Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 Rakes In Millions For Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome Games Done Quick sets new record, by raising $3.1 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Now, the total for the 2020 show has come in, and it's pretty darn good: speedrunners around the world have raised a combined $3.13 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Speedrunning is a playthrough of a game in which the player attempts to finish a game as fast as possible. The week-long stream also features races, contests, and raffles. In that spirit, the events broke their respective records back in 2019 as AGDQ raked in $2.4 million while SGDQ of the same year breezed past that by breaching the $3 million barrier for the first time. Runner Oatsngoats capped off the 7-day marathon with a run of the Super Metroid Impossible ROM Hack, during which AGDQ crossed the $3 million threshold just past midnight (it was nearly perfectly timed to Kraid's demise, but alas).

Of course, this isn't the end of Games Done Quick.

Archives of this year's speedruns can be found on the official Games Done Quick YouTube channel.

"It's fantastic, the impact is going to be felt for decades, probably long after our lifetimes so thank you so much", they said.

The most recent AGDQ featured just one mobile game, Super Cat Tales from developer Neutronized.

Donors can choose to have their money put towards a number of different incentives.

To me, there's something oddly compelling about speed-running.

And House House weren't the only ones donating big during the final hours of the AGDQ.

There are also various raffles, with prizes ranging from a PlayStation 4 bundle pack to a custom-made 1:1 scale model of an unlit bonfire from Dark Souls. As yet, no location has been finalised, but Summer Games Done Quick is slated to take place before then, running 21st-28th June in Minnesota, USA. SGDQ is scheduled to run from June 21 to 28.

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