Week long Awesome Games Done Quick Charity Marathon 2016 is live!

It’s that time of year again where speedrunners across the world gather all for a good cause, showing off their gaming skills while raising money for charity. Awesome Games Done Quick is the first of two events held yearly by both SpeedRunsLive and Speed Demos Archive. Over 100 games are showcased back to back for a week-long event spread across multiple platforms featuring titles like Mario, Sonic, Mega Man, Portal, Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy and more.

It’s become a tradition for me to sit back and watch both events, since it has a large assortment of games. It’s interesting and hilarious to see exploits and glitches found in games that took me 20+ hours to beat (these get beat in like 4-5 hours). It’s not found by just a single player but a community of players who share the information. It’s neat to see it all come together.

All of the money raised at this year’s AGDQ will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation with over $110,000 already raised in a little over 14 hours, with the last few events breaking over a million dollars. Donations also play a big role during the event. Many games have donation incentives where they can unlock a new game, new mode in the game, or even just the name of a character in a game (such as Link being named Iwata in the Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages). Donating can also enter you to win a large assortment of prizes which is a nice bonus knowing your money is going to help those in need. Even just watching the stream helps.

Watch live video from GamesDoneQuick on www.twitch.tv

Here is the full schedule for Awesome Games Done Quickly:



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