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 (8,612 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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August 20

SpeedRunners SteamOS/Linux is in testing

Before you get excited about SpeedRunners listing a Linux/SteamOS build, please keep in mind it's just a test.

When you download the Linux build, it will give you the "Party Mode" demo -- the offline version of SpeedRunners designed for parties and conventions/showcases.

We are testing to see stability of that build, because it has much less dependencies (no online, no multiple controller setups, etc), and once we get the hang of it, we will proceed to port the full version to SteamOS.

Nonetheless a good first step!

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August 13

King of Speed Tonight: PurpleTurkey vs Mario47



Join us tonight for King of Speed, the ultimate SpeedRunners showdown between the top players in the world!

PurpleTurkey has been holding his title for several weeks now, but will his reign come to an end? Let's find out tonight!


There will be speed, and running!

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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
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Early Access Review
Pretty entertaining especially when you're playing with your friends.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Early Access Review
It isnt much of a unique Idea but its fun as well as the art style seems interesting...That said This isnt a pros and cons review so im just gonna say get this for $10 at most even though it is very fun I just dont feel like it fills that price gap,Then again its only a few dollars more so knock yourself out and get HOOKED *wink* *wink*
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Early Access Review
One of the best Party games ever! Heck its better then Mario party and super smash bros! Also playing with random players online is fun to and find myself playing online for hours. Probs one of the best parts of this game is playing with your friends at night. This game is still in beta and theres gonna be a lot coming soon! 69/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Early Access Review
I'm really loving the game so far, and at this price could already recommend it to anyone.

Positive:

-a lot of fun, and fairly original gameplay
-a lot of variety in characters, though this doesn't really affect gameplay (which I suppose is yet another good thing)
-the game seems quite polished in the sense that most things seem to work as intended, and there are a lot of things that make you go 'oh yeah, good idea' while playing (though, of course, I can't think of any now)
-multiplayer works rather well, though it can take a minute to find a game, which I'm guessing will improve as the player base grows
-ranked matches
-pretty cool community so far. Seen some rage quits, but no proper moaning/swearing as of now
-community made content (just maps as far as I can tell, but who knows)

Negave:

-the game occasionally crashes for me (haven't yet looked up whether more people have this, but I'm guessing they do). This doesn't happen frequently enough to be a major issue, as restarting and loading the game doesn't take much, but it still sucks when you happen to be in a ranked match or with a nice bunch of people
-the music gets rather repetitive, which isn't that big a deal. It would be nice if the music selection had some more variety at some point

All considered, I'd really recommend it to anyone who enjoys the idea of a side-scrolling racer (runner...) which had me actually laughing out loud at times.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
113.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Early Access Review
Don't let your first impressions fool you! Despite its cartoony art style and Mario Kart-esque power-ups, this game has an insanely high skill ceiling and is very challenging at the higher levels. It takes quite some time to get the hang of, but when you do, it's one of the most fun and competetive indie games on Steam.
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