We all know Portal’s a short game. Most people finish it in just over 3 hours. Except for this guy.
DemonStrate is, as Doctor Breen would put it “by all standards, an ordinary man.” Well, starting yesterday, he is no longer an ordinary man. Yesterday, he released “Portal Done Pro”, a segmented (that means after each map load he saved the game then continued from that point later) speedrun that is so amazing, you won’t believe it’s legit.
But it is! From the time he gets out of the Relaxation Vault bed to the time he throws in the final Personality Core, 9 minutes, 25 seconds, and 567 seconds pass. This is a world record for beating Portal in the shortest time. He completed the first segment on September 13, 2008, 06:12 AM and the last segment on July 03, 2010, 08:32 PM.
You’ve got the classic traditions of the speedrunning trade, all on display here: strafejumping, bunny hopping, and… godzilla churning or whatever – so by the end, you’ll probably be in a speed coma. And I have no idea what a speed coma is.
But entering a comatose state might be due to something else. Because at the end, DemonStrate… actually sings Still Alive near the end. And it’s… well, you’ll have to hear it for yourself.
There’s also a series of commentary videos up, which feature DemonStrate talking about the strategies, exploits and glitches he used, and even showing you how it’s done. Here is the playlist: