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Summer Games Done Quick 2022: Watch Day 1 here

Summer Games Done Quick 2022 is here and it's live in person! We have the Day 1 schedule, runs to check out, and the full live stream right here.

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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
9:30 AM Pre-Show -- -- 30:00
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

Image courtesy of PlayStaiton

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

Image courtesy of Nintendo

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

Image courtesy of Nintendo

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.

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From The Chatty
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    June 26, 2022 6:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2022: Watch Day 1 here

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      June 26, 2022 8:33 AM

      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
      Schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
      Donate: https://gamesdonequick.com/donate
      Stats: https://gdqstat.us/
      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)
      VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/
      Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick (live stream of games)

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      June 26, 2022 9:16 AM

      Now: Pre-Show We're Back — GDQ Stage
      Next: Shadow of the Colossus
      Then: Sonic Generations
      Soon: Warioware: Touched!

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        June 26, 2022 9:33 AM

        Pre-Show starts in 3 minutes!

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      June 26, 2022 10:01 AM

      Now: Shadow of the Colossus NTA Bossrush RANDOM — PS4
      Next: Sonic Generations
      Then: Warioware: Touched!
      Soon: Rolled Out!

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        June 26, 2022 11:05 AM

        that was many horse pets, yet not enough.

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      June 26, 2022 11:01 AM

      It's summer again!

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      June 26, 2022 11:07 AM

      Now: Sonic Generations Any% — 3DS
      Next: Warioware: Touched!
      Then: Rolled Out!
      Soon: Mass Effect

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      June 26, 2022 11:14 AM

      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.

      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iIm70MIQoBpkZr7uWvB7B6U3jfI6IpehzBFehFLSs7k/edit?usp=sharing


      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.

      Thanks!

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        June 26, 2022 1:13 PM

        I will try, but I already missed Warioware.

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          June 26, 2022 2:35 PM

          Thanks! I'm back now.

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      June 26, 2022 1:09 PM

      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.

      https://i.imgur.com/wUCi6tD.jpg

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      June 26, 2022 1:12 PM

      Now: Rolled Out!
      Next: Mass Effect
      Then: Kirby and the Forgotten Land
      Soon: Pokémon Snap (Bonus Game)

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        June 26, 2022 1:29 PM

        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.

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      June 26, 2022 1:43 PM


      Now: Mass Effect
      Next: Kirby and the Forgotten Land
      Then: Pokémon Snap (Bonus Game)
      Soon: Spyro the Dragon

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      June 26, 2022 3:44 PM

      Now: Kirby and the Forgotten Land Any% — Switch
      Next: BONUS GAME 1 - Pokémon Snap
      Then: Daily Recap - Sunday
      Soon: Spyro the Dragon

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      June 26, 2022 5:22 PM

      $100,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders

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      June 26, 2022 6:03 PM

      Now: Pokémon Snap 250k points — N64
      Next: Daily Recap - Sunday
      Then: Spyro the Dragon
      Soon: Perfect Dark

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      June 26, 2022 7:05 PM

      Tomorrow's The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening race has me hyped. Estimated to start at 1:15PM PDT.

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      June 26, 2022 7:08 PM

      Now: Daily Recap - Sunday - Recap% - Live
      Next: Spyro the Dragon - PS
      Then: Perfect Dark
      Soon: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

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      June 26, 2022 7:13 PM

      Now: Spyro the Dragon 120% — PS
      Next: Perfect Dark
      Then: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
      Soon: Perspective

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      June 26, 2022 8:58 PM

      Now: Perfect Dark Special Agent — Xbox 360
      Next: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
      Then: Perspective
      Soon: Super Dream Dasher

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