Games Done Quick has pulled some interesting stunts in the last few years. People have rigged bots to play games and even input custom code that changes them. Speedruns have been done blindfolded, with feet, two players on one controller, etc. But perhaps nothing can top this: one of the games at the next AGDQ event will be played by a dog.
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Though Games Done Quick is traditionally hosted from a hotel ballroom, that hasn’t been the case for most of the events held since 2020. The pandemic and subsequent shutdown meant close quarters were no bueno, so Awesome Games Done Quick, Summer Games Done Quick and any and all spinoffs had to be hosted remotely, with each speedrunner broadcasting from their own rooms.
Last week Games Done Quick organized another Flame Fatales event: the summer marathon for the Frame Fatales, a group of female video game speedrunners. The event ran from Sunday, August 13 through Saturday, August 20, and a lot of cool stunts and glitches were performed.
Games Done Quick has a spinoff group consisting of all-female speedrunners called Frame Fatales. Twice yearly, they run their own charity marathon for GDQ with a seasonally appropriate name — in winter they’re the Frost Fatales; in summer they’re the Flame Fatales. Mere days from now, the “flame” variant will commence once again.
Summer Games Done Quick 2023 ended up generating $2.2 million for Doctors Without Borders and completely shredded a lot of popular video games while doing so. Since watching them all would take literally a week, we usually pare down the list by highlighting our favorite playthroughs.
Another Summer Games Done Quick is in the record books! This year’s weeklong run ended up generating $2.2 million for Doctors Without Borders and completely shredded a lot of popular video games while doing so.
Ordinarily Games Done Quick waits until summer to launch their summer-branded marathon, but this year they’re getting started early. SGDQ 2023 starts this Sunday, May 28, decidedly late spring. It’s the earliest SGDQ ever; hopefully it won’t catch people off-guard or result in lower donation numbers.
Games Done Quick just released their full schedule for the Summer Games Done Quick Event….but it seems like we just got into spring. Isn’t it a bit early for this? Kinda, but the reason is the event itself is also being held prematurely. The festivities will start in late May, the earliest the “Summer” GDQ has ever been held.
Though Games Done Quick is most known for their twice-a-year speedrunning marathons, they hold other events throughout the year, and last week belonged to Frost Fatales, their all-female winter speedrunning event. Though not as huge as Awesome Games Done Quick or its summer equivalent, the event did fine for itself, raking in over $150,000 for the education-focused Malala Fund.
Normally we only hear about Games Done Quick’s charity events twice a year, but 2023 is special: this winter we’re getting a bonus event. GDQ hosts a community for female gamers called Frame Fatales, and starting this Sunday the group will be holding a weeklong charity marathon. Watch out for Frost Fatales, starting Sunday and benefiting the Malala Fund.
Awesome Games Done Quick raked in over 2.6 million dollars for the Prevent Cancer Foundation this year, and had a lot of fun while doing it. Dozens of the world’s most popular video games were broken into pieces by the Earth’s quickest speedrunners on live camera. GDQ has preserved the whole thing on their Youtube channel, run by run. Since it would take literally a week to watch everything, we have pared down the list to these essential moments. Here are the best speedruns of the bunch:
So the bad news is that the holidays are over…the colorful lights around the neighborhood are all disappearing, never to be seen for another 11 months. The good news is…as soon as it all ends, Awesome Games Done Quick usually begins. The charity marathon starts up again at 9 AM Pacific this Sunday, with proceeds benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation.