Hello everyone! Coming hot off the heels of Awesome Games Done Quick Earlier this year Summer Games Done Quick is almost upon us! GET HYPE! If you've never heard of Summer Games Done Quick I've got a handy FAQ below I'm going to write up along with links where to watch and where to donate. To limit the clutter this will also serve as the discussion thread for the week for SGDQ as well.
What is SGDQ?
Summer Games Done Quick is a Week long marathon where a group of speedrunners from the Speed Demos Archive community gather together to raise money for charity! The games are played 24/7 there are prizes and incentives like extra games being played for donations. Its also streamed on the internet via Twitch.tv This is the sister event to the January held "Awesome Games Done quick" This January over a million dollars was raised over the course of the week. A MILLION!
What is Speed Demos Archive?
Speed Demos Archive is a group of gamers who have dedicated themselves to speed running games. They help each other find optimal routes give each other advice and basically just discuss and speed run video games! They are an awesome bunch of gamers who have raised a ton of money for great charities!
Where Can I watch?
Well, starting June 22nd you can watch on the Speed Demos Archive Twitch Page. However you have another option! If you want to avoid the twitch chat room and instead chat with some Giantbomb duders you can head over to Explosive Runs. Explosive runs is a site made and curated by mod @chaser324. The site is usually used for community streaming events such as Extra Life. Earlier in the year he was gracious enough to let us use the site to chat and watch AGDQ. And I've already talked to and confirmed that he is cool with letting us use the site again.
Who does this benefit?
This event is going to benefit Doctors Without Borders. A non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical aid to people around the globe. They are neutral and impartial and provide aid to people in need regardless of politics, race or gender. They do awesome work so lets raise a bunch of money for them!
What is being played?
So, a week long gaming event can't be possible without some games! You can see the scheduled list of games being played right here on the Games Done Quick Website. There is still a week until the event starts so there could be some changes. There is also an alternate schedule posted here on Google Docs if you prefer looking at that one.