The holiday time is over and it's time to go back to work. Don't worry, though, because Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online rolls on and is totally viewable at the office. The top speedrunners in the world are back for another week-long marathon. They're not in a live venue this year, but their mission remains the same. It's seven days of speedrunning action, as runners play through the best games of the past and present in front of a worldwide audience on Twitch.
Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online is raising money for Doctors Without Borders. This year's runners have already raised over $300,000 in just two days. Shacknews will be checking out the action all week and we'll make sure to pop in with the daily schedule throughout this week, while also spotlighting noteworty runs worth following.
Before we go any further, let's look at a highlight from Day 2. What in the world was this wackiness on display during the Ninja Gaiden run?
Summer 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|
|6:17 AM||Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow||Soma All Bosses - DS||Diagon||46:00|
|7:13 AM||Castlevania 64||Reinhardt vs. Carrie bidwar - N64||ty2358||47:00|
|8:10 AM||Castlevania: Bloodlines||Any% Eric Normal - Genesis||Mannix86||35:00|
|8:55 AM||Castlevania: Rondo of Blood||Any% - Wii VC||AgentWyvern||25:00|
|9:40 AM||Castlevania||Any% Race - NES||2snek, shockra_tease, freeland||14:00|
|10:04 AM||Battletoads||100% - NES||TheMexicanRunner||36:00|
|10:50 AM||La-Mulana Remake||Any% no Pointer Manipulation - PC||Timopy||1:35:00|
|12:35 PM||Dishonored||Any% (Yes) - PC||lurven||40:00|
|1:35 PM||Horizon Zero Dawn||NG+ Ultra Hard - PS4||Elkjaer||2:00:00|
|3:45 PM||Bonus Game 2 - Grand Theft Auto III||Any% - PC||KZ_FREW||1:14:00|
|5:09 PM||Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD||European Extreme - PS3||ApacheSmash||1:18:00|
|6:37 PM||Daily Recap - Tuesday||Recap%||Interview Crew||15:00|
|6:52 PM||Resident Evil 7: Biohazard||Any% New Game Easy Race - PC||KatLink, CaptainEzekiel||1:37:00|
|8:39 PM||Dead Space||Any% - PC||LivingLooneyBin||1:40:00|
|10:29 PM||Little Nightmares II||Any% - PC||Kenhie||1:25:00|
|12:04 AM||Star Wars: Republic Commando||Any% Easy - PC||Utsu||1:50:00|
|2:04 AM||Kororinpa: Marble Mania||All Normal Levels NG+ - Wii||callumbal||32:00|
|2:51 AM||Coca Cola Kid||Any% Race - Game Gear||Grumpmeister, sharif||15:00|
|3:16 AM||Twinkle Star Sprites||LEVEL8 GAME SPEED - Dreamcast||r_parenthesis||15:00|
|3:41 AM||Mischief Makers||Any% - N64||JoeyBaby69||1:05:00|
|4:56 AM||Earthworm Jim||Any% Normal SNES - SNES||RIFT20XX||30:00|
|5:36 AM||Golden Sun: The Lost Age||Any% No Save & Quit - Wii U VC||Plexa||6:06:00|
Happening now! - The Castlevania Block
Those who have watched GDQ over the years should be familiar with the event staples. Castlevania is one of them and this is a massive Castlevania block this year. Starting earlier this morning with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (the spiritual successor), Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is continuing the block as of the time of this post. Viewers can also look forward to Castlevania 64, Bloodlines, Rondo of Blood, and the whole thing will wrap up with a three-way race of the NES original.
Celebrate the end of an amazing Netflix series by curling up on the couch and watching some monster-busting action.
10:04AM - Battletoads
TheMexicanRunner has already dazzled viewers with his run of this year's Ghosts 'N Goblins Resurrection. Now it's time to head into the 8-bit gaming era, as he looks to play the original Battletoads. Yes, there was a day when Battletoads was actually good! Allow TheMexicanRunner to show you, as he runs through a full 100% playthrough.
1:35PM - Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn is going down as a modern classic, one of the PS4's best games ever. Get ready to watch full mastery on display, as Elkjaer looks to run the whole game on NG+ Ultra Hard mode. The machines will show no mercy, so tune in to see how this game gets wrapped up fast.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online: Day 3 schedule and runs to watch
Summer Games Done Quick 2021 🌞🎮⌛⏩ has raised $325,000 for Doctors Without Borders in it’s third day and and it runs until the 11th.
SGDQ is a video game speedrunning marathon that raises funds for Doctors Without Borders! Similar to the previous two events, the event will be entirely online this year. Speedrunnners will play through over 150 games in seven days, streaming over Twitch.tv. Classic games like Super Mario Bros. 3 and Castlevania: Bloodlines, modern games like Doom Eternal and Astro's Playroom, and even some awful games like Arabian Nights and Racing Pitch will be played through, so there is something for everyone!
Site: http://gamesdonequick.com https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick
Merch (with a % going to Doctors Without Borders): https://theyetee.com/collections/sgdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CMZbIx27UM&list=PLz8YL4HVC87V6OQSXXmP-a0qtUVaLZouR (about 24 hours later) VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/odfopt/sgdq_vod_thread_2021/
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick (live stream of games)
Now: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Soma All Bosses — DS Castlevania Block
Next: Castlevania 64
Then: Castlevania: Bloodlines
Soon: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Now: Castlevania 64 Reinhardt vs. Carrie bidwar — N64 Castlevania Block
Next: Castlevania: Bloodlines
Then: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
This is a Reinhardt run
Now: Castlevania: Bloodlines any% Eric Normal — Genesis Castlevania Block
Next: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Now: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Any% — Wii VC Castlevania Block
Soon: La-Mulana Remake
Now: Castlevania Any% Race — NES Castlevania Block
Then: La-Mulana Remake
This is a 3 player race!
Now: Battletoads 100% with Blind Turbo Tunnel! — NES
Next: La-Mulana Remake
Soon: Horizon Zero Dawn
Pretty excited for the Battletoads run.
This should be a run to not miss!
Blindfolded turbo tunnel was a success!
He did it!
$350,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders !!!
Now: La-Mulana Remake Any% no Pointer Manipulation — PC
Then: Horizon Zero Dawn
Soon: Bonus Game 2 - Grand Theft Auto III
I put quite a bit of time into La-Mulana and that game makes Nintendo hard look like easymode at times. This sounds like they'll be not using a lot of the methods that let them circumvent the difficult bits in the run I saw.
Now: Dishonored Any% (Yes) — PC
Next: Horizon Zero Dawn
Then: Bonus Game 2 - Grand Theft Auto III
Soon: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD
Oh man, definitely want to catch HZD.
Now: Horizon Zero Dawn NG+ Ultra Hard — PS4
Next: Bonus Game 2 - Grand Theft Auto III
Then: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD
Soon: Daily Recap - Tuesday
Both yesterday and today have had great runs scheduled. I am surprised by how many games I am excited for.
The next 5 runs are going to be great!
$400,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders !!!
GTA 3 Funded and up next!
Now: Grand Theft Auto III Any% — PC
Next: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD
Then: Daily Recap - Tuesday
Soon: Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Now: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD European Extreme — PS3
Next: Daily Recap - Tuesday
Then: Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Soon: Dead Space
That was a good run of MGS3. The tuxedo made it harder, which I didn't expect, but I should have guessed.
$450,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders !!!
Now: Daily Recap - Tuesday Recap%
Next: Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Then: Dead Space
Soon: Little Nightmares II
Now: Resident Evil 7 biohazard Any% New Game Easy Race — PC Horror Block
Next: Dead Space
Then: Little Nightmares II
Soon: Star Wars: Republic Commando
Now: Dead Space any% — PC Horror Block
Next: Little Nightmares II
Then: Star Wars: Republic Commando
Soon: Kororinpa: Marble Mania
If someone wants to take over posting until morning, go ahead!
Text to paste for each game already typed and styled (game list starts on page 3):
Little Nightmares II Any% — PC
Star Wars: Republic Commando Any% Easy — PC
Kororinpa: Marble Mania All Normal Levels NG+ — Wii
Coca Cola Kid Any% Race — Game Gear
Twinkle Star Sprites LEVEL8 GAME SPEED — Dreamcast
Mischief Makers Any% — N64
Earthworm Jim Any% Normal SNES — SNES
Golden Sun: The Lost Age Any% No Save & Quit — Wii U VC