It’s time for Awesome Games Done Quick, which started yesterday at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, VA. Speedrunners from the far corners of the Internet will be meeting in person to raise money for charity and see just how quickly they can beat their favourite games.
Along with its summer variant, the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon has quickly become one gaming’s most exciting and unique events of the year. Far away from the drama of professional esports or the hype of conferences like E3, AGDQ puts all the focus on people sitting in front of screens and playing games faster than anyone else.
This year’s event is raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. If previous AGDQ events are any indication, that worthy cause will have around a million dollars more to do its thing once the smoke clears on Sunday morning.
Today began with a run of Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster and ends with Ninja Gaiden, so expect plenty of cursing at birds. Today also features the ever-popular Super Monkey Ball 2 run, along with a three-hour play through of Pokemon Emerald.
There’s also a tool to easily import the event’s full schedule into your Google calendar so you can keep up with every game being streamed this week.
The rest of the schedule of the event is as follows: