The AGDQ 2016 speedrun of BBT will be Insane!

Edited: 1-11-2016
The full speedrun:



Earlier this year we had the privilege of joining the commentators for the speedrun of BattleBlock Theater in Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), a charity video game marathon. We called in during the stream and watched them hit their goal of completing the game in 2 hours and 45 minutes with 100% of the items from each level. It was amazing to be a part of the experience and to see how well the speedrunners knew our game–they even had a few tricks we had never seen before!
For some reason, they were crazy enough to invite us back for AGDQ 2016! We have it’s a feeling because they’re insane–or at least speedrunners PJ & MechaRichter will be when they play BattleBlock Theater on insane mode!
20977730072_3a6014e85d_bThe BattleBlock Theater speedrun is tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 4th, starting at 8:11PM EST.
Our voice actor, Will Stamper, will be joining the the commentators during the live stream of the speedrun and some of our team members will also be in the chatroom during the stream!
The full AGDQ 2016 schedule has been posted here. Please keep in mind that the times get adjusted on the day of the streams due to people completing early or going overtime during their speedruns.


AGDQ2015 BBT Speedrun Recap

It isn’t often that we get to watch people speedrun through the entirety of one of our games in one sitting! We spent three hours on a Skype call with Games Done Quick for their charity event, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), which raises funds to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. In their speedrun of BattleBlock Theater, PJDicesare & MechaRichter played the full game in the 100% category, which involved getting an A++ rating on every single stage (including secret stages), collecting every gem and yarn in the game, and getting the time bonus–all in under 2:45. And they did it!


PJDicesare & MechaRichter were phenomenal performers in every way. We were extremely impressed with their ability to focus on the speedrun, give us insight on their strategies, crack jokes, and manage not to get distracted by Dan & Will (especially Will). This morning, we couldn’t stop talking about how much we enjoyed every minute of the event: omega jumps, blastarangs, re-naming our prisoners, the color yellow, pigs vs. horses, etc. There were plenty of moments they left us stunned at how they manipulated the game mechanics to their advantage.
If you missed the live stream yesterday, then you missed out on 2 hours and 45 minutes of pure fun. Or did you? Games Done Quick have posted the video of the entire speedrun! (Spoiler Alert! If you didn’t guess already, the ending is revealed since the speedrun goes through the whole game.) Here’s the video:

We wish AGDQ the best of luck in hitting their fundraising goal of $500K towards the Prevent Cancer Foundation. AGDQ continues its speedrun events through January 10th, 2015. Check out their website HERE for the schedule of live streams and to learn how to help.
Now it’s time for us to get back to work! Top of our to-do list: Do Stuff??