Run, jump, swing around, fire rockets, grapple onto people to knock them off screen in SpeedRunners -- a 4 player competitive platformer. Now with a level editor!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,468 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”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until Q4 2014”

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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October 18

TF2 Scout now in SpeedRunners



BOINK! You can now play as the Scout from TF2.

Prepare for King of Speed next week.

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October 13

King of Speed 2 and fighting cancer



Join #TeamFalcon or #TeamSpeedRunner next week in King of Speed 2 - the boostanoid-fueled official SpeedRunners tournament.

Fight cancer, with speed and running!

Next week we are introducing 2 DLC character packs into SpeedRunners. These packs contain 4 celebrity characters each. One pack is assigned to #TeamFalcon, the other - to #TeamSpeedRunner.

If you play as The Falcon, or any of the characters on #TeamFalcon, wins count towards that team. Same for #TeamSpeedRunner. You don't need to buy the DLC to participate, but if you do - it will be for a good cause.

# Play as your favorite Youtuber or one of the team leads (SpeedRunner or Falcon)
# Your wins add to your team's total score
# Team with most wins by November 20th is the winner
# We will donate money made from the winning DLC to cancer research

You can guess the team assignments yourself :)

Participants:
  • PewDiePie
  • Markiplier
  • JesseCox
  • CinnamonToastKen
  • Strippin
  • Dodger
  • PeanutButterGamer
  • UberHaxorNova

Prepare for the ultimate showdown between The Falcon and SpeedRunner.

20/10/2014

FAQ

What is King of Speed?

King of Speed is an in-game tournament between the characters of SpeedRunners. The first one was held in December 2013 and featured an ARG, the culmination of which revealed Game Modifiers.



In the first King of Speed, we counted wins of individual characters for a month, and in the end Cosmo was crowned as King Cosmo and wore a crown for a month in-game.

This time The Falcon faces off with SpeedRunner in an ultimate showdown of Speed and Running. And they are backed up by teams of Youtubers to help!

Do I need to buy the DLC to participate?

No, you can support your team by playing as either The Falcon or SpeedRunner

But SpeedRunner has 4 versions of the skin, but Falcon has only 1?

We are adding 3 more skins to the Falcon just for this event. Spoilers? I probably shouldn't be revealing this.

Which charity are you donating money to?

This is something we're figuring out with the help of experienced parties like Humble Bundle. If you have suggestions - let us know.

What's the DLC price?

We are aiming for $2.99 per pack, so less than $1 per character

Why cancer research?

Personal statement from Alex Nichiporchik (CEO @tinyBuild):

Screw cancer. It took the life of countless people in my family, and almost took mine. I believe with the popularity of SpeedRunners we can make a difference to advance its research.

What will the other falcons look like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH2qI8o70FE

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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
317 of 387 people (82%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fastest way to destroy all of the 3 friends you will ever have. Worth it though.
Posted: April 25
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50 of 53 people (94%) found this review helpful
56.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
A creatively imagined multiplayer game. A surprisingly pleasant alternative to the brawler-type of multiplayer that has become so commonplace (e.g. samurai gunn, starwal, towerfall, bit-brawlers, brawlhalla, etc...), SpeedRunners offers players a spectrum of depth in gameplay. At its base, this game is a racing platformer, rewarding players who learn the turns and obstacles of various unique levels while punishing those who make mistakes. Perfectionism at its finest. This fine work does offer a deeper level of competition, however, if players chooses to exploit the nuances of the game's physics. With the mention of the glory of this game, I must also point out the negatives, which are frustratingly apparent within the first 5 minutes of gameplay. The matchmaking system is extremely unreliable, despite the implementation of a ranking system (albeit new). There are constant bugs in just about any multiplayer game, which would be endurable in a more forgiving game. The glitches can be brutal, and, due to the competitive nature of this game, they do not come off as humorous as in other games. At the rate at which this game has improved recently and with the massive community of stakeholders which it has garnered, SpeedRunners, while still in Beta at the moment of this review, will doubtlessly become one of the flawless go-to's for just about any friendly LAN party and competitive tournament. Each complaint I have for this game is tied to a problem that any early access game would have, and they are no reason to avoid a purchase. Currently an 8 / 10, this game is an easy pick-up and a difficult put-down!
Posted: June 13
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners is a great multiplayer game. The best way to describe it is Mario Kart without the Karts... The levels are laid out very nicely with shortcuts and optimal paths. The controls are very good and very responsive, much like Nintendo platformers. This is a great game to play with friends over online or locally.. PERFECT for a quick gaming session--but watch out it's addictive!

GOTTA GO FAST! Sonic could learn a thing or two from these blokes...
Posted: August 10
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
61.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners is an action platformer that pits you against your opponents in a 4 player race! The aim of the game is to outrun your opponents by forcing them to fall off-screen. There are also items, switches and a few other mechanics that assist in your run. There are various different maps to choose from, including a level editor that allows people to share and play custom levels.

Let's start with the gameplay. SpeedRunners is very enjoyable to play, especially with a group of friends. You'll be racing each other for hours; running, dashing, sliding, grapling, and whatever you can do to retain your lead position. Although it is fun, the gameplay is a little bit repetitive with the same goal all the time. However, the level editor does nullify some of this repetitiveness, as well as the random wheel thing that rarely spawns and altars gameplay for that round.

In terms of graphics, this is the main area where the game is being let down the most. The textures themselves are a solid effort, but the particle systems are lacking a lot. The game could use some more particle effects to polish it. Yes, it is still in Beta, and polishing is usually left till last, but it is still valid for the current version. I do hope they improve this when the game is out of Beta.

Overall, a solid effort still in the works. I hope to see something spectatular with this when it is out of Beta. I cannot write a full review just yet, and the rating will have to wait.
Posted: June 11
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38 of 68 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Esse jogo é sensacional, só falta uma coisa para ele ficar completo e que eu espero que coloquem, para ele ser mais do que perfeito que é customização de personagem,ai sim ia ficar perfeitamente perfeito___________________________________(English)________This game is amazing, just missing one thing for him to be complete and I hope that place, for it to be more than perfect which is character customization, oh yes would be perfectly perfect. --------Please rate so that the creators make this change------
Posted: September 15
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