The NecroThon has now ended! It was a tournament running from July 21st to July 30th of 2014 to benefit six great charities and some of our favorite Twitch and YouTube broadcasters. There were prizes both for charities, and for the individual participants with the best scores.

The Prizes

The prize pool increased, thanks to you contributions! When we include the $11,500 provided by the NecroDancer team, the final prize pool stands at $?!

The following prizes will be donated to the charities of the winning teams:
  • Daily Challenge: $? for 1st place, $? for 2nd place, $? for 3rd place.
  • Hardcore Mode Speedrun: $? for 1st place, $? for 2nd place, $? for 3rd place.
  • Aria Mode: $? for 1st place, $? for 2nd place, $? for 3rd place.
  • Dance Pad: $? for 1st place, $? for 2nd place, $? for 3rd place.
And these prizes will be given to the individual winning casters:
  • Daily Challenge: $? for 1st place, $? for 2nd place, $? for 3rd place.
  • Hardcore Mode Speedrun: $? for 1st place, $? for 2nd place, $? for 3rd place.
  • Aria Mode: $? for 1st place, $? for 2nd place, $? for 3rd place.
  • Dance Pad: $? for 1st place, $? for 2nd place, $? for 3rd place.
Additionally, there are "on the spot" prizes for individuals only:
Last, but not least, our friends from Precision Dance Pads will be giving a custom NecroDancer dance pad to the individual winner of the Dance Pad event!


The Participants

We are extremely excited to have such a talented group of casters joining us for the NecroThon! This event is invite-only, and includes many casters who were NecroDancer's earliest supporters and friends. The teams are listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: The NecroThon is not endorsed by nor affiliated with these charities in any way. We just happen to like them and hope we can help support them!

charity: water Child's Play Doctors Without Borders Make a Wish SoHumane St. Jude
batman9502 arachness arrteasea BanditPants crumps2 AlanEdgeHead
Bexyish BaerTaffy azuritereaction EdEMonster doomshizzle ChaseTSG
CobaltStreak iKasperr Bananasaurus_Rex fourplayerpodcast eladdifficult GreenShirtRob
EddieRuckus itzasickscot Elegyofgames haughington Fullmetalgambit Jazaaboo
ExcessiveProfanity myrathi hypermole jacklifear King_Foom jdtwins2009
leth ohmwrecker phedran popskyy livebyfoma Kairamek
LovelyMomo Rawrquaza PixelMonkeyGaming Professorbroman MANvsGAME mayday22
mylixia sirtwiggy RedPandaGamer slackaholicus pewgeminilive Metalman279
richard_hammer sweetielise Slayer SleepCycles Quenchiest MSico
thelogcat Travelyan Thenoosh22 tehMorag sourkoolaidshow StopDropAndBear
vendryth WolfsGoRawr Thundercast thehakku SuushiSam TSGBritt
YouPickGames wolv21 wshand Zeelady Theboss10987 TyWorth


The Events

There are four events in the competition:
  • Daily Challenge - This can only be attempted once per day! A player's score is the number of coins they possess when they die.
  • Hardcore Mode Speedrun - Complete hardcore mode as fast as possible!
  • Aria Mode - In Aria mode, players can only have a dagger and will die if they miss a single beat or take a single hit!
  • Dance Pad - This event requires players to play hardcore mode using a dance pad and their feet!
These four events will be contested both by the teams, and by individuals. (See "Scoring Details" for below for the particulars.) The teams with the highest scores in each category will win donations for their charity! The individuals with the highest scores in each category will win prizes for themselves!

Additionally, there are two "on the spot" events for individuals only:
  • First person to complete Aria Mode - Only a few people on Earth have ever completed this mode! The first person to complete it during the competition will receive a prize.
  • First person to complete Hardcore Mode with a dance pad - A truly difficult challenge! Again, the first person to do this will receive a prize.

The Results!

Results for teams (averages):
Daily Challenge
Speedrun
Aria Mode
Dance Pad
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charity: water:
3037
Child's Play
7:31.67
charity: water:
1577
SoHumane:
2827
2
Make a Wish:
2491
charity: water
8:08.33
Make a Wish:
1511
Child's Play:
2693
3
Child's Play:
2061
Make a Wish
10:10.33
Doctors Without Borders:
1241
charity: water:
2397
4
SoHumane:
1712
SoHumane (Need 2 more scores to qualify)
Child's Play:
1058
Make a Wish:
2051
5
Doctors Without Borders:
1157
Doctors Without Borders (Need 2 more scores to qualify)
SoHumane:
1016
Doctors Without Borders:
814
6
St. Jude:
694
St. Jude (Need 3 more scores to qualify)
St. Jude:
272
St. Jude:
296


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Daily Challenge
Speedrun
Aria Mode
Dance Pad
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Scoring Details

  • For all events except the Hardcore Mode Speedrun event, a player's score is the number of coins they possess when they die. For the Hardcore Mode Speedrun event, the player's score is the in-game readout of the time it took them to successfully finish a run (without dying).
  • For the team Daily Challenge event, each team's score will be the average of the scores of all of that team's members. If a member doesn't post any scores, their score is zero.
  • For the team Hardcore Mode Speedrun event, we realize that not all players will be able to successfully complete a speedrun. As a result, each team's score will be the average of the TOP SIX scores from that team's members. (And a single member's score may only be counted once.)
  • For the team Aria Mode event, we realize that not all players will be able to unlock the "Aria" character in the game. As a result, each team's score will be the average of the TOP SIX scores from that team's members. (And a single member's score may only be counted once.)
  • For the team Dance Pad event, we realize that not all players have dance pads. As a result, each team's score will be the average of the TOP TWO scores from that team's members. (And a single member's score may only be counted once.)
  • Except for the Daily Challenge event (which can only be attempted once per day), players can play as many times as they like. However, only their BEST score in each event will be counted.
  • Players must use the "Cadence" character for all runs, except, of course, when using the "Aria" character for the Aria Mode event
  • Co-op mode is not permitted -- all events are single player. (Perhaps we'll have co-op mode events in a future contest!)
  • Players must submit a link to a video of each run as proof. A run without video proof will not be counted.
  • Dance Pad event submissions must include footage of the player's feet in the video, to prevent cheating!
  • All events must take place in the game's "Hardcore Mode" (or "Daily Challenge" mode, which is essentially a special variant of "Hardcore Mode").
  • The NecroThon runs from 12:01am Pacific Time on July 21st to 11:59pm Pacific Time on July 30th. All scores and video links must be submitted to our servers between those times for them to be considered valid.

The Game

Crypt of the NecroDancer launched July 30th on Steam Early Access. Check out the trailer, below!






Thank you!

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