Awesome Games Done Quick Kicks Off This Sunday

We’ve been posting about Awesome Games Done Quick whenever they do one of their events, not because it has anything to do with mobile gaming, but because they’re a super cool organization that puts on an incredible speed run marathon on Twitch to benefit charity that every gamer should know about. If you’ve never heard of it before, basically what they do is get all the best video game speed runners in the world packed into one hotel and live stream them playing through a ridiculous list of games 24 hours a day. Along the way, they do all sorts of things that you can donate towards, which all go to fund The Prevent Cancer Foundation. You can donate towards naming a character something silly, having a speedrunner do something weird, and a million other things. It’s a lot of fun.

One of my favorite things they do is have speed runners race each other in games which have a super competitive race scene, and one of the more popular ones is always the Super Metroid race, which you can see below. (The actual speed run starts about 16 minutes in, if you don’t want to watch the pre-show commentary.)

Awesome Games Done Quick runs through this Sunday the 8th through the following Sunday the 15th, so if you’re looking for something fun to watch on Twitch make sure you’re subscribed and check the schedule to make sure you don’t miss any of your favorite old games get ran.