Forums  /  Speedrunning  /  What’s the most obscure game you run?
  AzantixAzantix

There are a TON of games on this site, I’m interested to see how obscure we can get, I currently moderate a 2018 Switch game that was on Coolmathgames.

What about you?

 
  manztellenmanztellen
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I used to speedrun a game called "A Bewitching Revolution", which literally just a walking simulator with task on. The "obscure" part is a premise / story of the game. It's about a communist witch that lives in a cyberpunk city, trying to make a revolution. 10/10 best storyline i've ever seen.

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  hahhah42hahhah42

Probably this, though it was before I started recording my runs:
https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/747798

If you mean games on the site, then it'd be either of the two where I'm the only runner so far.

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  EmeraldAlyEmeraldAly

All of them

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  AzantixAzantix

@manztellenmanztellen that sounds FASCINATING. Is there any optimization or major skips or is it literally just a walking sim

 
  AzantixAzantix

@hahhah42hahhah42 I’ve ever seen anyone run a Newgrounds game before, that is a new level.

 
  Lieutenant_BooLieutenant_Boo

Much like emerald, most of the games I run are obscure. But special props to these two.
https://www.speedrun.com/break_the_limits
https://www.speedrun.com/worlds_end_chapter_1

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  Lieutenant_BooLieutenant_Boo

Hey, I know the show that's based on. Good taste.

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  Bob-chickenBob-chicken
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I run a lot of scratch games, the most obscure ones would be here https://www.speedrun.com/ninja_roy_series

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  Oreo321Oreo321

I guess most or all web games can be regarded as obscure?

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  manztellenmanztellen
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Originally posted by Azantix@manztellen that sounds FASCINATING. Is there any optimization or major skips or is it literally just a walking sim

@AzantixAzantix the only optimization are character movement & how fast do you do the task. There's no major skips (up until now).

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  IvoryIvory

speed run 4 used to be obscure but now it's one of the largest games on this website so i don't think i run an obscure game anymore lol

 
  namename

Probably https://www.speedrun.com/minecraft_pi
Its minecraft, on a pi, being speedrun....

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  Oreo321Oreo321
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By the way, what are we really defining as "obscure" games?
Games on the site with very few amount of runners? Games with very few amount of "normal" players? Games that very few people have even heard of?

For example, many of the games I'm moderating are web games where I am the only runner, but on Kongregate site there are (or were) a niche of tenths of players that always do speedruns of the same games that I do, they just never bother recording any of it.

For another example, there is this game: https://www.speedrun.com/choppy_orc
A game on the web that takes 2-3 minutes to complete, but have 180 runners over 1 year.

 
  Lieutenant_BooLieutenant_Boo

I was going by general obscurity of the game

 
  Oreo321Oreo321

Well, you just answered my question with the same word that I want to define in the first place.

 
  Lieutenant_BooLieutenant_Boo

Damn you're right.
Yeah I mean games that in general aren't very well known.

 
  ProceduralDadProceduralDad

Was this thread created for me? 😃

Come check us out on https://www.speedrun.com/treasure_galaxy . The Learning Company's many great games from the 90s are up on speedrun.com . Treasure Galaxy in particular needs more love. Come beat our records and join the fun! We are adding a 100%ish category shortly and perhaps a 3rd as well.

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  hahhah42hahhah42

@AzantixAzantix All the runs I've done on here so far are either Newgrounds games or pico-8 games. (One of the pico-8 games is also available on Newgrounds.)

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