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A topic by Eniko created Dec 04, 2018 Views: 3,190 Replies: 54
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With the updated demo starts the Lore Finder speedrun contest! The top three winners will be immortalized in the full release of the game through a gold, silver, and bronze trophy bearing their names and run times. Additionally, anyone who submits a video of their run will be added to the game's credits under a special speedrunning section!

If you want to be listed with a different name than your itch username, please let us know in your submission post.

The contest will run through Sunday, December 23. The official end time is December 24 at 3 am Eastern Time.

Timezones got you confused? See a countdown until the end of the contest.

アップデート版デモでLore Finderのタイムアタックコンテストを行います!上位3名には氏名と記録が刻まれた金、銀、銅のトロフィーが製品版に登場します!さらに、タイムアタック時のプレイ動画を提出した人にはもれなく、クレジットにてタイムアタック特別枠に氏名が記載されます!


コンテスト開催期間は12月23日に行われます。公式終了時間は12月24日午前3時(東部標準時)です。 タイムゾーンで不安な方は、こちらのコンテスト終了までのカウントダウンをご覧ください。



Share runs, tips, strategies, glitches, and link speedrun streams in the #lore-finder channel of our Discord. There are several speedrunners in the Discord channel already and they're more than happy to answer questions or teach you things.



  • You can submit runs multiple times, assuming your latest submission has a better time than your previous
  • For runs to be counted as submissions in the contest they must be submitted in this thread before the contest ends. If you get a better time before the contest ends but post it after the contest ended, it will not be counted
  • All runs are in the any% category and glitches are allowed
  • Runs are valid whether using the web version or the downloadable version
  • All runs must be completed using the game's built-in speedrun mode, regular mode runs will not be accepted
  • Times will be judged using the speedrun mode's in game timer
  • The run starts upon entering the game (when the in game timer starts), and ends upon dealing the final blow to Algarott (at which point the in game timer ends)
  • All submissions must include a video link to your run that will remain available throughout the month of January 2019.
  • Videos can be hosted on Twitch, YouTube, or any other reasonably accessible video sharing platform. If you're unsure if your platform is reasonably accessible, it probably isn't
  • We reserve the right to deny game-breaking glitches that are clearly a result of a bug which should be fixed, so that we can fix bugs for members of our community who are not speedrunners
  • No tool-assisted-speedruns allowed


  • タイムアタックの申請は何回でもできます。その際は、申請した記録が前回分よりも更新されているものとします。
  • コンテストへの申請はコンテスト終了までにスレッドへ申請されていなければいりません。コンテスト終了前に記録を出し、コンテスト終了後に申請をした場合は無効となります。
  • コンテストはany%方式、ゲーム内の裏技の使用を認めます。
  • ウェブ版、ダウンロード版、どちらを使用しても構いません。
  • 記録はゲーム内のタイムアタックモード(Speedrun mode)で行います。通常モードの記録は受け付けません。
  • タイム計測はタイムアタックモード内のタイマーで計測します。
  • ゲームスタートと同時にタイマーがスタート。Algarottに最後の一撃を加えた時点で計測終了です。
  • 申請はプレイ動画のリンクを必ず添え、動画は2019年の1月いっぱいまで視聴できるようにしてください。
  • 動画はTwitch、YouTubeなど視聴可能な動画共有サイトなら受け付けますが、視聴可能か不安があるサイトは不可です。
  • 私たちはゲームを破綻させてしまうような、修正が必要なバグから生じた裏技を修正する権利を有しています。そのため、タイムアタックに参加していないコミュニティのメンバーのためにバグを修正することができます。
  •  ツールアシステッドスピードラン(TAS)は受け付けません。

Leaderboard | リーダーボード

  1. 03:01.20 - Garbeggs
  2. 03:01.63 - DonQuikonga (firebreathpanda)
  3. 03:02.81 - PhoeKun
  4. 03:03.17 - Yoshimon1
  5. 03:05.84 - Metako
  6. 03:16.15 - Sammy2306
  7. 03:18.64 - LizStar
  8. 03:24.95 - SuddenlyCassie
  9. 03:25.50 - EveryoneLovesPirates
  10. 03:29.80 - EternalFireseal
  11. 03:32.07 - witchs_hex
  12. 03:40:47 - boxmeister
  13. 03:41.84 - spiders
  14. 03:48.98 - Cupps
  15. 03:49.53 - EveryoneLovesPirates [driving-wheel%]
  16. 04:55.04 - rileyc1004
  17. 06:36.47 - Andres Indoril
  18. 09:29.83 - sillypears

(driving-wheel% runs must show driving wheel controller used to complete the run)


First attempt that was kinda okay, movement went bad but was pretty lucky at the bosses. :D Will try to do better!
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My second attempt at this game, and my second attempt at speedrunning in general. I'm hoping to still get a lot lower, but it was fun!

First good try with librarian one-cycle. I lost lots of time in the middle and to Algarott, though.


Everything bad after miniboss :)

Bad Aggy.
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Updating my time.

Not trying to spam, but I’m really satisfied with this one.


No worries, submit as many times as you like (assuming your latest is the lowest)


^(0 . 0)>

My itchio account has a different username than I usually go by elsewhere. DonQuikonga is my usual name. I submit this as DonQuikonga.



Not satisfied with this but improvement nontheless.
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Good luck. This'll be tough to top.

First time uploading hopefully I get better :^)!!

Really happy with this run! Still going to keep pushing though. Submitting again as DonQuikonga

still beatable
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Finally got sub 4:00! I'm pretty happy with that for now, though I think I could get 3:30ish.

(I botched my name on itch somehow, so if this ends up being my only submission it's meant to be EveryoneLovesPirates :))


I got you before you even said anything ;)

Pretty happy with this one. :D

Watch Lore Finder (Demo) in 3:04.77 from PhoeKun on

Breaking up the Youtube cartel

woh theres a competition. I can also make a leaderboard to have as the competition ends.


Anyone in the community is free to get a entry for the game started. As a business entity we felt like that was overstepping our bounds in letting the community organize itself. If you'd like most of the other runners are in our Discord server (#lore-finder channel) and you could talk with them about it?

Trying to get rid of that 6:66, lol.

Fairly good. Will continue to grind.

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Just so y'all know the current dev par time is 03:51.26 which I randomly got while testing the game yesterday.

EDIT: dev par now 03:45.59

If I stop messing up when changing grip for the walljumps...

Submitting this again as DonQuikonga. Happy with this slow improvement.





Watch Lore Finder in 3:25.50 from EveryoneLovesPirates on www.twitch.tvThanks to everyone that helped!

maybe could've gotten 3:00.xx if I walked slightly less far to the left during the miniboss

Lore Finder 3:49.53 using Wheel & Pedals from EveryoneLovesPirates

My PB and new World Record ;)


driving-wheel% is totally a thing now


this is incredible

Ha, thanks, it was surprisingly fun!

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Not sure the friend at the end there was meant to behave like that, but I will take it. I'll take my credit as Andres Indoril  :P


I'd say that some Saturday night grinding is fun to do every once in a while!


Will try to get a better time before the contest ends

I got it low-ish hoping to break into three soon.

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I've added DonQuikonga's Glitches and strategy guide to the main post.


Lots of little mistakes to work on, hopefully can improve on it before the deadline.
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Hiya friends! You can thank Cassie there for getting me to do this~

Here's my Twitch run of this! 3:21.59! Looking to grind a bit more tonight, we'll see if I get a better time :3

EDIT:  Even better time! Got a 3:18.64!


I like your splits :D

Improved my time a little bit, 3:24.95. Think that's where it will stay for the moment. :)

Bichi naneun solo

One last time improvement before the contest ends!

*Fire Emblem music intensifies* (The ambient noises did get a bit boring after 100+ runs.)

Phew, I'm done with grinding this. With better shadowball timing at the end, I probably could have even gotten a 3:02.xx, but I'm too tired to keep trying now. My goal was sub-3:05 anyway, so this already is way better than I expected.

Here's my final submission! <3


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