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Summer Games Done Quick raised nearly $1.3 million for charity

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Summer Games Done Quick has sure gone quick, huh? It seems like only 8 days ago that we offered our guide to the charity speedrunning shindig, and now the weeklong deconstruction and celebration of games is over for another six months or so (until the regular Winter event starts sometime in January).

You probably didn't watch the whole livestream, so let's be thankful for the event's YouTube channel that's backed up all the speedruns for posterity. Also, hey, let's take a look at the final donations tally.

Well, final-ish. I've refreshed the tracking page a bit and the number is still somehow going up slightly, but at the time of writing Summer Games Done Quick has raised nearly $1.3 million for Doctors Without Borders. $1,297,669.44 to be exact.

If you've not delved into the event yet, here's Deus Ex, Fallout 4, and the original System Shock done quick to get you started.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.