Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Harvey ripped through Texas and Louisiana leaving flooding and total disaster in its wake. The people of Houston have banded together, and the stories of everyday heroes have taken over the internet. And now Games Done Quick wants to do their part.
Games Done Quick will be hosting a speedrunning charity stream that will begin Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. ET and will run through Sunday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. ET. The weekend-long stream, Harvey Relief Done Quick, is planning to donate all proceeds to a local group in Houston to assist with relief efforts. While a specific organization has yet to be named, the people at GDQ are on the look out for the perfect organization. GDQ is also accepting submissions from speedrunners all over the world to fill the time for this 36-hour speedrunning marathon.
Harvey Relief Done Quick is official! Fri. 8PM – Sun. 8PM EDT. Game Submissions will be live (via Google Forms) within the hour. #HRDQ2017
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) August 30, 2017
Those accepted into the marathon will be given the opportunity to remotely attempt a speedrun on Games Done Quick’s Twitch channel. Throughout the streams, viewers will be able to donate to the cause they choose during the live stream. Games Done Quick is no stranger to charity work. They have raised millions of dollars for other organizations, like Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation, during their yearly speedrunning events, Summer Games Done Quick and Awesome Games Done Quick. Awesome Games Done Quick is currently scheduled to take place on January 7th, 2018.
Charity is something that is near and dear to all of us here at The Nerd Stash. While you are eagerly awaiting the Harvey Relief Done Quick live stream be sure to check out The Nerd Stash’s own Twitch team! We stream every day at all hours of the day for Extra Life. Marathons are also a big part of what we do, and we have our next spooky stream scheduled for Friday, October 13th!
Shelby loves all things horror and anything even remotely nerdy. She has been playing games for as long as she can remember, and one of her first memories of gaming comes from playing Super Mario World on the SNES with her aunt. She has a real passion for literature and the indie gaming community.