The yearly charity speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick is in progress this week, permitting gamers from all types of video games to point out off their quick recreation strats. This yr’s Stardew Valley speedrun class was finishing the city neighborhood heart with glitches—and oh boy, the hacks certain did circulation.
Speedrunner Olenoname was the Stardew runner this yr, and he rightfully preceded his playthrough with the warning that “This run’s gonna transfer fairly quick and it is gonna get began actually shortly, so I hope you are prepared.” Then he blew absolutely the hell out of his farm.
Olenoname began Stardew in just about the alternative means 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 actually a lot sooner than chopping all these timber one after the other.
As Olenoname and his co-commentators defined, this glitched speedrun hinges on abusing one explicit trick that 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 reward you totally different gadgets. The method of receiving gadgets throughout a dialogue, Olenoname explains, is managed by merchandise codes hidden inside that dialogue. By naming his character with a really, very lengthy record of merchandise codes, he can trick the sport into giving him the identical very, very lengthy record of things if an NPC addresses him by his identify. A few of these gadgets are Mega Bombs, therefore the aggressive tree clearing approach.
Regardless of all that merchandise glitching, Olenoname does the truth is spend a while rising a few of his personal crops and elevating a number of 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 possibly can watch extra Stardew accomplished quick within the Stardew Valley Cup that its developer Eric Barone co-hosted again in September.