Speedrunning Event Raises $1.2 Million for Charity

Summer Games Done Quick ends with more than a million raised for Doctors Without Borders.


The week-long Summer Games Done Quick speedrunning event has come to a close with more than $1 million raised for charity. The final speedrun was Chrono Trigger.

In all, Summer Games Done Quick raised $1,230,852 for Doctors Without Borders. This number may fluctuate over the next few days, but whatever the case, organizers called it "awe-inspiring."

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If you missed the event, archived speedruns are available through the Games Done Quick YouTube Channel. Definitely check out the channel if you're at all interested; there are some amazing runs, including one for Super Mario 64.

Speedrunning is the process of playing through a game as quickly as possible. They are particularly fun and sometimes bewildering to watch because they require expert skill, lots of planning, and often the use of tricks.

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Witcher3 speedrun: 50hrs

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if anyone hasn't watched it, do check out the bionic commando rearmed 2 run. it was probably my favorite run they've ever done, i was laughing out loud all the way through it. no, you don't need to have played the game. i sure haven't.

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Did they do a Super Metroid run?

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@Richardthe3rd: they always end it on a super metroid race with 4 runners at the same time. well, "end it", it's one of the final attractions of the last day. you can vote (with your wallet) for the runners killing (aka leaving behind) the animals or saving them at the end.

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@BrunoBRS: nice, will have to check this out.

Sad thing is that I never knew about the animals until last year, and I've been playing SM since it launched. All those times I could've saved those little dudes...

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Nice work :)

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Does anyone know what the charity does because I have no idea

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@mupet-man: They give Doctors who will earn lots of money in their life a free holiday.

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@mupet-man: Medecins Sans Frontieres?

They aid people generally in the Third World by providing materials, shelter, food and water. The usual charitable stuff.

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@DanielL5583: I see what you did there......

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Great cause and a lot of fun.

Shantae & the Pirate's Curse

Shovel Knight

Chrono Trigger

All great games and great speed-runs shown. I'll be honest and say I'm somewhat surprised by the amount, but I am very, very glad that it exceeded my expectations

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This is amazing, so happy for them and all the work they put in.