Awesome Games Done Quick/Summer Games Done Quick is a twice-yearly charity marathon, hosted by Speed Demos Archive and Speedruns Live. Inspired by The Speed Gamers, AGDQ and SGDQ aim to raise as much money as possible for their charity of choice by bringing in speedrunners from around the world and playing games non-stop in shifts over the course of several days. Viewers are offered donation incentives, ranging from deciding a runner's choices in a game, to entry into raffles for video game memorabilia. Throughout the experience, there is usually always a donation reader (again, working in shifts) filling the lulls in the commentary with messages from donators and supporters, as well as news regarding goals and incentives.The games scheduled are a very mixed bag; it's common for an NES platformer with an estimate of 10 minutes to be aired several hours prior to an epic RPG with an estimate of 5 hours, for example. However, there are several consistent blocks of games that have appeared in multiple marathons, such as WTFJapan (back-to-back Widget Series) and Awful Games Done Quick (a stream of games considered by many to be terrible). Additionally, it's not uncommon to see variants on typical speedruns: races, blindfolded runs, one-handed and two-player-one-controller sessions up the excitement immensely.Here is a list of marathons and their dates, charities of choice, and final donation totals:
List of Marathons
When a Games Done Quick marathon is active, you can find the stream, schedule, donation info and other such information at the Games Done Quick website. You can also find the stream directly at the SDA Twitch page. Videos on demand are uploaded after the marathon to the SDA YouTube channel, while speedrunner (and marathon coordinator) UraniumAnchor uploads highlight reels and behind-the-scenes footage to his own channel.
Provides examples of the following tropes: