Games Done Quick, the twice a year event that raises money for various charities, is back with Summer Games Done Quick 2018. This time they are benefiting Doctors Without Borders, with all donations going to the non-profit organization. The event is being held in wonderful Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The event unites speedrunners from across the world and gives them a stage to showcase their talents in glitching games, playing two games with one hand, or just plain beating games fast. A few of our favorite runs so far have been The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (run by gymnast86), Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (which was raced by tinahacks and JTNoriMaki), and the DOOM (2016) run (by jeromegood, captured in the picture at the top of the article). That’s a pretty good line-up considering we are only in day two of the week long event.
Here are a few of the upcoming events worth keeping an eye out for:
- Rise of the Tomb Raider – Monday June 25th, 8:02 PM Pacific
- Tomb Raider – Monday June 25th, 9:32 PM Pacific
- Castlevania – Wednesday June 26th, 9:15 AM Pacific
- Sonic Adventure DX – Wednesday June 26th, 1:33 PM Pacific
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure – Wednesday June 27th, 3:25 PM Pacific
- Super Mario 3D Land – Wednesday June 27th, 5:52 PM Pacific
- Cuphead – Wednesday June 27th, 7:12 PM Pacific
- A Hat in Time – Wednesday June 27th, 8:22 PM Pacific
- Celeste – Wednesday June 27th, 9:37 PM Pacific
- Deus Ex – Thursday June 28th, 2:18 PM Pacific
- Prey – Thursday June 28th, 3:33 PM Pacific
- Super Mario Bros 3 – Thursday June 28th, 6:15 PM Pacific
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Thursday June 28th, 8:47 PM Pacific
- Super Mario 64 – Friday June 29th, 3:43 PM Pacific
- The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker HD – Friday June 28th, 4:53 PM Pacific
- Pokémon Red & Yellow (two games, one handed) – Friday June 28th, 7:42 PM Pacific
- Undertale – Saturday June 29th, 7:46 AM Pacific
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Saturday June 29th, 11:21 AM Pacific
- Final Fantasy VI – Saturday June 29th, 2:18 PM Pacific
There is also an event-long incentive for a speed-run of Super Mario Odyssey, so if you want to see that game sped through after Final Fantasy VI, be sure and pay a visit to the donation page. As of the time of writing this, the event has raised aver $217,000, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see that number get closer to the $1.5 or $2 million mark by the end of the week.
You can see the schedule for the upcoming speedruns over the next week here. If you are unable to catch any of the Summer Games Done Quick runs, they will be posted to Games Done Quick’s YouTube Channel in the next few days.