It’s a good time to get your speed run hype started, because the games list for Summer Games Done Quick 2017 has just been released. The speed running marathon, which lasts seven consecutive days, will be taking place from July 2nd to the 9th in Minneapolis. As the sibling marathon to the massively successful Awesome Games Done Quick, SGDQ is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting week of speed running. The entire marathon will be streamed live on Twitch, where viewers will donate towards charity.
For a solid 192 straight hours of speed running, top runners will be beating their favorite games lightning quick in hopes of raising funds for charity. Awesome Games Done Quick 2017, which took place a few months back, collected a whopping 2.2 million dollars for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Summer Games Done Quick 2017 will be benefiting Doctors Without Borders, meaning all donations during the week will go towards their efforts.
Seven straight days and nights is a lot of time to fill, and the game list released today is jam packed with amazing runs. To be honest, it’s one of the best looking lists I’ve seen from Games Done Quick in a while. The list of games that will be speed ran is subject to change, and the official schedule is set to release on April 22nd. I’m particularly excited for quite a few, so let’s take a look at some of the great speed runs we’ll be watching come summer.
Most Anticipated SGDQ 2017 Runs
Banjo-Kazooie (100% solo run)– 2 hours and 20 minutes
Chrono Trigger (any% no wrong warp)– 3 hours and 15 minutes
Diddy Kong Racing (any%)– 50 minutes
I Am Bread (any%)– 15 minutes
Luigi’s Mansion (any% no out of bounds)– 1 hour 5 and minutes
Mario Kart 64 (150CC All Cups with skips)– 35 minutes
Mega Man X2– 35 minutes
Mega Man X3– 45 minutes
Mirror’s Edge (any% no glitches)– 54 minutes
NieR: Automata (one handed)– 2 hours and 25 minutes
Pokemon Puzzle League (Super Hard mode)– 40 minutes
Shadow of the Colossus– 55 minutes
SUPERHOT– 22 minutes
Super Mario 64 (120 Stars)– 1 hour and 55 minutes
Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3, Lost Levels, and Super Mario World (Relay Race)– 2 hours and 55 minutes
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (any% no out of bounds)– 40 minutes
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (no sword)– 1 hour and 20 minutes
The Lion King (Difficult Mode)– 17 minutes
Titanfall 2 (any%)– 1 hour and 42 minutes
And Much, Much, More
That’s hardly the entire collection of games that will be played at SGDQ 2017. You can see the full list of games right here. Judging by my picks alone, it’s easy to see just how crazy the Games Done Quick events have gotten since their inception several years ago. From Zelda: Link to the Past with no sword, all the way to NieR: Automata, SGDQ 2017 has some pretty outrageous categories.
It’s going to be hard to sleep that week, as many of these runs stretch late into the night. I’ll be covering the truly craziest ones right here at a90skid.com, so be sure to check back as we get closer to show time! Until then, you can check out previous GDQ runs at their YouTube channel. Here’s a favorite of mine from AGDQ 2017.
Which speed run at SGDQ are you most excited for?