Time For Another Speedrunning Extravaganza
It’s that time of year again–time for another round of Awesome Games Done Quick. 2020 has been a rough year for all of us, so we’re thrilled to report that all donations for this event will go straight to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Also, it’ll just be a really fun time all around. You can check out the full schedule here, but we’ve highlighted some a few streams you should definitely check out for high-octane speedrun action. The list begins with Ori and the Will of the Wisps, a fantasy adventure that’s equal parts charming and melancholy. We can’t wait to see those gorgeous graphics speeding by. Next up is, of course, Hades, the Greek mythology-inspired roguelike experience everyone (including us) is raving about. Then we’ve got Mirror’s Edge, 2016’s Ratchet & Clank, Pikmin 2, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Seeing that last one get speedrun is going to be an experience.
2020 is almost over, but we start 2021 strong with #AGDQ2021! We’re only 4 days away from a week of high-octane speedrun action!
The event might be virtual, but that doesn’t mean we can’t surprise you. Check out the website on Sunday; you might see a special Velocity showing 👀. pic.twitter.com/1Dip5ECPfj
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) December 30, 2020
Other games covered will include I Wanna Be The Fangame!, Yakuza 6, Ecco the Dolphin, and Final Fantasy VII. Some will be streamed at ridiculous hours in the morning–you’ll have to get up around 4:30 AM PST to catch Ecco–so you’ll have to decide what’s worth sacrificing your sleep for. Or maybe time has ceased to have any meaning for you, in which case you can watch whatever, you lucky insomniac you. Either way, there’s quite a line-up ahead of us, so we’ve got a lot to look forward to tomorrow. Summer Games Done Quick 2020 raised over 2.3 million dollars for Doctors Without Borders. Let’s try and leave that record in the dust this time, shall we?
Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 will run from January 3-10. All donations will go directly to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Catch everything over on Games Done Quick’s Twitch.