AGDQ is, of course, as much of a charity drive as it is a gaming event. But they're not just donating their advertisement proceeds in the war against cancer. You're very much encouraged to spirit-bomb the charity drive with whatever you can afford to donate. Here's how to join the fight.
Directly donating to AGDQ’s as simple as remembering what the password was for your Paypal account, or at least being able to find your debit card. They, as can only be expected, have a page set up to easily take in your offerings – with a five-dollar minimum, of course, because what’s the point in taking a small donation if the processing fees on their end costs more?
This is also probably the best-supported donation option, for obvious reasons, and you get a lot out of it too. Donation incentives are maintained and tracked throughout the week, making AGDQ something of a choose-your-own-adventure event given enough crowdfunding for specific options. It’s also the means to get your messages read out to the crowd and spectating audience – five dollars to make the announcer say whatever cheesy pun’s on your mind.
And, of course, to determine whether or not to kill or save the animals in the traditional Super Metroid run.
Also: you’ll be added to the raffle for prizes – everything from perler bead art of your favorite characters to a full-fledged PS4 VR set with games included.
Or you can opt for a more long-term support of the Games Done Quick charity with a monthly Twitch.tv subscription. Doing so earns you 13 subscriber-only emotes to flood the chat with faces of the community’s best known players.
On one hand, those really are sweet prizes. On the other hand, the lotto system kinda sucks if you want to guarantee something to commemorate this year’s run (which has been great, idly – dat Shovel Knight race).
In which case, don’t overlook AGDQ sponsor and t-shirt printer Yetee. Not only do you add some swag to your closet, but $4 per $11 shirt goes right to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Finally: pay attention to the actual stream and who’s running the game. Their screen names – which, importantly, double as the IDs for their Twitch.tv channels – will be listed. Once you’re done supporting the charities, don’t forget to support the runners too!