It's the dawn of a new year and that means it's time, once again, for the return of Awesome Games Done Quick. The gaming world has reconvened in a virtual space one more time for seven straight days of speedrunning action. The best runners in the world will look to run through some of the most recognizable games of the past and present for a worldwide audience on Twitch.
As was the case last year and as has been the case throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Awesome Games Done Quick will not be held in its usual venue. However, the show will go on, as the runners gather online to carry on their ongoing mission. This year's event is raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews will be watching all week and we'll make sure to bring you the daily schedule each day. Plus, we'll highlight the noteworthy runs worth watching.
You can watch all of the action in the embed below!
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022: Day 1 schedule
Here's the full schedule for Day 1, 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|
|9:00 AM||Nioh 2||Any% Featherless - PS5||AxelSanGo||1:35:00|
|10:47 AM||Metroid Prime Hunters||All Items - DS||Mr_Shasta||1:30:00|
|12:39 PM||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest||Any% - SNES||Tonkotsu, SBDWolf, V0oid, Eazinn||48:00|
|1:39 PM||Deathloop||Any% - PC||CreeperHntr||25:00|
|2:16 PM||Axiom Verge 2||Any% Major Glitches - PC||SeraphinEveles||13:00|
|2:41 PM||Mega Man 2||Any% (difficult) - NES||coolkid||32:00|
|3:25 PM||Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance||Tanker Blindfolded - PC||ApacheSmash||15:00|
|3:52 PM||Death's Door||Current Patch Any% - PC||Scrublord||1:15:00|
|5:19 PM||Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered||Silver Lining Any% - PS5||Pessilist||38:00|
|6:09 PM||The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons||All Essences - GBC||TGH||1:45:00|
|8:06 PM||Daily Recap - Sunday||Recap% - Live||feasel, spikevegeta, Keizaron, JHobz||15:00|
|8:21 PM||Dead Space 2||Any% - PC||sharkhat87||1:20:00|
|9:53 PM||Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time||Any% NG+ - PC||A Flyin Coconut||45:00|
|10:48 PM||RITE||Any% - PC||Lincher||30:00|
|11:28 PM||Mail Mole||Any% - PC||headstrong1290||1:05:00|
|12:43 AM||Antichamber||100% - PC||Ozmourn||30:00|
|1:23 AM||Judge Dread||Any% - SNES||Traviktox||35:00|
|2:08 AM||Bust-A-Move 4||Puzzle - Arcade (Normal) - PS1||poshi||30:00|
|2:53 AM||ActRaiser||Professional! Mode Race - SNES||Aquas, Teleo1||24:00|
|3:27 AM||Beyond Oasis||Any% - PC||Delekates||50:00|
|4:27 AM||Gunstar Heroes||Any% Expert — Genesis||dagronSR||45:00|
|5:22 AM||Environmental Station Alpha||Surface Ending - PC||Vicas||30:00|
1:39PM - Deathloop
We obviously have an affection for Deathloop here at Shacknews. After all, it's our Shacknews Game of the Year 2021. Now we want to see how Games Done Quick can wreck this Arkane action extravaganza. We'll be watching CreeperHntr's run closely and look forward to many more Deathloop runs to come in the years ahead.
2:41PM - Mega Man 2
Mega Man games are always a blast at GDQ events, so of course we're setting aside some time to watch the best one in the series. We've seen coolkid in this spot before, but now we're ready to see how quickly he can polish off the Blue Bomber's sequel on its most difficult setting.
3:52PM - Death's Door
Sunday is full of GDQ classics, but also has a handful of GDQ debuts. One of the runs we were surprised to see crack the list was Death's Door, the breakout hit from Devolver Digital and Acid Nerve. The combat gets intense in the realm untouched by death and we're excited to see Scrublord run through the latest patch.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Online will take place from now through Saturday, January 15. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to come back all week to Shacknews for more on this week's marathon.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Online: Watch Day 1 here
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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 starts today, January 9th at noon eastern with a pre-show 30 minutes earlier, and is raising funds for Prevent Cancer Foundation. 😎🎮⌛⏩
AGDQ 2022 is a speedrunning marathon that is taking place from January 9th to 16th, 2022, completely online. 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 Gunstar Heroes, modern games such as Nioh 2, DEATHLOOP and Part Time UFO, and bad games such as Zelda's Adventure and The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness 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/gdq . Additionally, any Twitch channel subs to GamesDoneQuick or bits donations all go to the charity.
Site: http://gamesdonequick.com https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
Oooh, there's a rocket league section? Running a bunch of training packs I guess. Cool.
One hour until the pre-show starts!
If you need to brush up on your speedrunning terms, check out:
Now: Pre-Show Get Hype — AGDQ
Next: Nioh 2
Then: Metroid Prime Hunters
Soon: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Pre-show is starting now!
Now: Nioh 2 Any% Featherless — PS5
Next: Metroid Prime Hunters
Then: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Looks like they have slick new graphics!
having some issues ?
Good to go now!
wonder if his asscheeks are gonna be out the whole game
Probably. Does Nioh 2 allow for custom characters, or is this the default?
oh he just put on some armor
one year my dono will get read...
Now: Metroid Prime Hunters All Items — DS
Next: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Soon: Axiom Verge 2
This will include a bonus First Hunt run.
First Hunt is the demo of the game that was distributed with some other DS games, Mr Shasta will run it after the All Items run.
First Hunt run is now
Sad this is the only Metroid run this week. I understand with Dread being so new and not knowing how to budget time for it. At the time gdq submissions were done the any% time was like 2 hours, now it is like 1:10.
Also there is a bunch of drama with Dread right now. They are fighting about whether or not to allow turbo controllers.
The fuck? When is turbo allowed when it isn't on the default controller? If they really can't decide, hello (turbo) category.
Not digging and of the Yetee shirts this year
Yeah, the Chicory one was my favorite, but even that one didn't impel me to purchase it.
The Dark Souls one just made me sad.
Now: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Any% — SNES
Then: Axiom Verge 2
Soon: Mega Man 2
This is a 4-way race
Getting used to these new graphics. They don't feel as "slick" as previous years, but it may just be because I'm a human and I fear change. But I do wish there were an audio indicator for races like this DK2 one.
I was looking for an audio indicator too, surprised it's not there.
Now: DEATHLOOP Any% — PC
Next: Axiom Verge 2
Then: Mega Man 2
Soon: Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
Now: Axiom Verge 2 Any% Major Glitches — PC
Next: Mega Man 2
Then: Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
Soon: Death's Door
Now: Mega Man 2 any% (difficult) — NES
Next: Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
Then: Death's Door
Soon: Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Amazing run so far
The Metal Man fight made my jaw drop because I didn't know that easy trick.
Now: Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Tanker Blindfolded — PC
Next: Death's Door
Then: Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Now: Death's Door Current Patch Any% — PC
Next: Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Then: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Soon: Daily Recap - Sunday
$100,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation
Now: Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Silver Lining Any% — PS5
Next: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Then: Daily Recap - Sunday
Soon: Dead Space 2
The Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered run has been upgraded to Ultimate difficulty.
Now: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons All Essences — GBC
Next: Daily Recap - Sunday
Then: Dead Space 2
Soon: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
Now: Daily Recap - Sunday Recap% — Live
Next: Dead Space 2
Then: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
Now: Dead Space 2 any% — PC
Next: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
Soon: Mail Mole
Now: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Any% NG+ — PC
Then: Mail Mole
I'm calling it a night here, if anyone wants to take over.
Environmental Station Alpha
Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs