The Harvest Moon Speedrunning Community is holding our seventh annual Valentines Marathon this coming February, showing off a wide range of speedruns from the Harvest Moon / Story of Seasons / Bokujou Monogatari series! This time around, we're getting a brand new remake just two weeks before the event, "Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life". Obviously we'd like to show this off, so the submissions period is a bit complicated this year. Submissions of any game but SoS:AWL MUST be made by January 23rd, which will be made into the tentative schedule. The weekend after SoS:AWL launches, there will be a secondary 3-day submissions period for that game, and that game only, which will be added to the finalized schedule on February 6th. Submissions for any other game made during the secondary phase will be rejected.
- Primary Submissions Period: November 28th, 2022 - January 23rd, 2023.
- Tentative Schedule Release: January 27th, 2023.
- Secondary Submissions Phase: February 3rd - 5th, 2023. (Only applies to SoS:AWL submissions)
- Schedule Finalized: February 6th, 2023.
- Marathon Runtime: February 10th - 12th, 2023.
- This marathon is 100% online.
- Runners may submit as many games and categories as they please, including those not on Speedrun.com. Feel free to submit bingos, meme runs, races, TAS runs/demonstrations, etc.
- All games from the Harvest Moon / Story of Seasons / Bokujou Monogatari series are allowed.
- Webcams are allowed but not required, and do not affect your runs' chances of being accepted.
- All runs must be performed live; no pre-recorded videos, with the exception of a TAS.
- Runners will stream their marathon runs to alt Twitch channels using stream keys provided by the admins, which will be captured and re-streamed to the marathon channel by staff. Please keep your settings at or below 1080p, 60 FPS, 6,000 KBPS bitrate.
- The game feed must be clear at all times, all audio other than the runner's microphone and game audio must be muted, i.e. alerts/notifications. We recommend not using a display capture to avoid obstructing the gameplay unintentionally.
- Accepted runners must show proof of a stable stream within 2 weeks of the marathon. If you don't already stream regularly, the admins will reach out to schedule a short stream test.
HMSR Discord Casual fans welcomed!
HMSR YouTube VODs will be posted here