We can’t imagine that when John Salter set his marathon gaming world record earlier this year, he thought he’d be attempting to beat his own record so soon. However, he’s currently over 65 hours into an Armor Attack session, which is raising funds for his local Boys & Girls Club’s “GameTech” scheme. The scheme aims to teach children of 10-13 years old some introductory programming concepts, as well as game design principles and systems thinking. You can see how he’s doing above – the goal is to reach 100 hours, a goal that he stated he could beat when interviewed in issue 131 of Retro Gamer.
John’s existing world record was set in April this year, when he played the 1980 Cinematronics arcade title Armor Attack for a total of 85 hours and 16 minutes on a single credit. That was enough to topple George Leutz’s record of 84 hours and 48 minutes, set early in 2013.
If you’re interested in finding out what makes marathon gamers tick and how to prepare for your own extended session, check out The Marathon Men in Retro Gamer issue 131, featuring comments and advice from John Salter, George Leutz and many more.
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