Did you know the "Abstract Bridge" skip was possible in You Have to Win the Game until speedrunners did it?

Nope, that was a surprise to me! My own abilities are pretty casual-tier, so a lot of those skill jumps are things that I assumed were impossible when I was building the game. Checkpoint skips / death abuse were kiiiind of on my radar, but mostly only insofar as making sure the player couldn't get stuck somehow if they hadn't checkpointed recently, so it's been fun seeing those emerge.

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About J. Kyle Pittman:

That guy who made 'You Have to Win the Game.' Co-founded @MinorKeyGames. Making @GunmetalArcadia. Ex-Borderlands 2. Tweets about games, coding, cats, beer, etc.

Frisco, TX