The 134 fast races on the schedule were held in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States, from June 26 to July 3. It was the first face-to-face marathon since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 for the organization.
The objective of these races is to complete video games as quickly as possible, whether recent titles or classics.
To achieve their ends, the participants usually take advantage of development bugs, covert attacks and combinations on the controller and other tricks in order to gain speed.
A total of 42,000 donations were made, totaling US$3.01 million (C$3.9 million). This amount is slightly less than the amount raised during the last Awesome Game Done Quick (AGDQ) event, held online in January 2022, which gave away 3.4 million US dollars (4.4 million Canadian dollars). to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Races that attract attention
Among the most notorious courses is a combined race of Super Mario All Stars and Super Mario World in less than 12 minutes, carried out in cooperative mode by, among others, SethBling and IsoFrieze.
The game Kirby and the Forgotten LandNintendo’s latest pink ball adventure, was completed in 40 minutes.
Two quick runs of the game Elden Ring, reputed to be particularly difficult, were on the schedule. The Hyp3rsomniac player expected to complete the game in 4 minutes 2 seconds, but only managed a counter of 33 minutes 58 seconds, which is still an achievement.
Other video sprints, like Doom Eternal, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Donkey Kong Country 2 were held at the event, and can be viewed on Game Done Quick’s YouTube channel. (New window)
Game Done Quick gives video sprint enthusiasts an appointment on August 21 for Frame Fatales, a video sprint event, which this time brings together runners, and whose proceeds are donated to the Malala Fund, named after the activist Pakistani women’s rights activist, Malala Yousafzai.