Disasters have the side effect of bringing out the best in people, so it should come as no surprise that Games Done Quick have sprung into action. Games Done Quick (GDQ) usually hosts two charity fundraising events every year, Awesome Games Done Quick in the winter, supporting cancer research, and Summer Games Done Quick, in the summer, supporting Medicos Sin Fronteras (Doctors without Borders). Between these two events the GDQ crew has managed to raise more than twelve million dollars.
At these events, Games Done Quick gathers the best speed runners from around the world to, well play games spectacularly well and quickly, exploiting bugs, glitches or just plain skill to pull off impressive times, smash world records, or just amuse the public with neck to neck races. During all of this, they host interviews with great twitch streamers like @Spikevegeta, offer raffle prizes and put forth incentives that can make a runner’s life more difficult, or at least more amusing. The stream the entire event on Twitch.
Yesterday, the team at GamesDoneQuick.com posted this on twitter: