Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a first-person survival horror game developed by The Chinese Room and published by Frictional Games for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OS X, Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It was first released in 2013 for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It was later released on PlayStation 4 in 2016, Xbox One in 2018 and Switch in 2019 as part of The Amnesia Collection.
The Microsoft Windows version is by far the best version of the game to use for speedruns as it has the most patches available for running, practice and research, supports a load removal tool and is used by the vast majority of the community. Additionally, the Steam version is the most versatile among the PC releases.
Frictional Games were kind enough to provide the speedrunning community with a speedrun branch (Steam version), which is the optimal version for speedruns.
Glitches and Techniques[edit | edit source]
Main article: Glitches and Techniques
A Machine for Pigs has a wide range of glitches, techniques, skips and tricks, and while boosting is the most prominent one, there are several other glitches and techniques that are used throughout speedruns.
Speedrun Categories[edit | edit source]
Categories are made by the community after enough interest has been shown by a sufficient amount of runners.
There are a handful of categories for this game. The obvious one is Any% but there are some more unique categories that have been added over the years, such as the In-Bounds and No Major Glitches.
Below are the listed categories of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, which you can browse on speedrun.com.
|Main categories||Any%||In-Bounds||No Major Glitches|
Any%[edit | edit source]
Main article: Any%
The goal for this category is to beat the game as quickly as possible without any glitch restrictions. This is the fastest way to beat A Machine for Pigs.
In-Bounds[edit | edit source]
Main article: coming soon