Games Done Quick’s Flame Fatales raises record £114,000 for Malala Fund

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Games Done Quick’s Flame Fatales event has just ended for 2022, and has set a personal best record by raising in excess of £114,000 for Malala Fund.

The Frame Fatales community is a space for women to speed run games 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 Malala Fund, which advocates for “resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education” as well as “amplifies the voices of girls fighting for change”, according to the Games Done Quick website.

Frame Fatales have a Discord server focused on “comradery, helping each other with tech 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 relies on the community collecting resources to learn how to run a new game as a community, and in the past they’ve focused on games such as Stardew Valley, Celeste and Hades amongst others.

The bi-annual speedrunning events hosted by Frame Fatales regularly exceed the £85,000 mark in charitable donations for Malala Fund, but the record breaking amount of over £114,000 sees the Games Done Quick events as a whole continue to surpass expectations.

Just a few weeks ago, Summer Games Done Quick also set records with its impressive £2.5million total raised for the charity Doctors without Borders, which focusses on providing medical care in war-torn and underprivileged areas.

The women of the Flame Fatales event treated viewers to the Games Done Quick premiere of Pokémon Legends: Arceus as well as a fast-paced run through the Titanfall 2 solo campaign.

Frost Fatales has been announced to take place from February 26 until March 4 of 2023, but there’s no date announced as of yet for Awesome Games Done Quick, which is the winter installment of the main Games Done Quick marathons.

In other news, Tony Huynh, the director of crossover fighting game MultiVersus, has commented on online couch co-op coming to the game via his Twitter account. 

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