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Games Done Quick's Corona Relief Done Quick Raises $400k For Direct Relief

April 20, 2020

By: Joseph Allen

 
 

Games Done Quick isn't letting the coronavirus hamper its efforts to speedrun the heck out of some games. This weekend's online marathon - dubbed Corona Relief Done Quick - has raised over $400,000 for the charity Direct Relief. The charity aims to mobilize essential resources for those most threatened by disaster, disease, or poverty.

This news comes via a tweet on Games Done Quick's Twitter account. In the tweet, GDQ confirms that it managed to break $400k for Direct Relief with thanks to its patrons for donating money during the marathon. Corona Relief Done Quick included speedrun challenges for newer games like Doom Eternal and Super Mario Odyssey, as well as older titles like Kingdom Hearts 2 and Dark Souls.

 

If you missed the Corona Relief Done Quick marathon, you can check out Games Done Quick's Twitch channel. You'll find around 58 hours of GDQ madness there. Games also usually end up on the Games Done Quick YouTube channel, so you can always wait for that to happen if you're not keen on Twitch for whatever reason. If you're looking for highlights from GDQ's Corona Relief Done Quick event, we'd recommend the following:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - randomizer co-op run
  • Cuphead - all flags
  • Super Mario Sunshine - 120 Shines race
  • Mirror's Edge - any%
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD - all goals, no DLC

Games Done Quick is a charity organization that aims to raise money for various charities through speedrunning games. Usually, GDQ would host the Summer Games Done Quick event in June, but given recent events surrounding the coronavirus, the organization opted to postpone the event until August. If you were thinking of attending, you can check out a full rundown of what the delay means for you and the event right here.

 
 

Did you check out Corona Relief Done Quick? Which run was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!