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Games Done Quick Holds Speedrunning Event Supporting COVID-19 Relief

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Games Done Quick Holds Speedrunning Event Supporting COVID-19 Relief

Games Done Quick is currently holding a speedrunning marathon with all donations from the event going to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Corona Relief Done Quick began earlier today and will run through the weekend until Sunday, April 19. Unlike previous Games Done Quick events that were held in front of a large crowd, the Corona Relief Done Quick is an online event only which can still be watched through the group’s official Twitch channel.

The full schedule of games for the event can be found here, and includes speedrunning staples such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Metroid. There are a few new entries including Pokemon Sword, Antichamber, and the recently released Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

All donations made during the event will go to Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization “with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.”

Last month, GDC postponed its upcoming Summer Games Done Quick event in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It will now be held on Aug. 16-23, 2020 in Bloomington, MN. The groups’s previous event held last January, Awesome Games Done Quick 2020, raised over $3 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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