~author/streamer/gamedev~ appreciator of colorful wigs
Any number of players begin an 80 Days run with the same seed. Any time the day ticks over in-game, they save and quit and come back tomorrow. Whoever makes it back to London first wins.
This was originally a joke but... what if we did it? Who would join in?
I will emphasize that you absolutely don't need to have any prior 80 Days experience. It's by no means an intrinsically difficult game, and the competition will be casual and low-stakes anyway. If you've never played before, this could be a great way to experience your first voyage!
I did spend a chunk of the last few days setting up an interactive model of the 80 Days map so you can track where everyone is during the race.
Fun fact I only noticed when setting this up: the in-game locations of Lima and Machu Picchu are actually substantially further south/north, respectively, in the game than they are in real life.