We realize that the Games Done Quick events aren’t the same that they used to be. They’re no longer done in a crowded space where gamers cheer on the greatest of speedruns in person, namely due to the COVID epidemic. But, still, the “play-at-home” fill-in edition hasn’t been too shabby in the least, and we saw some impressive speedruns over the past week that would put our own gaming skills to shame (damn it).
And now, the whole show has paid off in a big way, with Awesome Games Done Quick raising the most money yet for the event! This past week’s event has managed to raise an incredible $3.4 million in U.S. dollars over the weekend, raising quite a bit of change for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This beats the previous $1 to $2 million milestones that the group previously set
This week’s event was definitely eye-catching, with all sorts of classic speedruns like Crash Team Racing, Castlevania and The Legend of Zelda: A Link To the Past, alongside more current games like Hades, Death’s Door, Returnal and Deathloop.
But one truly impressive run, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, saw a player named Mitchriz beat the game in just over two hours – blindfolded. Just watch this lovely feat below and see how he got it done. (And then maybe give us some tips on how to beat the damn game, will ya?)
Though there’s no date for it just yet, Summer Games Done Quick 2022 is set to take place, well, this summer. While we’re waiting, another speedrunning event, Frost Fatales, will kick off
on February 27th. We’ll see what games get demolished then.
Congrats to the team on some awesome record-setting. Here’s to seeing more of AGDQ in the future!
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