Games Done Quick has finished its latest speed running marathon to raise money for charity.
Games Done Quick, as the name would suggest, hosts events that feature high-level gameplay for speed runners. Speed runs are a popular format of gaming, to battle against the clock to finish a game as fast as possible.
These events are all for a good case as Games Done Quick hosts a series of charity video game marathons. In its nine-year history, the organisation has worked with various charities. These include Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Currently, they act as the largest fundraising event globally for both charities.
Games Done Quick fundraising
The latest event saw a week-long 24-hour video game speed running marathon take place. The event which raises money for charity has raised over $2.6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Last year the charity organisation managed to raise a huge $3 million for Doctors Without Borders.
This latest event featured 150-speed runs and the money raised was spread over 39,857 donations from 21,519 donors. The largest donation received was $100,000, with an average donation of $66.26 and a median donation of $25. The event saw numerous gaming records broken. These include speed runs of PowerWash Simulator and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.
The event was originally intended to take place in Florida however organisers decided against the in-person event. This was partly down to state Covid-19 policies but also the reports of increased aggression towards the LGBTQ+ community. To date, Games Done Quick has raised over 34 million dollars for charity. The group also averages over 3000 people in attendance at these events which include attendees and staff. Not only do these events go towards good causes but they’re also fun for gaming fans to be a part of.