Raw Footage

Raw footage is defined as the original file taken from the player’s recording software without any modifications. This includes but is not limited to trimming the video, editing in music, or compressing the file in any way.

Players are required to provide valid raw footage for every record.


If you plan to submit edited raw footage for the purpose of censoring personal information, please describe the situation in as much detail as necessary so we can take it into account!

Please note that, in most cases, we would still need unedited raw footage in order to accept a record. Note that any personal information is kept confidential and does not influence our evaluation of records in any way!

Requirements for Raw Footage

Providing unedited raw footage is absolutely required for all records. Records submitted without raw footage will be rejected!

File Sharing

Players must use Google Drive to share their raw footage files with us. Raw footage that is not uploaded to Google Drive will not be accepted unless the link is to an unedited live stream. Players can share Google Drive files by following this procedure:

  1. Ensure that the video file has the correct format (.mp4, .mov, .mkv, etc.)
  2. Right-click the video file
  3. Select “Get Sharable Link”
  4. In the pop-up menu, change “Restricted” to “Anyone with the link”
  5. Copy the link and include it in the “Raw Footage” submission field!

Invalid raw footage links will result in a rejected record. However, players may reach out to the list team with a valid raw footage link for any rejected record.

File Size

Raw footage of 5 to 15 minutes at moderately high quality is recommended; however, there is no maximum or minimum file size or video length for raw footage to be considered. Recording your entire game session is not required!

If your raw footage exceeds the free Google Drive storage limit (15GB), reach out to a member of the list team for help!

Live Streams

A link to an unedited live stream is acceptable as raw footage. However, it is still recommended to submit a local recording alongside a live stream.

Handcams and Liveplays


A handcam is defined as a clear, continuous view of the player’s input device (e.g. keyboard).

In order to verify that a record was achieved by a single player, levels using the 2-player gamemode require a handcam to be present throughout raw footage! Handcams are not required for 1-player levels but are recommended.


Liveplays are recordings in which an external camera records the player’s screen.

Bad viewing angles could result in low visibility, which may lead to a rejected record. If you have any concerns regarding the visibility of a liveplay setup, please reach out to a team member for assistance!