Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Moves Online Due to COVID-19

Games Done Quick will continue to hold online events with January's Awesome Games Done Quick in light of concerns around COVID-19.

By Ricky Frech

September 12, 2020

Games Done Quick recently wrapped up their summer extravaganza, raising over $2.3 million for Doctors Without Borders. Due to COVID-19, the event was held entirely online. The organization’s other massive speedrunning event is now doing the same. Awesome Games Done Quick will run its 2021 version from January 3-10 entirely online. It’s a move that makes a ton of sense considering the unknowns that may take place this fall and winter.

If you’ve never watched a Games Done Quick event, I’d highly encourage you to do so. Summer Games Done Quick 2021 had some excellent gameplay and commentary. I’m still working my way through the whole thing, but some of the standout runs include Superliminal, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Quest 64. Specifically, that Quest 64 run was a treat for someone who used to rent that game all the time but never beat it.

Of course, we don’t know the schedule for AGDQ 2021 just yet. Submissions don’t even open until September 24. That said, we’ll get the list of games via a very spooky October 31 announcement. And really, you don’t have to worry about the games. Games Done Quick always has a great lineup.

If you’re interested in watching even more speed runs, the GDQ crew is holding the Fleet Fatales event from November 15-21. It will feature an all-woman speedrunning crew. The Frost Fatales 2020 was pretty fun, so I’m excited to see what games pop up this go-around.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Online will run from January 3-10. Game Submissions open on September 24, so if you want to run a game for the event, be sure to get in there.

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