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Games Done Quick raise $1.2 million for charity!

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 raised $1.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

Annual video game charity event, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), has raised over $1.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

After many hours of speedrunning the milestone was reached on 10th Jan, marked by an official tweet from GDQ thanking all donors for their generosity:

The amount raised is slightly down on last year's total of $1.57 million but organisers were quick to point out that $200,000 of said total was accumulated by 'Humble Bundle' sales in 2015.

The week-long event ran from 3rd-10th January covering a huge number of video games both old and new. Highlights included: the Super Mario 64 co-op race, the Coda run in Crypt of the Necrodancer and an incredible two-player, one controller world record in Super Metroid (shown below). 

This year's event was a huge success but there is more to come with the announcement of Summer Games Done Quick 2016 (#SGDQ2016) which will run from 3rd-9th July.

Did you manage to catch much of the event? What was your favourite speedrun? Answer in the comments below.

Published Jan. 11th 2016

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