The Summer Game Done Quick raises $3 million for Doctors Without Borders

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The Summer Game Done Quick raises $3 million for Doctors Without Borders

The “Elden Ring” video game is popular with video sprinters.

The Summer Game Done Quick (SGDQ) video sprint (speedrun) event hit hard on its return to face-to-face. Participating players raised 3 million US dollars (3.9 million Canadian dollars), an amount that will be donated to the organization Médecins sans frontières.

The 134 scheduled rapid races were held in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA from June 26 to July 3. It was the first face-to-face marathon for the organization since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The objective of these races is to complete races as quickly as possible. video games, whether recent titles or classics.

To achieve their ends, the participants usually take advantage of development bugs, secret attacks as well as combinations on the controller and other tricks to gain speed.

A total of 42,000 donations were made, totaling US$3.01 million (C$3.9 million). This amount is slightly less than the amount raised during the last Awesome Game Done Quick (AGDQ) event, held online in January 2022 and which gave away 3.4 million US dollars (4.4 million Canadian dollars) to the Prevent Cancer foundation.

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Among the most notorious courses is a combination race of Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario World in less than 12 minutes, made in cooperative mode by, among others, SethBling and IsoFrieze.

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The game Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Nintendo's newest pink ball adventure, was completed in 40 minutes.

Two quick runs from the game Elden Ring, known to be particularly difficult, were on the schedule. The player Hyp3rsomniac managed a counter of 33 minutes 58 seconds, a feat.

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Other video sprints, like Doom Eternal, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Donkey Kong Country 2 >were held at the event, and can be seen on the Game Done Quick YouTube channel. next August for Frame Fatales, a video sprint event, which this time brings together female runners and whose proceeds go to the Malala Fund, named after Pakistani women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai.

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