The European Speedrunner Assembly is currently in the midst of their annual speedrunning charity marathon, to benefit Save The Children, which supports children in developing countries. While all types of games are being speedrun, there’s a strong showing from all kinds of indie games, big, small, old, and new!

Running on two simultaneous streams from July 21st to 28th, with one of those streams running 24/7, the event will see hundreds of speedruns for games from Dora the Explorer to Dark Souls, and everything in between. For the purposes of this list, any game that was at least in part developed by an indie studio qualifies it as an indie game, even if it was published by a AAA studio.

Here’s a list of all the indie games that have already been run for the event, with the game and included link to the speedrun, platform, runner, category, and final time:

Cuphead – PC – Kirthar – All Bosses (Regular, Legacy) – 0:30:58

Hollow Knight – PC – Ushebti – Any% (No Major Glitches) – 0:44:36

Snake Pass – PC – Jetsa (aka Flotsa) – Any% (NG+) –  0:40:24

ibb & obb – PC – emptysys, OsZ_ – Any% (Co-Op) – 0:26:47

Dust: An Elysian Tail – PC – acridstingray3 – Any% – 0:20:07

BattleBlock Theater – PC – Paulister vs. HaosEdge, SeductiveSpatula – Any% (NLS, Solo vs. Co-Op) – 1:21:46, (Paulister) 1:24:29 (HaosEdge, SeductiveSpatula)

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition – PC – Jitaenow – All Cells (No Restrictions) – 0:44:32

GeoGuessr – PC – havrd, Janmumrik – Co-Op – 0:28:41

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King – Switch – Wiredwicky – All Bosses – 0:58:20

Chroma Squad – PC – Chfou – Any% Legacy (Casual) – 1:53:00

OutlastPC – catalystz – Any% – 0:09:49

Amnesia: The Dark Descent – PC – RabzZ – Any% – 0:30:06

Little Nightmares – PC – Yajijy_ – Any% – 0:44:53

Q.U.B.E. 2 – PC – Fatzke vs. eTholon – Any% (No Numpad Skips) – 1:09:53 (Fatzke), 1:10:32 (eTholon)

Clumsy Fred – PC – Zooketra – Any% (60 Levels) – 0:17:48

Densha de D: Lightning Stage – PC – Jugachi vs. Lordmau5 – Any% Race – 0:19:12 (Jugachi), 0:24:49 (Lordmau5)

Wild Animal Racing – PC – Shigan_ – All Cups – 0:18:05

Gnomes Vs Fairies: Greckel’s Quest – PC – Zooketra – Any% – 0:42:23

Rot Gut – PC – Sajiki – Any% – 0:04:30

That’s all of the completed speedruns (at the time of writing), but there will be plenty more throughout the week. Here’s a list of every future indie game to be speedrun, with the time (EST), game and link to the correct stream, platform, runner, category, and estimated time:

July 23rd

1:48 PM – DUSK – PC – brainfluid – Any% Accessible Inbounds – 0:30

2:52 PM – The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ – PC – Shigan_ vs. Ceehe vs. GamonymousRC – Racing+ Season 3 – 1:50

4:52 PM – Transistor – PC – Cadarev – Any% – 1:00

6:02 PM – Undertale – PC – Firepaw – True Pacifist – 1:40

6:51 PM – Brütal Legend – PC – Makkebakke – Any% – 1:30

7:52 PM – South Park: The Stick of Truth – PC – HardcoreYork – Any% (Mage Current Patch) – 1:45


July 24th

4:50 AM – Abobo’s Big Adventure – PC – Chfou – Any% – 0:35

5:35 AM – The Useful Dead – PC – KennyMan666 – Any% – 0:13

5:58 AM – Mushroom 11 – PC – Zet – Any% – 0:55

7:03 AM – Rise & Shine – PC – AEtienneTV – 100% – 0:35

7:48 AM – Rabi-Ribi – PC – MLSTRM – 10 Town Members (Casual) – 0:40

8:38 AM – LISA: The Joyful – PC – Harpa – YADO Epilogue – 0:50

9:38 AM – Knytt Stories (Saving Thalanill) – PC – DonDoli – Any% No Skips – 0:26

10:14 AM – No Time to Explain Remastered – PC – WarDrumsGaming – Any% – 0:28

July 25th

11:15 AM – Jazzpunk – PC – UselessBrit – Any% – 0:20

11:45 AM – Hob – PC – SeductiveSpatula – Any% – 0:55

6:17 PM – SUPERHOT – PC – Ellieceraptor vs. Jackintoshh – Any% Race – 0:23

6:50 PM – I Wanna Kill The Kamilia 2 – PC – BBF_ – Any% – 1:30


July 26th

8:25 AM – Bastion – PC – acridstingray3 vs. HaosEdge vs. Kazzadan vs. Leonmachar – Dreams and Challenges Race – 1:15

9:50 AM – Light Fall – PC – Dedew – Any% (Normal) – 0:35

11:01 AM – Celeste – PC – Punchi – Any% – 0:50

12:02 PM – VVVVVV – PC – mohoc vs. tzann vs. lennart_underscore – Any% Race (No Telejumping) – 0:13

12:25 PM – I Wanna Be The Boshy – PC – BBF_ – Any% (Rage-Mode) – 1:10

1:37 PM – Nitronic Rush – PC – Lordmau5 – Story Mode – 0:10

1:40 PM – Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter – PC – Der_Finger – Any% – 1:50

3:40 PM – MEANDERS – PC – ThatRumme – Any% (Normal) – 0:11

4:01 PM – RUINER – PC – Jackintoshh – Any% (Speedrun Mode) – 0:45

9:50 PM – The Witness – PC – tzann – Any% (Current Patch) – 0:20

July 27th

8:18 PM – Minecraft: Java Edition – PC – SpoonTy – Any% (Glitchless Set Seed) – 0:15


That’s a total of 48 indie games being speedrun this week! Many are famous, others infamous, and still more largely unknown. Regardless, each has been, is being, or will be torn through by people who have dedicated themselves to getting through each of these games as fast as possible. If you see any games from this event that interest you, check out our other articles on Cliqist to see what we’ve already written about them, such as our retrospective on SUPERHOT, how Undertale portrays the player’s sense of self, and why Cuphead is so relentlessly difficult.

Joseph Stanichar
Ever since he won a Nintendo GameCube and a copy of Spider-man 2 in a school raffle when he was seven years old, Joseph Stanichar has loved video games. He enjoys playing PlayStation and PC games, both AAA and indie, but his heart will always belong to all things Nintendo. When not writing, you can probably find him acting in a play, geeking out over Steven Universe and Doctor Who, or, you know, playing video games. His favorite series is The Legend of Zelda. He is attending Ohio University with a major in journalism, and will graduate in 2022. (If he doesn't screw it up, that is.)
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