Summer Games Done Quick raises over $1.7m, smashes previous record

James Marshall
July 10, 2017

This year's Summer Games Done Quick has raised a record-breaking amount of over $1.7 million going to Doctors Without Borders. The biggest donation was $20,300, according to the stats page. The January show, which often outperforms its July counterpart, brought in $2.22 million United States dollars when it seemed like ~$1.2 to $1.5 million is where we were going to settle at.

The $1.7 million grand total is a new record for the charity event. $US2,740 was raised at the beginning of this year's marathon simply to get speedrunner Halfcoordinated to hold an Emil plushie in one hand while he completed NieR: Automota with the other.

Games Done Quick will return in Winter 2018 with Awesome Games Done Quick.

Featuring an array of wide-ranging games, SGDQ 2017 showed just how much the event has continued to grow.

If you missed any live streams you can catch them on the Games Done Quick YouTube channel and even though the event is over you can still donate. The event brought in $2.2 million which is a million dollars more than the event raised a year ago.

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