A brand new year is upon us. That means the world's best speedrunners are back for Awesome Games Done Quick 2021. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic means the fun will be kept to the online space in an effort to remain socially distant. However, even online, the mission remains the same. It's seven days of speedrunning action, as runners take on the top games of the past and present for a worldwide audience on Twitch.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Online is raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This year's runners have already raised over $280,000 in just two 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 2. This is what happens after a 'Game Over' screen.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Online: Day 3 schedule
Here's the full schedule for Day 3, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of runs to check out:
|Time (All Times PT)||Game||Run||Runner(s)||Target Time|
|6:02 AM||RollerGames||Any% - NES||ViruseReturns||17:00|
|6:29 AM||River City Girls||New Game - PC||BahamutX_||1:05:00|
|7:49 AM||River City Ransom||Novice (Race) - NES||yelsraek, willbobsled||10:00|
|8:13 AM||Strider||100% - NES||baldnate||22:00|
|8:50 AM||Aladdin||All Stages (Practice Mode) - Genesis||ZeeGee||17:00|
|9:17 AM||Metroid||All Bosses - NES||Tecate, CHX42||22:00|
|9:49 AM||Mega Man||Any% (One Hit KO/Buster Only) - NES||coolkid||40:00|
|10:39 AM||Mega Man 11||Any% No OoB (Normal) - PC||Amad||37:00|
|11:26 AM||Mega Man X3||Low% - SNES||Luiz Miguel||50:00|
|12:26 PM||Tony Hawk's Underground 2||Story Easy - PC||Biglaw||9:00|
|12:50 PM||Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2||All Goals & Golds All Tours - PC||PARTY MAN X||22:00|
|1:22 PM||Metroid Prime||100% - GameCube||edzan||1:55:00|
|3:27 PM||Braid||Any% - PC||KanBan85||35:00|
|4:12 PM||Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment||New Game Plus - PC||MooMooAkai||40:00|
|5:02 PM||Cuphead||All Bosses (No Major Glitches) - PC||Jason2890||35:00|
|5:47 PM||Bonus Game 2 - Hades||3 Weapons - PC||Vorime||1:05:00|
|7:02 PM||BPM: Bullets Per Minute||Njord Easy - PC||Bullets||30:00|
|7:42 PM||Daily Recap - Tuesday||Recap%||SpikeVegeta, Keizaron, Blechy, JHobz||10:00|
|7:52 PM||Left 4 Dead 2||Main Campaigns Solo, Any Difficulty - PC||WaifuRuns||1:10:00|
|9:27 PM||F.E.A.R.||Any% - PC||Maxylobes||55:00|
|10:32 PM||Carrion||Any% - PC||teddyras||25:00|
|11:07 PM||Axiom Verge||Any% - PC||SaberaMesia||37:00|
|11:54 PM||Silent Hill 3||Extra New Game - PC||Punchy||43:00|
|12:47 AM||Haunting Ground||A Ending NG+ - PS2||Ecdycis||1:05:00|
|2:02 AM||Resident Evil: Director's Cut||Jill (Arrange) Any% NMG - PS1||RetroBrando||1:10:00|
|3:22 AM||PIEN||Any% - PC||Swordfish4649||10:00|
|3:42 AM||Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City||Any% - SNES||apathyduck||27:00|
|4:19 AM||Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure||Any% - PC||yoshipro||22:00|
|4:51 AM||Into the Breach||2-Island% Frozen Titans - PC||RooseSR||15:00|
|5:16 AM||Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour||Any% - Gamecube||Bluekandy||55:00|
9:49AM - The Mega Man Block
The Blue Bomber is a Games Done Quick staple, but his batch of games for AGDQ 2021 look especially interesting. The original Mega Man will be on display, where coolkid is challenged to run it with just the Buster. Meanwhile, Luiz Miguel will look to finish Mega Man X3 with a Low%, meaning no high-end trickery this time around. The Mega Man runs don't get much harder than this, so check them out.
12:50PM - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
Looking to check out an absolute Tony Hawk clinic? Then swing by during the afternoon to check out PARTY MAN X complete every goal and get every Gold across the recent Tony Hawk remaster. If you like seeing tricks that will make you feel like a hapless noob, this will be the run to watch.
5:02PM - Cuphead
The Cuphead runs have become more and more refined since this game was originally released. Now it's at the point where Jason2890 will look to beat every boss in a cool 35 minutes. Come marvel at this run and ponder how you could possibly let these bosses still wreck you at every turn.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Online: Day 3 schedule and runs to watch
Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Online has raised $300,000 for Prevent Cancer Foundation and is now in it's 2nd day and will run until January 10th. 😎🎮⌛⏩
AGDQ 2021 is a speedrunning marathon that is taking place entirely online, streamed from the runners to you. Speedrunnners will play through over 150 games in seven days while raising funds for Prevent Cancer Foundation. Classic games such as Super Mario World and Ecco the Dolphin, modern games such as Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 and Super Mario Bros. 35, and modified games such as Super Orb Bros. 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/agdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick . Additionally, any Twitch channel subs to GamesDoneQuick or bits donations all go to the charity. If you donate, don't forget to put your donation towards one of the donation incentives, which are listed here: https://gamesdonequick.com/tracker/bids/agdq2021
Site: http://gamesdonequick.com https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick
VODs: https://gdqvods.com/event/agdq-2021 or https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz8YL4HVC87Un2H1OomVmBvIofckFPNdy
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick or join the crowd: https://gamesdonequick.com/crowd/
Now: River City Ransom Novice (Race) — NES NES BLOCK
Now Sauna% race
Now: Strider 100% — NES
Soon: Mega Man
One game not mentioned in your runs to watch - Hades (after Cuphead). Also, the schedule seems to have shifted from what was written in the article. Mega Man looks to be starting at 9:10AM, THPS 1+2 is at 12:11PM, and Cuphead is at 4:23PM (all times PST).
Now: Aladdin All Stages (Practice Mode) — Genesis
Then: Mega Man
Soon: Mega Man 11
Now: Metroid All Bosses — NES
Next: Mega Man
Then: Mega Man 11
Soon: Mega Man X3
Now: Mega Man Any% (One Hit KO/Buster Only) — NES MEGA MAN BLOCK
Next: Mega Man 11
Then: Mega Man X3
Soon: Tony Hawk's Underground 2
I watched the Diablo 3 event last night. that was really fuckin cool to watch. WORLD RECORD. a 3 man monk team beat the world record 4 man team!
It was an impressive level of coordination and all that, but man was I bored by it compared to other runs. I think I just have some serious lack of interest from playing that game so much.
It was making me fall asleep on my feet.
I would have liked it more if they had cut to specific players on the full screen, and rotated between the individual players and the group at set intervals. Looking at three tiny screens with the big bars on the bottom wasn't my preferred viewing. #oldman
Now: Mega Man 11 Any% No OoB (Normal) — PC MEGA MAN BLOCK
Next: Mega Man X3
Then: Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Soon: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
Now: Mega Man X3 Low% — SNES MEGA MAN BLOCK
Next: Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Then: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
Soon: Metroid Prime
Now: Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Story Easy — PC
Next: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
Then: Metroid Prime
This should be New Game + and will be showing off a good old Dance with the Devil, as well as taking a sick kid on a hospital gurney on a trip around the city.
Now: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 All Goals & Golds All Tours — PC
Next: Metroid Prime
Soon: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Now: Metroid Prime 100% — Gamecube
Then: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
It's Prime Time!
Now: Braid Any% — PC INDIE BLOCK
Next: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Soon: Bonus Game 2 - Hades
This is the six star category.
Now: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment New Game Plus — PC INDIE BLOCK
Then: Bonus Game 2 - Hades
Soon: BPM: Bullets Per Minute
Man he's just blazing through this.
That was an amazing run and I recommend people check out the VOD later, if they can. Great energy from the runner and masterful play.
Now: Cuphead All Bosses (No Major Glitches) — PC INDIE BLOCK
Next: Bonus Game 2 - Hades
Then: BPM: Bullets Per Minute
Soon: Left 4 Dead 2
Also, should cross $400,000 any minute now.
Now: Hades 3 Weapons — PC INDIE BLOCK
Next: BPM: Bullets Per Minute
Then: Left 4 Dead 2
$400,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation!
Imma watch a bit of this Hades nonsense. I really hope to catch some L4D2 later, speedruns of that game are hilarious. Love this whole event.
Now: BPM: Bullets Per Minute Njord Easy — PC INDIE BLOCK
Next: Left 4 Dead 2
This was upgraded to Hard difficulty
Now: Left 4 Dead 2 Main Campaigns Solo, Any Difficulty — PC PC BLOCK
Soon: Axiom Verge
Daily recap is now, before L4D2
They will be including The Last Stand.
This is a single player run though the game.
Missed it because I was playing L4D2 lol, they archive these yes???
Yes. I have a link to the VODs (twitch archives) in my first post above, and they should have it up on YouTube tomorrow.
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
This is apparently the start of the SPOOKY GAMES BLOCK
LMAO just checking in on the L4D2 run. This is so ridiculous. Just jumping on geometry in hilarious ways like you'd expect from a Valve game speed run. But also loving all the dumb multiplayer game meta shit they're doing like killing all the bots immediately and voting to change difficulties and whatnot. It's just stupid looking and fun.
Now: F.E.A.R. Any% — PC SPOOKY BLOCK
Then: Axiom Verge
Soon: Silent Hill 3
Now: Carrion Any% — PC SPOOKY BLOCK
Next: Axiom Verge
Then: Silent Hill 3
Soon: Haunting Ground
Now: Axiom Verge Any% — PC SPOOKY BLOCK
Next: Silent Hill 3
Then: Haunting Ground
Soon: Resident Evil: Director's Cut
The developer is one of the commentators
I wasn't holding my breath for an update on Axiom Verge 2, but part of me hoped he would let something slip.
Now: Silent Hill 3 Extra New Game — PC SPOOKY BLOCK
Next: Haunting Ground
Then: Resident Evil: Director's Cut
Now: Haunting Ground A Ending NG+ — PS2 SPOOKY BLOCK
Next: Resident Evil: Director's Cut
Soon: Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City
That it from me tonight.
Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure
Into The Breach
Gravity Rush Remastered
$498,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation!
I'm going to sleep and the thread is dead, so not quite 1/2 a million.