... NASA - Submissions Guide

NASA Submission Guide

If you choose to submit a speedrun to the event here are some guidelines below

Submissions are open now until April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

Game submissions are available here. Reminder that you can submit speedruns, showcases, score attacks, panels, or whatever creative content you think would make for a good showing at our event!

Volunteer submissions are available here. We need volunteers for our Chat Moderation Team, Charity Team, and Restream Team.

When we judge a run, we take several factors into account:

  • We require the runner to provide commentary during the run, either personally or with a couch. What is the potential for the quality of commentary during the run?
  • Has the runner performed a run at our event before? How did it go?
  • If multiple people have submitted a run, is this runner the best one to showcase this game?
  • Has the runner dropped a run unreasonably, or previously been a no-show?
  • How consistent are runs of this game? Can the run be reliably completed?
  • Has the runner played this game recently, or has their last run been a long time ago?
  • Is the game entertaining by its own merits? Does that entertainment value translate well to a wider audience?
  • If the content is not a speedrun, what entertainment value does it bring to the event? We are especially interested in creative content that you are enthusiastic about.

Avoid submitting solely for a race. Not all games are fit for a race, even if there are many runners available.

For a race, we have additional criteria:

  • Is the game a good fit for a race? Not all games make for entertaining races.
  • Is it possible for the race to be a blowout?
  • Is it possible to recover from a mistake during the race to prevent it from becoming a blowout?
  • Would the setup time for the race take longer than the race itself?
  • Shorter runs that revolve around a single difficult trick or glitch will need to have a high success rate.
  • How much does RNG affect the run? Will it be likely to determine the outcome of the race?