2018 Summer of SourceRuns

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Hello everyone!

We here at SourceRuns are excited to announce the 2018 Summer of SourceRuns! We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on these past couple of years, and will be doing so starting this Sunday, June the 17th with our debut of the Half-Life 2: Episode One Done Quicker speedrun.

The Episode One rerun will debut first on Twitch, and will later be released on YouTube. Come check it out this weekend, then get ready for the release of Half-Life 2: Gravity Gun Only, a speedrun of Black Mesa’s Hazard Course, and Half-Life: Done Enormously Warped! To wrap our Summer of SourceRuns event up, we will be hosting the annual (2018) SourceRuns Marathon in early August! Sign-ups will be available June 30th. We will be accepting non-Valve titles, but prioritizing Valve titles first. So, don’t be afraid to submit your favorite speed-game!

The release dates for these 3 runs will be announced 1 week before going live, so be sure to check our Twitter and join our Discord to stay up-to-date, and be sure to look out for any alerts. These runs will release before the 2018 SourceRuns Marathon, and there might even be a chance for a Summer Jump Map Cup!

We look forward to showing off what our talented team members over at SourceRuns have accomplished, and can’t wait to get back in the saddle with our upcoming runs!

Half-Life 2: Done Quicker Premiere Announcement

posted in: Half-Life 2, News, Source | 7

Hello everyone! Today, we announce the release date of Half-Life 2: Done Quicker; our new speedrun of Half-Life 2 in 40 minutes and 49 seconds!

Usually, we don’t announce the release dates of our runs, as we just upload them when they’re ready, but this isn’t any ordinary release. Before we make the run public on YouTube, HL2DQer will premiere live on the Games Done Quick Twitch at http://twitch.tv/gamesdonequick.

Here’s how it’s going to work: The GDQ staff, in this case Cool Matty, might have a short announcement to begin, but we’ll start with a short explanation of saveloading, save-buffers (aka snail noclip), and j-clip, then premiere the run, hold the commentary, and finish with a Q&A for the runners available during the stream.

The event will take place on May 1st, 2016 at 12PM EST, and will last 2-3 hours.