Games Done Quick’s Flame Fatales event has just wrapped up for 2022 and has set a personal best by raising over £114,000 for the Malala Fund.
The Frame Fatales community is a space for women to play speed races and they usually host two events each year: the Flame Fatales event in August and a Frost Fatales event in February/March. These events raise money for the Malala Fund, which advocates for “the resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a high school education” and “amplifies the voices of girls fighting for change,” according to the Games website. Donate Quick.
Frame Fatales has a Discord server focused on “collegiality, helping each other with technology and speedrunning, and sharing information about speedrunning events and opportunities,” as well as hosting a “Game of the Month.”
The Game of the Month feature is based around gathering resources from the community to learn how to run a new game as a community, and in the past they have focused on games like Stardew Valley, Celeste Y hell Among others.
🏁Time🏁#FatalFlame 2022 raised a total of $135,512 for @MalalaFund! Thank you to the GDQ runners, commentators, volunteers, and staff who made this possible, and to everyone who donated and supported the event!
– Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) August 28, 2022
Semi-annual speed racing events organized by Frame Fatales regularly exceed the £85,000 mark in charitable donations for the Malala Fund, but a record amount of over £114,000 means Games Done Quick events as a whole continue to exceed expectations .
Just a few weeks ago, Summer Games Done Quick also set records with its impressive total of £2.5m raised for the Doctors Without Borders charity, which focuses on providing healthcare in war-torn and deprived areas.
The women of the Flame Fatales event treated viewers to the Games Done Quick premiere of Pokémon Legends: Arceus as well as a quick run through the titanfall 2 solo campaign.
Frost Fatales has been announced to take place from February 26 to March 4, 2023, but a date has yet to be announced for Awesome Games Done Quick, which is the winter installment of the main Games Done Quick marathons.
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