There are those in the gaming community who like to challenge themselves, often trying to beat the game as fast as possible. Often this is done with good intentions. With Summer Games Done Quick grossing over $3 million last month, speedrunning is alive and well. There are tons of games to choose from. One of them is Valve’s 2007 puzzle masterpiece Portal, and although it’s already quite short, there are those who can go through it insanely fast.
Take runner Ethan29, who recently managed to set a new world record by finishing in less than six minutes, in an actual time of 5:55:320. This is an amazing achievement, beating second place by just milliseconds. The category he chose for this is “out of bounds”. This means that runners can find ways to break through the physical attributes of the game world, such as walls and floors. Watching the video shows the insane precision and speed with which Ethan29 moves.
Not too long ago, Shizzal was able to set the record in 5:56, which is still insane. And now he’s in third place.