The great thing about AGDQ is that it is, in some ways, a choose-your-own experience. As is tradition, spectating donors have a slew of options for their viewing experience – from things as minor as naming characters (and Pokemon) after community members or memes, to major things like deciding whether or not to fight certain bosses or watch a particular cutscene in a game.
All you gotta do is fulfill the donation requirement for those options – or convince enough friends and families to pitch in with you to meet them. Here’s five to look forward to.
Shovel Knight: Determine the Knight’s Fate
This is going to be a common theme: shall we be a pantheon of benevolent gods? Or cruel and merciless. With Shovel Knight, you can choose to kill or save the knights – more classically, you can choose to kill or save the animals in the GDQ tradition of Metroid runs.
Super Smash Bros Melee All Events: Choose Player Tag – PPMD
You know which of the major players in Smash Melee we haven’t seen in a while? Good ol’ Dr. PP, whose health issues over 2016’s made him a bit of a hermit god among the Melee pantheon. He’d probably appreciate a show of support from the AGDQ crowd and viewership.
The Addams Family: Sing the Theme Song
GDQ’s live crowd has surprisingly good singers! Sometimes. But, mostly, this is just funny, to have a couchful of speedrunning nerds belt out songs.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Glitch Exhibition
What makes a speedrun entertaining? Partially, seeing just how badly they can subvert developers’ intent. And for an open-world franchise like GTA, there’s a LOT of places where the rules just shatter at the lightest touch.
Undertale True Pacifist Ending: Fight the super hard Genocide boss
SANS IS BULLSHIT. And Megalovania is a freaking awesome theme. By now, the Undertale community’s probably seen and heard the fight and theme to death, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still amazing. So, once more into the breach…