Summer Games Done Quick 2016 Concludes, Raises $1.3 Million

Published: July 10, 2016 7:50 PM /


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The summer session for the speed-running group Games Done Quick has come to a close, after a week of live streaming classic speed-running titles. The organization, which was streaming for Doctors Without Borders, raised close to 1.3 million dollars, making this year's charity stream their second highest yet. Yesterday's final schedule included such games as Super Mario 64, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. The stream ended with an encore presentation of Super Mario 64.

Humble Bundle's special Summer Games Done Quick 2016 Humble Bundle, which contained titles from previous events, has also concluded; the special Humble Bundle raised $55,677.50 out of the total donations. Humble PC and Android Bundle 14 is still ongoing, but will end within the next two days—plenty of time for gamers to purchase a copy, if they haven't already.

The next Games Done Quick event will be Awesome Games Done Quick 2017, held the week of January 8, 2017. Gamers who missed out on donating to Doctors Without Borders, but are still interested in doing so, can find more information here (our non-American readers can find donation information on their respective country's website as well).

Stay tuned to TechRaptor for further information on upcoming Humble Bundles and streams from Games Done Quick.

Quick Take

There really isn't much else to say. This year's charity group is an excellent one, and the game lineup was fantastic. I myself wasn't able to donate this year due to financial constraints, but I made sure to get as many people interested as possible. The choice of games for the final days of the stream were perfect; Super Mario 64 is one of those titles that never gets boring to watch.

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