The Hype Train keeps on rolling, as the world's top speedrunners continue through Summer Games Done Quick. This year, they're just a few weeks little later than usual and that's because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But that's not stopping the runners from completing their mission to raise money for charity. We're in the middle of seven days of speedrunning action, with runners blazing through the top games of the past and present for a worldwide audience on Twitch.
Summer Games Done Quick was supposed to come to you from Bloomington, MN. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to the physical event being canceled. Instead, everybody has been going online. This year's event will raise money for Doctors Without Borders and the runners have already raised over $525,000 in just four days. Shacknews will be watching all week and we'll make sure to check in with the daily schedule each day this week, while also spotlighting noteworty runs worth following.
But first, let's take a look at a highlight from Day 4. Even mamas and doggos want to get in on the fun!
Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Online: Day 5 schedule
Here's the full schedule for Day 5, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of runs to check out. (Times are subject to change.)
|Time (All Times PT)||Game||Run||Runner(s)||Target Time|
|6:43 AM||Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition||Legacy of Bhaal% (current patch) - PC||SeriouslySurly||38:00|
|7:37 AM||The Simpsons Arcade Game||Any% Normal (JP) - PS3||LRock617||25:00|
|8:12 AM||Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg||Any% - Gamecube||Kyrrone||1:15:00|
|9:37 AM||DOOM 64 (2020)||Be Gentle Speed - PC||ZELLLOOO||40:00|
|10:18 AM||DOOM 64 (2020) - Lost Levels||Be Gentle Speed - PC||ZELLLOOO||16:00|
|10:44 AM||Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II||Any% - PC||Alnak||32:00|
|11:26 AM||Blood||Any% One Unit Whole (No Episode Warp) - PC||Psych0sis||33:00|
|12:17 PM||Doom 3||Any% - PC||ripchip_||1:10:00|
|1:37 PM||Warframe||Boss Showcase - PC||KrusKader||23:00|
|2:18 PM||Mega Man 9||Any% Race - Wii||Slurpeeninja, HJA||40:00|
|3:08 PM||Yakuza Kiwami 2||Any% - PC||Froob||2:10:00|
|5:46 PM||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time||Randomizer Co-op - N64||Raikaru, WoodenBarrel||3:00:00|
|8:56 PM||Bonus Game 4 - Half-Life: Alyx||Any% No Spin - PC||Buffet Time||40:00|
|9:46 PM||DOOM Eternal||Any% No Major Glitches (Nightmare Difficulty) - PC||BloodShot9001||2:00:00|
|11:56 PM||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||Any% - PC||Klooger||1:35:00|
|1:41 AM||We Happy Few||We All Fall Down - PC||DemonicRobots||30:00|
|2:21 AM||Miami Vice||Any% - PC||KZ_FREW||25:00|
|2:56 AM||Valdis Story: Abyssal City||Any% - PC||RiskyCB||34:00|
|3:40 AM||Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic||Any% - PC||ChaosDrifter||51:00|
|4:41 AM||Elevator Action Returns||1CC - Saturn||The Opponent||18:00|
|5:09 AM||Terminator: SkyNET||Any% - DOS||tbcr||18:00|
|5:37 AM||Hello Neighbor||PC Any% - PC||smythe||14:00|
7:39AM - The Simpsons Arcade Game
We're on a bit of a beat 'em up kick following Wednesday's Battletoads review. And really, do brawlers come any better than the classic Simpsons Arcade Game? We don't get to see this one run too often, so it's nice to see it get the spotlight here at SGDQ 2020 Online. Unlike Battletoads, this is more satisfying kind of nostalgia.
5:48PM - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
We're much more used to seeing Zelda games run at these Games Done Quick events. Ocarina of Time is a particular favorite. However, it's nice to see the folks at GDQ mix things up a bit with this year's run. This is a Randomizer Co-Op run, which means item layouts are going to be completely random. This changes up the entire speedrunning dynamic and often leads to some memorable moments, so be sure to check this one out.
9:48PM - DOOM Eternal
We've been dying to see this one here at Shacknews. We love our DOOM, even if Eternal wasn't the best DOOM in the series. It's still a new DOOM and, in the speedrunning world, that means it's a fresh watch. We're excited to see some of the different strategies at work here, especially on Nightmare Difficulty. If you want to learn more about this run, be sure to read up on our interview with Bloodshot9001.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Online: Day 5 schedule and runs to watch
Summer Games Done Quick 🌞🎮⌛⏩
has raised $546,000 for Doctors Without Borders/ and will continue until the 23rd! This is a speedrunning marathon charity event with about 150 games being played and you can donate for various incentives such as bonus games or naming a character. If you can’t donate directly, you can make a purchase from https://theyetee.com/collections/sgdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick and a portion of the purchase price will go to the charity.
Due to the current situation, the event will be entirely online this year. While they have done online only events previously, this will be their largest online only event so far.
VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/iatacb/sgdq_vod_thread_2020/ or https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz8YL4HVC87WW8vHl1DiNyJfpKWi2ViiG
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
Thanks for keeping these posts up. I know it's a tough time for a lot of us right now but this is still an important cause.
That Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition was a World Record!
Now: The Simpsons Arcade Game Any% Normal (JP) — PS3
Next: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Then: DOOM 64 (2020)
Soon: DOOM 64 (2020) - Lost Levels
Now: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Any% — Gamecube
Next: DOOM 64 (2020)
Then: DOOM 64 (2020) - Lost Levels
Soon: Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II
Now: DOOM 64 (2020) Be Gentle Speed — PC FPS Block
Next: DOOM 64 (2020) - Lost Levels
Then: Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II
Now: DOOM 64 (2020) - Lost Levels Be Gentle Speed — PC FPS Block
Next: Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II
Soon: Doom 3
Now: Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II Any% — PC FPS Block
Then: Doom 3
Now: Blood Any% One Unit Whole (No Episode Warp) — PC
Next: Doom 3
Soon: Mega Man 9
Now: Doom 3 Any% — PC FPS Block
Then: Mega Man 9
Soon: Yakuza Kiwami 2
Now: Warframe Boss showcase — PC
Next: Mega Man 9
Then: Yakuza Kiwami 2
Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Now: Mega Man 9 Any% Race — Wii
Next: Yakuza Kiwami 2
Then: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Soon: Bonus Game 4 - Half-Life: Alyx
Now: Yakuza Kiwami 2 Any% — PC
Next: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Then: Bonus Game 4 - Half-Life: Alyx
Soon: DOOM Eternal
There is a bonus run for this game that is only at $11K of $20k currently.
For Yakuza? I don't have time to watch right now :(
$600,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders!
Now: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Randomizer Co-op — N64
Next: Bonus Game 4 - Half-Life: Alyx
Then: DOOM Eternal
Soon: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Bonus Game 4 - Half-Life: Alyx is at $28,325.45 of $90,000.00
Now at $45,566.46 of $90,000.00 !
$78,074.33 of $90,000.00 !!
I love that randomizer coop. Will have to watch this one when I get home.
He hit the crystal! I have no idea what that means, but apparently it's crazy hype!
Bonus Game 4 - Half-Life: Alyx MET! And will be played next!
Wow, I honestly didn't think they'd make it in that timeframe. Did Yetee and other sponsors kick in?
Spike Vegeta jokingly said the chat should start a 77 dollar train to get Alyx funded and chat just sorta ran with it.
$700,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders!
Now: Half-Life: Alyx Any% No Spin — PC
Next: DOOM Eternal
Then: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Soon: We Happy Few
This is the first VR game at a GDQ!
Well, the first GOOD VR game anyway. They did run that Virtual Boy Warioland game yesterday.
Damn, the Alyx speedrun is crazy
This run is hilarious. Runner literally sliding across and crawling on their bedroom floor to speed run.
Now: DOOM Eternal Any% No Major Glitches (Nightmare Difficulty) — PC
Next: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Then: We Happy Few
Soon: Miami Vice
Check out our interview with tonight's runner!
Now: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Any% — PC
Next: We Happy Few
Then: Miami Vice
Soon: Valdis Story: Abyssal City