Awesome Games Done Quick returns this week.
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Awesome Games Done Quick, the annual charity speedrunning event, is back for another year and the schedule features some exciting speedruns and a few surprises.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 will kick off on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at noon EST, with the marathon running 24 hours a day for the rest of the week until the schedule is completed around 00:30 on Sunday January 12. All of the action will be streamed on the Games Done Quick Twitch channel, and of course will be completely free to watch.
The marathon will see speedrunners try to beat their game of choice as quickly as possible in front of a live audience in Orlando, Florida. The runners will be providing commentary of their runs along with other members of the speedrunning community on the couches behind them, making it much more than just watching people play games quickly. All of this is done to raise money for charity, with viewers encouraged to donate during the event.
Throughout the course of the week the games that will be played range from triple A blockbusters from the current generation of consoles through to some of the most niche games from years ago. The likes of The Outer Worlds and Marvel’s Spider-Man sit alongside the likes of Barbie on the NES and Normy’s BeachBabe-O-Rama from the SEGA Genesis.
Obviously watching every single run from Awesome Games Done Quick as it happens live is going to be impossible if your require some amount of sleep, but there are more than a few games on the schedule that you will need to check out if possible.
Of course the big name modern games such as Control and Untitled Goose Game that have never been ran at a Games Done Quick event before will be worth checking out, with the latter sure to produce a lot of laugh out loud moments, but there are also some more niche titles that will be worth checking out. PC platformer VVVVVV is always an entertaining run to watch with the precision required, and the Guitar Hero showcase will offer something completely different to the rest of the week.
Just like any Games Done Quick event there will always be some runs that you happen to catch that turn out to be incredibly entertaining. I have no idea if the run of Jurassic Park III: Dino Defender will be any good or not, but that’s part of the joy of Games Done Quick, you discover these new games and always have a great time. And it’s all for a good cause!