FTLGMarathon - Niche-athon 2021










FIRST NOTE: The event (and submission deadline) has been pushed back exactly two weeks

SECOND NOTE: We are now accepting NO DAMAGE speedruns

You must speed-run the game in a way that was not intended.
This includes, but not limited to:

  • steering wheel as controller,
  • guitar hero as controller,
  • playing with your feet,
  • playing with items on your hand that hinder your normal ability to use a controller,
  • playing it in difficult costumes (such as a Dinosaur suit),
  • blindfolded
  • specialized controllers,
  • etc. the opportunities are almost endless.
    If you have any questions about if your run can be submitted, or any other questions, please join the discord & ask a Staff member.

PLEASE NOTE: At least one webcam is required for this marathon, as it allows viewers to see you using the different controller.

If your submission does not have a webcam, we may not be able to accept you - unless you specify you will use a webcam for the event.

9th October - 10th October (24 hours)

ALL SUCCESSFUL RUNNERS ARE REQUIRED TO JOIN THE DISCORD: https://discord.gg/Kx8SNzyd8f - Anyone may join it! :)


Discord: https://discord.gg/Kx8SNzyd8f

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FTLGMarathon

Twitch: https://twitch.tv/FTLGMarathon


For The Love of Gaming's Marathon will be showcasing any game you want - we accept single runs, 2 way races, co-op runs, and 3 way runs/co-op runs!
So if you've got a run you want to showcase, submit it! - as long as it meets above requirements.

The event will be held over at https://twitch.tv/FTLGMarathon


The Able Gamers Charity: https://ablegamers.org/
There are millions of people with disabilities who can't play videogames without expensive, specialized equipment. The AbleGamers Charity helps gamers with disabilities by providing that equipment, free of charge. But we can't do it without YOU. Help Us Help Others: A day of gaming for you could mean a lifetime of gaming for someone else! Will you help us continue providing these customized gaming controllers?

Schedule Release: Shortly after submission deadline, found above

Event Dates: October 9th to October 10th (24 hours)


  • See that you fill out the form correctly with as much info as possible, this will make it easier for us.

  • You must be able to stream in 1080p60fps @ 4500kbps - 6000kbps. Go to https://speedtest.net - if you get at least 6mbps upload steadily on a few checks, you can submit. If you have any questions/concerns on this, please contact a staff member in the Discord!

  • You will have to join the Discord before the submission deadline passes, The discord will be the main place for interaction before and during the event.

  • For Console submissions, you have to be able to stream through OBS or similar software (xsplit et.c) so sadly we will have to reject any submission streamed directly from Console.

  • There is a limit of submissions per runner of 5, and a maximum of 3 categories per game

  • All submissions require your own video. Either your PB-Run or a good run with informative commentary.

  • Please state your availability as best as possible when submitting. Incorrect availability times may result in an incorrect time-slot, so make sure your availability is correct, as we cannot guarantee your run after incorrectly setting your available times. We will do our best, but cannot guarantee it. The shorter the availability window are, the harder it is for us to make this work too.

  • Usage of Face Camera is required for this marathon, due to the different controller.

  • Emulator runs are allowed as long as emulator is not banned. (this means that games that hide emulator from the leader-board but don't ban them are also allowed)

  • If you want to add donation incentives for your run we would be more than happy, just be sure to mention it in your submission or contact us directly.

Your Responsibilities: Be prepared, if problems arise please let any of the staff know in good time (DM in Discord to any of the staff members) so we can attend to the issues, act decently (we have no problem with you swearing or anything, just don't be a jerk & refrain from talking politics), keep an eye on the schedule if any changes will occur (also check Discord from time to time for the same reasons), Be ready for your run before the previous one ends.

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact any of the staff members!