Lonely Mountains: Downhill Developers React to 27 Minute Speedrun

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20[Music]i wonder if it takes the big chunks yeahyeahactually holy [ __ ]it's really it's the way we imagined itwhen we started developing the gamei mean let me accept that part thatfeels like just someone takes your gameand breaks it but it looks like the gameWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40is so easyoh [ __ ] i'mhello i'm daniel from mega gunindustriesi'm the level designer and ui coder forWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00lonely mountains downhilland with me are you noah hii'm jan i'm mainly the coder for theprojectbut also did some animations um yeahwe share a lot of tasks uh hello i'mnoah i'm the art guy here and i'mWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20doing 2d and 3d stuff and um yeahplaced a lot of pebbles and rocks somaybeyou run into it yeah soevery every rock is placed by eithernoah souh we're the guys responsible for forall the thousands of crashes all ourspeech runners haveWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40so i mean that's already a crazyrun um i think especially like the firsttrail is the most tested trail they'relike really everyone tried to have theirbest time thereand it's crazy if people actuallyachieve new best times nowadaysWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00after like a year thousands of peopletried itso that's crazy that's good runi'm not sure how many people actuallyplayed this first trailer it should beat least half a million or more so yeahlet's players not runsWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20that's nice it's um so they took liketwo kinds of shortcuts in the gamethere are few shortcuts we intended butlike ninety percent of the speed runsactually are doing like these crazythings no one really thought ofthat they're actually doable so this atWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40the start here is still likeintended way and yeahi wonder how he'll play because umthose not intended shortcuts are veryrisky andcrashing a lot during the speed run likethis you running the whole gamewill cost you a lot of time so yeahWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00how many of these risky shortcuts i meanthings like what he did just therethat's like not intended at all actuallythe whole thing was designed orthings like that like it's not intendedit was designed that peopleshould go the other way around and theyare still finding like all theseshortcuts oh his first crashWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20yeah but it didn't cost much timebut i think he's not cutting the crasheshe's really like having one runsthat's also really impressive yeah yeahsometimes you can see he's uh ridinga little bit slowly and carefuli actually don't think there are manyseconds you can gain on that trail imean even if you're just going forWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40like the sections you even have reallygood section timeshe knows exactly which bike to take forWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00which trailoh okay oh well i know that makes sensei mean if you think about like you knowhow long did ittook you to like decorate the mountainyeah well it depends on on trade ofcourse some trails areWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20small ones and thoughts are pretty longbutthey create one trail maybe yeah ofcourse more thana few days i guess sothe the first part i decorate everythingand then iplaying the game a lot and checking ifWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40it's working ohyeah well um skipping everything like wenever thought of theseum we call it desktops umthey're now pretty concerning amongspeedrunners but we never ever thoughtthat this is doableso if you like hit the finish lineWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00at the exact so if you die on the finishline umthen you can continue and like in idon't know in like three years oftesting and close beta runs and we had akickstarter community testing the gameno one really did that like not in thatextentand now it's just like very common thingfor speedrunners to doWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20i mean basically what happens is if youfall down from aboveyou first hit the trigger which triggersthe checkpointand then you actually hit the ground soit's a one or two frames delaywhich yeah make that make that sectioncountumWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40so you can see it's like 4.5 secondsslower than thebest section time sothere is still some room for improvementat least on some sectionsyeah but thenWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00i mean if you look at like section besttimes i mean for all these sections theyhave like 3000 crashes or somethingjust like to really get the sectionperfectlyand he's he's pretty close to the besttimes and he's justdoing it without crashes in one run andi personally think thatWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20that's even more impressive than thesethese action types especially i mean tolook atif you look at these like section typesof people try over and over and overagainand here's just like very he's totallyin the flowy so it's justone smooth runscare checkpoint i think this is one ofWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40my favorite trails actually because itwas like thei think it was our second public trailerwe shot at gamescomat least of the final trails herewe shot a few work in progress trails orlike not work in progress buttrails which never actually made it toWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00the final gamebefore but and this is like the that'sone ofthe trails where we had like 500 000people playing at gamescom and it'sreally niceto see that like nothing can go wrong atone point i thought okay i've seeneverything about it like everyevery possible combination and then youWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20have the speed runner coming inand it's just crazy yeah i think we hadour firstspeed running contest on that trailright gamescom 2018 or somethingwhat i really like about this speech runis it's a it's a perfect combinationof like risk versus rewardWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40so he for some reasons he takes someslower shortcutsbut he knows he can do them 100 percentso he's not trying the totally crazystuffbut like he's perfectly controlled forthe shortcuts he just keeps doing we'reWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00laughing because the bridgealways is a risky part even if it's onthe main trainhe's so much better than meat least this last part do you guysstill havelike a rank in the top hundred because iWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20checkedlike months ago and i have no top 100rank anymore and i played the game forthousands of hoursi don't know umoh i i don't think so but i guess wehave a chance maybein the night mode or free ride i meanthere's a dlc coming up butyeah for a few few daysWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40let's take a chancebut i mean we all played the game a lotlike in the it's been five years todevelopanother death trap yeah that's perfectlydoneand i no chance i could i could write itWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00that waylike not i would make so many mistakesat some pointeven if i have like one or two goodsections yeahi feel it just sometimes when you wantto play testing somethingyou're doing the big jump yes oh yeahand then then you have to learn how towrite really fast on this play so youWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20can play that later soyeah nice it's reallyi mean there's like all these the mainscenic route of all these trails are waybigger soactually you like probably only seeWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40half of the trails if you're justlooking at the speed runthere's so many locations around it andhe's just likeskipping them allbut actually you have to know each rockon that trail because i mean you can'treally risk crashing soWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00he has to know each and every rock onthe on the trail if you stayyeah like this one this is really uhcrazy totake all of themWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20yeah of course if he takes it or this isreally riskythere's there's some like specialshortcuts we really try to hide so wereally thought like okayprobably no one will find them ever andthey're really hard to do butin the end all of them were foundWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40oh okay yeah yeah but i guess when youknowthere are each rock is so it's somethingbut what did you say how howoften would you crash on that first partWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00can you like it in the first oneno no no never did no yeah i i alsofor a long time i thought this is likethe worst designplay place like it's um i mean idesigned it i placed all the rocks thereand then when i had some break like thisreallyyeah it's going through yeah okay ididn't know that it just worked yeahWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20this isunfortunately it's working i mean i knowthere's a really riskyi think over the other thing we wentlike three times to make surethat no one can go there yeah but i meanthere's a little rockbefore that offset so you can prettymuch jumpacross yeah maybe but it's actually it'sWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40not even even visibleyou have to know that it's thereyeah maybe uh you have to try it athousand times and then you knowokay this would have been reallyannoyingokay interestingWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00oh and it's so goodi still mess up that sectioni wonder if it takes the big chunks yeahyeah actuallyholy [ __ ] okay i think ii personally managed to do this like onetime and thenyeah why did you run it but because thenWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20i knew that it was doable like i did itone time so i knew it was doableand then i tried it like 100 timesWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40and he's doing it like perfectly in therun yeahlike this one it's also not that easyyeah i'm always curious what kind ofshortcuts peoplewill take when we knew everyone[Music]yeah that's interesting because maybeWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00this is shorteri would have thought that there'sanother way around umand i would always imagine that itwouldn't be faster the other waynice that's awesome maybe it's a bitsafer i don't know yeah i'm not sureokay ah that's coolWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20i see it really fast i love this runbecause i think it's likeit's really the way we imagined itwhen we started developing the game imeanwe accept that part that feels like justsomeone takes your game and breaks itbut it looks like the gameWatch at: 13:20 / 13:40is so easyokay well i mean he's even doing weeklybest times yeahjust just by the image let's go do itlet's miss this okayWatch at: 13:40 / 14:00i think i probably think kenyan has someof thelike most difficult trails in the wholegamei mean the first one is still prettyeasybut especially the last onereally want to show how he does thatWatch at: 14:00 / 14:20what i like about canyon is it'svery very hardit has some very hard off-road parts butit also has some parts where you canjust go for speech and there's not thatWatch at: 14:20 / 14:40many rocks in your waylike yeah like the sections it's nice ireally like itit's probably taking the main pathbecause it's still the fastesti thinkhave you seen any seriesWatch at: 14:40 / 15:00i love that part in the game i thinkit's one of the most beautiful partsin this one butyes it's interesting that um stillstill active soi think it's good that he's actually ithink he's playing on on the highestquality settingsWatch at: 15:00 / 15:20i mean a lot of speed runners just liketurn everything downwhich of course is totallyunderstandable for the speedrunthat's really nice to watchi really hate it really because i thinkit's so hard to do with the camera angleWatch at: 15:20 / 15:40no yeah like you have to actually ireally enjoythe normal[Laughter]yeah but this is one of the threads wealso seen a lotthe first one the second one the firstone because we showedseveral events so we watched lots andWatch at: 15:40 / 16:00lots of playerseven before release playing just crashedin a very long timeyeah that was actually prettycomfortablemaybebefore it crashes for everything this isvery importantto [ __ ] up to i think he would okayWatch at: 16:00 / 16:19it would be interesting to see how hewould be doing in like a real-time runso farthat's oh crash here's absolutely finei mean did he he can't i mean it wouldbe interesting to see howhe counts it but yeah he's doing ofcourse he's doingreal-time run yeahWatch at: 16:19 / 16:40it'd be interesting to do um to play allthe the trails and mountainsuh freeride i think he could do itWatch at: 16:40 / 17:00yeah this is really hardcore mode ohhe's doing itokay yeah this is the right bike forthat yeah yeahi think you can do it with grasshopperuh no at leasti guess not progress it's just not fastWatch at: 17:00 / 17:20enoughbut you haven't you doubled in yetoh no i don't think so i mean javelin issuper risky and especially fori don't know there aren't that manysectionswhich have javelin as best time maybeWatch at: 17:20 / 17:40just to explainum we have six different bikes in thegame and javelin is the bike which isthe fastest by farbut it's also the bike that most easilycrashesso a lot of like individual sectiontimes are made with javelinbut i've rarely seen it in in completeWatch at: 17:40 / 18:00trailsi can really mess this up so it's notyeah well why notlots more parts where i can screw it upthough itlooks so easy yeah it looks so easyWatch at: 18:00 / 18:20that that's how the game is supposed tolook if you can ride like thatfor sure i mean normally i would saywhat's like the average time for trailif people try probably around 20 minutesit's like all the crashes until theyreally get to the endi mean like when they play a new trailerWatch at: 18:20 / 18:40yeah i meanif we watch people play the first trailthey'll just take like 20 minutes tocomplete the first trailso that's of course roughly the timeyeah to beat it once and then you stillWatch at: 18:40 / 19:00have tookay holy [ __ ] for a long time i thoughtthat this was actually not doableoh ah okay okay well we can learn a lothereWatch at: 19:00 / 19:20yeah i think so i meanum i mean probably if if he if hedoesn't like that it'sfastest road i would trust him more thanus13 seconds wow that's a newWatch at: 19:20 / 19:40that's really impressive i would saythat probably the hardest trainingin the gameWatch at: 19:40 / 20:00in the beginning i didn't it was it wasway too hard but i mean there were someunfair things we removed over timeokay now now he's coming to the stormsandstorm but he could probably alsoplay this blindWatch at: 20:00 / 20:20yeah i'm i'm trying i'm not i'm not surehe cares aboutanymorei can't believe what just happened nowwhen i look at it i thinkthe game's too easy yeah yeah you haveWatch at: 20:20 / 20:40to make it harderyou have to make it harderwhat i think most impressive like from askillpoint of view is that if youyou taking the turns is fast it's reallyhard to stay inthe turn because like normally likedrives a little bit outside and heWatch at: 20:40 / 21:00knows exactly how much he can shootlike i probably he skipped like like 25seconds yeahWatch at: 21:00 / 21:20is the butterfly butterflies are likethe most important part in our gamewhat actually makes me really happy isWatch at: 21:20 / 21:40that you can do stuff like thatthat there are no like weird physicalglitches whichjust let you crash right now what he'sdoing right now i mean thereare so far what the hell is he tryingthere yeah you knowno no no no way ohyeah okay that was probably worth evenWatch at: 21:40 / 22:00with three crashes yesyeah but if he's like this is like theonly real glitchhe used up until this point i mean thedesktop staythey are kind of fair game becauseit's just the way the system works butglitching throughthrough the tunnel that's actually usingWatch at: 22:00 / 22:20a bug in the gamewhich you cannot fix because that wouldmean we would have to reset all theleaderboardsi am crashing all the time in the tunnelWatch at: 22:20 / 22:40lighter more but on this mountain itseems to be using a lot ofshortcuts that were really not intendedso just likebrute forcing in his way yeah like thisonesomething this is intended isn't itokay whatever whatever he's doing nowWatch at: 22:40 / 23:00you have to be so precise you reallyhave to know the exact speedexactly i didn't know it and you have tofind that i mean you have to know thatyeah because like because he justjumped blindly into this directionand then he found out that it's thereWatch at: 23:00 / 23:20let's go straightthat's goodit's niceWatch at: 23:20 / 23:40it's really funny because i still learnnewshortcuts all the time sometimes alsointended shortcuts i mean youtube knowthem way better than i dowell probably he knows the amount waybetter than bso greatWatch at: 23:40 / 24:00i mean the interesting thing is like wewe never released anymaps or any thing about them somyself like they had to try and discoverall these connectionsokay did anyone ever try to make a mapWatch at: 24:00 / 24:20i don't know i don't think so i thinkit's probably really complicated to doiti mean you could probably stick a lot ofscreenshots togetherlike a crazy maniacso what what's your guess how manycrashes did he needto get this goodWatch at: 24:20 / 24:40like in total yeah it's really hard tosayoh no[Music]Watch at: 24:40 / 25:00yeah we should definitely should ask himso i mean overall he had now like what10 crashes maybe over all 16 trailsright now yeah well even lessWatch at: 25:00 / 25:20okay so two more trails to goi'd love to have a look i also look atthe section times butit's so fastjust like that's nice that's that's anintended shortcutokay okayWatch at: 25:20 / 25:40now now it already gets cracked yeahokay but that's stilldoable i like that partyes yeah i can do it really fastand then you're lucky you're still aliveyeah but that's not like anymore no likeit's it'sfor us it's luck but for himWatch at: 25:40 / 26:00this is also interesting umi love that part but um is he switchingthe bikesstill i think that'sof pace breaker this is a unique skinfor pace breakingsoWatch at: 26:00 / 26:20uh okay now now there comes thewaterfall and i hate the waterfall imean i build it but i hate itreally interesting to see how you solvethatjust like yeah this is the problemyeah this also happens to me all theWatch at: 26:20 / 26:40time[Music]maybewell okay next one doneWatch at: 26:40 / 27:00no i'm not sure ifprobably not a single section i could dobetter than himprobably not maybe we should trymight not be embarrassing one hundredthousandWatch at: 27:00 / 27:20crashes later although i don't know if ishould okay thisis interesting though but i wonder howmany of these really smalltrees here attacki guess he's playing it no okay he's notplaying wowthere's another workout what [ __ ]Watch at: 27:20 / 27:40[ __ ] what yeah just justokay game designer who plays this idon't caremaybe we need a better q8amaybe we can ask him next timeWatch at: 27:40 / 28:00uh sneaky sneaky would have never sawthat nowand then next next adventure for surewowyeah he knows how to use the anglesWatch at: 28:00 / 28:20so what are you what is your favoritemountainfrom speed running wiseWatch at: 28:20 / 28:40good questionfor me i think i'm most impressed byone riding because that's probably themoment i played the leastmyself sothere's still a lot of things there whatthe [ __ ] well i'm surprisedWatch at: 28:40 / 29:00yeah so 27 minutes and 51 secondsi mean it took us five years to make thegamewe probably worked one year for likefour minutes[Music]Watch at: 29:00 / 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  1. I always go downhill mountain biking with a VR headset attached to a drone flying backwards so I can see where I am coming from better than I can see what’s ahead. I.e, This game is insane.

  2. This is what speed running is about, the deva made a comment about how he needs to know every rock in the game, and that’s so true. Speed runners are some of the most appreciative people towards video games and I think that these guys realize that

  3. so the lesson Im learning here, is that if you want your game to be truly bug free, hire speedrunners to test it for you, cause they will try everything to break the game and do it faster lol

  4. tbh this game is totally underrated. Its so relaxing to jump on to lonely mountains after raging at a Fifa match. The amount of detail in the level design is very thorough and there is even dev support to this day.

  5. Never heard of it but it looks awesome and the devs seem like really nice guys.

    I'll go ahead and purchase and ultimate version. Love these little studios making great gems.

  6. For me the only acceptable speedruns in this game is the free ride. Checkpoints are lame and crashing into them intentionally is just proving me right.


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