Some people play video games to relax or have fun. Others try to go as fast as humanly possible, spending hours and hours finding tricks and battling against the clock of their favorite games.


Originally posted 9/24/15. Brought back in time for Summer Games Done Quick 2016, the week-long charity speedrunning marathon running from July 3 to July 10.

In this, our third episode of Kotaku Compete—which you can watch above—we dig into the speedrunning community and take a trip to Summer Games Done Quick, a bi-annual marathon where people blaze through games for charity.


You can watch episode one of Kotaku Compete here and episode two right here. Look for a new episode next Thursday.

Kotaku Compete is an original series created and produced by Kotaku and Gawker Media’s video team. Production funding was provided by Honey Nut Cheerios.