Lace Up Your Trainers Games Done Quick Is On

Games Done Quick

The hype train is rolling full steam ahead!

Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) has begun and you can kiss all of your productivity goodbye for the next week. The semi-annual speedrunning marathon, hosted by Speed Demos Archive, has become a fixture in the gaming community over the past few years. With donations smashing past $1 million in just seven days, it also is one of the most successful gaming charity events around. If you have never had a chance to catch a speedrun, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

This years summer event is being held in Minneapolis and will benefit Doctors Without Borders. A top ranked charity, Doctors Without Borders sends qualified healthcare professionals to impoverished nations around the world. Games Done Quick has raised over $10 million for various charities during its lifetime.

Donations are encouraged during runs not only to support the charity and the event, but also to meed donation incentives. These incentives are updated on the donation tracker that runs along the bottom of the stream. Incentives include things like naming characters, save files, attempting difficulty challenges, or at times unlock special runs. One of the most popular incentives is the choice between either saving or killing the animals during the Super Metroid run, a GDQ tradition.

Watch live video from GamesDoneQuick on

The event will be live streamed on Games Done Quick’s Twitch pages, as well as selected runs available on the YouTube channel as well, in case you want to check out any you have missed. The event will start at 12:30 pm EST on Sunday, July 2nd and is scheduled to finish around midnight on July 9th. A schedule of all runs is available on the Games Done Quick website.

Summer Games Done Quick will feature a ton of speedrun mainstays like Mario, Metroid and Zelda. A few we are looking out for are:

  • Dishonored 2: July 4, 8:15pm EST
  • VVVVVV: July 5, 11:21am EST
  • Ratchet and Clank: July 6, 7:04am EST
  • Chrono Trigger: July 6, 4:31pm EST
  • Tetris Grand Master Block: July 6, 9:43pm EST
  • Super Mario 64: July 8, 4:22pm EST
  • Dark Souls 3: July 9, 12:39am EST

Get ready to enjoy a week of fun and wild runs. Prepare to donate to a good cause and to miss out on a lot of sleep because this party just won’t stop…at least for a week.

More News

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Recent Posts

Fallout - Woman exiting the vault Movies & TV

Amazon’s Fallout Series Teaser Trailer

Live-action video game adaptations continue to get better and better. The Last of Us showed us what was possible when retelling the stories of a great video game on screen. …

Gaming News

GTA VI Trailer Incoming: Here’s What We Know

Get the latest scoop on GTA VI! Rockstar confirms trailer release for Dec 5, hinting a thrilling return to Vice City. Stay tuned for more details!

Gaming News

Bringing L.A. Comic Con 2023 From the Scene to Your Screen

Hey, Fanatics! Buckle up, because L.A. Comic Con is making its grand return to the City of Angels this weekend, December 1-3, and it’s shaping up to be an out-of-this-world …

Gaming News


PDP, Victrix, and Activision have had a great relationship for some time now. Last year they released a special edition Las Almas version of their their Pro BFG Controller. This …

Game Reviews

Lords of the Fallen Impressions | A New Challenger

Are you looking for a new challenge in the Soulslike genre? Well Lords of the Fallen may have what you are looking for.

Pax West (PAX Prime)

Ebenezer and the Invisible World Interview | PAX West 2023

When you mix Metroidvania and the holiday season, you get Ebenezer and the Invisible World. While walking around the PAX show floor this caught my eye. Not only because it …