|Completion Date||Jan. 11, 2020|
|Runner||Michael 'arglefumph' Gray|
A copy of the speedrun with my commentary is here: https://youtu.be/VogvKTqnPys
I also did a longer video, describing the strategies is more detail:
By my estimates, I lost about 10 seconds overall, mostly on screwing up the decoder puzzle and the final puzzle room.
The game has only two randomized challenges, where I was very successful. I saved about 20 seconds on the drawers puzzle, because I got a layout that was extremely similar to one I had written down. I saved about 9 seconds on the wavelengths puzzle, over my previous best time.
There doesn't appear to be a consensus on where the game ends. Some people say it's when the ending credits start, and some people say it's when you click the door to start the ending cutscene. The difference between the two is less than two seconds.
The game has multiple loading screens, which I did not take into account when coming up with the time estimate of 29:02.
"Midnight in Salem" is a lot more linear than previous Nancy Drew games, making it easier to speedrun. As you can see, a good portion of this run is clicking through dialogue options and skipping every cutscene.