Awesome Games Done Quick

Awesome Games Done Quick is a bi-annual week-long event that's rapidly established itself as a highlight within the speedrun community. The most skilful players from around the world gather to tackle records, all while raising impressive amounts of money.

The fundraising target for last week's festivities was $1 million, all going to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. However, at the time of writing that target has been exceeded by over 50%, with some key figures below.

  • 29629 donors
  • 38,983 donations
  • $1,545,916 raised

Those are absolutely fantastic figures, and are an immense credit to the organisers. It'll all happen again in the summer, of course, but below are a couple of our favourite moments; we have someone clearing the first three dungeons in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time while blindfolded, and Nintendo Life's long-term reviewer and retro gaming master Marcel van Duyn showing us all how it's done in Shovel Knight; the latter was completed with the developers present, too.