AGDQ 2023: The charity marathon has once again raised huge sums!
Game News AGDQ 2023: The charity marathon has once again raised huge sums!
Twice a year, Games Done Quick organizes a multi-day marathon where dozens of games are accelerated for a good cause. The Amazing Games Finish Fast, which traditionally takes place at the beginning of the year, has just finished and once again, the audience has been generous.
The AGDQ and the SGDQ, are now historic meetings
In France, we have it now Speedons, created by MisterMV, as well as Interglitchesbut the charity speedrun is first and foremost Games Are Over Quickly, an event held in the United States twice a year. At the beginning of the year, we’re entitled to Awesome Games That Are Over Quickly, followed in the spring by Summer Games That Are Over Quickly. Born in 2010, the event began by raising $10,531, new quickly gaining momentum which passed the million in 2014. In 2017, the AGDQ passed the two million mark for the first time, before passing for the first time the threshold of 3 million in 2020.
SGDQ’s path was similar, although things happened faster and the two and three million dollar bars were crossed in 2019 and 2020. From January 8 to 15, the AGDQ 2023 has taken place again online due to the increase in Covid-19 cases and attacks on LGBTQIA+ people in Florida, where they reunite the participants. Throughout the week, more than 140 games were accelerated, offering the public a wide range of titles and strategies.
But more than proving their talent, runners aim to collect as much money as possible. to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a charity linked to the event since 2011. In addition to this, donors can unlock additional runs or choose to rename a character by donating. These players, capable of completely breaking games, exploiting the smallest flaw or optimizing every action, are also enthusiastic to offer a nice tour to Mike Uyama, founder of the eventwho decided to leave the ship after 13 years of work.
Since I started Quick Finish Games, I’ve seen it grow from a small volunteer effort to the thriving organization it is today. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Matt Merkle and the growth of GDQ wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the fast-paced community, which has grown in size and diversity over the years. I don’t know where I’ll be next, but one thing I know for sure is that I’m going to rest and take a vacation before embarking on my next adventure, he said before the start of the season. AGDQ 2023.
A new achievement, illustrated by a world record
But after three years surpassing all others and a 2022 edition that raised $3.42 million, the 2023 edition was stalled, which in itself is not a problem. The goal is not to break records every year, but to give everything to recover as much money as possible for a good cause. And much can be said that despite the decline, the audience was once again generous. In $2,644,810.41 was raised, AGDQ 2023 is in 4th place among the editions that got the most donations, quite simply. Something to please NotImJhay, who took advantage of the event to establish a new world record in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in 2 hours 54 minutes and 53 seconds. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of this edition.
Finished! AGDQ 2023 raised a total of $2,642,493 for @preventcancer! Thank you to everyone who made this marathon possible, and to all of you for your incredible generosity and support ? (…)
If you miss some runs, or can’t follow the event, know that LeFrenchRestream, again, takes care of everything. The channel rebroadcasts AGDQ throughout the week, with commentary in French, then posts each run on its YouTube channel. A significant asset to understand a little better everything that can be done, and track performance that interests you the most. What will pass the time while waiting the Summer Games Done Quick, which will take place from May 28 to June 4. Unless otherwise indicated, LeFrenchRestream will once again be there to broadcast and comment on the language of Molière.