Video: Speedrunning Skyrim with Skyrim dev Jonah Lobe

The name of the speedrunning game is picking apart the weird ways video games work to quickly work through–or even circumvent!–carefully designed systems and levels, so what happens when a game’s developers join in on the run?

Find out in this GDC Summer session where game developers and speedrunners who know their game engage in a spirited exercise. In this particular GDC Summer Dev Speedrun session, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim artist Jonah Lobe commentates and shares memories from development all while runner BubblesDelFuego works their way through the expansive world of Skyrim in just over an hour.

See how runners find the tricks that developers use to make the game functional in order to beat the game at top speeds in this GDC Summer session, now up for free on the official GDC YouTube channel!

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Credit: Video: Speedrunning Skyrim with Skyrim dev Jonah Lobe