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Spelunky 2’s creator says players know at least as much about the game as the devs

Spelunky 2's creator says players know at least as much about the game as the devs

Spelunky fans may have been gearing up for its sequel for years, but it’s still surprising just how quickly they’ve managed to sniff out its secrets, find its obscure hidden levels, and traverse all 99 levels of its treacherous Cosmic Ocean world. Last month, we saw Spelunky 2 speedrunners reach the game’s true ending in just one hour during the ESA Break the Record: Live online event. While this is around ten minutes shy of the current record on MossRanking, this was an impressive achievement for an unseeded run streamed during a competitive livestream.

Derek Yu, tweeted that he was “blown away by how fun and dramatic it was, from start to finish”, but he’s also impressed by how often speedrunners are actually managing to reach the game’s unforgiving final world.


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