Another exciting week of speedrunning is about to end. It is the final day of Summer Games Done Quick 2023. After a brief January return to the online space, this year's event 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. With one day left to go, the runners have raised over $1.1 million. Shacknews has been watching all week and we're here one last time to bring you the daily schedule and highlight the noteworthy runs worth watching.
Before we get to the schedule, let's look at a highlight from Day 6. Say the line, Erik!
You can watch all of today's action in the embed below!
Summer Games Done Quick 2023: Day 7 schedule
Here's the full schedule for Day 7, 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||Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition||All Skills No OOB/TA - PC||Primorix||35:00|
|7:05 AM||Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg||Any% - Nintendo Wii||monkeysmb||25:00|
|7:54 AM||Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master||Expert - Sega Genesis||dagronSR||30:00|
|8:27 AM||Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster||Any% - PC||Zic3||2:55:00|
|11:32 AM||I Wanna Be the Guy Remastered||Any% - PC||LogicPQ||25:00|
|12:12 PM||Superhot VR||Any% - PC||davidtki||15:00|
|12:42 PM||Super Mario Bros.||Warpless - NES||GTAce||20:00|
|1:17 PM||Fire Emblem Engage||Any% - Nintendo Switch||Claris||1:15:00|
|2:47 PM||Pokémon Scarlet/Violet||Victory Road - Nintendo Switch||eddaket||2:30:00|
|5:32 PM||Super Mario 64||Randomizer- 70 Star Non-Stop - Wii VC||360Chrism||42:00|
|6:29 PM||Elden Ring||Any% Glitchless - PC||Mitchriz||1:20:00|
|8:14 PM||Super Mario Maker 2||Relay Race - Nintendo Switch||TheRileyC, Aurateur, PangaeaPanga, TanukiDan, Shoujo, Caspur189, LilKirbs, Thabeast721||1:40:00|
|10:09 PM||BONUS GAME 7 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||Any% Blindfolded - Nintendo Switch||Bubzia||1:45:00|
|12:09 AM||Baron Of Shell||100% - Super Nintendo||grandpoobear||48:00|
|1:27 AM||Event Recap||Recap 100% - Live||Interview Crew||20:00|
|1:57 AM||Super Metroid||Co-Op Any% - Super Nintendo||ShinyZeni, zoast||50:00|
|2:57 AM||Finale!||The End% - GDQ Stage||Tech Crew||20:00|
6:29PM - Elden Ring
It was the biggest game of 2022 and will remain a staple of gaming libraries for many years. Elden Ring has brought joy to many players around the world and now it's time to see how fast the journey can be completed. Watch as Mitchriz attempts to complete it in just under 90 minutes.
8:14PM - Super Mario Maker 2
It's our absolute favorite event whenever it comes to Games Done Quick. The Super Mario Maker relay is here! This time, the teams are made up of TheRileyC, Aurateur, PangaeaPanga, TanukiDan, Shoujo, Caspur189, LilKirbs, and Thabeast721. We're going to be watching this with everyone else and if you want to play these levels for yourself, Shacknews will report in with the level codes you'll need.
10:09PM - BONUS GAME 7 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Before there was Tears of the Kingdom, there was Breath of the Wild. We're quite familiar with Bubzia and his blindfolded exploits. He attempts his greatest feat to date, as he'll look to complete The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild completely blindfolded.
Summer Games Done Quick 2023 wraps up tonight. We'll be back after the event is over to report the final total. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2023: Watch Day 7 here
Summer Games Done Quick 2023🌞🎮⌛⏩ has raised $1,186,052 for Doctors Without Borders! It is the FINAL 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: Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition - All Skills No OOB/TA - PC
Next: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg - Nintendo Wii
Then: Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster
Soon: I Wanna Be the Guy Remastered
Now: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg - Any% - Nintendo Wii
Next: Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster - PC
Then: I Wanna Be the Guy Remastered
Soon: Superhot VR
Now: Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster - Any% - PC
Next: I Wanna Be the Guy Remastered - PC
Then: Superhot VR
Soon: Super Mario Bros.
$1,200,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
So far, this SGDQ is behind every GDQ since SGDQ 2018, except for SGQD 2020 (the first covid GDQ).
I'm guessing that this is because of it being a month early this year, and probably not everyone who normally watches got the message.
Still, they should on track for raising more than a million today, and seeing that they are behind schedule, they have more time remaining than most GDQs would have at this point, but that may also somewhat heart them as some of the biggest runs would be happening very late for east coast times, and even for west coast times.
I have to assume a couple years of remote/covid shows also hurt. It's really been good to see the audience and couch again.
also, all the everythings costing more with wages not increasing to match, means less money to spend on charity
Now: I Wanna Be the Guy Remastered - Any% - PC
Next: Superhot VR - PC
Then: Super Mario Bros.
Soon: Fire Emblem Engage
Now: Superhot VR - Any% - PC
Next: Super Mario Bros. - NES
Then: Fire Emblem Engage
Soon: Pokémon Scarlet/Violet
Now: Super Mario Bros. - Warpless - NES
Next: Fire Emblem Engage - Nintendo Switch
Then: Pokémon Scarlet/Violet
Soon: Super Mario 64
This has been upgraded to a one-handed warpless run!
one handed flag pole glitch!?!
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Now: Fire Emblem Engage - Any% - Nintendo Switch
Next: Pokémon Scarlet/Violet - Nintendo Switch
Then: Super Mario 64
Soon: Elden Ring
$1,300,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
Now: Pokémon Scarlet/Violet - Victory Road - Nintendo Switch
Next: Super Mario 64 - Wii VC
Then: Elden Ring
Soon: Super Mario Maker 2
$1,400,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
Now: Super Mario 64 - Randomizer- 70 Star Non-Stop - Wii VC
Next: Elden Ring - PC
Then: Super Mario Maker 2
Soon: BONUS GAME 7 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Now: Elden Ring - Any% Glitchless - PC
Next: Super Mario Maker 2 - Nintendo Switch
Then: BONUS GAME 7 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Soon: Baron Of Shell
Defeat Maliketh, the Black Blade blindfolded incentive is at $75K of $100K.
This was just met!
BotW Blindfolded run incentive is hitting $2,000,000
Super Mario Maker 2 Versus Showcase is at $86k of $250K
Now at $140k of $250k
Blindfolded fight starting now!
That was well done
$1,500,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
$1,600,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders
Now: Super Mario Maker 2 - Relay Race - Nintendo Switch
Next: BONUS GAME 7 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Nintendo Switch
Then: Baron Of Shell
Soon: Event Recap
This run, and every following run should not be missed!
Super Mario Maker 2 Versus Showcase is at $200K of $250K
Relay starting now!
Get the course IDs here: https://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=41918886#item_41918886
$1,700,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders