Games Done Quick has delayed Summer Games Done Quick 2020 due to the coronavirus.
As revealed in a site update, the event will now take place between August 16th and 23rd. As a result, attendee registration is now in June, and existing game submissions will be wiped. However, from April 26th until May 9th, new submissions can be made.
Event organisers have chosen to arrange another event for between April 17th and 19th – Corona Relief Done Quick (CRDQ). It is an online marathon, and all proceeds collected from the event will go to Direct Relief – "a humanitarian aid organisation with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies."
Game submissions for CRDQ are open until April 2nd.
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted various events. Last week, Develop: Brighton was postponed until November while the Taipei Game Show was cancelled. On top of this, the National Videogame Museum in the UK has been forced to start a Just Giving page in an attempt to stay open and avoid permanent closure.
Meanwhile, companies and individuals have been donating money to aid in relief efforts. Earlier this month, Riot Games pledged $1.5 million to help those affected in Los Angeles. Furthermore, Pro Streamer Ninja and his wife, Jessica Blevins, donated $150,000.