Putting the “Fun” in “Malala Fund”
Before you check, no, it’s not International Women’s Day today, but that’s no reason to not celebrate the women in our gaming community. Sorry for the double negatives. Games Done Quick is holding a special week-long event starting tomorrow called Fleet Fatales, which is an all-women’s GDQ event. All the runners and commentators are women. Maybe I’m just looking harder, but there even seems to be an increased presence of women in the games themselves. Games Done Quick usually raises money for Cancer Prevention Foundation or Doctors Without Borders, but this event will be donating to the Malala Fund.
Some of the female-centric games on the schedule include Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Tomb Raider III, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil 2 Remake (Claire campaign), Powerpuff Girls: Him and Seek, Cadence of Hyrule, Celeste, and Super Metroid. Of course, there are also some classics thrown into the mix, such as Ocarina of Time and a heavy Sonic the Hedgehog presence on Wednesday. Sonic Mania, Sonic 3, Sonic R, and Sonic the Hedgehog will all be played back-to-back-to-back. Viewers will be able to bid on which Bad Ending we will see for Sonic 3.
All the proceeds of Fleet Fatales will be going to the Malala Fund, which is committed to helping girls all over the world achieve an education and leadership roles in their communities. During this COVID-19 crisis, they are also finding different ways for non-digital households to adapt to distance learning, such as creating free radio programs to access lessons. Fleet Fatales will be running from November 15th to November 21st, between 4 PM and 12 AM each day.
Are you going to tune in to this all-women’s GDQ? Let us know in the comments below.