Guiness World Records Gamer Edition
So you want to break a gaming record – here’s what you need to do.
Decide what record you’re going to break, and make sure you can do it.
Do your research. There are some world record attempts that we don’t recognise for various reasons, so it’s worth going here to make sure we’ll accept your record. It’d be a shame to miss out on a Guinness World Record because of a technicality.
Before you do anything else, tell us who you are here. Then login and tell us what you’re planning to do. We’ll send you an agreement to sign which sets out how we approve records and what happens if you’re successful.
Send us the signed agreement (fax or scanned email is fine). Once that’s done, we’ll get in touch with you to let you know the guidelines for the attempt, and if there’s an existing record you need to beat. In some cases, we may have to reject your claim but we’ll always let you know why.
Carry out your record attempt. For us to consider an attempt as valid, you’ll need to convince us that your claim is for real. We insist on the following as a minimum:
Normally a record attempt needs to be carried out in front of an audience of 5 of more people (your friends are fine for this).
You’ll also need two witnesses who are prepared to testify that you’ve actually done what you claim. Both witnesses need to be over 18 and we’ll need some evidence of their integrity (for example, they may have some standing in the local community, or be associated with a profession). Also, at least one of them has to be considered an expert in video games - the manager of your local video games store is a good example, but we’ll also accept journalists, programmers, designers, or publishers. We find many video games stores are happy to host a world record attempt so don’t be afraid to ask!
Send us the proof. Once the record attempt has taken place, you need to let us know how you did. For us to consider your record, you’ll need to send us hard copies of the following:
A video (DVD format) of the entire record attempt from start to finish. Make sure it’s as high-quality as possible - we may reject your claim if the footage isn’t clear enough.
We need a signed statement from each of your witnesses that details exactly what they saw you do, including times, scores, dates and the location where your attempt took place. Each statement needs to be on letterheaded paper from the witness’ company, and include their contact details.
You’ll need to include some photographs of the attempt in progress, and of the venue where it took place.
If your record is of an in-game achievement, you can support your entry with screenshots. While we don’t use these as evidence (they’re too easy to tamper with), we may use them to illustrate you achievement on our website or in the book if we approve it.
Any other supporting evidence
If there’s anything else that you’d like to submit that you think will help us determine that your claim is the real deal, feel free to include it, but bear in mind we can’t return anything you send us.
Leave it to us, but remember that our word is final. In most cases, we’ll approve your record based on the evidence you send us, but sometimes we may ask for more info, or even invite you to attend an official Guinness World Records adjudication to verify your claim in person.
We send you a certificate celebrating your achievement. You bask in the glory of being a Guinness World Record holder!Source