Summer Games Done Quick has smashed last year's record, raising over $1.7m for Doctors Without Borders.
Finishing early this morning, the speedrunning marathon raised $1,760,400 from over 30,000 donors during its weeklong stream. The previous record for Summer Games Done Quick was $1.3m, set last year. This has made 2017 the event's most successful year yet, with its January stream being the first to raise over $2m.
Games Done Quick is a bi-annual charity gaming marathon, with one held in summer and the other in winter. The event involves volunteers, many of whom are popular YouTube and Twitch streamers, speedrunning games in a live, non-stop stream in an effort to raise money for charity. In total over 130 games were played over a multitude of platforms in this year's summer edition.
Highlights from this year include Azorae completing Portal 2 co-op on his own in 45 minutes, using two mice and two monitors, and halfcoordinated speedrunning NieR Automata one-handed in just two hours.