Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online: Watch Day 1 here

Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 is back and in online form. Check out the full schedule for the first day.

It’s the beginning of a new year and that means that it’s time for Awesome Games Done Quick. This year’s AGDQ is being held under unusual circumstances. While the speedrunning world previously returned to in-person speedrunning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic back at SGDQ, the uneasy political climate in Florida led to an unprecedented decision to take AGDQ online this year. Despite that, the mission remains the same as it always has. The top runners in the world will look to speed through some of the most recognizable games of the past and present in front of a worldwide audience on Twitch and they’ll do it for charity.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online takes place from the homes of many of the world’s best runners. This year’s event is raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews will be watching all week and we’ll make sure to bring you the daily schedule each day. Plus, we’ll highlight the noteworthy runs worth watching.

You can watch all of the action in the embed below!

Awesome Games Done Quick 2023: Day 1 schedule

Here’s the full schedule for Day 1, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of runs to check out:

Time (All Times PT) Game Run Runner(s) Target Time
8:30 AM Pre-Show 30:00
9:00 AM Splatoon 3 Any% – Switch LonTr0 1:05:00
10:30 AM The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Any% – Switch Player 5 29:00
11:14 AM Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Crash 3 Any% – PC Murcaz 50:00
12:19 PM Mirror’s Edge Catalyst NG+ – PC CodeNameMeteor 55:00
1:29 PM Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Any% – Xbox 360 Dr4gonBlitz 35:00
2:19 PM Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced Any% Unrestricted – PC zzrules21 1:40:00
4:14 PM Bonus Game 1 – Cuphead 300% – PC Jason2890 1:25:00
6:04 PM Donkey Kong Country 3 DKC3 Any% Race – SNES Bluepen49, laff____, Shaaf 55:00
7:14 PM Daily Recap: Sunday Recap% – Live Interview Crew 15:00
7:29 PM Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Perfect Stealth/No Kills NG+ – PC JosephJoestar316 35:00
8:19 PM Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Randomizer 10 Dungeon Blitz – DS EpicYoshiMaster 1:00:00
9:34 PM Blade II Any% NG+ – Xbox Mattmatt 55:00
10:39 PM Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Any% Nosferatu – PC Vysetra 45:00
11:34 PM SSX (2000) All Race Golds (Single Event) – PS2 junior 23:00
12:15 AM Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy Any% – PC Kainalo 30:00
12:55 AM Dust: An Elysian Tail Any% Warps – PC AggytheAron 25:00
1:30 AM Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe 100% – Game Gear sharif 35:00
2:15 AM Cyber Hook Full Game Marathon – PC squeali0 35:00
3:00 AM Gungrave Any% – PS2 DECosmic 35:00
3:45 AM Armored Core: Project Phantasma Any% – PS pmcTRILOGY 40:00
4:35 AM Bomberman 64: The Second Attack Any% – N64 EiP 35:00
5:20 AM Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny Any% Easy No Ultimate – PS2 Woadyb 1:12:00

9:00AM – Splatoon 3

Source: Nintendo

AGDQ isn’t wasting any time with the more recent hotness. Splatoon 3 just released in September and features a differently structured single-player campaign than its predecessors. That’s what makes this particular run from LonTr0 so fascinating. Be sure to check it out and get ready for the full week of GDQ excitement.

1:29PM – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Source: Konami

We’re used to seeing the NES Castlevanias during these marathons, but let’s not forget that the best game in the series is arguably Symphony of the Night. Ask yourself what a man is and watch Dr4gonBlitz run through this in just a little over a half hour.

6:04PM – Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie’s Double Trouble

Source: Nintendo

This year’s AGDQ will set the tone early with epic races. Get ready for an intense three-way race for the Super Nintendo’s swansong. Donkey Kong Country 3 is the final entry in the SNES trilogy and it may not be the best (arguably! Some might say otherwise), it’s still DKC and it’s still a lot of fun.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online will take place from now through Saturday, January 14. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to come back all week to Shacknews for more on this week’s marathon.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can’t enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?