For people who like to awesome games done quick and other things done quick too the Awesome Games Done Quick speedrun event was likely a must-watch stream of the last seven days. The group of speedrunners have been streaming themselves complete a slew of hard as nails games as quickly as they can all to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
They’ve done a great job of it, too. This year the team have raised more than $1 million.
The current total is sitting at $1,006,876.26 and that’s come from 17,884 different donors. Interestingly, though, the number of donations is 27,153, suggesting that more than half of the donors have returned to donate a second time. The donors have been exceedingly generous. The average donation is more than $35 and, well, the largest donation, it’s a little fantastic. Someone gave $10,000.
Games have ranged from the traditional to the not so traditional.
There were also bonus rounds where, for instance, Sinister1 tried to complete Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out whilst blindfolded.
It’s been a Herculean effort on the part of the players and organisers. The entire event was 160 hours of non-stop streaming and speedruns.
I can’t wait till Awesome Games Done Quick 2015.