Mr. Krabs Overdoses on Ketamine
Mr. Krabs Overdoses on Ketamine
November 1, 2020
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Upon the release of the SpongeBob SquarePants parody fan game Mr. Krabs Overdoses on Ketamine, it proved to be a popular title for speedrunning, garnering over 160 submissions to the website However, it was rejected from the site under the logic of it being "short/trivial", fearing that people would either create short, low-effort fangames in a similar style to it for the sole purpose of claiming they have a world record, or locate obscure amateur non-commercial games for the sole purpose of owning a page on the website, potentially gatekeeping anyone who legitimately wants to play the game from submitting actual runs should they forget about the page. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom world record holder and one of the website's SpongeBob SquarePants series admins, SHiFT, provided a contradictory story, as he claimed to have been informed that's admins were concerned about legal issues arising from the depiction of SpongeBob characters consuming drugs.

This proved to be a controversial decision for several reasons, among those being Mr. Krabs Overdoses on Ketamine was a viral game at the time, multiple other "trivial" categories (some taking mere seconds) already existed on, and it was argued that a short game like this could serve as a gateway into speedrunning as a whole. The game would eventually be allowed on the site.

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