The epic speedruns of Games Done Quick are back! Summer Games Done Quick is officially underway, back for seven full days of speedrunning action. The top runners in the world are going through some of the best games of the past and present in an effort to raise money for charity.
Summer Games Done Quick comes to you from Bloomington, MN. This year's event will raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Already the runners have raised over $100,000 for charity and this is just the beginning. Shacknews is here with a handful of noteworthy runs from throughout the week that should not be missed, but first, here's a highlight from Day 1.
(For the record, as of the end of Sunday, we're still waiting on Sonic's Twitter account to tweet about this clip.)
Here's the full schedule for Day 2, 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|
|6:20 AM||Ranger X||Easy - Genesis||d4gr0n||17:00|
|6:47 AM||Ninja Spirit||Any% - TG-16||lattmackey||15:00|
|7:12 AM||Super Time Force Ultra||All Missions - PC||Tohloo||35:00|
|7:57 AM||Half-Minute Hero||Any% Hero 30 - PSTV||dowolf||27:00|
|8:36 AM||Timespinner||Any% - PC||RiskyCB||28:00|
|9:24 AM||Castlevania||Any% - NES||2snek, Komrade, freeland1787||15:00|
|9:49 AM||Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon||Any% No-OOB Ultimate (Veteran) - PC||strizer86||28:00|
|10:27 AM||Castlevania: Symphony of the Night||All Bosses - Xbox 360||Dr4gonBlitz||46:00|
|11:23 AM||Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin||No OOB - DS||VB__||55:00|
|12:28 PM||Prey||All Main Quests - PC||LifeL1ke||1:20:00|
|2:04 PM||Titanfall 2||Any% - PC||Bryonato||1:32:00|
|3:46 PM||Bonus Game 1||Secret Category 1||--||40:00|
|4:46 PM||Borderlands 2||Co-op All Quests - PC||TheFuncannon, Shockwve, Amyrlinn||3:00:00|
|8:06 PM||Metroid Prime||Any% - GC||JustinDM||1:16:00|
|9:32 PM||Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||Any% - GC||Claris||1:20:00|
|11:02 PM||Uncharted: Drake's Fortune||Any% PS4 No Airwalk - PS4||osskari||49:00|
|12:01 AM||Chasm: The Rift||Any% - PC||tbcr||33:00|
|12:44 AM||Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom||Any% - Switch||tinahacks||1:59:00|
|2:53 AM||The Textorcist||All Bosses - PC||teddyras||35:00|
|3:38 AM||Skylar & Plux: Adventure On Clover Island||Any% - PC||Cuttyflame_||20:00|
|4:08 AM||Slipstream||Cannonball Max Settings Race - PC||Konasumi, WhatIsCalvin||20:00|
|4:38 AM||Split/Second||All Detonator Runs - Xbox 360||ViceroyOfMonteCristo||40:00|
|5:33 AM||Kirby Air Ride||All Tracks No Duplicate Rides - GC||Pearstrike, 1davidj||23:00|
9:19AM - Castlevania
It's hard to beat the classics and Castlevania certainly sits upon the Mount Rushmore of all-time great NES games. For those who don't have a lot of time to spare, this is going to be a quick run to start your Monday. It'll be 2snek, Komrade, and freeland1787 all racing to see who can best Dracula first. Whether it's for your lunch break on the east coast or for breakfast time on the west coast, be sure to check out this epic race of an old-school gem.
9:44AM - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
In the last week, Castlevania fans got to check out a new game from former Castlevania series producer Koji Igarashi called Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. But if you're among those who are learning of Bloodstained for the first time, you might want to know that there was actually a first game that released last year. Done in the 8-bit style, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon was Igarashi's first attempt at a spiritual successor to Castlevania. And it certainly hit all the right notes. Watch strizer86 seek to run this game in just under a half hour.
8:01PM - The Metroid Prime block
While Super Metroid isn't getting a traditional run, per se, at this year's SGDQ, the Metroid franchise is certainly getting some representation. The awesome 3D Metroid games of the Metroid Prime series are making an appearance, as JustinDM and Claris look to run the first two games in the series. There's a good reason why last year's announcement of a new Metroid Prime game got fans of the series excited, so now's a good chance to relive what made those original games so great with a pair of Monday night runs.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2019: Day 2 schedule
Summer Games Done Quick is in it's second day and has raised $135,000 for Doctors Without Borders. 🌞🎮⌛⏩
SGDQ is a speedrunning marathon that is taking place from June 23rd to June 30th, 2019, in Bloomington, MN. Speedrunnners will play through over 125 games in seven days while raising funds for Doctors Without Borders. Classic games such as Super Mario World and Gauntlet, modern games such as Octopath Traveler and Tetris Effect, and modified games such as Grand Poo World 2 and The Legend of Zelda Randomizer will all be played, so there is something for everyone! This will all be streamed on twitch.tv and at http://gamesdonequick.com .
You can donate at http://gamesdonequick.com or by making a purchase from one of their affiliated sponsors such as https://theyetee.com/collections/sgdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick , or purchase a game from https://sgdq.chrono.gg/ . Additionally, any Twitch channel subs to GamesDoneQuick or bits donations all go to the charity.
VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/c3tjzg/sgdq_vod_thread_2019/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesdonequick
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
Now: Alien Soldier Supereasy — Genesis
Then: Ninja Spirit
Soon: Super Time Force Ultra
Now: Ranger-X Heavy Difficulty — Genesis
Next: Ninja Spirit
Then: Super Time Force Ultra
Soon: Half-Minute Hero
Now: Ninja Spirit Any% — TG-16
Next: Super Time Force Ultra
Then: Half-Minute Hero
Now: Super Time Force Ultra All Missions — PC
Next: Half-Minute Hero
Now: Half-Minute Hero Any% Hero 30 — PSTV
Soon: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
Now: Timespinner Any% — PC
Then: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
Soon: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
I'l be away for a bit, if someone wants to take over for a while.
This was the first I had seen of the 8-bit Bloodstained, which was released last year as a Kickstarter stretch goal. That game looks awesome! And just $10 on Steam!
Now: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night All Relics, All Bosses, Save Richter — Xbox 360
Next: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Soon: Titanfall 2
Now: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin No OOB — DS
Then: Titanfall 2
Soon: Bonus Game 1
Any truly great runs so far?
Depends on what you're looking for, I suppose. There have been a lot of really well-timed runs that went well, some funny runs and couches (Streets of Rage), and a good variety. Nothing that I think I'd post here and tell everyone they must watch though.
$200,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders.
Now: Prey All Main Quests — PC
Next: Titanfall 2
Then: Bonus Game 1 ?
Soon: Borderlands 2
Now: Titanfall 2 Any% — PC
Next: Bonus Game 1
Then: Borderlands 2
Soon: Metroid Prime
Perfect Dark Any% will be Bonus Game 1 on the schedule if $15,000 more can be raised for that incentive.
I hate that I work all day and miss 8 hours of runs
You can watch recordings here: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/c3tjzg/sgdq_vod_thread_2019/
Don't hate! Go here and watch the ones you missed!
Yesterday's VOD is already up I think.
Now: Perfect Dark Any%
Next: Borderlands 2
Then: Metroid Prime
Soon: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Now: Borderlands 2 Coop All Quests — PC
Next: Metroid Prime
Then: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Soon: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
They have a few of the Borderlands Devs on a call with the runners.
Now: Metroid Prime Any% — Gamecube
Next: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Then: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Soon: Chasm: The Rift
It is now Prime Time!
Does it still all go on youtube or is it on twitch now?
It has always been live on Twitch.
They have begun putting the runs up on Youtube, but this will lag behind by a day ore more from live:
Currently they only have 5 runs and the pre-show up.
Links to the Twitch Vods can be found here (usually within an hour or two of the live run):
Sweet thanks. This is my first time watching live and I always found it on YouTube
Sweet thanks. This is my first time watching live and I always found it on YouTube
Now: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Any% — Gamecube
Next: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Then: Chasm: The Rift
Soon: Monster Boy in the Cursed Kingdom
I'm heading to sleep now, so if someone wants to take over posting games, you can.
Here is a Google doc with they games typed out until tomorrow morning: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Bt_tdbcPFgKMcsNtjkHUhYKBFlYpzOjcYiQ_E_ds7U/edit?usp=sharing