://pastebin.com/JLwEMzdU
Midwest Speedfest 2017 is happening August 11-13th through 2D Con! It’s our third year, and we’re excited to bring speedrunning marathons back to their roots of getting together, and having a good time while showing off some great runs. Here’s some of the basics for event information:
When?: August 11th-13th
Where?: Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis
7800 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55439
Submission Form: http://www.speedrun.com/Midwest_Speedfest/submit
Admission to 2D Con: $20 for scheduled runners, regular convention prices otherwise.
Something new this year: Local and Online submissions are accepted! We are looking at potentially outsourcing our overnight schedule to anyone that would like to run a game remotely. We are still giving precedence to our local speedrunners at the event, so this isn’t a promise, but more of an option for those that would like to be involved from home!
The deadline for submissions is July 23rd. Schedule review and construction will be streamed from the Midwest Speedfest twitch channel throughout the following week until completion.
Hope to see you there, speedfriends.[/QUOTE]
For more information about 2D con check out their website here: https://www.2dcon.net/
Anyways I believe the speedrunning marathon should be something along the lines of what you’d see at a GDQ, just not as large of a scale. If I’m wrong I’ll correct my information as I get more. They will stream the event live to their twitch channel, usually with the game feed and a webcam of the runner and some other folks on the couch. As of now this is the tentative schedule of the marathon, I’m running on Saturday, August 12th. Don’t have a time as of right now; I will provide that info when I get it so stay tuned to the thread for more information as I get it.
Like I said I’ll update this thread with more info as I get it. Thanks for reading and I hope you get a chance to watch! Or better yet be there in person!