Ever thought you were greatest player ever when you completed a Mega Man game without dying? Ever thought you were the coolest person in the world when you 100 percent-ed your favorite Final Fantasy game? Were you proud when no one could top your top Tetris score? Did you ever think no one could ever beat your time trial record in Super Monkey Ball?
Their Twitch feed is currently running at www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick, and a full schedule of all the games can be found here. If you’re a newcomer to the event, be sure to take a peek at the incentive donations for additional runs, such as a blindfolded Pokemon Blue run, a swordless Legend Of Zelda playthrough, or making the runners sing Gato’s song in Chrono Trigger (hint, hint, wink, wink). If you want something to happen, you’ve got to donate some money to see it! All the incentive donations for the event can be found here.
If you want to see how the gaming community can come together and be a force for change and greatness, please sit down and watch some of SGDQ on Twitch. If you’re absolutely captivated by all the tech and practice involved in every run, head on over to the Speed Demos Archive to view all the games and discover the technical aspects of your favorite games broken apart by thousands of people from all over the world. Inspired to pick up speed-running? Check out the SDA game list, or follow the players participating this year on their respective channels, and you’ll soon find your way to a community always willing to accept new people into their elite ranks of speed-runners. Practice makes perfect, and who knows? Maybe next year you might be a runner on SGDQ/AGDQ.
If you’re still uncertain about donating, or are short on funds at the moment, check out Humble Bundle, The Yetee, Something Artistic,and Tiny Build. These sponsors are offering ways to nab some cool gear, including a few games, all the while supporting Doctors Without Borders. Alienware, World Gaming, Power Up Audio, and The Mega Man Legacy Collection are all backing SGDQ this year, as well as the previous companies mentioned above.
Convinced? I hope so! If anything, you can watch some seriously talented people destroy some of your favorite childhood games in record-breaking time. The stream lasts until Saturday, so there’s plenty of time to kick back and watch some awesome video games get thoroughly destroyed.