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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!
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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Friday Livestream & Q&A at 4pm CET

July 30th, 2014

Hi everyone!

Seeing how the community is growing rapidly, we thought it'd be fun to do a livestream this Friday. We will play some SpeedRunners, show prototype of possible upcoming features/maps, and give our opinion on user levels.

We also have the burning question of Gamescom, we're deciding what exactly to do there -- we will have a booth in the Indie MEGABOOTH and want to do something special during the show.

We'd like to do it with more interactivity and questions from you guys, so posting this announcement 2 days in advance.

When & where?


Expect me to try and persuade everyone to drink beers :)

Please post questions you'd like us to discuss/answer in the comments!

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Update r30: SpeedBallers weekend, matchmaking

July 11th, 2014



SpeedBallers weekend

The latest update introduces a SpeedBallers weekend event. We are testing a new item in the game which is temporarily skinned as a football (the soccer kind).

Do let us know what you think about the item!

Ranked-based matchmaking

Meanwhile we are introducing ranked-based matchmaking. When you play a match, for the first 20 seconds the system will try to match you against people in your own league, and then widen the search.

Please help us by providing feedback on how well this feature works!

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About the 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
136 of 174 people (78%) found this review helpful
97 products in account
4 reviews
15.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
STOP GRAPPLING ME!!! :(
Posted: March 18th, 2014
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52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
104 products in account
16 reviews
21.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fastest way to destroy all of the 3 friends you will ever have. Worth it though.
Posted: April 25th, 2014
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
331 products in account
64 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This is really really fun
I definitely plan on playing it a lot more :)
Oh and it's a nice party game too.
Great controls, features, variety, design... definitely solid for the platforming speed feel they were going for.
I'd recommend it mainly because of how fun it is
Posted: March 21st, 2014
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
155 products in account
5 reviews
42.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Let me preface this with the following: SpeedRunners is worth all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the 10 dollars earned for buying this terriffic game.

SpeedRunners is a god damned anomaly, being in Early Access has not hindered this game's meaningfullness as a medium for entertainment and competitiveness. SpeedRunners features some really balanced gameplay, your skill is your skill, nothing else is the determining factor for success. You will run, jump, slide, and grapple your way through a series of levels, designed by mere mortals, as if they were designed my gods.

The only downside of this otherwise shining example of video game excellence, is the gosh darned lag! Lag can sometimes mess up an entire match, however, lately the net code has been polished to a shine, and is suitable for those who can't afford the highest internet.

Overall, I would give SpeedRunners a 9/10, it's fun, it's competitive, and it's everything you want it to be.
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
324 products in account
20 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This is pure fun. Plain and simple. Reminds me of the competitiveness of Mario Kart and Goldeneye.
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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109 of 123 people (89%) found this review helpful
357 products in account
24 reviews
16.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The Good:

An excellent multiplayer experience that hearkens back to the lively days of Nintendo couch co-op playing Super Smash Bros. or Super Mario Kart
Fast and frantic racing-style gameplay that constantly sees twists and turns as far as who is in the lead
Outlandish and colorful characters and maps that really complement the ecclectic nature of the game
Power-ups are an absolute riot with constant changes to the way the player moves through the level
My personal favorite was the grappling hook, which grabs the closest player to you and throws him backwards, hilarity quickly ensuing
Controls are very tight and responsive, which is crucial in a platforming game of this nature
Animation and physics are spot-on and help convey the sense of motion and weight to the characters
Graphics are sharp and vibrant, which are very welcome in a 2D game
Maps are intricately made with what appears to be a pain-staking attention to detail
Turbo generators, swing-able ceiling tiles, lasers, and buzz-saws are a some of the well placed items in a map that can make or break your “speed run”
Current content on this “Early Access” title is more than enough to have a good time with your Steam friends, but the promise of more content updates just sweetens the pot on this game
Active developers that constantly respond and engage their audience in the development of the game
Primarily in the Steam Forums

The Bad:

Numerous bugs and glitches, which certainly supports the idea of it being a “Early Access” title
Some of the bugs encountered were along the lines of no textures loading, a confused camera that can’t catch-up to the race leader, random characters exploding as if losing the race, etc…
While these bugs might sound game-breaking, they often times add to the mania of the game and just make the participants laugh (actual results may vary)
The good times had while playing the game is diminished when playing without friends you know, but that’s not to say it still isn’t fun
Can you play it while the children are awake?:

Absolutely. In fact, I played it with my 7 year old and had a blast!

Did I make time to complete it?:

With a multiplayer-based game, completion isn’t really a question. Did I have a blast playing numerous races with my friends? Yes. Do I foresee myself doing so again in the future? Absolutely.

Redlight or Greenlight?:

A most definite Green light on this one. green

The great times already had with this title make it worth picking up now, bugs and all!

Recommended Purchase Price:

$9.99

http://gamersglance.com/2013/10/17/speedrunners-rlgl/
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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