It’s time again for the very best reason to stay inside with your eyes glued to a screen in the middle of summer. The best speedrunners in the world gather for Summer Games Done Quick, a nonstop seven-day speedrun marathon benefiting Doctors Without Borders.
Summer Games Done Quick and its January counterpart, Awesome Games Done Quick have become two of the most entertaining gaming events of the year. It’s an endless barrage of entertainment, as players who’ve spent ages mastering their particular game show up to very quickly strut their stuff in the name of charity. It’s like a holiday, only we still have to “work.”
This year’s schedule kicks off with Super Mario Sunshine (following the 12:30 PM pre-show), which should make the transition easier for those of you that enjoy frolicking in the bright outdoors. The event runs through Saturday evening, ending with Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. And in-between that? All the games. Here’s the schedule for Sunday and Monday to get you started (click on the images to enlarge). All times are Eastern.
Check out the website for the full schedule.