Sup everyone, at least a few of you saw this last year so I figured I’d make a thread to let you know about our second go at this!
Last year, for the first time, Speed Demos Archive hosted a live-streamed marathon of speedruns to raise money for charity. It was a far bigger success than any of us could have hoped for, raising over $11,000 total, and we’re making things much bigger and (hopefully!) better this time around. We will be playing for essentially 5 straight days and aim to complete 100 games, with all donations going toward the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
If you’d like to know more about the schedule of games, stream location, donation prizes, or anything else, go to the Awesome Games Done Quick homepage. Here are just a few highlights:
The best games from many classic franchises (Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Metroid, Megaman, Castlevania)
Many more modern hits than last year’s marathon (Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry, Halo, Portal, Bayonetta, Uncharted 2)
More RPGs than last year (Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, Kingdom Hearts 2, Pokemon Blue). These games always create lots of donation bidding wars!
Some more obscure games than you’d expect (Snake Rattle & Roll, Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker)
Best of all IMO, lots more races this time! We will be having 2 or more players race each other in a bunch of games including Ocarina of Time, Symphony of the Night, Battletoads, and Rocket Knight Adventures (among many others). The races for Battletoads and Castlevania 1 will also be accompanied by a piano soundtrack courtesy of Kareshi!
And to address one last issue that the site doesn’t really cover, I’m sure some people will ask “why should I donate?” Well, besides just feeling good, you can get various perks for donating. These include game-specific prizes (check the schedule to find these), character choices in certain games (e.g. Castlevania 3, Final Fight), character names in RPGs, and even one particular game choice (one of our players will do either Majora’s Mask or 120-star Mario 64 depending on which receives more in donations)! There could also be some blindfolded Super Mario Bros. if you play your cards right…
Well, that’s about it, check out the site for more info and hope to see you there!