Flame Fatales 2022

I’ve been having a decent bit of fun this week following Flame Fatales, the ongoing GamesDoneQuick event featuring women and supporting the Malala Fund. It’s not quite as busy as a normal GDQ event, as it only runs from around noon to midnight (EDT). I’m not especially familiar with the Malala Fund, nor have I ever watched one of the Fatales events. I wasn’t even aware it existed, but it’s not quite as hyped as the larger GDQ events.

In addition to admiring the skill and dedication of the individual runners, I find it’s a good showcase of games I wasn’t aware of and would probably not encounter. Some of these are titles that I just managed to miss during my childhood, like Final Fantasy Legend 2. Others are interesting twists such as the Final Fantasy 4 Free Enterprise randomizer.

It also exposes me to a variety of things I have little experience with. Puzzle games are a category that’s typically fun to see, though could be counter productive if I actually intended to play them. Having said that, most speedruns tend to completely skip story content because it takes time, so it’s a good way to gauge tone and style for things I may want to branch out into.

I’m actually a bit confused at the moment. The hosts haven’t acknowledged it, but it looks like the game that should be live while I’m writing this has fallen through. Technical issues happen though, and they handled it well because it took me a good 20 minutes to start wondering why things had stalled. Hopefully they’ll get moving along soon enough.

Y’all take care.


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