Today’s gamer vocabulary terms is “Speedrun”
In a speedrun, the player is trying to accomplish something specific in the game in the fastest time possible. This might be finishing the whole game or completing a specific achievement. The games used in speedruns tend to be older. These are games the community has poured over to figure out any glitches or shortcuts to make the runs even faster.
I mentioned last week that “Let’s Play” videos are a great way for you to get an idea of the content in the games your gamer is playing. Speedrun videos are a type of let’s play that can help you connect with them. It is a lot of fun to watch someone run through these games quickly. You could then challenge your gamer to try to duplicate some of the tricks you saw.
The main YouTube channel you need to find speedruns is SpeedDemosArchiveSDA. They have some amazing speedruns, like the one for Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past and the Super Metroid race. They also do a marathon they call “Games Done Quick” which helps raise money for charity. This is another opportunity for you to connect with your gamer without having to actually play. The next one will be June 22-28 of this year.