The beginning of a new year means the inevitable return of Awesome Games Done Quick, back for another week of marathon speedrunning. The community came together for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic back at SGDQ, but things have gone virtual once again, due to concerns over COVID policies and increasingly hostile political policies in Florida. 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 in front of a worldwide audience on Twitch and they'll do it for charity.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online takes place from the homes of many of the world's best runners. In two days, GDQ has already raised more than $325,000 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.
Before we get to the schedule, let's look at a highlight from Day 2. There was a lot to be impressed about in the Shredder's Revenge race, but this stun lock on Metalhead is high up there.
You can watch all of the action in the embed below!
Awesome Games Done Quick 2023: 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|
|8:46 AM||Castlevania: Harmony of Despair||Solo All character NG+ - Xbox 360||KeynNaka||45:00|
|9:56 AM||Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow||Any% No 0HP (Standard) - PC||JupiterClimb, Chewy4u||18:00|
|10:32 AM||Fashion Police Squad||Any% - PC||danejerus||50:00|
|11:42 AM||Transistor||Any% - PC||Kass||50:00|
|12:52 PM||Super Mario Galaxy 2||Any% Race - Wii U VC||SuperViperT302, HardcoreGaming, ImJhay, MutantsAbyss||3:10:00|
|4:12 PM||Jak II||Any% - PS2||rRubiks||1:05:00|
|5:27 PM||Outer Wilds||Stranger 100% - PC||ptminsker||35:00|
|6:17 PM||BONUS GAME 3 - Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose||Hardcore - PC||7rayD||50:00|
|7:17 PM||Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal||All Titanium Bolts - PS3||Scottobozo||1:25:00|
|8:52 PM||Daily Recap - Tuesday||Recap% - Live||Interview Crew||15:00|
|9:07 PM||Resident Evil 7||End of Zoe Any% - PC||Maxylobes||22:00|
|9:39 PM||Poppy Playtime: Chapter 2||100% - PC||Nerd_Squared||30:00|
|10:24 PM||Dead Space 3||Any% Coop - PC||sharkhat87, SergeantRadish||2:20:00|
|1:09 AM||Cryostasis||Any% - PC||shmumbler||35:00|
|1:54 AM||Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks||Any% - PS2||Elfinout||20:00|
|2:24 AM||FEZ||Any% - PC||thearst3rd||30:00|
|3:04 AM||Sutte Hakkun||50 Levels - GBC||junkyard_dave||15:00|
|3:29 AM||Vampire Night||Arcade Medium - PS2||Boyks||40:00|
|4:20 AM||Nightmare of Decay||Any% Normal - PC||Gnydsmelt||20:00|
|4:50 AM||Final Fantasy 7||Any% (No Slots) - PS||Zheal||7:10:00|
12:52PM - Super Mario Galaxy 2
It always feels like Nintendo is letting this classic fall under its radar. Really, any sort of love for the superior Super Mario Galaxy game is greatly appreciated. It's even better when there's a four-way race happening. Tune in to see who comes out on top in this exciting trot through the cosmos.
5:27PM - Outer Wilds
Speaking of strange trips through the cosmos, let's check out Outer Wilds. By that, I mean let's check out all of Outer Wilds. This run is targeting the full 100 percent, which includes everything featured in the Echoes of the Eye expansion. If you haven't seen this time-based indie excursion, be sure to check it out.
1:54AM - Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
Now here's a game we don't see everyday. When people think of single-player Mortal Kombat adventures, they think of the horrendous experiment that was Sub-Zero. However, there was a second solo outing that came out during the PS2 generation, which is what we're seeing here. Liu Kang and Kung Lao have a much better adventure than ol' Sub did and now you can check it out for yourself in this 20-minute run.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online will take place from now through Saturday, January 14. 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 2023 Online: Watch Day 3 here
Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 😎🎮⌛⏩ has raised $341,084 for Prevent Cancer Foundation! It is the 3rd day and runs until the 15th.
AGDQ 2023 is a speedrunning marathon that is taking place from January 8th to 15th, 2023, completely online. Speedrunnners will play through almost 150 games in seven days while raising funds for Prevent Cancer Foundation. Classic games such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Ape Escape 2, modern games such as TMNT Shredder's Revenge and Splatoon 3, and silly games such as Office Race and "I'm going to die if I don't eat sushi!" 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
Merch (with a % going to Doctors Without Borders): https://theyetee.com/collections/agdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick
VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/106tyto/agdq_vod_thread_2023/ https://gdqvods.com/event/agdq-2023/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@gamesdonequick https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz8YL4HVC87Vmvi2kxPNI8CVeplodtTt_ (about 24 hours later)
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick (live stream of games)
Now: ASTRAL CHAIN - Any%(No Abilities) - Switch
Next: Castlevania: Harmony of Despair - XBOX 360
Then: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Soon: Fashion Police Squad
The Yetee AGDQ Merch:
A percent of each purchase goes to Prevent Cancer Foundation
Now: Castlevania: Harmony of Despair - Solo All character NG+ - XBOX 360
Next: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - PC
Then: Fashion Police Squad
Now: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - Any% No 0HP (Standard) - PC
Next: Fashion Police Squad - PC
Soon: Super Mario Galaxy 2
This is a 2 player race!
Now: Fashion Police Squad - Any% - PC
Next: Transistor - PC
Then: Super Mario Galaxy 2
Soon: Jak II
One of the developers is commentating for this game!
Wow this game is fabulous!
I cannot believe how fun this run was to watch. It was hilarious.
Now: Transistor - Any% - PC
Next: Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Wii U VC
Then: Jak II
Soon: Outer Wilds
Now: Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Any% Race - Wii U VC
Next: Jak II - PS2
Then: Outer Wilds
Soon: BONUS GAME 3 - Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose
$400,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation
And a brand new Super Mario Galaxy 2 WORLD RECORD has just been smashed.
Now: Jak II - Any% - PS2
Next: Outer Wilds - PC
Then: BONUS GAME 3 - Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose
Soon: Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
BONUS GAME 3 - Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose is at $38K of $90K
Now: Outer Wilds - Stranger 100% - PC
Next: BONUS GAME 3 - Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose - PC
Then: Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Soon: Daily Recap - Tuesday
BONUS GAME 3 - Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose - is at $45K of $90K
$69K of $90K! Games swapped so we have more time!
Now: Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal - All Titanium Bolts - PS3
Next: BONUS GAME 3 - Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose - PC
Then: Daily Recap - Tuesday
Soon: Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose met!
Now: Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose - Hardcore - PC
Next: Daily Recap - Tuesday - Live
Then: Resident Evil 7
Soon: Poppy Playtime: Chapter 2
Now: Daily Recap - Tuesday - Recap% - Live
Next: Resident Evil 7 - PC
Then: Poppy Playtime: Chapter 2
Soon: Dead Space 3
Now: Resident Evil 7 - End of Zoe Any% - PC
Next: Poppy Playtime: Chapter 2 - PC
Then: Dead Space 3
Now: Poppy Playtime: Chapter 2 - 100% - PC
Next: Dead Space 3 - PC
Soon: Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
$500,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation