All-women's GDQ speedrun event Flame Fatales is now underway


Fast Femmes

Everyone knows that there’s no better way to fill out a week than with an excellent speedrun marathon. And we’re all in luck, as the ladies of Frame Fatales have gathered online once again to showcase their mad skills on a wide variety of titles old and new — and all for a good cause. Yes, folks, the summer extravaganza known as Flame Fatales is now underway.

The week-long event, which kicked off just yesterday, will see expert players ply their trade on a whole host of great titles, from recent releases such as Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Cadence of Hyrule, to a slew of classics including Super Metroid, Silent Hill 2, Celeste, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Flame Fatales is once again being held in an online capacity, in order to keep both runners and crew safe and socially distanced in the times of COVID -19.

Viewers can tune in each day to watch the action, offering support and donations while also bagging some sweet goodies and merchandise. Once again, all contributions raised will go directly to The Malala Fund, a non-profit organization that tirelessly fights to ensure women and girls worldwide are afforded access to safe, free, and high-quality education, regardless of their status, background, nationality, or economy. Back in November 2020, Fleet Fatales raised an amazing $80,000 USD, so the team will surely be looking to smash that target with this summer’s event.

You can catch all of the action live over on the official Games Done Quick Twitch channel. A full schedule of events, adjusted to your timezone, is available right here. As I’ve banged on about multiple times over the years, I love sinking into charity speedrun events, and the Frame Fatales showcase is no exception. Good luck to all runners and crew!