Nuclear Throne
Solid May 18, 2014 @ 6:03pm
Awesome Glitch Challenge
Hello. Sorry for those reading this. For one entire blissful week there was a glitch that made people immune to most sources of damage. Regrettably the glitch, along with the challenge, related to it can no longer be repeated. Sadly there was also a bit of a unknown text glitch as well; I'm sure that has been entirely resolved.

-Unedited Post-

To everyone reading this I am sorry. In spite, and possibly because, of my just efforts Meow247 admirably executed the Awesome Glitch Challenge.

-Original Post-

If the basis for this challenge is fixed before the dates in the challenge then the challenge will be closed. This is a silly, but real challenge; for players who want a serious test of skill I suggest looking at the “Evil Wizard Challenge”.

Hello. As far as anyone can tell the kind heart-ed Rami and mind reader J.W. have created a game that has distracted us while it messed us up. Some people have gone as far as to say its awesome because it gladly scratches a rogue itch and as a result those fine folks have engaged in challenge runs from time to time.

The first person who posts the shortest single player recording of a Nuclear Throne run while playing as the glitched character before May 24, 2014 will receive a game via steam (note the rules below).

Run Specific Rules: Leave everything in the recording including the intro to Nuclear Throne. Select a character of your choosing and then go through the steps to create the glitch. The run will officially start when level 1_1 loads a second time (again; the run must be completed with the glitch character). The run is based on time and the player with the shortest time will win. The run ends when the death screen comes up (will only be counted if the run appears to be legitimate). No limits to weapons, mutations, etc.

Complete Standard Rules: The run must be done with update 27 (the current update). The official time cut off time for responses to this post will be at 11:59 pm on Friday, May 23th, 2014 (right before it becomes May 24th, 2014) based on the GMT time zone (but because I am a stupid American I MAY accept runs that are posted after that time). This run may be called off early depending on the actions of the dev team (if there are submissions then there will be a winner). The player who does the best in the challenge will be offered a game. (yes, games other than nuclear throne will be the reward although do not expect anything too new or expensive). The game cannot be modded aside from the use of recording software. The run must be done on a version of the game that all Nuclear Throne players have access to. The video must also be viewable in the U.S. so that I can confirm the run happened (strongly suggest Youtube or Twitch). The videos must be imbedded in responses to this post or have a direct link to the video in the response to this post. Please do not put any visual or time related edits (aka cuts) into the video during the duration of the run (audio edits and voice overs are fine). If you pause or go afk during the run just leave it in the video. If there is a tie I will deal with it as the situation allows. Previous challenge winners can still win this challenge. Members of the Nuclear Throne Dev Team and people associated with the Dev Team can enter the challenge. Whoever wins will have to accept their game through steam by using the friend system (yes, this means I will friend the winner to pass over the gift, no you are not required to keep me on the friends list after the exchange). I should get around to claiming the victor and trying to contact them around May 24th, 2014 or sooner (but that is entirely on the basis that my internet provider remembers to pay their electric bills again).

Post additional questions, clarifications, and ideas in the comments.
Last edited by Solid; Apr 25 @ 5:43pm
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Yoru May 18, 2014 @ 6:08pm 
haha i see those bolds.
is this what we're supposed to do? - after spawning as the glitch char try to die as fast as possible?
Solid May 18, 2014 @ 6:09pm 
Originally posted by meow247:
haha i see those bolds.
is this what we're supposed to do? - after spawning as the glitch char try to die as fast as possible?

YEP! Shortest time is best time.
Last edited by Solid; May 18, 2014 @ 6:09pm
Clockwerk May 18, 2014 @ 6:39pm 
@Solid Could we call it the I AM ERROR Challenge, since its a glitch and all.
Yoru May 18, 2014 @ 6:53pm 
hope i did this right >.>
4 second? maybe
http://youtu.be/VqucKXVT4qs
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incase that^ doesnt count
5 second? maybe, as well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCLjeENn7Nc
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here's another one.
about 3.5s i think :p maybe its just 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BksIWO1kgA4
Last edited by Yoru; May 19, 2014 @ 2:26am
Solid May 18, 2014 @ 7:15pm 
Originally posted by meow247:
hope i did this right >.>
4 second? maybe
http://youtu.be/VqucKXVT4qs
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incase that^ doesnt count
5 second? maybe, as well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCLjeENn7Nc

I did not even think of this; very good sir. I'm seeing at most 4 seconds and it totally counts. Only question is if there is a 3 second launcher, but I think that might be the fastest run (at which time you've got the win). (If they don't hotfix this in a day or so then I might give something for the person who dies to the mobs, but I want to see if this gets a fix before I offer another prize.)
Last edited by Solid; May 18, 2014 @ 7:17pm
Wizard_Amul May 18, 2014 @ 7:21pm 
It's hard to be faster than that, but why did you use Steroids and not Plant? Since Plant is the fastest character, it would probably be the fastest way to die (just by a little, though).
Solid May 18, 2014 @ 7:23pm 
Originally posted by Wizard_Amul:
It's hard to be faster than that, but why did you use Steroids and not Plant? Since Plant is the fastest character, it would probably be the fastest way to die (just by a little, though).

Does the passive from the first character carry over to the glitch? The time officially starts when the level loads with the glitched chatacter... if the passive does not carry over then it does not matter.
Wizard_Amul May 18, 2014 @ 7:31pm 
I assumed it carried over, but maybe it doesn't matter.
Yoru May 18, 2014 @ 7:36pm 
Originally posted by Wizard_Amul:
It's hard to be faster than that, but why did you use Steroids and not Plant? Since Plant is the fastest character, it would probably be the fastest way to die (just by a little, though).
i also thought of that too. like using robot to get explosive weapon, plant for the speed, or melting for low HP.
but nope. passives does not carry over.

Originally posted by Solid:
If they don't hotfix this in a day or so then I might give something for the person who dies to the mobs, but I want to see if this gets a fix before I offer another prize.)
mind elaborating this sentences? i dont quite understand
Solid May 18, 2014 @ 7:49pm 
Originally posted by Solid:
If they don't hotfix this in a day or so then I might give something for the person who dies to the mobs, but I want to see if this gets a fix before I offer another prize.)
mind elaborating this sentences? i dont quite understand [/quote]

If this does not get fixed I might hand out a 2nd prize for whoever can complete the challenge by dying to a mob, but I want to see how things shake out. As it is I think what you did is totally legit and will get the win (unless there is a 3 sec run).
Yoru May 23, 2014 @ 6:49pm 
nobody else even enter the challenge :(
edit:
rami and jw are awesome indeed!
Last edited by Yoru; May 23, 2014 @ 6:52pm
Solid May 23, 2014 @ 6:54pm 
Originally posted by meow247:
nobody else even enter the challenge :(
edit:
rami and jw are awesome indeed!

I think you are the only one who sees that; also get online so we can talk via steam.
Wizard_Amul May 23, 2014 @ 6:54pm 
I tried it for a couple of runs, but I quickly realized how difficult it would be to get a faster time. I was able to blow myself up on one of the exploding barrels in probably less than 10 seconds, but after watching your run again, I realized I would have to pretty much be standing within view of a grenade launcher weapon box to get a faster run. I didn't really want to keep trying for that. Nice run, though!
Qinji May 23, 2014 @ 9:07pm 
I gave it a hearty try, but I never got under a minute =p
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