Believe it or not….Games Done Quick is entering its tenth year! And Awesome Games Done Quick, the marathon that started it all, is returning this weekend with a week’s worth of dizzying speedruns. Watch your favorite games get glitched, torn apart and busted in minutes….live! It’s for a good cause.
One recent development of GDQ has been the annual lengthy marathon of a Final Fantasy title. Both FF7 and FF9 had record-busting playthroughs lasting nine hours, and this year Final Fantasy 8 joins the club. The speedrun begins late night January 7, and doesn’t let up until the final confrontation with Ultimecia on the morning of January 8.
GDQ hasn’t always kept up with the latest titles, but this time Untitled Goose Game made the cutoff date, thanks to a last-minute replacement submission period (the list also claims Link’s Awakening 2019 made it in, but it doesn’t appear to be on the schedule).
Other marathons of note: a giant Zelda relay in which the first three games (including Link to the Past) must be completed in succession, a mega-sized Mega Man block consisting of games 4, 5 and 6 speedrun by a competitive relay of 14 players, the Fallout Anthology on Monday with the first four games (and New Vegas) speedrun by one person, and much much more.
100% of donations made to Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 will benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The costs of the event itself are covered by sponsors. Load up Twitch (app, browser or otherwise) this coming Sunday at 11:30 Eastern / 8:30 Pacific, because you won’t want to miss this!