Author: Riley Kelfer

Community, Speedruns

How Communities Help Speedrunners Achieve the Impossible

Collaboration is Key The opportunity to connect, compete, and collaborate with others may be one of speedrunning’s most appealing aspects. With the success of the Games Done Quick fundraising events, it’s it has lead to extensive coverage from major news outlets. We continue to recover from a pandemic that has disrupted our daily lives. So it is not entirely surprising that individuals would increasingly turn to the internet for some much-needed social interaction. Yet the history of speedrunning reaches far beyond the pandemic. For many, its appeal is not rightly described as a mere distraction from the trials of daily life. More than just a “social” activity, speedrunning is exemplary among internet communities. It provides an environment where people pool their talents to achieve goa...