Time to pencil in one other week of sick days and sleepless nights, because the opponents and video games for this 12 months’s Summer Games Done Quick have been introduced, broadcasting from Bloomington, Minneapolis. The charity speedrunning marathon kicks off on 5pm BST on June 23rd, demolishing video games at report tempo across the clock till June 30th. As with their different summer time occasions, they’ll be elevating fats sacks of cash for Médecins Sans Frontières. Whereas there’s nonetheless time for last-minute modifications, the show schedule is here, routinely adjusted to your native timezone.
A number of traditional PC stuff on present this 12 months, with runner “KingDime” coming to trounce Final Doom: Evilution on Extremely-violence problem in beneath 55 minutes. On condition that he holds the present world report (see the 38:45 run here), I doubt he’ll have an excessive amount of bother when he does his run early on June 24th. Prey has turn out to be an everyday fixture for the present, supplanting Deus Ex, and runner “LifeL1ke” reckons that they’ll do each essential quest in beneath 1 hour 18 minutes. The Titanfall 2 speedrun can be going to be a spectacular watch, because of how briskly participant can transfer.
The a part of the present I’m most wanting ahead to is a block I’m preemptively calling Unusual Video games Completed Fast, beginning at 5:30am (BST) on June 26th. They’ll be springboarding off the surreal UFO ending of Silent Hill three, diving into Huge The Cat’s fishing-based journey from Sonic Journey DX. It’s then on to weirdness like claymation RPG Hylics, the DOS port of the unique Castlevania and return to semi-normality with Clustertruck. It’s blocks like this which give us the likes of City Yeti above, and infrequently a few of the most entertaining failures of the present.
There’s some intriguingly new stuff in there too. The just-released The Textorcist can be featured, together with the deliberately janky Tremendous Benbo Quest: Turbo Deluxe (see the trailer here) to be showcased. It’s at all times nice to see smaller, newer indie PC stuff given a while within the limelight. Not that the console classics (and up to date gems) must be ignored both. The Tetris Impact showcase by HardDrop on June 28th goes to be 40 minutes (or much less) of pure hypnotism and impossibly fast-moving palms. What video games are you tuning in for?
SGDQ begins at 5pm BST on June 23rd. You may see the full schedule here, and the occasion’s official page here. It’ll be streaming totally on the Games Done Quick Twitch channel, which additionally hosts bonus occasions just like the Kusogrande Invitational, a blind unhealthy video games racing occasion the place not one of the contestants have performed the sport earlier than. It’s at all times good for a chuckle.