The summer season has begun and you know what that means. It's time for the return of Summer Games Done Quick. This year's SGDQ is a special one, as the speedrunning world finally reconvenes in a physical space for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The mission remains the same as it always has. The top runners in the world will look to speed through some of the most recognizable games of the past and present for a worldwide audience on Twitch and do it for charity.
Summer Games Done Quick 2022 has returned to Bloomington, Minnesota. Many of this year's runners are on-hand for live runs, though a few are checking in virtually from their home spaces. This year's event is raising money for Doctors Without Borders. 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!
Summer 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|
|10:00 AM||Shadow of the Colossus||NTA Bossrush RANDOM - PS4||RUBIEHART||47:00|
|11:06 AM||Sonic Generations||Any% - 3DS||Allegro||1:00:00|
|12:21 PM||Warioware: Touched!||Any% - Wii U VC||Mr_Shasta||35:00|
|1:06 PM||Rolled Out!||Challenge (Warps) - PC||Helix||22:00|
|1:43 PM||Mass Effect||Any% No Mako Glitch - PC||MikeWave||1:35:00|
|3:58 PM||Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Any% - Switch||Mr_Shasta||1:50:00|
|6:13 PM||Bonus Game 1 - Pokémon Snap||250k points - N64||quo||35:00|
|7:03 PM||Daily Recap - Sunday||Recap% - Live||Keizaron, JHobz, Kungfufruitcup, adef||15:00|
|7:18 PM||Spyro the Dragon||120% - PS||Dayoman||1:27:00|
|9:00 PM||Perfect Dark||Special Agent - Xbox 360||Zero_IF||1:06:00|
|10:21 PM||Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back||100% - PS||Potty||1:20:00|
|11:51 PM||Perspective||Inbounds - PC||AChocolateOrange||13:00|
|12:14 AM||Super Dream Dasher||Any% - PC||Bullets||31:00|
|12:55 AM||Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth||Any% - PC||Jaxler||16:00|
|1:21 AM||Super Bonk||Any% - SNES||LeadOstrich||28:00|
|1:59 AM||Bulk Slash||Any% New Game - Saturn||Aquas||22:00|
|2:31 AM||Alien Cabal||A Walk in the Park - DOS||tbcr||15:00|
|2:56 AM||Bubble Bobble Part 2||Any% - NES||JaekRock||30:00|
|3:41 AM||Blaster Master||Glitchless (US) Race - NES||UraniumAnchor, davidtki||50:00|
|4:41 AM||Ninja Gaiden||Any% - NES||The Retro Runner||15:00|
|5:11 AM||Altered Beast||Co-op - Genesis||JaekRock, Space Coast Gaming||8:00|
|5:34 AM||McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure||Any% Beginner - Genesis||Lizstar||25:00|
10:00AM - Shadow of the Colossus
We've seen Shadow of the Colossus done a number of times at GDQ events, but this one has our attention for a few reasons. For one thing, it's the very first run of the first live GDQ event in years. The other reason is that we haven't seen a random boss rush done for this game in quite a while, if ever. RUBIEHART will look to have it done in 47 minutes, so boot up Twitch and be ready to tune in.
3:58PM - Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Shacknews looked forward to Kirby and the Forgotten Land for about a year and it delivered everything we could have wanted. Now that enough time has passed, it's time to bring it to the GDQ stage for the first time. Mr_Shasta, who has run a handful of Nintendo first-party titles in the past, will be taking this one on and it should be a treat to watch.
3:41AM - Blaster Master
This one's for all the insomniacs out there. If you're up in the wee hours of the night, be sure to check out this race of the classic Blaster Master. If you've played the recent sequel series from Inti Creates, take some time to check out where it all began with the NES original.
Summer Games Done Quick 2022 Online will take place from now through Saturday, July 2. 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, Summer Games Done Quick 2022: Watch Day 1 here
Summer Games Done Quick 2022🌞🎮⌛⏩ is raising funds for Doctors Without Borders! It starts today at 1PM EDT (with a preshow 30 minutes earlier) and runs until the 3rd.
SGDQ is a video game speedrunning marathon that raises funds for Doctors Without Borders! Speedrunnners will play through over 125 games in seven days, streaming over on Twitch.tv. Classic games like Super Mario World and Altered Beast, modern games like Half-Life: Alyx and Elden Ring, and even some silly games like Gourmet Warriors and DEEEER Simulator 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/c/gamesdonequick/videos (about 24 hours later)
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick (live stream of games)
Now: Pre-Show We're Back — GDQ Stage
Next: Shadow of the Colossus
Then: Sonic Generations
Soon: Warioware: Touched!
Pre-Show starts in 3 minutes!
Now: Shadow of the Colossus NTA Bossrush RANDOM — PS4
Next: Sonic Generations
Then: Warioware: Touched!
Soon: Rolled Out!
that was many horse pets, yet not enough.
It's summer again!
hot nerd summer
Now: Sonic Generations Any% — 3DS
Next: Warioware: Touched!
Then: Rolled Out!
Soon: Mass Effect
Ok, I need some help for a short while. Please reply if you can help out for the next three hours or so.
I'm going to see The Fifth Element in an hour, and won't be able to post the start of the next three games. I need someone to make the next games post for the next thee game.
I already have a document with the text to post. You can just copy the text starting on page 3 to make the posts when the previous game ends. This would be for Warioware, Rolled Out! and Mass Effect. I'll be back before Kirby.
I'm actually in the process of automating this whole process, but I haven't really tested the code and don't trust it yet.
I will try, but I already missed Warioware.
Thanks! I'm back now.
I think this is the first GDQ where I will spread the donations out as there are a lot of prizes that I am interested in. That Elden Ring / Souls swag looks great. I would love a sunlight medallion or an estus flask. I would also love the Elden Ring Shadowbox.
Now: Rolled Out!
Next: Mass Effect
Then: Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Soon: Pokémon Snap (Bonus Game)
I haven't heard of Roll Out! before, but as a Super Monkey Ball fan, I am liking what I am seeing. Also, kudos to the developer donating during the run.
Now: Mass Effect
Next: Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Then: Pokémon Snap (Bonus Game)
Soon: Spyro the Dragon
Now: Kirby and the Forgotten Land Any% — Switch
Next: BONUS GAME 1 - Pokémon Snap
Then: Daily Recap - Sunday
Soon: Spyro the Dragon
$100,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
Now: Pokémon Snap 250k points — N64
Next: Daily Recap - Sunday
Then: Spyro the Dragon
Soon: Perfect Dark
Tomorrow's The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening race has me hyped. Estimated to start at 1:15PM PDT.
Now: Daily Recap - Sunday - Recap% - Live
Next: Spyro the Dragon - PS
Then: Perfect Dark
Soon: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Now: Spyro the Dragon 120% — PS
Next: Perfect Dark
Then: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Now: Perfect Dark Special Agent — Xbox 360
Next: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Soon: Super Dream Dasher