Running quick for a great cause
What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with SGDQ? This coming Sunday marks the start of Summertimes Games Done Quick 2023, which will feature a number of speedrunning displays created between May 28 through June 4.
This year’s SGDQ 2023 will begin at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET and continue continuously through June 4 for 24 hours. The speedrunning event will continue to stream on the GDQ Twitch channel.
If you are unfamiliar with the concept, Games Done Quick is a company that organises speedrunning exhibitions that raise money for different causes. Gamers will demonstrate the absolute fastest playthroughs of video games, utilising obstacles, strategies, and speed to reach their goal as soon as they can. Additionally, several classifications mandate intriguing, non-conventional goals. While “Any%” can simply mean watching the credits roll, different classes provide the runner unique and varied challenges.
GDQ week is typically a week of fun events and good runs, and this particular occasion will return. Due to Florida’s stances on COVID-19 rules and “increased hostility” towards LGBTQ+ persons, SGDQ’s equivalent, Awesome Games Done Quick 2023, postponed its in-person event and instead browsed the internet.
Sincerably, this year has seen no shortage of spectacular runs. When I looked at the itinerary for today, I was a little taken aback by how jam-packed it seemed. If you’re looking for criteria, I’ve taken the run classification and runner(s) from the schedule below and highlighted them.
Summertimes Games Done Quick 2023 go to expect
Sunday, May 28
- Sonic FrontierAny%– AlphaDolphin
- Mega Man MakerAny%– megamarino
- Ring Fit AdventureBeat World 1 Intensity 30 Restricted– Verxl
Monday, May 29
- Banjo-Kazooie100% no FFM– duck
- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII– ReunionAny% Race– desa3579, BigSid
- Bloodstained: Curse of the MoonAny% Ultimate– The Blacktastic
- StepManiaXVideo Game Showcase– ZephyrGlaze, WDRM, chezmix
Tuesday, May 30
- Chained EchoesAny% No CW Fresh File– moonblazewolf
- BastionLive Tutorial Showcase– Cosmic_Bones, SeaAverage
Wednesday, May 31
- SignalisAny% Casual Difficulty/ Memory Ending– DruciferPlays
- Lil Gator GameAny%– ItzBytez
- Sonic Adventure DXAll Stories Relay– SpacebarS, shovelclaws, Themimik, Yoshipuff, AlphaDolphin, Allegro
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s MaskBlitz Randomizer– spikevegeta
Thursday, June 1
- Real Crime: New York CityAny%– pmcTRILOGY
- Offer Me Toilet Paper!Hand%– Asuka424
- Pizza TowerAny%– SoaringSloth
- Titanfall 2Any%– Blaidan
Friday, June 2
- Shantae and the Pirate’s CurseAll Dark Magic, Pirate Mode, No OOB– TheSoundDefense
- Dark ForcesEasy (TFE)– CovertMuffin
- The Legend of Zelda: Four SwordsAny% Co-op– AmberCyprian, TGH
- Clone HeroDisplay– Frif
- CelesteTAS True Ending– Lmjacks, tmscalvins, Vamp
Saturday, June 3
- Kingdom Hearts Final MixAny% Proud Race– MistMaster1, Violin
- Superhot VRAny%– davidtki
- Elden RingAny% Glitchless– Mitchriz
- Super Mario Maker 2Relay Race– TheRileyC, Aurateur, PangaeaPanga, TanukiDan, Shoujo, Caspur189, LilKirbs, Thabeast721
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildAny% Blindfolded– Bubzia
Sunday, June 4
- Baron of Shell100%– grandpoobear
- Super MetroidCo-op Any%– ShinyZeni, zoast
Let us understand what you’re anticipating listed below!
Eric Van Allen
Elder News Reporter – Although Eric has been talking about video games since 2014, he has actually been playing them for much longer. Usually found enduring RPG battles, exploring an independent find, or hanging out at the Limsa Aethryte.
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