Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Raises Over $2.7 Million for Charity

By | January 10, 2021

All Games Done Quick 2021, the video game speedrunning marathon that raises money for charity, has just raised $2,758,847 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Games Done Quick announced the incredible news on Twitter, while also thanking everyone involved and promising that news its next big event – Summer Games Done Quick 2021 – will be coming in the future.

AGDQ 2021, which ran from January 3-10, saw 25,651 donors from around the world make 42,089 donations to reach the impressive total amount.

There were 157 total runs that had speedrunners playing through such games as Final Fantasy VII, Super Mario 64 (blindfolded!), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Beat Saber, and much more.

While AGDQ 2021 may have not raised as much money as AGDQ 2020’s $3.13 million, its important to note that this event was entirely online unlike last year’s. Summer Games Done Quick 2020 was also online, and that event raised $2.3 million.

For more on speedrunning, check out our series that has developers reacting to their games being speedrun. We’ve done such games as Hades, Doom Eternal, and the original Halo.

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