JuH0 became interested in Speedrunning after stumbling upon a video of the TAS run of Brain Age at AGDQ 2016.
“I did like Brain Age a lot so I watched it and I was like, ‘wow, this is actually pretty cool,’” he said.
Soon after watching other GDQ videos, he submitted his first run.
He quickly discovered the joy of mixing things up and trying all kinds of new games.
“My favorite thing about speedrunning is the vast amount of games you can run and you’ll never get tired of just one,” he said.
He runs a lot of horror games like the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises. He said, “I love horror games for the environment and the atmosphere of how spooky a game is.”
He said, “I just love the game and its cool tricks and mechanics.”
“A lot of people are in awe with the coupler puzzles,” he said, “because those could get very confusing and time consuming if you try to do it casually.”
The coupler puzzles appear repeatedly throughout the game and involve a grid of square nodes that need to be rotated so none of the wires runs into a dead end.
A runner familiar with the puzzles’ limited starting patterns can make short work of the visual noise in seconds.
In contrast to Saw where he knows exactly what to do next, JuH0 used to run Minecraft and enjoyed the random nature of the game.
“Nowadays it’s like 1 in 2 runs you can complete with the new strats,” he said. “But back then it was just pure RNG.”
In March 2020, JuH0 completed a co-operative speedrun of Minecraft along with fellow speedrunner Shinriyun.
“At the time [Shinriyun] and I were top 100 in the 1.16 RSG Minecraft speedrun and we were the only few Singaporeans around so we decided to try,” he said.
When it came to dividing up the responsibilities in a co-operative run, JuH0 and Shinriyun had some preferences based on where their own skills lay.
In the end, however, RNG does what it wants, so they had to be flexible. JuH0 said, “If I find a bastion I do bastion and he does fortress. Vice-versa if he finds a bastion.”
After a few days of attempts, the two submitted a run that ranked 9th on the leaderboard and still stands in the top 30.
Lion Speedrunning Assembly
In 2019 with the help of other gamers in the area, JuH0 planned and organized the first ever Lion Speedrun Assembly, a community for Singaporean speedrunners.
JuH0 scoured the web for people who might be interested. “When SR.C had the function to click on the country I did that to find as many active runners as possible,” he said.
LSA has held online marathons for the past few years. “I tried to bring the community together to actually just speedrun games for the fun of it,” he said.
In addition to LSA, JuH0 has participated in other speedrun marathons.
In 2019, he flew to Sweden to attend ESA. It was his first out-of-country marathon.
“It was super memorable. The people there were super kind and friendly,” he said. “Made a lot of friends from that event.”
Since 2020, he has participated in several Fastest Furs marathons including the most recent where he ran Concluse - Any%.
“I really do like the furry community and also the speedrunning community in general,” he said.
At Power Up with Pride 2022, he ran Muscle March and Bishi Bashi Special 2.
At SGDQ 2022, he performed Alisa - any% NSE remotely with the game’s developers and one of the voice actors sitting on the couch.
Although he has contributed to GDQ HotFix in the past, this marked his first mainstage run at GDQ.
“GDQ was one of the best marathons I've been part of,” he said.
JuH0’s most recent marathon was Australian Speedrun Marathon (ASM) where he ran Silent Hill 4: The Room - NG Easy.
He was going to take part in ESA 2022 as well, but after ASM JuH0 tested positive for COVID-19 and had to withdraw from the event.
However, JuH0 is back to streaming and recently achieved a new World Record in MADiSON 2022 - Any% - Normal.
Outside of speedrunning, JuH0 is interested in music and even makes his own sometimes. You can check out JuH0 on Twitch here.