12 Hour Challenge #6
February 2-4, 2018
Twelve: It's often found between 11 and 13.
Hour: It's pronounced without the H, begging the question of why the H is there in the first place.
Challenge: It's what a salty football coach does when he wants to pretend it's the referee's fault.
Put all of these words together, and they take on a completely different meaning. The 12 Hour Challenge is back!
On the weekend of February 2-4, I challenge you to learn a new speedrun. New speedrunners, get your feet wet in the speedrunning world with this wonderful community-wide cram session. Established runners, step out of your comfort zone and see what else is out there. It's always fun to see what games you are all going to learn for this.
As always, this challenge is what you make of it. I personally think it is one of the most exciting times of the speedrunning year. Now is the time to learn that game you've been promising for forever. Maybe it's time for you to explore a new genre of game entirely. Research strategies online with some of the many great resources out there. Get a few friends to learn the same game, and make it a group project with a race at the end! The possibilities are limitless.
The theme for challenge #6 is: "Set in Motion"
Learn a speedrun involving motion controls in some way. They can be the central mechanic, or a small portion of the game. If you find this restriction too limiting, learn something involving a mouse??? Sure, why not. I mean, I'm not about to get into an argument over what is and isn't motion. Your hand obviously moves while using a mouse, unless your DPI is such that I question how you can aim at all while playing Overwatch at a rank higher than I'll ever attain. I digress.
Note: The theme is an OPTIONAL piece of the challenge, designed to keep things interesting for returning participants. You are NOT required to use this theme. You are encouraged to consider it. If there's a game you are dying to learn and it doesn't fit the theme, don't let it stop you from learning it.
The "Twelve Hour Challenge" Twitch Community will be your source for the streams
When you're ready to stream your 12 Hour Challenge, simply set your Twitch community to "twelvehourchallenge", and your stream will automatically appear on the 12 Hour Challenge community page. Don't forget to disable this when you are done with your challenge.
Then, all weekend long, check out the 12 Hour Challenges in progress by going here! https://www.twitch.tv/communities/twelvehourchallenge
You can even follow the whole Twelve Hour Challenge community on Twitch as well, so you won't miss any of the action.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - JOIN THE 12 HOUR CHALLENGE DISCORD!!
The speedrunning community is extremely welcoming and willing to help you learn! To faciliate this, the 12 Hour Challenge itself has an official Discord that participants can join: http://discord.gg/12HourChallenge
Join the Discord for tons of information about specific game communities, or to ask any other challenge questions you might have. It's a very supportive and engaging group of people, who are just as excited about the challenge as you are. There's a master list of game-specific Discords, a place to post your first run splits, and channels for asking questions and brainstorming what to run. We also have voice channels on the Discord that you are free to use during the 12 Hour Challenge.
Ready to play?
REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/JiaEA7
List of submissions so far: https://goo.gl/ScW6Uq
12 Hour Challenge Discord: http://discord.gg/12HourChallenge
Contrary to rumors you might have heard, there (still) aren't any. Have fun!