I saw this linked on your blog and I thought it might be a good occasion to try and make a game for the first time. Is it cheating to join when I don't care about AGDQ and speedrunning? If yes, do you mind if participants cheat?
Seeing that there would be no way to force people to watch or not watch AGDQ, I am going to say that it is not cheating if youa re not watching it at all.
Well, you can still be cheating even if there's no way to catch you ;) But yeah, Rule 1 is pretty clear.
I'm finding that writing a game has been distracting me so much that I've barely watched any AGDQ, so... I'd say that's very much in keeping with the spirit of the jam.