Have you ever felt guilty for the hundreds of hours you spent gorging yourself Tic? Watching virtuoso players conquer the greatest titles of all time is a noble pursuit in itself, but what if it could help the world become a better place? Look no further than the biggest gaming charity event of the year: Games Done Quick.
Twice a year for an entire week, the world’s best speedrunners come together to raise money for great causes and the love of the game. Games Done Quick hosts two annual events. Awesome Games Done Quick in January and Summer Games Done Quick in late June or early July. Watch masters of their craft do what they do best: tear down amazing games by running them fast. For those who are totally lost at this point, speed run is a term for finishing a game as fast as you can. Over the course of seven days, players use a variety of styles like 100% (complete all achievements in a game), glitchless (turbo through a game without exploiting glitches or bugs), any % (complete the game with any percentage of achievements completed), and all bosses (defeat all bosses in a game).
The event was inspired in part by “Desert Bus for Hope”, where players played a game’s meme, Desert bus. The aim of the game ? Drive a bus through the desert. What started as a fun exercise in boredom to raise money for a good cause turned into a major fundraiser, and GDQ took that idea and followed it. Awesome Games Done Quick raises money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and Summer Games Done Quick helps fund Doctors Without Borders.
Join the legions of fans that GDQ has gathered since its debut in 2010. You can tune in and donate to your favorite streamers this year from June 26 to July 3. After going online-only during quarantine, Summer Games Done Quick is returning to in-person events this year. Which you can still watch from the comfort of your own home via Twitch. Tune in for the whole event or wait for your favorite game to start and donate to a good cause! You will never feel player guilt again.