We're now well into July and that means we're well into the summer season. It also means Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online is fully underway and already hitting its stride. The world's best speedrunners have returned for a new 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, featuring the best games of the past and present for 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 $500,000 in just three 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 3. For today's highlight-- WHAT IN THE HECK IS THAT?
Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online: Day 4 schedule
Here's the full schedule for Day 4, 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|
|11:50 AM||GeoGuessr||Perfect Score - PC||havrd||35:00|
|12:35 PM||Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus||NG+ - PS3||mobius||25:00|
|1:10 PM||Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time||Any% - PC||Jordy925||1:35:00|
|2:55 PM||Bonus Game 3: Hitman 3||Trilogy Campaign SA/SO Professional - PC||Yannini||1:00:00|
|4:05 PM||Ghostrunner||Any% Inbounds - PC||Blaidan||45:00|
|5:00 PM||Mass Effect 2||NG+ w/ DLC - PC||MikeWave||1:36:00|
|6:46 PM||Daily Recap - Wednesday||Recap%||Interview Crew||15:00|
|7:01 PM||The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask||100% No Source Requirement - N64||ClaireLynnD||1:50:00|
|9:01 PM||Untitled Goose Game||100% Co-op - PC||Tasselfoot, Thundar001||32:00|
|9:53 PM||Fight Crab||All Main Stages - PC||teddyras||30:00|
|10:33 PM||I Am Fish||Any% - PC||Biglaw||30:00|
|11:13 PM||Link: The Faces of Evil||All Cutscenes - CD-i||Grumpmeister||1:00:00|
|12:23 AM||Jazzpunk||Special Agent - PC||KatLink||45:00|
|1:18 AM||Arabian Nights||Any% with dialogue - PC||Goost||40:00|
|2:08 AM||Jelly Drift||Any% - PC||Konasumi||8:00|
|2:26 AM||Paris Chase||Any% - PC||Martinz||25:00|
|3:01 AM||Racing Pitch||All Tracks - PC||Chazoshtare||17:00|
|3:28 AM||Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed||All Tracks (Moby Dick) - GBA||CosmykTheDolfyn||14:00|
|3:52 AM||Evolution Skateboarding||Arcade All Missions: Solid Snake - PS2||PARTY MAN X||23:00|
|4:25 AM||Wheels!||Hard/Fast - PC||tbcr||5:00|
|4:42 AM||ALTF4||Any% - PC||ChirpingMatt||10:00|
|5:05 AM||Time Gate: Knight's Chase||Any% - PC||arnaud33200||25:00|
|5:40 AM||Tomb Raider: Anniversary||Any% No Bug Jump - PC||Pursky||30:00|
2:55PM - Bonus Game 3: Hitman 3
This one's going to take some extra donations in order to happen, but if the incentive is met, Yannini will jump on Hitman 3. He'll look to run through the full World of Assassination, as viewers get to check out Hitman 3 on the GDQ stage for the first time.
We got to chat with Yannini about his upcoming run and you can check out that interview above. Learn about the ins and outs of running a game like Hitman, along with some fun anecdotes.
9:01PM - Untitled Goose Game
Untitled Goose Game is rapidly becoming a GDQ staple, one we've seen run at a few previous events. So what's the next frontier? The answer is a co-op run! Untitled Goose Game got a co-op update late last year and it offered a new way for players to troll the neighborhood. Now watch Tasselfoot and Thundar001 join forces to bring joint goose mayhem to everyone around them.
We also chatted with Tasselfoot and Thundar001 about their upcoming run and you can check out that interview above.
11:13PM - Link: The Faces of Evil
The Silly Games Done Quick block is a fun one this year, but there's one main event. The past few GDQ events have taken players through the infamous Zelda CD-i trilogy. Now comes Link: The Faces of Evil. Grab some popcorn and get ready to join the GDQ couch to roast this awful, awful video game, as players are "treated" to all cutscenes.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online: Day 4 schedule and runs to watch
Summer Games Done Quick 2021 🌞🎮⌛⏩ has raised $520,000 for Doctors Without Borders in it’s fourth 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: Golden Sun: The Lost Age Any% No Save & Quit — Wii U VC
Then: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Soon: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
This game started about 10 minutes ago, and is scheduled for 6 hours!
Dullahan Superboss incentive is at $19.8k of $50k
Make Kraden Angry hidden cutscene has been met!
BONUS GAME: Hitman 3 is at $36k of $70k
Dullahan Superboss incentive is at $25k of $50k
BONUS GAME: Hitman 3 is at $37k of $70k
Dullahan Superboss incentive is at $32k of $50k
BONUS GAME: Hitman 3 is at $38k of $70k
Dullahan Superboss incentive is met!
BONUS GAME: Hitman 3 is at $39k of $70k
I expect the Geoguesser run will be really great. For those that aren’t familiar, Geoguesser is a “game” where you’re thrown into a random location in the world from the Google street view dataset, and you have to click a location on the map to guess where you are. There is actually a really active speed running community and their geographical knowledge is fascinating.
Now: GeoGuessr Perfect Score — PC
Next: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Then: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Soon: Bonus Game 3 - Hitman 3
Hitman 3 is at $42k of $70k
This should be a run to not miss!
Now: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus NG+ — PS3
Next: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Then: Bonus Game 3 - Hitman 3
Hitman 3 is at $48k of $70k
Now: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Any% — PC
Next: Bonus Game 3 - Hitman 3
Soon: Mass Effect 2
Hitman 3 is at $52k of $70k
Hitman 3 is at $60k of $70k
$600,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders !!!
Now: Hitman 3 Trilogy Campaign SA/SO Professional — PC
Then: Mass Effect 2
Soon: Daily Recap - Wednesday
I am assuming that they met the Hitman 3 goal? I am watching my son get his 4 month vaccine. All the tears.
Yes, it was met
Yea they hit it
I need to watch this. They post VODs?
Check my first reply for VODs link
Now: Ghostrunner Any% Inbounds — PC
Next: Mass Effect 2
Then: Daily Recap - Wednesday
Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Now: Mass Effect 2 NG+ No One Left Behind w/ DLC — PC
Next: Daily Recap - Wednesday
Then: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Soon: Untitled Goose Game
Now: Daily Recap - Wednesday Recap% —
Next: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Then: Untitled Goose Game
Soon: Fight Crab
Now: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 100% No Source Requirement — N64
Next: Untitled Goose Game
Then: Fight Crab
Soon: I Am Fish
$700,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders !!!
Now: Untitled Goose Game 100% Co-op with Glitch Showcase — PC Silly Block
Next: Fight Crab
Then: I Am Fish
Soon: Link: The Faces of Evil
Silly Block starts now, and lasts until morning!
This is a whole block to not miss, especially with these animal games at the beginning!
Glitch expo now!
Now: Fight Crab All Main Stages — PC Silly Block
Next: I Am Fish
Then: Link: The Faces of Evil
Now: I Am Fish Any% — PC Silly Block
Next: Link: The Faces of Evil
Soon: Arabian Nights
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):
Overnight Silly Block:
Link: The Faces of Evil All Cutscenes — CD-i
Jazzpunk Special Agent — PC
Arabian Nights any% with dialogue — PC
Jelly Drift Any% — PC
Paris Chase any% — PC
Racing Pitch All Tracks — PC
Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed All Tracks (Moby Dick) — GBA
Evolution Skateboarding Arcade All Missions - Solid Snake — PS2
Wheels! Hard/Fast — PC
ALTF4 Any% — PC
Time Gate: Knight's Chase any% — PC
End of Silly Block
Tomb Raider: Anniversary Any% No Bug Jump — PC