Less than 48 hours remain for Summer Games Done Quick 2023. 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 five days, the runners have raised over $885,000. 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 5. Bad takes happen, even during Pizza Tower runs.
You can watch all of today's action in the embed below!
Summer Games Done Quick 2023: Day 6 schedule
Here's the full schedule for Day 6, 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|
|6:04 AM||SaGa Frontier||Story Bidwar - PlayStation||Raclesis||1:00:00|
|7:19 AM||Final Fight 3||Co-Op Any% (Easy) - SNES||JaekRock, Space Coast Gaming||25:00|
|7:54 AM||Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master||Expert - Sega Genesis||dagronSR||30:00|
|8:39 AM||Wild Guns||Any% hard co-op - SNES||giygasblues, Crak Atak||25:00|
|9:14 AM||Lunistice||Any% Glitchless - PC||Nestani||35:00|
|10:04 AM||X-Men: The Arcade Game||2-player 1CC Attempt - Arcade||LRock617, MetroidMaster||30:00|
|10:44 AM||Dark Forces||Easy (TFE) - PC||CovertMuffin||26:00|
|11:25 AM||The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords||Any% Co-op - Game Boy Advance||AmberCyprian, TGH||30:00|
|12:05 PM||Metroid Prime Remastered||Any% - Nintendo Switch||Samura1man||2:00:00|
|2:22 PM||Pokémon Colosseum||Any% Race - Nintendo Gamecube||Swiftalu, Sparkle||4:05:00|
|6:49 PM||Kaizo Monkey Ball||Story Mode - Nintendo Wii||IkeSMB||40:00|
|7:41 PM||Sure Shot||100% - SNES||Shoujo||25:00|
|8:18 PM||Spin Rhythm XD||XD Turntable Showcase - PC||AngryScootsman||1:00:00|
|9:30 PM||BONUS GAME 6 - Clone Hero||Showcase - PC||Frif||54:00|
|10:36 PM||Red Bull Daily Recap - Friday||Recap% - Live||Interview Crew||15:00|
|10:56 PM||Celeste||TAS- True Ending - PC||Lmjacks, tmcalvins, Vamp||36:00|
|11:42 PM||Super Mario 64||Randomizer- 70 Star Non-Stop - Wii VC||360Chrism||42:00|
|12:39 AM||Kingdom Hearts Final Mix||Any% Proud Race - PC||MistMaster1, Violin||2:30:00|
|3:34 AM||Neopets: The Darkest Faerie||Any% - PlayStation 2||Jaxler||50:00|
|4:39 AM||Tony Hawk's Underground||Beginner Any% - PC||Biglaw||37:00|
|5:29 AM||Spelunky 2||Spelunker Trials Any% - PC||Lavableman||20:00|
|5:59 AM||Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition||All Skills No OOB/TA - PC||Primorix||35:00|
12:05PM - Metroid Prime Remastered
One of the most pleasant surprises of 2023 was the sudden announcement and immediate release of Metroid Prime Remastered. The Games Done Quick crew is familiar with this game, so they're eager to dive into this remastered version of this GameCube classic.
11:42PM - Super Mario 64
It's Friday night and there's no better way to spend it than checking out this Super Mario 64 randomizer run. The target time is 42 minutes, but 360Chrism is ultimately at the mercy of the randomizer. Tune in to see whether RNG favors him.
5:29AM - Spelunky 2
There are some great Friday runs lined up, but we can't help but be excited about one of the first Spelunky 2 runs to grace a Games Done Quick event. Anything can happen with Spelunky and it's loads of fun to watch, so we're happy to stay up late for this one.
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 6 here
Summer Games Done Quick 2023🌞🎮⌛⏩ has raised $897,168 for Doctors Without Borders! It is the 6th 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: SaGa Frontier - Story Bidwar - PlayStation
Next: Final Fight 3 - SNES
Then: Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
Soon: Wild Guns
Now: Final Fight 3 - Co-Op Any% (Easy) - SNES
Next: Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master - Sega Genesis
Then: Wild Guns
$900,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
Now: Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master - Expert - Sega Genesis
Next: Wild Guns - SNES
Soon: X-Men: The Arcade Game
Damn I missed Shinobi 3, one of my favorite games ever
Now: Wild Guns - Any% hard co-op - SNES
Next: Lunistice - PC
Then: X-Men: The Arcade Game
Soon: Dark Forces
Now: Lunistice - Any% Glitchless - PC
Next: X-Men: The Arcade Game - Arcade
Then: Dark Forces
Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Now: X-Men: The Arcade Game - 2-player 1CC Attempt - Arcade
Next: Dark Forces - PC
Then: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Soon: Metroid Prime Remastered
Now: Dark Forces - Easy (TFE) - PC
Next: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords - Game Boy Advance
Then: Metroid Prime Remastered
Soon: Pokémon Colosseum
Now: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords - Any% Co-op - Game Boy Advance
Next: Metroid Prime Remastered - Nintendo Switch
Then: Pokémon Colosseum
Soon: Kaizo Monkey Ball
Now: Metroid Prime Remastered - Any% - Nintendo Switch
Next: Pokémon Colosseum - Nintendo Gamecube
Then: Kaizo Monkey Ball
Soon: Sure Shot
Now: Pokémon Colosseum - Any% Race - Nintendo Gamecube
Next: Kaizo Monkey Ball - Nintendo Wii
Then: Sure Shot
Soon: Spin Rhythm XD
$1,000,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
Clone Hero incentive run is at $14k of $60k with about 4 hours to go.
Now: Kaizo Monkey Ball - Story Mode - Nintendo Wii
Next: Sure Shot - SNES
Then: Spin Rhythm XD
Soon: BONUS GAME 6 - Clone Hero
Now: Sure Shot - 100% - SNES
Next: Spin Rhythm XD - PC
Then: BONUS GAME 6 - Clone Hero
Soon: Red Bull Daily Recap - Friday
Now: Spin Rhythm XD - XD Turntable Showcase - PC
Next: BONUS GAME 6 - Clone Hero - PC
Then: Red Bull Daily Recap - Friday
This should be a run to watch!
$1,100,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders