All the true gamers of the 80s and 90s, that used to be classics like Contra, Pac-Man, Ninja Turtles, and especially Sonic the Hedgehog can now do something for the greater good. The people that have already beat and played all the retro games can help the Games Done Quick, short for GDC, and help them raise funds in order to beat cancer for different people. It is a respectable event that helps retro games fan enjoy and do some good in the world, which is surely needed, especially in the coronavirus pandemic.
Games Done Quick (GDC), a charity fundraiser series that raised funds as professional gamers blast their way through retro games, launched its first 2021 installment on Twitch yesterday, and the event runs all week for everyone involved in participating in this year’s fast-running spotlights.
The January case, traditionally based on “awesome” fast-paced games, is on its second day and has some fantastic titles on track over the next few hours, such as the Dishonored 2, Divinity: Original Sin II, and Diablo 3. Later in the week, we’ll see a collection of classics such as Final Fantasy VII, Mega-Man, Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
The GDC, ever since 2010 has been organizing such an event where speedrun marathons happen in order to raise funds for various causes, but this year, they are raising funds for an incredibly generous cause, which is for the Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF). The overarching plotline is remarkable for its continuity, the very high audience and charitable metrics it frequently publishes (over $25 million raised so far) and the fact that it also includes live world records set on Twitch in real time.
Back-to-back records were made in two Sonic games, Sonic 1 record was made by flyingfox, and the record for Sonic 3 was made by Zaxon96.