Summer Games Done Quick raises £2.49million this year

Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ), the annual speedrunning occasion, has raised one other couple of million for the Doctors Without Borders charity organisation. 

The whole quantity donated was $3,017,120.49, which converts to roughly £2.49million. These donations got here from 134 totally different pace runs, which included numerous per cent completions of iconic titles akin to Shadow Of The Colossus, Perfect Dark, Metal Gear Rising: Revengence, and extra.

Shadow Of The Colossus
Shadow Of The Colossus. Credit: Team Ico

While the best determine recorded thus far got here from this year’s Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) with a staggering $3,442,033/£2,843,481.02, this is the fourth highest donation quantity thus far, and the second-highest SGDQ determine. The SGDQ file remains to be held by 2019’s occasion, which raised $3,039,596 (£2,511,025.76) whole, and was additionally the primary GDQ occasion to boost over $3million.

There have been a complete of 42,075 donations general, with there being 23,915 totally different donors. Donations have been damaged down into the utmost of $238,310.00 (£196,869.11), whereas the common donation was $71.71 (£59.24) and the median was $25.00 (£20.65).

This year’s SGDQ additionally marked the primary time a Games Done Quick occasion had been hosted in-person for the reason that COVID pandemic hit, with 2020’s SGDQ, 2021’s occasions, and 2022’s AGDQ all being hosted digitally.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Credit: PlatinumGames

The occasions are streamed on Twitch, with Games Done Quick first beginning again in 2010. While SGDQ is held in June or July every year, AGDQ is held in January and raises cash for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Each occasion is held over the course of seven days.

In different information, Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy and Deus Ex narrative designer Mary DeMarle has joined Bioware as its new senior narrative designer. While there’s affirmation of what video games she’ll be engaged on, it’s presumed that she could possibly be concerned within the upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadfwolf and Mass Effect sport. Neither title has a launch window as of the time of publication.

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