After over 170 games played by over 200 runners for more than 150 consecutive hours and many emotional speeches this year's Awesome Games Done Quick has come to a conclusion raising more than $2.2 million, decimating the previous record set at AGDQ 2015 by nearly $700k.
For those that do not know GDQ is a twice yearly charity event for the Prevent Cancer Foundation that revolves around speedrunning. Runners from all over the world converged at Hilton Washington Dulles, Herndon, Virginia for the seven day event now in to its seventh year.
Alongside the usual classic runs of Mario, Metroid, Kirby and Zelda there was a batch of twenty new games introduced from the last two years. AAA titles such as Doom and Dark Souls 3 nestled up against Indie favorites including Hyper Light Drifter and Salt and Sanctuary.