Games Done Quick is back to help kick off a new year by celebrating games and finishing them fast. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual event that invites the world's best speedrunners to run through the greatest games of the past and present as quickly as possible. They'll raise money for charity as they leave broken records behind them and celebrate the speedrunning community 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 has begun and GDQ has raised over $315,000 in just two days. Shacknews is here with a handful of noteworthy runs from throughout the week that should not be missed.
Before getting into the Day 4 schedule, let's look back at a Day 3 highlight. Come on, Glackum! Come on, Glackum!
Here's the full schedule for Day 4, 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|
|6:55 AM||Light Fall||Normal Any% - PC||FuzzyGames||30:00|
|7:35 AM||Semblance||All Orbs one-handed - PC||halfcoordinated||32:00|
|8:22 AM||N++||2 player Coop A-episodes - PC||AND4H, Krankdud||40:00|
|9:12 AM||Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos||Orc Campaign - PC||CovertMuffin||1:00:00|
|10:22 AM||TimeSplitters 2||Any% Co-op Easy - PS2||Copitz, Swoodeasu||35:00|
|11:12 AM||Halo: Reach||Legendary Co-op - Xbox One||WoLfy, Pedrogas||1:50:00|
|1:12 PM||The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess||All Dungeons - GC||SkyBlueAether||4:07:00|
|6:54 PM||Mega Man X 1-3 team relay race||Any% - SNES||Trogdor, Calebhart42, ColonelFatso, Tokyo90, Walrus_Prime, Soppa, Justin-credible, Luiz Miguel, Madu||2:05:00|
|9:09 PM||Mega Man 10||Any% (Bass) - Wii||Slurpeeninja||37:00|
|9:56 PM||Mega Man Unlimited||Z-Prototype Any% - PC||LV Creed||43:00|
|10:49 PM||Mega Man (DOS)||Any% - PC||Lizstar||17:00|
|11:16 PM||Avoid the Noid||30 minutes or less - PC||Mike Uyama||15:00|
|11:41 PM||Virtual Hydlide||100% - Saturn||Gyre||55:00|
|12:46 AM||Urban Yeti!||Any% - GBA||PeteDorr||29:00|
|1:30 AM||Gordo 106||Any% - Lynx||janglestorm||25:00|
|2:05 AM||Mohawk & Headphone Jack||Any% - SNES||PJ||45:00|
|3:00 AM||Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace||Beat the Game - PSX||saintmillion||48:00|
|3:58 AM||Dragon's Lair: The Legend||Beat the Game (EU) - GB||sharif||25:00|
|4:33 AM||Sword of Sodan||Any% Easy - Genesis||NPC||18:00|
|5:01 AM||Ferias Frustradas do Pica-Pau||Difficult - Genesis||GarbitheGlitcheress||18:00|
|5:29 AM||Home Alone 2: Lost in New York||NY% - SNES||Iceplug||15:00|
|5:54 AM||Garfield: A Week of Garfield||Any% - FC||coolkid||12:00|
11:12AM - Halo: Reach
With the Halo franchise ready to resume soon with the upcoming Halo: Infinite, it's time to revisit what some consider to be the franchise's peak. Halo: Reach is an epic campaign, particularly on Legendary difficulty. Speedrunning it alone is one thing, but a co-op run requires more strategy, better coordination, and a little better luck. WoLfy and Pedrogas will team up and look to finish this campaign off in just under two hours.
6:54PM - Mega Man X 1-3 team relay race
Team relays are often the highlight of any Games Done Quick week. This time around, it's three teams of runners looking to blaze through the Super NES Mega Man X trilogy. Each of these games has their own distinct shortcuts and glitches and these teams will all combine their forces to put all of that magic to work.
10:49PM - The Awful Games Done Quick block
It might look like another entry into the Mega Man block, but those terrible-looking sprites and the ugly-as-sin graphics of the DOS version of Mega Man can only mean one thing. The Awful Games Done Quick block has arrived. The top runners in the world will pull an all-nighter to try and plow through the kinds of bad games that would make the Angry Video Game Nerd hang his head in shame. They'll make the best of a bad game by offering insightful commentary, interacting with whatever crowd members are still awake, and generally lending some levity to the proceedings.
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 4 schedule and runs to watch
Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 is in it's fourth day, having raised $485,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!
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 . Additionally, any Twitch channel subs to GamesDoneQuick or bits donations all go to the charity.
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.
Watch at https://gamesdonequick.com/ or: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
Donation Incentive Tracker: https://gamesdonequick.com/tracker/bids/agdq2019
YouTube recordings of runs (about a day or so behind): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz8YL4HVC87WJQDzVoY943URKQCsHS9XV
Videos of past GDQs: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesdonequick/playlists
The Yetee: https://theyetee.com/collections/games-done-quick
World 9 Gaming: http://world9gaming.com/
Tokyo Attack: https://www.facebook.com/TokyoAttackGaming
Now: Guacamelee! 2 Any%
Next: Light Fall
If you want to see Octopath Traveler replace setup block 3, around 8:30 PM eastern, then you need to donate for that incentive as they are only at $35K of the $60K needed for that run!
If you missed the Sonic Block yesterday, that was one of the best blocks of the marathon so far:
Sonic Forces http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=13h06m00s
Sonic Mania Plus (Encore Mode Any%) http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=14h31m22s
Sanic Ball (Current Version - All Levels - 2 Laps) http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=15h30m26s
Sonic The Hedgehog 1 (Any% Glitched) http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=15h56m13s
Sonic Rush (All Stages) http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=16h27m02s
If you only watch one, watch Sonic the Hedgehog 1, but the Sonic Mania race was great as well and Sanic Ball was short but full of memes.
For Mario fans, you should watch the Super Mario Bros. 3mix Any% Race
Now: Light Fall Normal Any%
Soon: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Iv never even herd of this Light Fall game before... it looks pretty damn good tho
Now: Semblance All Orbs one-handed + Handcam
Then: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Soon: TimeSplitters 2
Now: N++ 2 player Coop A-episodes
Next: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Then: TimeSplitters 2
Soon: Halo: Reach
This was a possible WR run!
Just confirming that this was a N++ 2 player Co-op WR by about 22 seconds! Their time was 26:21 (previous WR was 26:43).
Now: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Orc Campaign
Next: TimeSplitters 2
Then: Halo: Reach
Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
CovertMuffin is probably my favorite speedrunners. Great sense of humor, enthusiasm, and positivity. Loved his couch roles this time.
I was watching it at work, only half paying attention to the stream, when I heard that. I was like, "Wait a minute, that laugh is familiar."
Love that dude, made me laugh every time he did.
$500,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!
Now: TimeSplitters 2 Any% Co-op Easy
Next: Halo: Reach
Then: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Soon: BONUS: Octopath Traveler (? 45K of 60K)
I guess this is the Co-op Block, as both TimeSplitters 2 and Halo: Reach are being played Co-op!
Just wish they weren't doing it on easy, TS2 changed level completion requirements and structure as you increased difficulty. The first level in particular changes a toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon.
Now: Halo: Reach Legendary Co-op
Next: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Then: BONUS: Octopath Traveler (? 48K of 60K)
Soon: Mega Man X 1 - 3 Team Relay Race Blue Bomber Block
Now: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess All Dungeons (4 hours)
Next: Octopath Traveler (? 55K of 60K)
Then: Mega Man X 1 - 3 Team Relay Race Blue Bomber Block
Soon: Mega Man 10
4 hours is too long for a gdq speedrun, CMV
Apparently they think 9 hours is fine for the Final Fantasy IX run Friday night.
Octopath Traveler bonus run incentive met! It will be next, in about 4 hours.
Now: Octopath Traveler Single Story RTA (Tressa)
Next: Mega Man X 1 - 3 Team Relay Race Blue Bomber Block
Then: Mega Man 10
Soon: Mega Man Unlimited
Later: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block
That was an incredibly fast run! Sub fifty minutes for a JRPG with zero glitches.
i thought octopath was 8 stories though. they only played 1, right?
I think the game ends when you finish one of the 8 stories. The runner focused on that.
Now: Mega Man X 1 - 3 Team Relay Race Any% Blue Bomber Block
Next: Mega Man 10
Then: Mega Man Unlimited
Soon: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block
This should be another of the must watch runs! Three teams of three players racing through Mega Man X 1 through Mega Man X 3, each player on a team playing a different game.
Excellent time to watch!
Can't believe how close this race is.
I had the VGA version on the family 286. And I say family, but I was really the only one who used the computer with any regularity. Mega Man DOS was hard as shit and completely unforgiving. I don't think I ever even beat the first level.
Now: Mega Man 10 Any% (Bass) Blue Bomber Block
Next: Mega Man Unlimited
Then: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block
Soon: Avoid the Noid
Want to see bad games completed quickly? Then stay up and watch the AWFUL BLOCK:
Mega Man (DOS) - Any%
Avoid the Noid - 30 minutes or less
Virtual Hydlide - 100%
Urban Yeti! - Any%
Gordo 106 - Any%
Mohawk & Headphone Jack - Any%
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Beat the Game
Dragon's Lair: The Legend - Beat The Game (EU)
Sword of Sodan - Any% Easy
Férias Frustradas do Pica-Pau - Difficult
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - NY%
Garfield: A Week of Garfield - Any%
Monkey King - Any%
Trio the Punch: Never Forget Me - Any%
It should start about 1 AM Eastern and go until about 9 AM eastern.
Also, there is an incentive to upgrade Mohawk & Headphone Jack to 'Warpless' from Any% and to upgrade Sword of Sodan to 'Warpless' from Any% and to change Trio the Punch: Never Forget Me run to W-Fist% from Any%.
None of these have been met yet.
What has been met is:
Avoid the Noid Show off what happens if you pick up the wrong telephone in Avoid the Noid. It's pretty silly.
Upgrade the Virtual Hydlide run to 101%, involving a bonus minecart ride, and assembling the most fashionable outfit the game has to offer.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Voice acting is usually disabled for time purposes, but we can switch it on to show off the interesting voice lines during the Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace run.
And Mega Man DOS is currently at:
CGA Mega Man (DOS) https://i.imgur.com/7PaKLj1.png $3,924.83 (None)
VGA Mega Man (DOS) https://i.imgur.com/1f1KPGC.png $1,697.71 (None)
$600,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!
Now: Mega Man Unlimited Z-Prototype Any% Mega Man Block
Next: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block
Then: Avoid the Noid
Soon: Virtual Hydlide
This will include playing through the Yoku Man Stage, the hardest optional stage in Mega Man Unlimited.
Now: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block
Next: Avoid the Noid
Then: Virtual Hydlide
Soon: Urban Yeti!
Later: Gordo 106
Followed By: Mohawk & Headphone Jack
and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Now: Avoid the Noid - 30 minutes or lessAwful Block
Next: Virtual Hydlide
Then: Urban Yeti!
Soon: Gordo 106
Later: Mohawk & Headphone Jack
Followed By: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
and Dragon's Lair: The Legend
They restarted the stream, so refresh if you aren't seeing video!
Now: Virtual Hydlide 100% Awful Block
Next: Urban Yeti!
Then: Gordo 106
Soon: Mohawk & Headphone Jack
Later: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Followed By: Dragon's Lair: The Legend
and Sword of Sodan
This thread is about to expire. If anyone would like to create a new thread and take over, go ahead.
Will you start a thread so I can inf it? These run through the night right? Or should we wait for Ozzie to post another one?
It does run overnight, but I haven't been making threads overnight.
This is the list of game from now until 9 AM Eastern, which should be an hour past Ozzie's next thread:
Virtual Hydlide 100%
Urban Yeti! Any%
Gordo 106 Any%
Mohawk & Headphone Jack Any%
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Beat the Game
Dragon's Lair: The Legend Beat The Game (EU)
Sword of Sodan Any% Easy
Férias Frustradas do Pica-Pau Difficult
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York NY%
Garfield: A Week of Garfield Any%
Monkey King Any%
Trio the Punch: Never Forget Me Any%
Full Schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule