Summer Games Done Quick, a charity speed marathon is back with a live event for the first time in a few years, held from June 26 to July 3 in Bloomington, Minnesota. And by the end of the week, when all the activities were done, the event raised a whopping $3 million for charity.
The final sum is $3,021,310.49, all of which will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. When you add that to the $3.4 million that Awesome Games Done Quick raised earlier this year, which went to the Cancer Prevention Foundation, that’s so many money that people are parting with to watch runners do some very interesting video games.
SGDQ 2022 is the first live GDQ event since the pandemic started back in early 2020, so it was great to see a live crowd on hand to support/react to all the action going on. take place. If you haven’t caught any of the action yourself, here are some highlights. We will start with this The incredible Ocarina of Time run, beat the game fast, sure, but also more and more:
And here is a Pokémon Emerald running four-player co-op, along with a random set means that every time their Pokémon levels up, it will randomly change to a different Pokémon. The result is absolute chaos:
this is a Super Mario Sunshine running has ups, downs and then up again before the end:
And finally, here’s a Yakuza: Like a Dragon run completes the entire game in less time than it would take me to finish a few of the more difficult boss battles:
If you want to see more runs or just choose one of the games that you are particularly interested in, the organizers have recordings of each of them on their YouTube page.