Posted on June 26 2022 by John Piland
With no E3 and the fate of the next Nintendo Direct uncertain, things may seem rather dry for Zelda fans; though that needn’t be the case with the now-running Summer Games Done Quick 2022.
Summer Games Done Quick, or SGDQ, is an annual speedrunning marathon which raises money for charity. SGDQ, the sister event to the annual Awesome Games Done Quick, is organized by Games Done Quick, which has been raising money through speedruns for over 10 years.
This year’s SGDQ event, which will be running for the next seven days, sees three Zelda games brought to the table. Monday, June 27th features an Any % Glitchless run of Link’s Awakening‘s (2019). Friday, July 1st, sees both a randomizer and Nintendo 64 beta showcase run of Ocarina of Time. Finally, Saturday, July 2nd features an All Dungeons run of The Wind Waker on the Wii. Note that the aforementioned times are based on EST.
The event also features games from many other franchises, such as Metroid Dread, FINAL FANTASY X, and Elden Ring. To view a full list of the games, runs, times, hosts, and narrators, visit this year’s schedule here.
The live event is completely free to view, though donations are accepted and are given directly to charity. This year, all donations and funds for SGDQ merch from The Yetee and Fangamer are directed to Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian aid organization providing life-saving services to people in over 70 countries.
Are you a fan of speedrunning? Will you be tuning in to this year’s SGDQ? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Games Done Quick
John is an aspiring writer and filmmaker who loves to spend his free time playing video games, binging shows/movies and hanging out with his friends. He is also quietly awaiting more news on Breath of the Wild 2, where he will scream with uncontrollable joy.