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Awesome Games Done Quick raises $1.2 million for charity

Charity speed running event Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) managed to raise $1.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation in just seven days.

Chris Kerr

January 11, 2016

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Charity speedrunning event Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) has raised $1.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation in just seven days. 

This is the third year in a row that the AGDQ team has raised over $1 million, although this year's total didn't quite beat last year's record $1.5 million haul.

AGDQ was streamed live on Twitch from January 3 - 10, with over 220,000 viewers tuning in at one point to watch the team burn through Super Mario Maker.

Other games featured included Kirby: Squeak Squad, Diddy Kong Racing, Left 4 Dead 2, Super Time Force Ultra, Hotline Miami, Spelunky, Diablo, Crash Bandicoot, and Jak 3 to name but a few. 

Event organizers have confirmed that the team will be back later this year for Summer Games Done Quick, which will run from June 3-9 in Minneapolis.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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