The folks behind the biannual Games Done Quick charity gaming marathons have announced a new weekend-long event, called Corona Relief Done Quick.
Corona Relief Done Quick will take place from April 17-19, 2020, with 100% of all donations going directly to Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Game submissions are now open, and will be accepted until April 2.
In addition to this, GDQ has postponed Summer Games Done Quick 2020 until August 16-23, 2020. More information about this postponement can be found at the GDQ website.
The Games Done Quick (GDQ) marathons are week-long events in which video games are speedrun for charity; speedrunning is the act of trying to complete a video game as quickly as possible, often using methods in-game to take advantage of the game’s code in order to skip massive portions of the story, go out of bounds, exploit programming bugs, and so on. GDQ events have, over the last decade, raised more than $25 million total for various charities.