Axiom Verge Developers React to 25 Minute (TAS) Speedrun

20 feb 2021
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Ride along with Axiom Verge's sole creator Tom Happ as he watches and reacts to an incredible Tool-Assissted Speedrun alongside "business guy" Dan Adelman.

Check out more from the TAS author Kilaye here:

A Tool-assisted speedrun is exactly how it sounds. Instead of a human player speedrunning through a game, it's instead a program that's had exact frame-perfect moves inputted into it to give a theoretical perfect speedrun. Most strategies used in a TAS speedrun are not humanly possible as they require insane precision and even rapid-fire button presses that no human could replicate. But while a TAS speedrun isn't humanly possible, the program's author is still required to have deep knowledge of the game's mechanics to program the script in a way to pull off the insane speedrun.

Axiom Verge is a side-scrolling Metroidvania that was created by indie developer Thomas Happ. It was released back in 2015 for PlayStation 4, and eventually made its way to all platforms. In 2019, Thomas Happ revealed that Axiom Verge 2 is on the way with a slated 2020 release date, which was eventually delayed to the first half of 2021.
#IGN #DevsReact

  • 22:20 from this point on it's absolute insanity

    kirjiankirjian2 timmar sedan
  • Probably the best one man show game I've played since turrican on the C64 in about 1990!

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  • Yeah um this um is um really um cool

    Prank OnicPrank Onic4 timmar sedan
  • So many people complaining about tas like a robot came up with the run. A human routed and put in the inputs for what they thought the ideal run would look like, then had a script play it back. A lot of speedrun strats are found through people using tas and developing consistent setups to get as close as humanly possible to the tas. It's not as impressive, but it's weird that people are bored because there are no mistakes.

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  • Is Devs React to Dead Space Run possible?

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  • Can't wait for Axiom Verge 2

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  • Happ soundin like Ron Swanson

    Benny FlatsBenny FlatsDag sedan
  • Nanoseconds precision?? XD

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  • Wow respect to Tom for being a one man show.

    Philosopher LogicPhilosopher Logic2 dagar sedan
  • Axiom Verge is a TON of fun, love this game so much.

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  • Am I the only one who is blown away that "business guy" Dan actually speedruns himself? How cool is that and what a great way to connect with your community.

    Juan SoloJuan Solo2 dagar sedan
    • @exileut well heck he´s still managing business parts, speed running the game AND the being the main QA tester. Honestly, it´s just getting better :)

      Juan SoloJuan Solo13 timmar sedan
    • He said he was the main QA tester. He played a large part in developing the game.

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  • The developers just sound like super cool dudes

    Manuel GarciaManuel Garcia3 dagar sedan
  • Really nice to see a TAS run included in this series, I don't think I'd enjoy it as the norm but it gets people more exposed to speedrunning in general.

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  • Any other dev: "so this is an *exploit* ..." / "by *tricking* the engine ..." Tom Happ: "here we see the Nova weapon *harnessed* to its maximum potential in a way that only a computer can" This man is next-level in every way.

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    • Yea only problem is getting someone fluent enough in english, I think.

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  • When ai gets more developed humans could not compete skynet for real!

    Sudstah GamingSudstah Gaming3 dagar sedan
  • You gentlemen seem to be under certain misconceptions about TAS runs. Most of them ARE fully human controlled. Think of them as tiny segments, recorded individually, then all of the optimal segments are stitched together by the tas script. Now, there have been tas runs where the inputs are strictly digital (like when it's called for a physically impossible input ie left and right simultaneously), but make no mistake: most of those pixel-perfect, nanosecond timings you're watching are human performed.

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  • Love this game. So excited for the sequel!

    Brendan ToungateBrendan Toungate4 dagar sedan
  • *Developer reacts to Axiom Verge speedrun

    theonlycatonicetheonlycatonice4 dagar sedan
  • Support Tom and buy this game if you haven't, it's one of the coolest games out there and if you love metroid you'll love this game

    ZedarShadowZedarShadow4 dagar sedan
    • @Dakin Real lol, AM2R without a C&D floating around

      kirjiankirjian2 timmar sedan
    • @Dakin Real it is

      Brayden TrimmelBrayden TrimmelDag sedan
    • It's what Metroid would have been if it was created in 2016

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  • Not a Speedrun if its Tool Assist Superplay, just a calibration for futur Speedrunners!!!!

    Karim MimeKarim Mime4 dagar sedan
  • Can you do Psychonauts next, I'm sure Tim Schafer would be down for it.

    nathnoltnathnolt4 dagar sedan
  • I played for probably 20-30 hours in my first play through. I like to explore and try for 100% when I first play a game. Also I get lost

    D4RealD4Real4 dagar sedan
  • Huge fan of the game! Can't wait for part 2!

    GuitarzanGuitarzan4 dagar sedan
  • The game was definitely longer than 10 hours for me on my first play through. It was most likely what the marketing guy said at about 20 hours. Axiom Verge is one of my favorite games I have ever played

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    • @Cris n Mary Fam excellently said

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    • This game instantly went down in my book right next to Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger... ect, of my childhood. Not something easily achieved by modern games. I cannot wait for the second.

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  • Props to the creator of this game.🙏🏼 First time I have ever even heard of it. I'm so glad I watched. ☺️

    Mama's SunshineMama's Sunshine5 dagar sedan
  • Why did it waste the time of saving?

    Mitsurugi2424Mitsurugi24245 dagar sedan
    • basically to drop a "checkpoint" to use for check point reload teleport, as explained above.

      Cris n Mary FamCris n Mary Fam4 dagar sedan
    • Its explained later, it uses it as a means of teleporting around the map.

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  • This is my favorite IGN series. Please keep doing these

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  • And the point of a computer speed run is ?

    sonny Ksonny K5 dagar sedan
    • Bc it’s cool to see. You could ask the same about speedrunning as a whole. What’s the point? Hypothetically there is no point. TAS’s are just the theoretical perfect speedrun. A lot of speedrun strats were found through TAS’s.

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    • @Cris n Mary Fam so hypothetically there is absolutely no point in doing this, what they could've done is posted this hypothetical time on the speedrunning community forum, and then if people wanted they could've compared times. However when I posted about what is the point of this, I was actually getting at the point of posting this video on the devs react, as usual, I enjoy watching the speedruns and also what they're commenting on someone basically playing their game to perfection, but to watch some computer program doing a perfect run is about as interesting as watching paint dry. but everyone to their own.

      sonny Ksonny K3 dagar sedan
    • to show the hypothetical fastest time possible and compare to our current human speed. They compare times near the end saying its only a few mins off of the current WR human run.

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  • Wanted more informations about Axiom Verge 2, but from my point of few, he said it will come out in March (maybe not exactly, but it sounded like March in my opinion xD )

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    • I’m pretty damn excited for the sequel. Axiom Verge is one of the best Metroidvania’s to come out

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  • That guy said "Um" A LOT lol

    FronyFrony5 dagar sedan
  • Actually its one developer and not developers.

    Carl de Même-GarsCarl de Même-Gars5 dagar sedan
    • The Series is called devs react. Not a big deal

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  • Yo toooooooom love your game man!!!! Cant wait for the sequel!!! Your visions are a masterpiece!!! Btw so i was right about wondering what was up with the character at the end of the credits?trippy stuff

    EfrenoEfreno5 dagar sedan
    • Athetos, the original Trace, arrived on Sudra hundreds or thousands of years before the events of the game, so the Rusalki would be unable to send Trace home without time travel, which is an ability they lack. Instead they put him in a sort of comatose simulation of his old life.

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  • The speech impediment guy needs to shut up.

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    • Sorry, my brain doesn't have enough RAM to watch and speak at the same time.

      Dan AdelmanDan Adelman2 dagar sedan
  • The bio mechanical stuff, particularly on bosses, reminds me a little of scorn

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  • Hands down the best series IGN has ever created. The IGN name is probably the lowest of the low when it comes to reviewing games, but this series is a very welcomed addition. Give the guy/girl who thought of this a raise!

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  • hglw2 w2way/fk qv?12

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  • The game is broken.

    MulindaMulinda6 dagar sedan
  • great format, dev reactions to the community are great

    MrMBSonicMrMBSonic6 dagar sedan
  • We biological machines are outdated

    Will LegrainWill Legrain6 dagar sedan
  • It was 95% business guy reacts, tom barely gets a chance to speak. the beginning clip where tom talks about mods being c&d'ed (looking at you Nintendo) is a discussion I was hoping to hear more in depth but that clip in the intro is the whole of it.

    matt H.matt H.6 dagar sedan
    • Did you actually watch and listen?

      ThelemorfThelemorf5 dagar sedan
    • You could probably ask Tom directly about his thoughts for a blog post; he's decently active on stuff like that.

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  • I have a ton of respect for Happ already, any marketing guy that he chooses after a certain disaster must be pretty trustworthy too, really cool choice for this series! Also, the is the calmest, “the game is getting utterly destroyed” reaction lol

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    • What happened?

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  • Where is part 2?

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  • You ruined it by making it a TAS run and you knew cause you didn't put that in the thumbnail.

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    • @Denny Breeze Why I oughta

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    • Shut up cry baby

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  • Love how they brought boiz in to make the game better they got a fan in me

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  • ""Any School College Student here...

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  • Axiom? Is it Wall-E sequel?

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  • This games been on my list for a while now a speedrun will decide if i get it or not

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    • @Nee Rock Jung Rana Easily. Not to mention being done but basically one guy, Its an outright masterpiece. Anyone who likes the original Metroids, or even Mega Man/Rockman games, will instantly fall deep in love with this lesser known gem.

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    • You should definitely get it it's one of the best metriodvanias of all time in my opinion

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  • inb4 people keep commenting "omg robots!" and didn't read the video description: - A human created the TAS, detailing controller inputs frame-by-frame (that's the "tool-assisted" part of TAS, guess what the S means) and saved it as a script, or as dwangoAC calls it, "the perforated paper for a player piano". - Assuming the TAS has been validated to complete the specified objective, then the script is replayed in real-time in a new run, back to the piano example, "the player piano plays the perforated paper", aka, "this video".

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    • @P2dalow 420 Disagree. It's a different form of competition between TAS authors to see who can program the best. TASs are also usually really fun to watch due to how they subvert your expectations with glitches and exploits that look crazy. Frame perfect movement is also fun to see. It's the idea of "what if someone could play this game absolutely perfectly?" that you could never get from a person.

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    • @P2dalow 420 na they show what is possible and find new strategies that might get mastered without at some point... also you can call everything a waste of time, especially gaming... if the people who do them enjoy it, whats there to argue about? :P

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    • @P2dalow 420 I don't know if its a waste of time but its boring to watch knowing that its preprogrammed and going to be perfect.

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    • Which means that they didn't really play it. TAS runs are a waste of time.

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  • yesss love hearin devs POV of their games bein played

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  • *Don't know if someone is reading this, but if you are: You are amazing and beautiful! I believe in you!* ♥️

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  • While I understand and appreciate the usefulness of TAS runs, I have to admit that they're not particularly interesting or fun to watch in this "Devs React" context. Without the human element, there's not much for the Devs to be excited or impressed by, since they're just watching a program auto-play through another program. I love this series overall, but please don't feature any more TAS runs - unless the computer found an especially surprising and amazing method of speedrunning the game.

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    • the problem is they have seen and reacted to many speedruns already during GDQ and NoReset events so when they were trying to decide which run to use for this episode they wanted something that had stuff they hadn't seen before to try and get a few natural reactions to things they hadn't seen before that was the main reason behind the reason they used TAS run rather then normal speedrun. The TAS also really shows how clean the movement in the game can be once someone perfects the timing for all the chain teleport swapping among other things the TAS is only 5 minutes faster then WR and most of that was cause of the cleaner movement then anything else.

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    • i agree. I like to see an actual human impress the devs by tearing their games apart in a single run

      D4RealD4Real4 dagar sedan
    • TAS runs aren't done by a computer. They are done by a human playing the game in slow-motion & w/unlimited save states.

      Somdude WillsonSomdude Willson6 dagar sedan
    • Computers don't find things in TAS runs right? Like a human being put this run together and the program is just playing back what the human told it to do.

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  • Wait... there's a glitch that involves putting you somewhere "Without place" ....please tell me it's called the Athetos Glitch

    Ben LamoreuxBen Lamoreux6 dagar sedan
    • Oh hey it’s Erimgard - hi Erimgard.

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    • that's way more clever, it's actually just called Void Warp :P

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  • I think it’s nice how much the marketing guy knows about the game.

    The ProtagonistThe Protagonist6 dagar sedan
    • @Dan Adelman "Business Guy", you are actually more than just that. Awesome commentator as well

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    • It me!

      Dan AdelmanDan Adelman3 dagar sedan
    • @The Protagonist What about what I said was not correct? To market a game well, you need to know the game. Fact. Regardless of your justification.

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    • @Mama's Sunshine The marketing department only need to know the basics of a game to market it, this man here knows things at a development and design level of how the game operates as if helped develop it and that’s not the norm for the marketing department of a game studio.

      The ProtagonistThe Protagonist4 dagar sedan
    • @Mama's Sunshine tell that to a lot of companies lol

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  • Ha ha, neat

    Zoe ElsenovaZoe Elsenova6 dagar sedan
  • Axiom Verge 2 is a day one purchase for me

    CoCoComaCoCoComa6 dagar sedan
    • Same the moment I picked it up it was the only game I played until I completed it to satisfaction. Vita is really convenient for that

      Dr. G&WDr. G&W6 dagar sedan
  • that save point warp reminds me of hollow knight

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    • there it is called bench storage though

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  • gonna be honest I love the series but not that much of a fan of watching a comp do speedruns

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    • @Somdude Willson I guess my counter to that is just that it's so much more impressive to see someone playing in real time and pulling off all the tricks(of course the ones that are humanly possible), than it is to see a scripted run. With a TAS, the conclusion that the run will be as fast as possible is already forgone, it's just a matter of how much time is put into making it.

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    • This is a human doing the speedrun. They just did it while the game ran in slow motion, and with access to save states.

      Somdude WillsonSomdude Willson6 dagar sedan
  • Man dont use tas thats lame. Its fun to see a guy on other side getting excited cuz he broke his previous times. Tas takes fun out of this. We know a computer can do it. Its the human element/ chance of messing up but STILL making it that makes these exciting.

    The Immortal Kahn HDThe Immortal Kahn HD6 dagar sedan
    • @The Immortal Kahn HD Then that's a purely subjective opinion. TAS runs show what are theoretically possible inputs and movement but impossible by human standard, and there's an audience for that. We know a computer can do it better, and this video shows how it can be done. And many people are interested. That's the point.

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    • All ofnthe arguments listed above STILL prove my point. No tas! " Well aktually a human programed it" but even dev said no human can physically do it. Ive seen tas runs. Its more fun to see a physical humam sitting there sweating it outnover the times and seeing what skills they mastered to shave off 2, seconds. We know a computer can do it better lol

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    • @RareBeeph Let’s call it a “replay of human inputs.”

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    • @Somdude Willson well, rather, designed by a human

      RareBeephRareBeeph6 dagar sedan
    • TAS runs *are* done by a human.

      Somdude WillsonSomdude Willson6 dagar sedan
  • Ok ok we get it computers are better than people sheesh

    A ThomasA Thomas6 dagar sedan
  • outlast dev reacts when?

    dazeeeddazeeed7 dagar sedan
    • @dazeeed just type in "outlast devs reaction" in the youtube search bar... Like my dude you can easily use the internet to look things up on your own. I hope you have a great day.

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    • @LegoJarJarBinks where can i find it

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    • They already did that dude. Zero offense

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  • metroid on lsd?

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    • Kind of, the game also has a weird psychonaught undertone in its story so that’s not to far off.

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    • Basically. And its a damn amazing game.

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    • Knock, knock! Who’s there? Your friend! My friend who? Your friend who needs a key so I can drag you out of bed in the morning, sleepy head!

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  • It's funnier when it's a human playing... -_-

    Bruno Lima BarrettoBruno Lima Barretto7 dagar sedan
    • This *is* a human playing. They just did it while the game ran in slow motion, and with access to save states.

      Somdude WillsonSomdude Willson6 dagar sedan
  • Im so excited for Axiom verge 2, Axiom verge 1 was my first metroidvania and got me into it :D

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    • To date it’s my favorite experience I’ve had playing the Switch.

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  • Randomizer mode - oh, I saw that on my account

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  • More robot speed runs please.

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    • @The Immortal Kahn HD This *is* a human speedrun. TAS means tool - *assisted* , as in tool-assisted speedrunner.

      Somdude WillsonSomdude Willson6 dagar sedan
    • No way. More humans. More fun. We know a computer can do it.

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  • Great

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  • Awesome game!!! 🤘💀🤘

    • Of course you do! I have that effect on people!

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  • Axom verge's soundtrack is just awesome.

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    • Next time, bring more cookies.

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  • Awesome😀.

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    • In high school, I bet you were voted “most likely to keep being awesome.”

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  • I've never been this early to anything IGN and ion know if I should be proud or disappointed with myself 💯

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    • proud. devs react has a veto position

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    • Same

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  • Hi IGN

    Charlie McIntireCharlie McIntire7 dagar sedan
  • Why does the title say "Developers" react to blah blah? This was made entirely by one man.

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    • They point out in the description this game was developed by just Tom Happ and Dan Adelmann is the "Business Guy" usually there is multiple developers watching which is why they named the show "Devs React"

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    • @Mark _Medina_IGN No, they definitely did change it to Developer React for Getting Over it. So maybe they just forgot or maybe they had no plans of making it into a series back then.

      Mukund BhardwajMukund Bhardwaj7 dagar sedan
    • Because “Developers React” and “Devs React” is the name of the show, so it’s just always going to be that. Next week literally has one guy on it and he’s the sole creator of the game. Still gonna be called Developers React. Shouldnt be that big of a deal though.

      Mark _Medina_IGNMark _Medina_IGN7 dagar sedan
    • u ain’t wronggggg haha and such a fine job as well.

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  • At least it’s not 6 seconds this time

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