Welcome to 2022! Get ready to celebrate the New Year with the return of Awesome Games Done Quick. The world's best speedrunners have once again come together for seven straight days of speedrunning action. Take a seat and enjoy some of the best games of the past and present, as GDQ's runners take their craft to a worldwide audience on Twitch.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 is raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Would you believe that this year's runners have already raised over $480,000 in just two days? 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 noteworthy runs worth following.
Before we get to the schedule, let's look at a highlight from Day 2. Play the "NEW RECORD!" voice clip from Super Smash Bros.
You can watch this year's Awesome Games Done Quick live in the embed below!
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022: 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|
|6:08 AM||Spacegulls||100% v1.1 - NES||Oopla||9:00|
|6:32 AM||The Krion Conquest||Any% Race (JP Version) - NES||stone_clive, KLM1187||20:00|
|7:02 AM||Final Fantasy XIII||Any% - PC||Kayarune||4:50:00|
|12:17 PM||NieR: Automata||[A]ny% VC3 Mod Race — PC||Ameiii, BlueMetal||1:30:00|
|1:57 PM||Ratchet & Clank (2002)||New Game+ - PS3||deltadoid||23:00|
|2:30 PM||Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart||NG+ - PS5||mobius||1:35:00|
|4:20 PM||Bonus Game 3 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade||INTERmission Normal any% - PS5||GenericallyNamed, DutchPotato||52:00|
|5:22 PM||Returnal||Fresh File Any% - PS5||cavecavecave||1:06:00|
|6:38 PM||Daily Recap - Tuesday||Recap% - Live||Kungfufruitcup, feasel, spikevegeta||15:00|
|6:53 PM||Dead Rising||TimeSkip NG - PC||Ecdycis||40:00|
|7:48 PM||Tormented Souls||Full Game Any% - PC||RebeccaRE||1:08:00|
|9:06 PM||FAITH: Chapter II||Ending III: Initiation — PC||Vynn||30:00|
|9:46 PM||PAON BEYOND THE PIEN||Any% - PC||Swordfish4649||20:00|
|10:16 PM||Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem||Any% No Cutscene Storage - Wii||Pandora_jane||1:45:00|
|12:11 AM||Kuon||Yin Phase vs Yang Phase - PS2||MissScarletTanager||40:00|
|1:01 AM||Three Dirty Dwarves||Normal - Saturn||Lizstar||55:00|
|2:06 AM||We Love Katamari||Any% - PS2||Harutomo||1:00:00|
|3:16 AM||The Typing of the Dead||Arcade% - PC||teapartycthulu||35:00|
|4:06 AM||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist||Hard% - Genesis||Crunan||26:00|
|4:42 AM||SNOLF 0||Any% - Genesis||dowolf||35:00|
|5:27 AM||Sonic R||100% (No OoB) - Wii||Risuruuu||17:00|
|5:54 AM||Sonic Robo Blast 2||Sonic Any% - PC||Lemin||30:00|
7:02AM - Final Fantasy XIII
We've seen a lot of Final Fantasy games represented at GDQ over the years. It's not often that we get to see Final Fantasy 13, which is already a decade old! Isn't that wild? The beginning of Lightning's saga is a great way to start the morning, so put this on in the background, enjoy this run, and reacquaint yourself with this forgotten gem in the series.
2:30PM - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
This year's AGDQ has featured a handful of 2021's top games and it's great to see Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart added to that list. A NG+ run means we'll be seeing some of the best weapons on display, so come enjoy this run through this PlayStation 5 hit.
5:22PM - Returnal
Speaking of PS5 hits and also speaking of 2021's top games, here's the Games Done Quick debut of Returnal. This proved to be one of the most challenging games of the last year, with players literally leaving corpses in their wake. Now let's watch cavecavecave make this one look easy.
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 3 here
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 is in it’s 3rd day and has raised $497,000 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
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
Now: Gargoyle's Quest II any% — NES in progress
Then: The Krion Conquest
Soon: Final Fantasy XIII
Now: Spacegulls 100% v1.1 — NES
Next: The Krion Conquest
Then: Final Fantasy XIII
Soon: Nier: Automata
$500,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation !!!
Upcoming incentive runs:
Final Fantasy XIII Blindfolded Dahaka Fight is at $38K of $80K
Bonus Game 3 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is at $39K of $100K
Now: The Krion Conquest Any% Race (JP Version) — NES
Next: Final Fantasy XIII
Then: Nier: Automata
Soon: Ratchet & Clank (2002)
Now: Final Fantasy XIII Any% — PC
Next: Nier: Automata
Then: Ratchet & Clank (2002)
Soon: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Nearly 1/2 way into this run. Blindfolded Dahaka Fight is at $50K of $80K
Stoked (sorry... HYYYYPED!) for the speedrun of Returnal!
Now: Nier: Automata [A]ny% VC3 Mod Race — PC
Next: Ratchet & Clank (2002)
Then: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Soon: Bonus Game 3 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade
Now: Ratchet & Clank (2002) New Game+ — PS3
Next: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Then: Bonus Game 3 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade
Bonus Game 3 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is at $71K of $100K
Now: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart NG+ — PS5
Next: Bonus Game 3 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade
Soon: Daily Recap - Tuesday
$600,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation !!!
Bonus Game 3 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is at $80K of $100K
Now: Bonus Game 3 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade INTERmission Normal any% — PS5
Then: Daily Recap - Tuesday
Soon: Dead Rising
stoked for Returnal!!
Now: Returnal Fresh File Any% — PS5
Next: Daily Recap - Tuesday
Then: Dead Rising
Soon: Tormented Souls
Returnal Bonus NG+ Run is at $20K of $25K
Bonus NG+ Run incentive met!
That was wild! Great runs.
Now: Daily Recap - Tuesday Recap% — Live
Next: Dead Rising
Then: Tormented Souls
Soon: FAITH: Chapter II
Now: Dead Rising TimeSkip NG — PC
Next: Tormented Souls
Then: FAITH: Chapter II
Soon: PAON-ぱおん- BEYOND THE PIEN
This is the start of HORROR BLOCK!
Now: Tormented Souls Full Game Any% — PC
Next: FAITH: Chapter II
Then: PAON-ぱおん- BEYOND THE PIEN
Soon: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Now: FAITH: Chapter II Ending III: Initiation — PC
Next: PAON-ぱおん- BEYOND THE PIEN
Then: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
$700,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation !!!
PAON-ぱおん- BEYOND THE PIEN
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Three Dirty Dwarves
We Love Katamari
The Typing of the Dead
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
Sonic R - SONIC BLOCK START
Sonic Robo Blast 2