This year’s Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) really did turn out to be awesome. The week-long slumber party witnessed thousands of attendees which help them raise a record-breaker $2,263,093, which will be donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation institute.
According to a report published by Kotaku, the AwesomeInstitutene Quick (AGDQ) event kick-started on Sunday, 7th January and concluded yesterday. The event initially began with Crash Bandicoot 3 and concluded with ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.’
Apart from packing up speed-runs from different games, the attendees even received the opportunity to interact with runs. This year’s event surpassed last year’s total accumulation of $2,222,791. Majority of this achievement’s credit can be attributed to AGDQ’s decision to make Twitch channel subscription available for its players. They boosted their accumulation by about $100,000 through this.
As far as donation was concerned, individuals and organizations were given a free hand to donate how much ever they felt like it. Therefore, it varied from a few bucks to thousands of dollars. A special bidding session caught the interest of majority of the participants. “For example, by raising the $125,000 required to meet one of the bonus game goals, spectators were able to replace one of the marathon’s final setup blocks with a run of the Super Mario World fan mod, Super Dram World 2,” notes Kotaku.
There were many other donation categories as well, for example through gaming itself. ‘The Breath of the Wild’ raised a lot of money, wherein the audience seemed to have spent over $70,000 on choosing the run’s language itself. This year’s success led the event’s organizers to announce yet another marathon – Summer Games Done Quick. This one is scheduled to take place between June 24 to July 1. AGDQ even uploaded a few videos on YouTube, to reveal what one could expect from the upcoming marathon event.