Cut-throat multiplayer running game that pits 4 players against each other, locally and/or online. Run, jump, swing around, and use devious weapons and pick-ups to knock opponents off-screen!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (5,114 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 26, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access allows us to involve the community during development and try out completely new things with a large community of players”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until mid-2015”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have more content, less bugs, and will be free to play locally. Everyone who buys the game during Early Access will keep all functionality they have in the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We are currently experimenting with user created levels, improving network code, working on redesigning the UI, and more. There is a lot of work being done.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes and no. The local version of the game will be free, while online functionality will cost more or less similar. We intend to sell character skin packs which enable you to play online.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are losing sleep over every comment posted on the forum. Shall we make boxes lethal?”
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"SpeedRunners is Mario Kart on foot, basically. Race your friends and destroy them with powerups. Tons of fun but it's early access and a bit buggy."

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January 7

Winner of the Workshop Contest is....



For the past several weeks we've been running a Workshop Contest where map creators could participate for a chance to get into the official SpeedRunners level roster.

The team has played through all the top maps and decided upon the winner!

Please congratulate GraphiqueNez2 for creating Fresh Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPu2DUQ2nck

This map allows you to pull off some crazy tricks and has a very nice flow to it. It will probably be adored by pro-players. We will create custom artwork for the level and include it in the official roster!

I would also like to thank everyone for participating - the amount of great levels created, and how much people vote now on user maps, are nothing short of amazing.

There are now over 8,000 user levels, with more appearing every day! Keep up the great work.

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December 24, 2014

Top 10 SpeedRunners Players of 2014



Happy Holidays everyone. Lerika (the artist on maps like Theme Park and Ski Resort) made this little postcard for you all :)

This has been a phenomenal year for SpeedRunners, so we decided to pull up some worldwide leaderboards in Ranked, and give some fame to the best players!

Here is the TOP10 of SpeedRunners Ranked Players Worldwide!

1. Taters - 44,575 points
2. trafalgar - 36,390 points
3. Roland - 32,490 points
4. Mario47 - 32,395 points
5. lesswill - 31,945 points
6. dipu - 30,810 points
7. WRU - 30,330 points
8. dams95100 - 29,175 points
9. Space_Pup - 28,190 points
10. DistinctMadness - 28,130 points

Congratulations and stay speedy!

(If you guys haven't yet accepted Lisa's friend invite, make sure you do, here is her profile link. We might just be sending something your way.)

On behalf of DoubleDutch and tinyBuild, a wholehearted THANK YOU for your support and Happy Holidays!

If you're interested in a longer read, here's a sort of 2014 summary
  • Launched the Level Editor
  • Launched Ranked
  • Made Massive Map Updates
  • Made Spikes Non-Lethal (later added option to make them lethal so the pro-players don't murder us)
  • Thought about making boxes lethal
  • Added the first character expansion introducing the most awesome character of them all (obviously the Falcon)
  • Figured out how to efficiently create new characters by using a mixture of 2D animation and 3D modeling
  • Added In-Game Chat
  • Added Mid-Game Joining
  • Added the Fireball
  • Started doing livestreams
  • Started to realize we all suck at SpeedRunners when playing against pro players
  • Showcased the game at a ton of events, realized we should do tournaments during those events
  • Added slope grinding (c) Casper
  • Added the Youtuber pack
  • Added tons of options to the game
  • Significantly improved stability of everything (c) Gert-Jan
  • Added the Scout
  • Raised $20k for cancer research
  • Added Salem and Skullduggery
  • Revamped the Checkpoint System
  • Launched the Workshop Contest
  • Added Swift Peaks (new map)
  • Added Freeze Ray Item
  • Wrote this announcement

    PS Who's going to PAX South?

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“SpeedRunners is a fully realized idea, a great platformer, and a terrific party game that’s fun online as well.”
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About This Game

In a city filled with superheroes, getting to crimes becomes a competition on its own. Fortunately there are enough rockets, bombs, grappling hooks, spikes, and other goodies lying around -- to make the competition fun and fast. Welcome to SpeedRunners.

SpeedRunners is a 4 player competitive platformer with grappling hooks, power-ups, and interactive environments. Run, jump, swing around, fire rockets, grapple onto people to knock them off screen.

Key Features

  • 4 Player Competitive Platforming!
  • Keep up with the fastest player in-game, or fall offscreen and get eliminated!
  • Use weapons like missiles, mines and grappling hooks to screw over your friends, and make new enemies!
  • Local and online multiplayer! Can you have 2 players on a couch against 2 other players on the internet? Yes of course!
  • Bots enabled - play on your own with several AI opponents. Or put them into matches with other people!
  • A tutorial teaches you how to play
  • Controller compatible (and recommended!)
  • 9 unique maps!
  • Unique game modifiers
  • A character named Unic!
  • Full blown level editor!

What to expect in the final game


Head onto the forum and help us decide what will be the final game! Expect more maps, characters, items and game modes.

Follow the development on twitter!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Processor: 1Ghz and up
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated video card recommended
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Best played with Xbox controller. It runs great on Macs in Virtual Windows machines. Just give it over 1GB Ram!
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
280.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
game is good.... buggier than even dark messiah but its still in beta. Also its good.

For the casual player you can have fun with friends with what the closest thing to a platforming mario kart.

And those of you who want to see what good play limits are this should give you a decent impression of the speed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-epIFftjMjk
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Early Access Review
You can play as PBG! What more could possibly want?
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Early Access Review
To put it simple, could be described as 2D Mario Kart with legs.

Four players running around a map with varied obstacles collecting different power ups and weapons. Game really shines when played with friends, especially if you can get them in the same room. Can be played against bots too and also has little singleplayer campaign.

Controls feel tight and races get really exciting. Could use some more of official maps, some workshop maps are a bit buggy or just confusing. All characters perform the same, but all have their own unique and sometimes funny animations that really add tasty flavor to the game. Also more varied soundtrack would be welcomed.

Really fun game that works well for early acces.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Early Access Review
i shot a man in a unicorn costume with a rocket that also hit me and i fell in some spikes which glitched everyone and we were stuck in an infinitie spike loop till everyone left and i got an achievment. this game is de best
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
I call this game an online version of monopoly. It destroys relationships and torches all the warm feeling you might have for the rest of humanity one gold hook at a time.

Also fun, addictive and really worth trying!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
It's like Mario Kart, without the karts
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Early Access Review
If you are looking for a game to play and have fun with your friends, SpeedRunners is the game you are looking for!
Run as fast as you can, dodge missiles, avoid grapples, traps, etc... Be the last man standing!!!
Play on levels created from other users or create your own level to share in the workshop.
This game is worth every single penny, it should be a must have in your steam library.
Graphic looks ok, gameplay is super fun, vote 8.5/10!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners is a great game with and without internet access. It is a simple but intriguingly a very enjoyable game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
this game is extremely addicting. guess it's because it has been made by Dutch guys who like to make awesome games. Great game to play with your friends!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Early Access Review
Awesome LAN-game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners AKA Friendship Runinng Game.
11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
I love this game!!! I got it a few days ago not knowing much about it, but after playing it for a few hours, it was a really great game! It's fast-paced and very competitve, which is everything that I want in a game. Great for people who love fast paced action gameplay with a touch of humor. I highly reccommend! :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Early Access Review
The reason why you can´t stop playing SpeedRunners...

isn´t just as easy to answer ;) A few weeks ago we stumbled across the Steam sale of SpeedRunners. Since then I spent some time improving my racing skills on that game (sharp tongues assert that there is no improvement ;-) ) Tzzz! Ok, the game is really hard to play against opponents online within the league sytem.

But I would highly reccomend it playing against friends and family. A few days ago I had a close race against my husband. If you´re interested watch the video below. Sorry, it is in German but it has English subtitles.

Anyway, it´s a good way to see the variety of maps, weapons, traps and gameplay if you´re deciding whether to buy it or not. There are also a lot of custom maps avalaible. It seems like there is a highly active community. Definitely a game to keep in mind! See you there!

tRini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfMGjLBlVpg
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Early Access Review
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners for now, is my favorite game on steam. It's competitive, extremely fun, and hey, if you're like me, and have really bad ping, you'll have no problem! It's still playable! So, i don't really see anything i don't like in the game. I recommend the game to platform, action, and multiplayer gamers. This is my review for the game, SpeedRunners. If you like it, please leave a thumbs up!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
Very good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
I really like Platformers like Super Meat Boy so I can't not recommend this game

Pros:
- Fun fast platformer
- More adrenaline than you can get from most games
- YouTube character pack with PewDiePie

Cons:
- Not much of a progression
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Early Access Review
Mostly got this for PewDiePie's Cup a while back, but I still love it even now
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Early Access Review
At the time of writing, this game is still in early access so bear that in mind when considering the purchase if relevant!

Speed Runners is an incredibly fun and competitive platforming racing game. Each match can have up to four players and throughout levels you can pick up power-ups to either gain an advantage or to screw others over by using the golden hook or by dropping a load of crates down in front of them. I love the art style personally and the levels are pretty well designed and the user created levels are equally as good!

One problem that I do sometimes experience however is network problems, namely lag when I'm spectating a match after being eliminated but also whilst participating. But, it is to be expected as this is an Early Access title. To be honest you can't really go wrong especially for the price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
My goodness, this is great fun. Never knew grappling would make me so darn happy. Never knew watching a guy run in a chicken suit (or is that a rooster? no, it's an falcon) would be so great. Or watching a guy in a shark suit... oh the suits! THE SUITS!!!! Can totally see the Alti crowd enjoying this. I get that same giddy laugh... Also, I think I need a SpeedRunners t-shirt now.
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