Corona Relief Done Quick Speedrunning Marathon Announced

Friday, March 27th, 2020

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Games Done Quick, known for their charity gaming marathons, has put out a couple of announcements today involving their response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Firstly, they have said that they will be hosting a speedrunning marathon called Corona Relief Done Quick (CRDQ). The online-only event will be taking place from April 17th through April 19th on their official Twitch channel. The press release states that 100% of all donations they get during the Corona Relief Done Quick marathon will go to the humanitarian organization, Direct Relief. They work to help those affected by both poverty and emergencies alike. They say people will be able to donate during the marathon via the viewing page on GamesDoneQuick.com. You can of course also find all of their announcements on the website and stay up-to-date there.

Their second announcement today is that the Summer Games Done Quick event has been postponed until August 16th-23rd this year. It will be taking place in Bloomington, MN. The event will benefit Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières. Registration for the Summer Games Done Quick event will open up on June 7th, and run through July 20th.

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer, which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the Unity 3D game engine (a powerful and easy-to-use engine) and learning 3D modelling in Blender.

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.