We're now one week into the month of July. It's hot game summer and it's off to a great start with Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online. The best speedrunners in the world are back 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, showcasing 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 $700,000 in just four 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 4. For today's highlight, we learn the importance of improvisation during a live broadcast.
Summer Games Done Quick 2021 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:
|Time (All Times PT)||Game||Run||Runner(s)||Target Time|
|6:05 AM||Time Gate: Knight's Chase||Any% - PC||arnaud33200||25:00|
|6:40 AM||Tomb Raider: Anniversary||Any% No Bug Jump - PC||Pursky||30:00|
|7:30 AM||Ristar||Any% Race - Genesis||chronoon, Lizstar, ShimeGabriel, Haram_Scaram||35:00|
|8:15 AM||X-Men 2: Clone Wars||Any% - Genesis||A-Frame||32:00|
|8:57 AM||Tempest of the Heavens and Earth||Boss Attack - PC||Naro||13:00|
|9:20 AM||Sonic Colors (DS)||All Red Rings - DS||speedbreaker55||1:00:00|
|10:30 AM||Sonic 3D Blast||Beat the Game 2 Players 1 Controller with TGH - Wii VC||TGH, AmberCyprian||35:00|
|11:15 AM||Sonic Adventure 2: Battle||Hero Story vs Dark Story Bidwar - PC||Dage4||40:00|
|12:05 PM||Super Mario Bros. 2||All Levels All-Stars - SNES||coolkid||25:00|
|12:40 PM||Outer Wilds||100% - PC||thestrangepie||1:00:00|
|2:00 PM||Destiny 2||Deep Stone Crypt - PC||Shockwve, MunchaKoopas, Tokeegee, Traderkirk, Scoobyfoo, BystanderTim||30:00|
|2:40 PM||Vanquish||Any% Casual w/ DLC - PC||DECosmic||1:35:00|
|4:25 PM||Doom Eternal||Ancient Gods 1 No Major Glitches (Nightmare) - PC||BloodShot9001||30:00|
|5:05 PM||Doom Eternal||Ancient Gods 2 No Major Glitches (Nightmare) - PC||BloodShot9001||30:00|
|5:50 PM||Pokemon Black/White||Any% Black vs. White Race - DS||PulseEffects, Swiftalu||3:30:00|
|9:30 PM||Daily Recap - Thursday||Recap%||Interview Crew||15:00|
|9:45 PM||Bonus Game 4 - Halo 2||Any% - Xbox 360||Monopoli||1:17:00|
|11:12 PM||Manifold Garden||All God Cubes - PC||Nerd_Squared||30:00|
|11:52 PM||Return to Castle Wolfenstein||Full Game Any% I am Death incarnate! - PC||Heros5k||50:00|
|12:52 AM||Heads Run||Normal 50 - PC||killingpepsi||17:00|
|1:19 AM||Charlie Murder||100% - PC||MortimerNova||38:00|
|2:07 AM||Contrast||Any% - PC||NallyQ||18:00|
|2:40 AM||Mega Man II||Any% - Game Boy||KLM1187, KaiserKrister||22:00|
|3:12 AM||Evergate||Any% Unrestricted - PC||Sunnymuffin||40:00|
|4:02 AM||I wanna be the Knight in Shining Armor||Any% - PC||Chazoshtare||20:00|
|4:32 AM||Ponpu||Story Mode (No Level Swap) - PC||Bullets||30:00|
|5:12 AM||Wizard of Legend||Any% (Glitchless) - PC||spacebrojakob||15:00|
|5:37 AM||Sonic the Hedgehog CD||Beat The Game - Sega CD||JoeyBaby69||25:00|
12:40PM - Outer Wilds
Outer Wilds is an incredible journey across time, space, and back again. There isn't much time to see everything, given that everything's on a loop. However, thestrangepie will endeavor to see the whole thing in an hour flat. This will be a treat to anybody who's enjoyed Outer Wilds since its release a few years ago.
2:00PM - Destiny 2
Ongoing games are a hard animal to run quickly, but there's a full blown Destiny 2 crew ready to take on the Deep Stone Crypt raid from the Beyond Light expansion. And they're such a well-oiled machine, they plan to conquer it in just a half hour. This promises to be a very different kind of speedrun, as six players dive in for this particular venture. If you like what you see and want to try your hand at this raid yourself, there's a guide for that.
4:25PM - Doom Eternal
We're quite acquainted with BloodShot9001 and his journey in speedrunning Doom Eternal on Nightmare difficulty. After dazzling everyone during last year's SGDQ, he's back again. This time, he's ready to take on both of the Ancient Gods DLCs back to back. Tune in to see what challenges await him.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online: Day 5 schedule and runs to watch
Summer Games Done Quick 2021 🌞🎮⌛⏩ has raised $730,000 for Doctors Without Borders in it’s fifth 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: Tomb Raider: Anniversary Any% No Bug Jump — PC
Then: X-Men 2: Clone Wars
Soon: Tempest of the Heavens and Earth
Now: Ristar Any% Race — Genesis
Next: X-Men 2: Clone Wars
Then: Tempest of the Heavens and Earth
Soon: Sonic Colors (DS)
Now: X-Men 2: Clone Wars Any% — Genesis
Next: Tempest of the Heavens and Earth
Then: Sonic Colors (DS)
Soon: Sonic 3D Blast
Now: Tempest of the Heavens and Earth Boss Attack — PC
Next: Sonic Colors (DS)
Then: Sonic 3D Blast
Soon: Sonic the Hedgehog CD
Update: they shifted the schedule, and Sonic CD will be tomorrow Super Mario Bros. 2 will be in it's place.
Now: Sonic Colors (DS) All Red Rings — DS Sonic Block
Next: Sonic 3D Blast
Then: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
Soon: Super Mario Bros. 2
$750,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders !!!
Now: Sonic 3D Blast Beat the Game 2 Players 1 Controller with TGH — Wii VC Sonic Block
Next: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
Then: Super Mario Bros. 2
Soon: Outer Wilds
This should be a run to not miss!
i'm always so fascinated by speed runners' commitment to games that just look so absolutely not-fun to me lol. like I'm enjoying watching the playthough, but not in a million years would i ever want to dedicate myself to mastering this game
No only does this look like not the best game, but there are two people playing, each holding on to and controlling half of the controller!
i know! that's a whole extra layer of commitment-- coordinating time with someone to practice
Now: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Hero Story vs Dark Story Bidwar — PC Sonic Block
Next: Super Mario Bros. 2
Then: Outer Wilds
Soon: Destiny 2
This is looking to be Hero Story based on the current bid war.
Now: Super Mario Bros. 2 All Levels All-Stars — SNES
Next: Outer Wilds
Then: Destiny 2
Now: Outer Wilds 100% — PC
Next: Destiny 2
Soon: Doom Eternal
Now: Destiny 2 Deep Stone Crypt — PC
Then: Doom Eternal
Soon: Doom Eternal
This is a 6 player run!
that was wild
Now: Vanquish Any% Casual w/ DLC — PC
Next: Doom Eternal
Then: Doom Eternal
Soon: Pokémon Black/White
i've always thought Vanquish looked p fun
$800,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders !!!
Now: Doom Eternal Ancient Gods 1 No Major Glitches (Nightmare) — PC DOOM Block
Next: Doom Eternal
Then: Pokémon Black/White
Soon: Daily Recap - Thursday
I am reminded that the best hookshots are the ones that can send you launching into the sky.
Now: Doom Eternal Ancient Gods 2 No Major Glitches (Nightmare) — PC DOOM Block
Next: Pokémon Black/White
Then: Daily Recap - Thursday
Soon: Bonus Game 4 - Halo 2
Now: Pokémon Black/White Any% Black vs. White Race — DS
Next: Daily Recap - Thursday
Then: Bonus Game 4 - Halo 2
Soon: Manifold Garden
Halo 2 bonus run is at $858k of $1M
This Pokémon Black vs White run is starting now!
$900,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders !!!
$1,000,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders !!!!!
Halo 2 run incentive met!!!
Now: Daily Recap - Thursday Recap%
Next: Bonus Game 4 - Halo 2
Then: Manifold Garden
Soon: Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Now: Halo 2 any% — Xbox 360
Next: Manifold Garden
Then: Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Soon: Heads Run
This is 1 player 2 controllers, at least for part of the3 run!
Now: Manifold Garden All God Cubes — PC
Next: Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Then: Heads Run
Soon: Charlie Murder
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):
Return to Castle Wolfenstein Full Game Any% - I am Death incarnate! — PC
Heads Run Normal 50 — PC
Charlie Murder 100% — PC
Contrast Any% — PC
Mega Man II any% — Game Boy
Evergate Any% Unrestricted — PC
I wanna be the Knight in Shining Armor any% — PC
Ponpu Story Mode (No Level Swap) — PC
Wizard of Legend Any% (Glitchless) — PC
Sonic the Hedgehog CD Beat The Game — Sega CD
Streets of Rage 4 Arcade Cherry Mania — PC
Astro's Playroom Any% — PS5