Since I discovered that the GDQ donations are public, tabular und scrapeable, I couldn’t resist cobbling together a script to scrape all the data.
Here are some results.

Donations

First up we look at the donation totals for each event.
Note that as of now I only collected data from [AS]GDQs since 2011, the other events are not included (yet?).

Cumulative total

Prediction

The model equation:

\[\widehat{\text{Total}} = 1421163.02 + -1412.95 \cdot \text{Year} + 0.35 \cdot \text{Year}^2\]

Let’s make some naive predictions for the upcoming years:

GDQ Year Predicted Total (Millions) CI (95% Prediction)
AGDQ 2019 $19.09 ($18.66, $19.51)
SGDQ 2019 $21.76 ($21.31, $22.21)
AGDQ 2020 $24.61 ($24.13, $25.1)
SGDQ 2020 $27.64 ($27.11, $28.17)
AGDQ 2021 $30.84 ($30.25, $31.43)
SGDQ 2021 $34.22 ($33.56, $34.88)
AGDQ 2022 $37.77 ($37.04, $38.51)
SGDQ 2022 $41.5 ($40.68, $42.33)
AGDQ 2023 $45.41 ($44.48, $46.34)
SGDQ 2023 $49.49 ($48.45, $50.53)
AGDQ 2024 $53.75 ($52.59, $54.9)

Runs

Run length by event

Maybe a zoomed in version is easier to digest.

Or maybe a histogram.

Runners

Games

by decade

The oldest and newest games:

Run Platform Players Run_time Event
Oregon Trail (1971) PC Skybilz 00:05:22 SGDQ2015
The Textorcist (2019) PC teddyras 00:28:20 SGDQ2019
Resident Evil 2 (2019) (2019) PC Bawkbasoup 00:54:27 SGDQ2019
Kingdom Hearts III (2019) PS4 mistmaster1, CrispyMe, ninten866 03:12:02 SGDQ2019
Grand Poo World 2 (2019) SNES mitchflowerpower 01:07:36 SGDQ2019