The week is already halfway over and so is Summer Games Done Quick. After a brief January return to the online space, this year's SGDQ is back to live speedrunning and the mission remains the same. The top runners in the world will look to run 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 2023 has come to Minneapolis, 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. After four days, the runners have raised over $655,000. 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 4. Check out this amazing skip during the Sonic Adventure run!
You can watch all of today's action in the embed below!
Summer Games Done Quick 2023: Day 5 schedule
Here's the full schedule for Day 5, 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|
|6:20 AM||Wayne's World||Any% - Super Nintendo||Ritzblues||30:00|
|7:00 AM||The Incredible Hulk||Any% - SNES||Iceplug||20:00|
|7:35 AM||Pocky & Rocky Reshrined||Any% Uzume - Switch||EODTexSR||25:00|
|8:20 AM||The Curse of Monkey Island||Any% Mega-Monkey - PC||frozenspade||24:00|
|8:54 AM||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Any% (No 3rd-party FPS caps) - PC||Joshimuz||4:20:00|
|1:26 PM||Darkest Dungeon||Defeat Hag/Necromancer/Swine Prince Bidwar - PC||RebelDragon95||50:00|
|2:33 PM||Mega Man 6||Any% 2 Players 1 Controller - NES||DarkTerrex, Ppotdot1||41:00|
|3:26 PM||The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess||Any% - Nintendo Gamecube||mralberto23||3:00:00|
|6:38 PM||Pizza Tower||Any% - PC||SoaringSloth||1:20:00|
|8:10 PM||BONUS GAME 5 - Titanfall 2||Any% - PC||Blaidan||1:25:00|
|9:47 PM||Red Bull Daily Recap - Thursday||Recap% - Live||Interview Crew||15:00|
|10:07 PM||Gunfire Reborn||Qing Yan - Full Game - Reincarnation 1 - PC||Shockwve||35:00|
|10:54 PM||Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy||Full Trilogy Any% - PC||Murcaz||2:40:00|
|1:46 AM||Amnesia: Rebirth||Any% - PC||bloodthunder||1:00:00|
|2:58 AM||Shantae and the Pirate's Curse||All Dark Magic, Pirate Mode, No OOB - Xbox Series S||TheSoundDefense||1:20:00|
|4:28 AM||Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series||Klonoa 1 Any% Easy Support Mode - PC||Mr_Shasta||50:00|
|5:33 AM||VVVVVV||Any% Glitchless - PC||Metroid Crime||22:00|
8:54AM - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
It's been a while since viewers have been able to scratch their GTA itch from Games Done Quick. San Andreas, in particular, still stands out as one of the best entries in the series, so why not give it a look and relive CJ's wild times on the streets? It's a long 4+ hour run, but we'll definitely be on the lookout for the mission where he has to follow the train.
2:33PM - Mega Man 6
While there's no dedicated Mega Man block this year, the Mega Man 6 run will make up for it with a novel "2 player, 1 controller" run. These are already some of the most challenging platformers on the NES, so let's watch both of these runners cooperate in an effort to defeat the nefarious Dr. Wily once more.
6:38PM - Pizza Tower
It's one of the big breakout indie hits of 2023 so far. Pizza Tower has taken the PC gaming world by storm and now it's time for it to make its Games Done Quick debut. We're excited to watch SoaringSloth attempt these mad dashes across these strange worlds. Get ready to see what all the fuss is about with this unexpected gem.
Summer Games Done Quick 2023 will take place from now through Saturday, June 3. 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 2023: Watch Day 5 here
Summer Games Done Quick 2023🌞🎮⌛⏩ has raised $694,462 for Doctors Without Borders! It is the 5th day 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 Bros., Batman Forever and Loom, modern games like Bugsnax and Hi-Fi RUSH, and even some silly games like Give Me Toilet Paper! and Pepsiman will be played through, 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/sgdq 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/sgdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick
VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/13u4weq/sgdq_vod_thread_2023/ https://vods.speedrun.club/event/gdq/sgdq2023
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@gamesdonequick https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz8YL4HVC87XSfJy7JSWQvlUgK2NGAJu4 (about 24 hours later)
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick (live stream of games)
Now: The Cat in the Hat - Any% - PS1
Next: Wayne's World - Super Nintendo
Then: The Incredible Hulk
Soon: Pocky & Rocky Reshrined
If you want to know what all the 'Yes, Chef!' stuff is about, watch this Overcooked 2 / The Menu speedrun (or at least the start of it):
And then watch Ratatouille:
A bunch of the other runs have since referenced it, including them getting the chef costume during the Super Mario Odyssey run.
Now: Wayne's World - Any% - Super Nintendo
Next: The Incredible Hulk - SNES
Then: Pocky & Rocky Reshrined
Soon: The Curse of Monkey Island
Come for the game, stay for the cosplay!
Now: The Incredible Hulk - Any% - SNES
Next: Pocky & Rocky Reshrined - Switch
Then: The Curse of Monkey Island
Soon: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
$700,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
Now: Pocky & Rocky Reshrined - Any% Uzume - Switch
Next: The Curse of Monkey Island - PC
Then: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Soon: Darkest Dungeon
Now: The Curse of Monkey Island - Any% Mega-Monkey - PC
Next: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - PC
Then: Darkest Dungeon
Soon: Mega Man 6
Now: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Any% (No 3rd-party FPS caps) - PC
Next: Darkest Dungeon - PC
Then: Mega Man 6
Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
This GTA: San Andreas run is one of the longer (higher?) runs at 4:20 estimated time.
Watched for about 45 seconds and it's already insane lol. The glitches and shit they have to do for this crap is just nuts.
SGDQ Merch from The Yetee:
a portion of the sales goes to Doctors Without Borders
also check out Fangamer: https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick
Now: Darkest Dungeon - Defeat Hag/Necromancer/Swine Prince Bidwar - PC
Next: Mega Man 6 - NES
Then: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Soon: Pizza Tower
Now: Mega Man 6 - Any% 2 Players 1 Controller - NES
Next: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Nintendo Gamecube
Then: Pizza Tower
Soon: BONUS GAME 5 - Titanfall 2
Now: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Any% - Nintendo Gamecube
Next: Pizza Tower - PC
Then: BONUS GAME 5 - Titanfall 2
Soon: Red Bull Daily Recap - Thursday
Titanfall 2 incentive run is at $67k of $125k with under 2 hours to go!
Now at $80k with under an hours to go!
$100K of $125K and not much longer to go!
Now: Pizza Tower - Any% - PC
Next: BONUS GAME 5 - Titanfall 2 - PC
Then: Red Bull Daily Recap - Thursday
Soon: Gunfire Reborn
Titanfall 2 is actually a pretty rad run.
$800,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
Titanfall 2 incentive met!
Now: Titanfall 2 - Any% - PC
Next: Red Bull Daily Recap - Thursday -
Then: Gunfire Reborn
Soon: Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
Now: Red Bull Daily Recap - Thursday - Recap% -
Next: Gunfire Reborn - PC
Then: Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
Soon: Amnesia: Rebirth
Now: Gunfire Reborn - Qing Yan - Full Game - Reincarnation 1 - PC
Next: Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy - PC
Then: Amnesia: Rebirth
Soon: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse