The yearly charity speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick is in progress this week, permitting gamers from all types of video games to indicate off their quick sport strats. This 12 months’s Stardew Valley speedrun class was finishing the city group heart with glitches—and oh boy, the hacks certain did stream.
Speedrunner Olenoname was the Stardew runner this 12 months, and he rightfully preceded his playthrough with the warning that “This run’s gonna transfer fairly quick and it is gonna get began actually rapidly, so I hope you are prepared.” Then he blew absolutely the hell out of his farm.
Olenoname began Stardew in just about the alternative method us regular of us would. He instantly deleted a bunch of his instruments, magically spawned a ton of things in his stock, after which began throwing bombs throughout his farm. It is definitely a lot sooner than chopping all these bushes one after the other.
As Olenoname and his co-commentators defined, this glitched speedrun hinges on abusing one explicit trick which may catch your eye on the character creation display screen earlier than he begins taking part in.
Usually in Stardew Valley, your pleasant neighbors will cease by your farm and present you completely different objects. The method of receiving objects throughout a dialogue, Olenoname explains, is managed by merchandise codes hidden inside that dialogue. By naming his character with a really, very lengthy listing of merchandise codes, he can trick the sport into giving him the identical very, very lengthy listing of things if an NPC addresses him by his identify. A few of these objects are Mega Bombs, therefore the aggressive tree clearing approach.
Regardless of all that merchandise glitching, Olenoname does in truth spend a while rising a few of his personal crops and elevating just a few chickens. It’s a somewhat fast run, coming in at simply over 17 minutes, which you’ll catch from the start within the video above.
In case you missed it, you’ll be able to watch extra Stardew executed quick within the Stardew Valley Cup that its developer Eric Barone co-hosted again in September.