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 (6,358 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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March 20

Time for a speedy heist!





We added a little something to SpeedRunners with the help of our friends at Overkill. Hope you like it.

They also added a little something to PayDay 2. Hope you like it as well.



http://steamcommunity.com/games/218620/announcements/detail/177104231807942446

How to activate this in-game? Figure it out :)

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March 16

SpeedRunners wins SXSW Gamer's Voice Award!



Last few weeks have been interesting. After launching a full-scale assault on PAX East with THREE 4-player SpeedRunners stations and dozens of tournaments, Luke & Yulia from tinyBuild's side went back to Texas for South By South West.

SpeedRunners was being showcased there and nominated for Gamer's Voice Award - an award voted by the attendees of the conference. Needless to say, SpeedRunners had an enormous crowd. And we won! Our first award! YOU GUYS! WE WON AN AWARD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXpu7OHAp9g

Our booth setup at SXSW



SpeedRunners was also shown at the Alienware truck at SXSW and gathere a huge crowd there. Can anyone tell a secret character in the pic?





Some PAX East pics:







There are some important updates coming this week with absolutely no hidden things in them. Especially not on Friday.

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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
22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners Pros and Cons

The Many Pros
  • It's fun
  • It's funner with friends
  • It's addictive
  • It's competitive
  • It's fast paced
  • Kills time
  • Will probably make you rage
  • Will most likely make your friends rage
  • Good animation
  • Great maps (not including community maps)
  • Unique characters
  • Hidden characters
  • Can play as a YouTuber (DLC)
  • Easy to run

The Few Cons
  • Most community maps aren't great
  • A few bugs here and there (understandable due to it being early access)
  • There are tryhards (the thing that will cause the rage)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Early Access Review
This is a great side stroller type game. It's based around fast movement and tight controls, think of early SNES era games like Mario World.

The game has a lot of potential, the only **major** thing currently holding it back is faulty netcode and lack of dedicated servers (currently P2P only).

Hopefully this changes as the game grows, the only minor problem I had with the game is the camera can be a bit buggy. It doesn't always stay with where your character is.

If it wasn't for the netcode issues I would give the game a 9 / 10, but It will have to settle for a 6/10 until this issue is resolved.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
138.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Early Access Review
Fun multiplayer Speedrunning game for up to 4 players. Gotta go fast like Sanic, right? Yep indeed you do! It's a highly competitive game.

If you play with people that are much higher rank than you, just do it. Don't rage. You will learn the tricks quite a LOT faster than you would playing with people the same rank as you! With enough practise, you'll be ace.

You may find that people say it's impossible to play with over 80 ping, but it IS possible! You just need to time some things earlier & predict where they're going to be.

Recent update made it harder to find lobbies (playing with 200 ping isn't that bad, come on). It's when a ping is unstable which ruins the play.

This screenshot was taken when the US/UK/Europe people would still be awake.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=409195569
Change the Download Region in Steam to get around this. Or add "+search_distance worldwide" to the launch options.

Fun fact about unstable pings: The game is more likely to break, and can be quite hilarious sometimes. See this video if you would like to get an idea of what I mean:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=408055610
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Early Access Review
This game is a great way to hone in your platforming skills. The people you will compete against are always going to beat you, but that's fine, because you're only going to get better! This game is for HARDCORE PLATFORMERS though, so I would not reccomend it for people into the FPS genre (unless you also play platformers, in which case go nuts). Overall a very great game.

P.S. This game has been known to ruin friendships.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Early Access Review
made a person rage from skill 11/10 would make rage again
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Early Access Review
Run, jump, swing, dodge, rinse and repeat, one day you will delte the need to run, then the need to jump, and finally the need to dodge, leaving you just swing through the entire level to victory. (Try the party demo to get a feel of the game).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
Very fun multiplayer game, I play it with friends constantly. I recommend the game very much and encourage you to play with friends.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Early Access Review
The community is rad, The music is fitting, the weapons are awesome, the animations are really well made, and the experiences you get within each match are completely amazing, epic, hilarious, and not to mention clever.

Played the game and was immdiately "hooked" in!

Badum Tss.

Best 10 bucks I've ever spent.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Early Access Review
This game is definately worth every penny, the competition with friends is sooooo fun, don't hesitate and get it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upuxmB1kRno
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Early Access Review
That game are very funny but the crashers and game bugs ♥♥♥♥s the gameplay and the ranked math, the game closes randomly, and you get affected with the high ping of the others players and that gets a opportunity to her win and you get's literally ♥♥♥♥ed, i have 6gb of ram and the games get some lag's in game, it's early acess but i not expected this type of things happen.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Early Access Review
Speedrunners is easily one of my favorite multiplayer games. Think 'Mario Kart if it was a platformer' or 'Smash Bros if it was a racing game'. The gameplay is super addictive once you get a handle on the controls (supposedly it's easier with a gamepad/controller, but I like the keyboard controls fine), and the community is pretty nice for the most part. My advice for new players would be to try out the origins mode in addition to the tutorial: it allows for instruction/practice on individual game mechanics as well giving some backstory on the game (even if it's pretty basic).

The workshop is super cool too. It's really interesting getting to see the creative and challenging level designs made by other players.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Early Access Review
WTF I just played? 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Early Access Review
Very cool game, just had lots of fun playing it! :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
Run more in this game than you ever will in real life.

You ♥♥♥♥ing fat nerd.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
Gotta go fast.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
I just love this game ^_^
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners is an awesome game.

While it mixes up the playstyle of Super Meat Bot, it also adds the speed of a racing game, the power-ups of any mario kart game and the grapple hook mechanism similar to the Just Cause series.

The main plot of the game is cool, while there's a lot of main characters, there's still 2 Youtuber packs (which I find waaay unescessary to have, since they're only reskins and the players have no audio or anything, it's just visual), there's hidden characters too, while you can play as Wolf from PAYDAY 2 and as a potato.

The game can be played up to 4 players, on an online match, or you can play with bots, choosing one of the three difficulties: Easy, medium or hard.

Even that the game is competitive and smooth, it doesn't and won't lack the sense of fun. Just like in Mount Your Friends, if it wasn't by the hanging dongs and the nude characters, the game would be totally focused on the competitiviness it has, while in SpeedRunners, the game has a gayish character with a pink unicorn costume, and another character with a big red ball head with a star on it, symbolizing the comunism.

The game has a nice plot, by first sight, since it involves all of an hero world where you need to save scientists from bombs.

93/100
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Early Access Review
such compete
very anger
wow

10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Early Access Review
This game is like bread..... its really good...... and its fun all the time...... and its for more than one person....... however friendships will be ruined when you use the arch nemisis golden grapple hook
10/10 would use hoook again
10/10 would get hooked again
10/10 I really should eat bread more.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
263.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Early Access Review
9/10.
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