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 (4,264 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 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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December 24

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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December 22

SpeedRunners Gets A Free Offline Party Mode



Remember some time ago we said SpeedRunners would get a free offline mode? That day is today!

We have just released a SpeedRunners Party Mode in the form of a demo to the full game. The build is very similar to the one we use at shows like PAX or Gamescom - the game runs itself, no maintenance or setup required. Ideal for a party setting!

  • Launch game
  • Press A (or click on PLAY GAME)
  • 4 bots spawn, start playing the game
  • Press any button on any controller (or keyboard) to take control of a bot
  • If you're afk, the bot takes control back
  • SS Royale, Alley, and Theme Park are on auto-rotation
  • No setup, no explanation, ideal for a party setting!

Download the Party Mode on Steam (on Steam, works only if you don't have the full game - click Download Demo)

Download a Standalone Party Mode - works outside of Steam

*note - you can't install the demo on accounts with the full game, it's a Steam restriction - we're working on getting a similar Party Mode into the full game.

We really need the community's help to spread this demo, as we feel it's a great party game - that's free! Ideal for college campuses, bars, and any local multiplayer party!

Thanks for the support and Happy Holidays :)

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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
35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Early Access Review
*This review is written from the point of view of someone who has only played singleplay and local multiplayer*

SpeedRunners is a great arcade style racing game (if you can call it that) which is fast paced and great to play with friends and family. It's similar to popular kart racing games except you run rather than drive a kart.

+Really nice art style
+Plenty of cool skins to choose from for your character
+Works well for local multiplayer
+Good BOTs
+Well designed and fun to play maps
+From what I can tell it has a good competitive multiplayer system though I haven't played it myself
+Reasonable price and good value for money
+The Devs release new skins every so often
+Fun to play
+Good replayability

+/-Relatively short matches, great if you just want a quick game of something

-Not very many maps though it does have workshop support
-Some of the items can be pretty annoying

Verdict:
7

A really fun game which is perfect for playing with family and friends
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
55.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Early Access Review
The "Speed" in the name Speed Runners is a double entendre. It is a game about going as fast as possible AND it's as addicting as crack.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Early Access Review
Fun with friends
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
Watch, as you run in the wrong direction!
Watch, as your friend drops a box on your face at the peak of a hard climb!
Watch, as you trip on spikes moments before your final victory!

A fast-paced, frantic game with very simple mechanics, but a surprising amount of depth to its gameplay. Fun with strangers, but priceless with friends.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
"This game is fun. *Sudden Death* NO NO NO NO ♥♥♥♥ NO ♥♥♥♥ NO NO! wait YES YES ♥♥♥♥ YOU SUCK MY ♥♥♥♥ REKT"

Monopoly 2. RIP friendships
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
Speedrunners, a game of reflexes and grapple hooking your friends.

You really should get this game, honestly. It's definitely worth the friend rage. Also, the only issue I have right now would be the blast zone lines aren't transparent, which they should REALLY do.

Analysis:

Speedrunners is a game of running around a big map, grapple hooking your way to first place. Of course, it's only possible to grapple white ceilings, so the majority (unless allowed) of the map is going to be running, picking up item boxes, and trying to get to first place. What you have to do is make sure you keep on running til you can't. By that time you've hopefully won your first round. The game is in Early Access right now, but it's getting a lot better! The controls are also configurable and it's really best with a controller.

The items while not that plentiful are actually really fun regardless. You have rockets to shoot at people, EMP blasts to destroy: grapples, golden grapples, boxes, and also rockets; invincibility shield drill which protects you from harm, golden grapples which hook onto the closest player in the direction you face, and 3 boxes.

Speedrunners also has a nice twist to it where you can choose different modes to play. The most frustratingly fun has to be the mirrored track mode. Rapture just shoots rockets everywhere, lethal spikes, all X (X being either rockets or golden grapples last time I checked), and there may or may not be another I'm forgetting at the moment, but that's the fun of this game.

tl;dr Speedrunners is a REALLY fun friend rage-inducing game that makes you want to keep trying to aim for the top, but also can be played casually enough for fun.

I'd give this amazing Mario Kart-esque game a 9/10.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
124.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
Really, really fast paced fun. Great for friends or playing solo online. Sure there are bugs, but thats to be ex[ected because its in early access. Overall, a great i would recommend
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
61.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
Despite a lot of the glitches and other variety of issues I've had with this game (if I or another person I'm playing with lags for a split second it's like game over with how badly everything will glitch across the screen/getting randomly stuck in walls/etc etc), it is an immense amount of fun and definitely worth the money. It's a ton more fun to play with other people, especially your friends. On the upside though, 8/10 friendship breaker next to Mario Kart.

It's occasionally offputting with its updates on the maps, and usually the workshop levels have way more to be improved upon (for the most part they aren't worth playing in my opinion). Most of the changes on the maps so far are pretty good and add a bit more variety to the game play.

Playing a lot of ranked doesn't feel like a chore, both due to just how the game runs and that the community is pretty laid back about the game as well.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
Early Access Review
Nothing is more satisfying than a perfectly timed Grappling hook casuing your friend to fall to their demise whilst you run ahead and win! MUAHAHA 9/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Early Access Review
I don't have words to describe this

SUPAH
MEGA
PARKOUR
FUN
AS
HELL


Buy it. Play with 3friends. and you'll have tons of fun.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Early Access Review
Just spent the last couple hours screaming my lungs out at a LAN playing this game!!! So fast, so fun!!! Only a few bucks, best value game you will get!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Early Access Review
(WARNING) First (serious) review of a game for me


Alright, this game is really great! Don't get me wrong when I say I dislike some aspects of it..

The maps are innovative and require a lot of learning in order to be competetive. But learning the map and the game without friends playing with you in a custom game can be really hard when these semi-pro people just dunk you in few secs every time you queue in a non-custom game. Guess it can also be reviewed as a plus that its skill cap is really high. Almost rogue like, for some players.

I might have over-exaggerated the 'pros' of the games you encounter solo, but the only way I truly enjoy this past the initial excitement (~1 hour in my case) is with real friends, not random people. Think it as a Super Smash Brawl game. Social fun is where this game is at.

As it is for the ranked system I can't say, it's not been available while I've been playing (during steam winter holiday sale 2014).

I give it
4/5
..for fulfilling the graphical and mechanic-wise aspect. Having workshop availability where you can add your own created maps is also a plus increasing the amount of different maps available.

Only reason I'm deducting one point (NOTE, things might change as game leaves early access) is for shortness and how quickly it becomes repetitive. I'm missing the lack of different game modes. But with friends at equal skill levels it's one of the most enjoyable experiences on steam. That is, until you get all the achievements and play it till boredom without anything new to experience.
Then it's time to switch game, and that can't be blamed on the game.

Totally worth the minimalistic sum of money I had to spend for this game. Also one of those exceptions, when it comes to buying early access games for me.

Thank you for your attention.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
Highly addictive gameplay. Fast fun furious.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
Is a very good game, very helpful community, and is very good for being in beta.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
The Tryhard Olympics 2015
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
Sidescroller racing game, with really really intense gameplay. If you liked Super Meat Boy, or liked playing with the ninja
rope in any worms title, you gonna love this.

Are you leading? You just got hit by a giant rolling boulder
Leading again? You trip on a barrel that you jumped over like a 100 times before
Leading? Surprize freeze ray!
Leading? Someone just grappled you to the last position.
Again? Homing missile!

This game is full of surprizes, and sudden changes. I got the game barely an our ago and I fell in love with it.
Definitely worth buying a 4 pack for buddies.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Early Access Review
This game...... ths game.... if someon writes a bad review i will personal hunt them down and sack wack them... the game should be the game of the century.... really its that good.... if you dont buy this game then you are a dirty gypsy....
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Early Access Review
This is the best game ever made. Buy this. Now! No questions. If you have friends you will like this
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Early Access Review
Sick game really
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
Early Access Review
THE MOST COMPETITIVE GAME EVER!

BEST RUNNING GAME IN THE HISTORY OF GAMING!
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