It's a brand new year and the best way to mark the start of a new year is with the return of Awesome Games Done Quick. The top speedrunners in the world have gathered together for seven straight days of speedrunning action. Prepare to enjoy some of the best games of the past and present, as GDQ's roster of runners do their thing in front of a worldwide audience on Twitch.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 is raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This year's runners have already raised over $150,000 in just a single day. 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.
Before we get to the schedule, let's look at a highlight from Day 1. It's not often you see a photo finish during a GDQ race, but here we are!
You can watch all of the action in the embed below!
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022: Day 2 schedule
Here's the full schedule for Day 2, 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|
|6:18 AM||Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs||Any% - GBA||Breadghost||23:00|
|6:51 AM||Part Time UFO||Any% - Switch||ykrin||30:00|
|7:31 AM||Kirby's Dream Land 3||Any% (No 2P) - Switch||Darksol188||1:10:00|
|8:51 AM||Kena: Bridge of Spirits||Any% NMG (Hard) - PC||InsertLogic||35:00|
|9:36 AM||Chicory: A Colorful Tale||All Bosses And Trials - PC||Punchy||35:00|
|10:21 AM||Crash Team Racing||Any% (No Major Glitches) - PS1||hypnoshark||1:05:00|
|11:36 AM||Webbed||Any% - PC||ShadowthePast||25:00|
|12:11 PM||Mega Man X4||100% Zero vs X - PS1||Luiz Miguel||50:00|
|1:11 PM||Psychonauts 2||Any% - PC||ItzBytez||1:45:00|
|3:11 PM||Bonus Game 2 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania||Story Mode All Worlds Race - PC||PetresInc, Helix||48:00|
|4:17 PM||Ori and the Blind Forest||All Cells (No OOB/TA) - PC||rinSR||50:00|
|5:27 PM||Super Mario Galaxy||Any% Luigi Race - Wii U||Mr. Cloud Kirby, HardcoreGaming, Jhay, Tibs||2:35:00|
|8:12 PM||Daily Recap - Monday||Recap% - Live||Kungfufruitcup, feasel, JHobz||15:00|
|8:27 PM||Pumpkin Jack||NG+ No OOB - PC||Jaxler||1:15:00|
|9:52 PM||Hitman: Codename 47||All Missions - PC||valdemarka||40:00|
|10:42 PM||Serious Sam 4||All Levels - PC||Tezur0||1:13:00|
|12:05 AM||Marathon 2: Durandal||Kindergarten - Xbox One||tbcr||43:00|
|12:58 AM||Beast Wars: Transformers||Predacon Campaign - PS1||AilisNoon||27:00|
|1:35 AM||Metal Warriors||Any% - SNES||Omnigamer||22:00|
|2:07 AM||Astalon: Tears of the Earth||Any% - PC||strizer86||57:00|
|3:14 AM||Willow||Any% - NES||Sathdresh||1:00:00|
|4:34 AM||Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger||Easy Mode - NES||KLM1187||8:00|
|4:52 AM||Bucky O'Hare||Normal Mode - NES||KLM1187||28:00|
|5:30 AM||Gargoyle's Quest II||Any% - NES||vanni_van||32:00|
8:51AM - Kena: Bridge of Spirits
The perils of being a spirit guide are great, as players found out with last year's Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Now it's time to put it through the GDQ ringer, as InsertLogic looks to complete its most devious platforming sequences and put it to bed in just around 35 minutes.
1:11PM - Psychonauts 2
After over a decade, Double Fine finally delivered Psychonauts 2 in 2021. It finished high in a lot of Game of the Year lists and, in fact, earned the Chatty community's top GOTY honors. Now it's time to watch it at a GDQ event for the first time, as ItzBytez looks to complete its challenging platforming sequences while juggling Raz's various abilities.
5:27PM - Super Mario Galaxy
The Year of Luigi has been over for several years now, but Luigi will take center stage for this four-way Super Mario Galaxy race. Luigi controls slightly differently than his older brother, which changes up the speedrunning tactics slightly. Watch this four-way race to wrap up your Monday and stay tuned to see if this has as close a finish as the DKC 2 race on Sunday.
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 2 here
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 is in it’s 2nd day and has raised $165,000 for Prevent Cancer Foundation! It will continue until the 16th! 😎🎮⌛⏩
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
VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/rzmh6m/agdq_vod_thread_2022/ Stats: https://gdqstat.us/
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
Now: Part Time UFO Any% — Switch
Next: Kirby's Dream Land 3
Then: Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Soon: Chicory: A Colorful Tale
Now: Kirby's Dream Land 3 Any% (No 2P) — Switch
Next: Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Then: Chicory: A Colorful Tale
Soon: Crash Team Racing
Now: Kena: Bridge of Spirits Toshi's Relics (Easy) — PC
Next: Chicory: A Colorful Tale
Then: Crash Team Racing
This run was upgraded to Hard
Apparently this was a world record run!
Now: Chicory: A Colorful Tale All Bosses And Trials — PC
Next: Crash Team Racing
Soon: Mega Man X4
I believe this had developer commentary (sorry busy at work and can't watch everything)
$200,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation
Now: Crash Team Racing Any% (No Major Glitches) — PS1
Then: Mega Man X4
Soon: Psychonauts 2
This will include the glitch showcase which will show off the Battle Mode Wrong Warp glitch and completely mess up the game after the Crash Team Racing run
Glitch showcase now!
Now: Webbed Any% — PC
Next: Mega Man X4
Then: Psychonauts 2
Soon: Bonus Game 2 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
That may have been world record!
Now: Mega Man X4 100% Zero vs X — PS1
Next: Psychonauts 2
Then: Bonus Game 2 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
Soon: Ori and the Blind Forest
This is a Zero run.
Now: Psychonauts 2 Any% — PC
Next: Bonus Game 2 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
Then: Ori and the Blind Forest
Soon: Super Mario Galaxy
Technical difficulties! Framerate issue...
They are back!
If you missed a run, they are being posted to YouTube 24 hours afterwards, and can be found in this playlist:
$300,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation
Now: Bonus Game 2 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Story Mode All Worlds Race — PC
Next: Ori and the Blind Forest
Then: Super Mario Galaxy
Soon: Daily Recap - Monday
Dark Banana Mode is currently at $2.5K of $20K
Dark Banana Mode is an additional set of 10 difficult stages with an additional failure state for touching dark bananas. If met, the racers will clear this too.
Dark mode incentive met!
Now: Ori and the Blind Forest All Cells (No OOB/TA) — PC
Next: Super Mario Galaxy
Then: Daily Recap - Monday
Soon: Pumpkin Jack
Now: Super Mario Galaxy Any% Luigi Race — Wii U
Next: Daily Recap - Monday
Then: Pumpkin Jack
Soon: Hitman: Codename 47
This is a 4 way race!
$400,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation !
On day 2? Nice!
Now: Daily Recap - Monday Recap% — Live
Next: Pumpkin Jack
Then: Hitman: Codename 47
Soon: Serious Sam 4
Now: Pumpkin Jack NG+ No OOB — PC
Next: Hitman: Codename 47
Then: Serious Sam 4
Soon: Marathon Durandal
That was a world record run!
By almost 3 minutes!
Last year or the year before, it was a dude with long hair doing a badass L4D2 speedrun, does somebody remember his name or have a link???
Left 4 Dead 2 by WaifuRuns in 59:10 - AGDQ 2021
omg this is exactly it, you SAVED my LIFE, please SM me your Steam name please
That's not necessary. I know how much you like L4D, so I'm happy to help you find a video, especially a Games Done Quick video. 😄
I love you
Now: Hitman: Codename 47 All Missions — PC
Next: Serious Sam 4
Then: Marathon 2: Durandal
Soon: Beast Wars: Transformers
I'm calling it a night. If someone would like to take over, go ahead.
Serious Sam 4
Marathon 2: Durandal
Beast Wars: Transformers
Astalon: Tears of the Earth
Willow - NES BLOCK START
Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger
Gargoyle's Quest II
The Krion Conquest - NES BLOCK END