It's a brand new year and that means that the people at Games Done Quick are once again getting together to raise money for charity. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual event, held at the beginning of January, where the world's best speedrunners come together to plow through games of the past and present as quickly as possible, while raising money for charity in the process.
This year kicks off a new era for Awesome Games Done Quick, as this year's event is being held in an all-new venue. The week takes place from the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel in Rockville, Maryland. They will be raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event is about to begin, so Shacknews is here with a handful of noteworthy runs from throughout the week that should not be missed.
Here's the full schedule for Day 1, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of noteworthy runs to check out:
|Time (All Times PT)||Game||Run||Runner(s)||Target Time|
|9:00 AM||Hollow Knight||True Ending, No Major Glitches - PC||Vysuals||1:35:00|
|10:50 AM||Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Any% - GBA||swordsmankirby||32:00|
|11:42 AM||Donkey Kong Country||Any% All Stages - SNES||V0oid, stew_||37:00|
|12:29 PM||Mario Kart DS||32 Tracks - DS||Keverage||1:05:00|
|1:49 PM||Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter||Any% Co-op - PC||mr.deagle, The Master||33:00|
|2:32 PM||Mega Man Zero 2||Hard Mode Any% - GBA||Krankdud||1:10:00|
|3:52 PM||The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask||Any% - Wii VC||popsquidward||1:25:00|
|5:32 PM||Portal||Inbounds Race - PC||alex_sr, ConnorAce||15:00|
|6:02 PM||Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty||European Extreme - PS3||Tyler2022||1:35:00|
|7:47 PM||Shadow of the Colossus (2018)||Boss Rush (NTA) - PS4||ChurchNEOH||50:00|
|8:47 PM||God of War II||Any% NG+ - PS3||RagnellGoW||1:10:00|
|10:07 PM||Bomberman 64||Any% - N64||Puncayshun||30:00|
|10:47 PM||Fe||All Songs - PC||CorundumCore||1:00:00|
|11:57 PM||Spike Hike||100% - PC||SecksWrecks||5:00|
|12:12 AM||Cat Bird||Any% All Worlds - iPad||MrUppercaseT||28:00|
|12:50 AM||CometStriker||Arcade, Hard - PC||MrCab||35:00|
|1:35 AM||Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls||Race Mode - PC||snapcase||20:00|
|2:05 AM||Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition||Any% Glitchless - PS4||Brandooates||15:00|
|2:30 AM||Monster World IV||Any% w/Magic Merchant - PS3||Cyclone||1:10:00|
|3:50 AM||Mega Turrican||Any% Normal - Genesis||d4gr0n||20:00|
|4:20 AM||Ecco: The Tides of Time||Any% - Genesis||chronoon||17:00|
|5:10 AM||Vectorman||Any% - Genesis||chronoon||17:00|
|5:37 AM||Generations Lost||Any% - Genesis||Nubzombie||13:00|
9:00AM - Hollow Knight
This year's AGDQ doesn't waste any time getting into the good stuff. Hollow Knight was one of the best games of the year in 2017, both for its charming aesthetic and its crushing difficulty. In 2018, more people discovered the wonder of this game, thanks to its debut on consoles. Now Games Done Quick is bringing further spotlight to this phenomenal Metroidvania, with Vysuals aiming for a true ending in just a shade over an hour and a half. If you're looking to see what the fuss is about with this game, this run is a good place to start.
5:32PM - Portal
It's been over a decade since Valve graced its audience with The Orange Box and Portal's innovations are still affecting gaming to this day. The original still holds up amazingly well and is a blast to watch when two speedrunners are racing to the finish. The first day of AGDQ sees alex_sr and ConnorAce looking to see who can finish GLaDOS' tests first. I can only assume the loser will be incinerated.
7:47PM - Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
Speaking of games that still hold up, Shadow of the Colossus continues to impact generations of players with its boss rush style and its vast, scenic world. Its timeless nature is a good reason that Sony keeps trotting it out for newer consoles. Those looking to behold the beauty of the recent PS4 remaster can check out ChurchNEOH's run, as he attempts to complete the whole thing in just under an hour.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 will take place from now through Saturday, January 12. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to watch all of the action from Twitch. Also, be sure to check out our TwitchCon interview with GDQ's Matt Merkle.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2019: Day 1 schedule and runs to watch
Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 is starting soon!
AGDQ is a Speedrunning Marathon that will take place January 6-13th, 2019 in Rockville, MD, and is raising funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation ( https://preventcancer.org/ ).
You can watch on https://gamesdonequick.com/ or on https://twitch.tv/gamesdonequick once it starts, and you can contribute by donating at https://gamesdonequick.com/ or making a purchase from one of their affiliated sponsors such as https://theyetee.com/collections/games-done-quick or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick .
Over 128 games will be played and completed as quickly as possible, including recent games like The Messenger and Dead Cells to classics like Sonic The Hedgehog and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Additionally, they aren't just playing the good games, as it seems that the awful game block returns Thursday morning. They are also returning to having the marathon end with a Super Metroid run. While 128 games may seem to be less than past GDQs, this time they are having some marathon runs, with Final Fantasy IX expected to be finished in under 9 1/2 hours, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD in under 6 hours, Nier: Automata [E] ending in under 4 1/2 hours, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in just over 4 hours.
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I'm excited for the Prey: Mooncrash run. That seems like it will be interesting! (Thursday at noon-ish)
However, am I the only one who doesn't like the marathon runs? Nine and a half hours for a single game--any game--just doesn't do it for me.
Marathon runs aren't my favorite, but sometimes it's fun to keep one on if it's a game I really liked.
The stream is live - Pre-Show starts in 15 minutes! https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
AGDQ starts NOW!!!
It's the most
of the yeeeeear
Now: Hollow Knight - True Ending
Next: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Then: Donkey Kong Country
Soon: Mario Kart DS
Later: Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter
I missed the preamble, the run description on stream says no major glitches, did they go over what makes for a major glitch in this game vs a minor glitch?
They didn't go over that, thy just jumped into the run at the start.
From https://www.speedrun.com/hollowknight#True_Ending (view rules button on the right):
- Quick Map Storage
- Inventory Storage †
- Super Dash Storage
- Bench Storage
- Wallcling Storage ††
- Notch Duping
- Unovercharm Glitch
- Float Glitch
- Any Invulnerability Glitch
- Any Out of Bounds Glitch
- Any glitch that results in an invisible character
- Room Duping
- Thorn Warps
- Breaking Boss AI such that they become unresponsive
- Item Duping
- Elevator clipping or teleportation
† Allowed in situations where it is clearly accidental so long as no benefit is gained (eg falling into Deepnest)
†† Allowed when gained by dashing through opening doors so long as no major benefit is gained by it
More detailed rules are available here: https://pastebin.com/VtzvMpyW
This has been a great first run of the event.
Wow, the Hollow Knight developers made a $10,000.00 donation!
Oh, here's the thread. Sweet! (mine can be deleted).
Awesome, thanks for the reminder!
I haven't played Hollow Knight yet so I can't watch, as tempted as I am.
Now: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Any%
Next: Donkey Kong Country
Then: Mario Kart DS
Soon: Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter
Now: Donkey Kong Country Any% All Stages
Next: Mario Kart DS
Then: Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter
Soon: Mega Man Zero 2
This is a race between V0OID (WR holder) and Stew_
Um, this interviewer's (KungFuFruitCup) hair is lit af.
That is all.
Now: Mario Kart DS 32 Tracks
Next: Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter
Then: Mega Man Zero 2
Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Now: Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter Co-op
Next: Mega Man Zero 2
Then: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
They need about $1500 more to play the two bonus levels, Moon Mountains and Sacred Yards, during the Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter run.
And it has been met!
So far, two "I've never done that before"'s in this run!
Now: Mega Man Zero 2 Hard mode any%
Next: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Soon: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
This was a world record run!
Now: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Any%
Then: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Soon: Shadow of the Colossus
Awesome stuff coming up!
Portal is a race, cool.
Did the audio just cut off for others?
Now: Portal Inbounds Race
Next: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Then: Shadow of the Colossus
Soon: God of War II
Portal was so fast, I couldn't figure out what was happening.
Now: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty European Extreme
Next: Shadow of the Colossus
Then: God of War II
Soon: Bomberman 64
Is this a remaster of MGS2? It looks really really good!
It's playing on a PS3, so it must be the remaster.
Also over $100,000 raised so far for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!
Now: Shadow of the Colossus (2018) Boss Rush (NTA)
Next: God of War II
Then: Bomberman 64
Appreciate these TroZ
Now: God of War II Any% NG+
Next: Bomberman 64
Soon: Spike Hike
Now:Bomberman 64 Any%
Then: Spike Hike
Soon: Cat Bird
This thread will expire soon, and I'm going to bed. If anyone want to take over, go ahead!
In the morning there will be a Genesis block, followed shortly by a SNES block and then a Castlevania block!