informa
1 MIN READ
News

Games Done Quick raises $227k for Hurricane Harvey relief

Usually a bi-annual affair, speedrunning charity Games Done Quick held an impromptu event over the weekend to raise money for the Houston food bank.

The impromptu Harvey Relief Done Quick charity speedrunning event hosted by Games Done Quick over the weekend has raised $227,876 for the Houston food bank.

The organizers behind Games Done Quick pitched the event on Twitter in response to the hurricane that devastated parts of Texas last week. Over the span of a couple of days, the group assembled speedrunners and drafted donation incentives to fill out a weekend's worth of programming for the event.

In its first twelve hours alone, Harvey Relief Done Quick raised $52,000 before closing out the weekend with $227,876 raised. 

Games Done Quick typically hosts two events a year, Summer Games Done Quick and Awesome Games Done Quick, to raise funds for charity. The organization’s last week-long event, SGDQ, raised $1.76M for Doctors Without Borders. The next planned marathon, AGDQ, is scheduled for January 7-14 and will benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Latest Jobs

Xbox Game Studios

Redmond, Washington
10.5.22
Technical Lighting Artist

Innogames

Hamburg, Germany
10.5.22
Game Designer - Elvenar

Six Foot

Houston, TX
10.3.22
Six Foot Director, Player Relations

Hometopia Inc.

Remote
10.7.22
Lead Engineer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more