Women’s Games Event Raises $215k For Charity

Frame Fatales, an all-female video game speedrunning event, held its annual summer event and raised over $215,000 AUD for the Malala Fund charity.

Frame Fatales is a ‘speedrunning’ event, that is, an event where games are completed as fast as humanly possible, using a combination of technique, glitches, and game knowledge to do so. Many older games, like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, can be beaten using all of the above in as little as four minutes.

While players can use glitches found in the official release of the games, they cannot use actual cheats of any kind, such as enabling invincibility or faster movement speed via cheat codes. Faults often require very precise sequential inputs to activate properly and are considered difficult to achieve.

The Games Done Quick side event, a twice-a-year event that regularly raises millions of dollars for charity, ran for a week from August 21 to August 27. Some of the featured games included Elden Ring, Mirror’s Edge, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Sapphire, Shadow of the Colossus, and more.

Women of any background are invited if they wish to participate. According to the website, “Frame Fatales is a women’s community for those involved in and interested in speed racing, charity events and gaming. All women are welcome regardless of whether you are cis, trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming.”

Speed ​​racing events like these raise a lot of money for charity. Summer Games Done Quick, an annual summer speedrunning event held in June, raised A$4.5 million for Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian aid group providing care to people in areas “affected by conflict, outbreaks disease, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care.

In addition to this summer event, there is a winter Frame Fatales event called Frost Fatales, which starts on February 26. All proceeds from Flame Fatales were donated to the Malala Fund, an organization that advocates for giving girls a better education. You can learn more about the Malala Fund here.

Written by Junior Miyai on behalf of GLHF.

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