New record for Awesome Games Done Quick

Record $2.2 million raised for charity during annual AGDQ 2018 event

As was the case past year the event has set another record in terms of funds raised, again breaking the $2 million mark for the second time in the event's history.

The group announced that, over the course of the week, it has managed to raise $2,263,508, which beat out its previous record of $2.1 million set at a previous event. That money will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

The event itself is comprised of more than 150 speed runs across both new and old platforms by a multitude of runners. Reddit does have a thread of timestamps which you can use of the official Twitch stream to get to what you want.

As one of the long-held traditions to kick off the new year in gaming, the annual Awesome Games Done Quick charity speedrunning event brought viewers a full week of incredible gaming speedruns, with the event having concluded with a brand new fundraising record.

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For example, by raising the $US125,000 ($157,988) required to meet one of the bonus game goals, spectators were able to replace one of the marathon's final setup blocks with a run of the Super Mario World fan mod, Super Dram World 2.

A few of the games that were featured with speedruns was Hollow Knight, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (which was finished in just five hours).

Games Done Quick continues later this year with the Summer version of the event, which takes place between June 24th and July 1st.

According to Polygon the combined 19 Games Done Quick events have raised more than $14.5 million for charity.

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