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 (6,796 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 26, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“In Early Access we can see the community's favourite levels, features, characters, and their biggest concerns, then focus on those.
Would you like more Level Workshop support? More official weapons? A character workshop? Let us know!”

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.

The free version of SpeedRunners is available now on Steam! Search for SpeedRunners Party Mode!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Gameplay features are all in and set! Play online or local multiplayer, single-player, and check out 10,000 created levels in the user-level workshop!
We're improving network code, fleshing out the leagues and progression system, working on redesigning the UI, adding more playable characters, and a lot more!”

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

“The final game will cost more or less the same, and local multiplayer is out there officially for free.
We do intend to sell character skin packs.”

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

“We read EVERYTHING that comes in! Everyone in the office is active on the forums, and chats to fans in Steam messenger all the time. Your reviews and comments and messages come up in conversation every day.”
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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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April 30

Fan Trailer Contest Winner is....



We've had several dozen entries in the SpeedRunners Fan Trailer Contest, which I'm very happy with. People spent loads of time recording and editing gameplay, and compiling that into an exciting trailer.

SpeedRunners trailers are difficult!

SpeedRunners is one of those games that's rather difficult to sell just in a trailer. It's very easy to sell based on people's reactions playing the game - Let's Players do a great job at that. It's also easy to sell people on the game at shows and lan parties. But a trailer is difficult. On one hand you need to show loads of enticing gameplay, on the other - the editing needs to be exciting, and you need to explain what is going on.

I bet everyone who participated realized these challenges halfway through the editing process :) Welcome to my world!

There was loads of debate on which trailer is the best. Amongst the several great entries, one trailer took me by surprise. As a marketing guy, most of the time I'll take the easy way out - outline a list of features, especially in a game like SpeedRunners where it's difficult to tell what's going on. Ultimately, what you need to do is try to explain the "feeling" of a game. Great trailers do this self-explanatorily, and we have one here.

The winner is....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd-xIrTW708

Congratulations to BorderTheA

BorderTheA managed to create a trailer that has no text, yet captures the core essence of SpeedRunners. How the game has you almost break your controller in a tough match. What it's like to successfully land a match-defying overtake. I suggest you check the trailer out!

Notable mentions are with...

Taters for making an exciting gameplay montage with an interesting choice for music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SchxyYKCKS0

A short, sweet, descriptive trailer by Syntax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02S_hhLCevw

Check out all of the entries in the official thread

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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April 27

Community Tournament #3 Winners



On behalf of tinyBuild and DoubleDutch, I would like to give a wholehearted THANK YOU to the community (especially Tizzu) for putting together the SpeedRunners Community Tournament #3. It went on for a few months, and I'm very happy that we finally have the top3 winners!

The winners will get special swag bags from us which will be sent out soon :)

Winners

1. Roland - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198029505317/
2. Mario47 - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198111282414/
3. Desnamed - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198166738162/

Look forward to the next tournament :) Congrats to the winners!

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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 with over 10k user created levels

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 35 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Early Access Review
Speedrunners is a 2D-sidescroller that mixes in some elements of speed-platforming, combat-racing, and modern MOBA-lite games. It plays like something you may find as a minigame mode in a Mario Party game.

The matches are played as a footrace through 2D circuit maps where the object is to get so far ahead of your opponents that they fall of the edge of the map. There are boosts and grappling hooks you must learn to use effectively on each map to move quickly. There are also pick-ups like rockets and freezing laser beams to add that right touch of chaos to the races.

You have the option to play custom matches with bots, or with local players for good-old-time couch coop with your friends. There are both quick match and ranked match options for automatic online matchmaking. The ranked match mode has a progression system and point leaderboards.

Most of the variety in the game comes from the various maps. And the workshop means infinite possibilities for maps. Some users have already created some pretty interesting maps. There are also many characters to choose from, with several of them being crossovers from other games. They seem to have differing animations but no differences in abilities.

The graphics are pretty much what you would expect from a modern 2D-sidescroller. The music and sounds fit the style of the game; and I believe there is a community guide available that shows you how to easily integrate your own music into the game. The controls are fluid and intuitive; I personally used a controller and thought the controls were pretty optimal. Lastly, I didn’t experience any glitches or crashing… although some people have reported crashing on certain workshop maps.

The game does what it does well, undoubtedly. There is, however, a lack of variety of game modes currently in the Early Access stage of this game. But, with the workshop and the ease of modding of this game, there is definitely a bright future ahead for Speedrunners. I look forward to seeing what else is added to the game in the future.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
Wonderful competitive platformer. Excellent mechanics and depth. Community maps and competitive ranking system. Local and online multiplayer
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Early Access Review
A game that actually makes me want to run in real life. It sucks I'm too busy playing Speedrunners to do it.

10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Early Access Review
Run, jump, sprint and swing your way around thousands of levels while staying on screen or getting eliminated. Launch missiles at your opponents, flatten them with giant fiery boulders, freeze them with ice beams and grapple hook them like Scorpion to stay ahead. The screen begins closing in after the first elimination, and continues to work its way in until a winner is found. All four runners immediately restart the race at the last point, and the race continues. Three wins = victory.

+++ Devs provide new content and updates regularly
+++ Community
+++ Pace of game
+ Plays great with a controller
+ Single player campaign and online multiplayer league racing
+ Workshop offers TONS of additional user-created levels
+ Balanced play with weapons/evasion
+ Grappling hooks
+ Cosmonaut Comrade

- Unable to get friends of the same level into the same online ranked matches I'm in
- Soundtrack sometimes goes out (usually until the first runner is eliminated)
- Can get eliminated by leaving the top of the screen even while in the lead


I don't usually enjoy playing competitive games with people in the same room, but this is one of the few games that I laugh more often than I want to throw my controller across the room when I'm eliminated.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Early Access Review
40 hour,s I played this game and love it.My recommend positive for this game.If you want buy this game.

You do not lose
By: B_r_A_d

Graphics : NORMAL
Host : NORMAL
Maps : NORMAL
Players : GOOD
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
definitely would get this game. Its a lot of fun and be very addicting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Early Access Review
Lost My Friends

10/10 would lost my friends again

this is the best multiplayer racing game ever created , just buy it and then play it with your friend! ,and you will lost your friends too like me :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Early Access Review
Fast-paced? Check.
Great and Simple racing game? Check.
A nice multiplayer with friends and other users? Check.
Creative, quirky, and bubbly characters? Check.
Amazing and simple maps along with cool User Creation? Check.

But really, SpeedRunners is a great game ESPECIALLY with friends! Screaming at each other while hearts are pumping and adrenaline is rushing has never been better!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
This game is crazy fun, I wish I were better than it. By playing against higher ranked Speed Runners, you can get amazing new skills, or are amazing already with knowing the amazing advanced tips of the game. One thing I don't like about it, is that there are many players who play over 100 hours, but have not decided to rank up to Advanced or Expert, but decides to stay in Beginner and is ridiculous, especially when we shouldn't play against a Gold in disguise.... So Annoying!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Early Access Review
Great party game. It has fast-paced action and replayability similar to Mario Kart, but with an interesting take on the conventional gameplay often seen in the genre.
I'm not a great fan of the art style and I do feel the game's interface is clunky at times. It's also hard to distinguish between certain characters and for some maps it's hard to spot the proper route, even after a couple of rounds.

But key component for any party game is strong gameplay and SpeedRunners has that in abundance. Although it's certainly not the perfect game, it is highly enjoyable.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
swell
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Early Access Review
This game rewins friend ships
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Early Access Review
This is really ♥♥♥♥ing fun with friends.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
imagine a combination of Smash Bros. and Sonic Racers.

10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Early Access Review
I didn't know a Golden Hook was made from so much salt
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
Speedrunners is a very simple game. You run, usually to the right to start before going left to loop around and repeat the track, swing, slide under and jump over obstacles, all in an effort to stay ahead of your opponents and force them off the screen. Rinse and repeat three times in a row and you win. Power-ups add a little variety to the mix. The selection of characters is limited, the soundtrack has about two or three tracks in total, and maps created and tested by the developers are released rather slowly. Community maps are interesting but rarely have the same level of polish and flow that the official maps do. All in all, your best bet for enjoying the game is getting friends together to go head to head.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
87.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
Run fast, swing fast, and for gods sake, don't use bombs people. That's just rude.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Early Access Review
I like this game cuz you can be a potato with /sallad

Potatoes are Love, Potatoes are life.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
I played this game with my 3 friends.
I now have no friends. 10/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
204.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Early Access Review
Love this game to death. Seriously, this is the perfect game when you're just lying around and you're bored, or if you're waiting on someone you just go to this game and chat with the friendly players while you race it out! :D
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