The first week-long Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) of the new year started today and runs until January 10. AGDQ is a bi-annual game speedrunning marathon benefitting the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze kicked the festivities off, and things will end with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. UPDATE: AGDQ 2015 is done, and raised $1,575,000, more than three times the initial goal.
If you’re wondering whether they’re speedrunning a particular game, well, they probably are. The full schedule can be found here, and it includes games as varied as Contra, Uncharted, Pokemon Red, F-Zero, Battletoads, and whatever William Shatner’s Tekwar is. If you can’t find a particular game in this year’s event, try checking AGDQ’s archive for videos from past years.
I’m endlessly impressed by speedrunners, especially when they’re doing it live, so I will be watching this stream all week long. The full stream can be seen below.