The first online marathon held by the AGDQ- Awesome Games Done Quick marathon was a huge success, with great speedruns and good vibes, which is presently needed in the world.
The Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 has been made a huge success by the speedrunning community, starting the year by raising more than US.7 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation – this is the second-largest sum in the history of AGDQ.
Unlike earlier years, AGDQ 2021 had to be conducted online as a result of the pandemic. This online format made it possible for new run types, content creators and showcases to be highlighted. This year’s edition also marked the first time a Vtuber presented in front of more than 100,000 viewers. Viewers that had an idea of what speedrunning VR titles resembles with Half-Life.
Also, early into AGDQ, history was made during the Sonic block as speedrunners, Zaxon96 and Flying Fox made back-to-back world records. This is also the first for the event.
Asides this, there were some mind-boggling runs that had fans on the edge of their sets – Bubzia, while blindfolded spedrun Super Mario 64 the resilience of PeekingBoo resilience as he powered through the hardest levels Celeste with the help of a dance pad.
This period, in which the world is experiencing a difficult time, gaming communities coming together reveals that videogames can be something more; a force to inspire positive changes.