Posts Tagged ‘Distortion2’

The world’s fastest Getting Over It speedrunner on handling frustration

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I’m still fascinated by Getting Over It, though I’ve reach the point where I can only handle playing it for about 15 minutes a week. Amazingly, that’d be enough time for speedrunner Christian ‘Distortion2’ Licht to make his way all the way up the mountain 7 and a half times: last week he became the first person to beat the game in under 2 minutes.

While I won’t be performing such a feat any time soon, I did get the chance to pick Distortion’s brain about his first clamber up the mountain, how speedrunning Getting Over It compares to other games, and – most importantly – how to handle those rage inducing set-backs. Be warned that though the game has no story, we do discuss some of its twists and turns.

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Someone’s beaten Getting Over It in under 2 minutes

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Poise. Skill. Patience. Calm.

Those are just four of the attributes that speedrunner ‘Distortion2’ possess, and I am sadly lacking – at least when it comes to ascending a mountain as a man stuck in a cauldron using only a hammer (a sentence that never stops being fun to write). Ok, so you read the headline, you know what you’re about to witness: Getting Over It has been completed in less than 2 minutes. If you don’t mind seeing the later sections before you’ve reached them yourself, then this is one speedrun you won’t want to miss.

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