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!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (3,312 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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November 20

We raised $20k for cancer research! r34 live

$20k raised for cancer research

We did it! #TeamSpeedRunner won King of Speed and sold a total of $17,387.3

We will round the number up to $20k and donate that to who are also working with Humble Bundle. So we are confident the money will be put towards a good cause!

Thanks everyone for playing, and gear up for a Level Editor Competition, coming very soon.

Previous announcement with details on King of Speed

R34 live

Meanwhile, r34 is live in today's update. It includes some very important fixes, like configuring Sudden Death border colors. You can now make it look as horrible as you'd like. Checkpoints are now much easier to do in the Level Editor, gearing up to the upcoming event.

    r34 (November 20th, 2014)
  • Updated the checkpoint system, adding checkpoints to maps should be a lot easier now.
  • Updated checkpoint tutorial.
  • Added bot difficulty settings.
  • Reduced network use for about half in terms of bandwidth and packet count.
  • Improved netcode, players with a bad connection should now move around smoother.
  • Switchblocks (yellow/black doors) can now be used to hang on if they are rotated to an exact vertical position.
  • Many new features in the level editor, like auto-generating AI Volumes
  • The colors of the flashing border during sudden death can now be configured.
  • The keyboard key used to show the in-game player info can now be configured.
  • Changed font to one which supports more characters.
  • Bugfix: Bubbles do not destroy the performance in the level editor anymore.
  • Bugfix: You can now vote for the last workhop level in the list.
  • Bugfix: The bots should now always run in the right direction after respawn.
  • Bugfix: The player will now always release the grappling hook when swinging into a wall.

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    October 30

    Meet Salem and SkullDuggery!

    #teamFalcon has been steadily losing in King of Speed. They called upon the spirits for help, and now 2 new characters are enlisting to help!

    Meet Salem and SkullDuggery!

    They are part of the main character roster and are available to everyone in tonight's update!



    Gameplay video:

    I wonder what else is in store in the Halloween update??? I hope hotdogs.

    Livestream tomorrow @ 4PM CET! I will wear a dumb costume!

    We'll be livestreaming from the office and spoiling everything in the works tomorrow at 4PM CET on

    Update log:
    • Added two new characters, Salem and SkullDuggery. They are part of #teamFalcon
    • simplified checkpoint system by getting rid of the need for most 'helper' checkpoints.
      For example, this was warehouse before:

      and this is after:

      (this should not break any existing custom maps)
    • potential fix for invisible players
    • hotdog
    • potential fix for huge position desync issues
    • potential fix for dodge issues
    • creepy crawlies
    • fixed some superchat issues
    • found super disturbing fanart on deviant, very NSFW and can't link to it
    • created a multiplayer issues feedback thread, use it to share your most pressing issues
    • more detailed loading texts
    • started watching The Flash, everyone thinks it's stupid except me :( convinced that writers of that show play SpeedRunners
    • Together with Gert-Jan trying to convince MatthijsV (our 3d animator) that The Strain is a good show. Making progress.
    • Discussing how to build up the world/lore more, bounced around the idea of a TV Show. Wish we could film it. Leaning towards comic books.

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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

      • 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
    40 of 42 people (95%) found this review helpful
    9.4 hrs on record
    Posted: November 1
    Early Access Review
    Not played a game in a LONG LONG time that offers tons of fun, replayability and humour, but when a friend gifted me this I had a feeling that this game was a MASTERPIECE... and I was right.

    I played with two other friends and the experience was absolutely amazing, I was shocked on the Price mainly and how low it was for a game with such quality (It is ONLY in ALPHA too!). You become extremely focused and attached to the game, focusing on beating your opponents on a variety of maps, using powerups on each other, taking different routes and constantly gathering more skill each time you play and that is what I enjoyed the most about the game. Each time you play it, you feel like you are getting better, leading to you becoming attached to the game. It is also a great laugh with friends, using powerups on each other and just being the biggest troll ever. What amazed me was how easy and simple it is to create maps, also the game is workshop supported! Create it in-game, share it instantly to workshop for all of the community to see... it isn't as complicated as map-making when it comes to Source Games (Garry's Mod, Team Fortress, Counter Strike). There is also ranking if you feel confident enough in beating other players and being the absolute best speedrunner.

    The only downside is that the Keyboard Controls are yuck... I have began using a Gamepad and find it easier. You can customise the controls of course but I just cannot find the right setup for me.

    Just make sure you have friends to play it with!
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    40 of 57 people (70%) found this review helpful
    5.7 hrs on record
    Posted: October 24
    Early Access Review
    This is a really amazing game with a high playability. Welcome to play this game together, even we can design our creative maps to play. Happy playing~
    Was this review helpful? Yes No
    19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
    1.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 23
    Early Access Review
    I love this game. Every game has me standing in victory or face palming in defeat. A great multiplayer game with great potential to destroy any friendships you dare throw at it. Every item you collect can rapidly turn the game around or backfire horribly and cost you. I've had a great deal of fun with this game and I cannot wait to play more.
    For a more detailed look at the gameplay I have a video available at
    If you see the video in it's first 48 hours please feel free to enter the contest for a chance at winning one of the 3 codes I currently have.
    Highly recommended game!
    Was this review helpful? Yes No
    15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
    10.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 25
    Early Access Review
    + Addictive fun
    + Interesting character line up
    + Can play multiplayer or just with bots
    + Easy to pick up

    - Can be a little buggy
    - had the game crash on me everytime I tried to change my character
    Was this review helpful? Yes No
    7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
    21.4 hrs on record
    Posted: November 2
    Early Access Review
    SpeedRunners is one of the most fantastic small titles available on steam, as a multiplayer game it's one of the most fantastic around. The gameplay is extremely fun the overall concept is pretty diffrent and it has a good amount of gimmicks to practise and learn to get an upper hand. It's very fun and I haven't had so much fun since that first night playing with a group of friends. Recently announced is a level editor too which will also be a fantastic edition to an already great game. High recommend.
    Was this review helpful? Yes No
    6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
    13.7 hrs on record
    Posted: October 24
    Early Access Review
    Speedrunners is a very great game for competitive players or friends trying to have fun. Surprisingly, this game doesnt ruin as many friendships as you think. The gameplay is fun, and the youtuber packs are really cool. If you have any friends at all, play with them, seriously, it is awesome. Although this game is too buggy to give it a great score, i give it an 81/100
    Was this review helpful? Yes No
    6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
    14.2 hrs on record
    Posted: October 25
    Early Access Review
    This game considering that it is still in beta testing is surprisingly good with a nice refreshing concept. There are still some issues with this game but the development team seems to be top notch releasing updates for it very frequently. For the price it is a good game that offers a nice relaxing change of pace. 10/10
    Was this review helpful? Yes No
    5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
    31.0 hrs on record
    Posted: October 25
    Early Access Review
    A game simply amazing at what it does, running, and with immense speed. It raised my competitive spirit to an all-time high with the ranked online mode, which encourages you to beat other players of same skill, attain points, and rank up! Playing with friends is a blast and mostly just hilarious. I have barely touched the time trial-esque singleplayer mode, though, only because the multiplayer is just so fun to play and so difficult to put down. Just don't slam your controller at the screen because of the professionals that'll surely beat you everytime.

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    5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
    27.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 26
    Early Access Review
    I'm enjoying this game so far. As other reviews put it, it's like Mario Kart on foot, with the powerup-induced laughs and frustrations that brings. I think it's reasonably well paced, once you work your way up the brisk learning curve: deaths are annoying, but I almost never felt like it was unearned. Good twitch gameplay.

    The aesthetic of the game is fun too. A good homage to lighter campy-style superhero cartoons, in visual and audio.

    It's still in beta, so it can have its bugs from time to time, and they may tweak the balance at some point. But I had fun playing it, and you might too.
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    5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
    20.6 hrs on record
    Posted: October 28
    Early Access Review
    A very awesome game!

    But still need to fix some maps w/glitches and sometimes when it gets laggy, for no reason one of the player gets an "Auto Win" when start to race which starts to make people mad.

    I'm having fun playing this game with my friends!

    Btw #TeamSpeedrunner ! :D
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    5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
    5.7 hrs on record
    Posted: November 3
    Early Access Review
    Good game, but unfortunately you don't have friends. If you did have friends, it would have been hella fun.
    Was this review helpful? Yes No
    6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
    6.3 hrs on record
    Posted: November 7
    Early Access Review
    Super fun with friends.
    Not with Pelargir tho.
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    13.1 hrs on record
    Posted: November 1
    Early Access Review
    Speedrunners, it's a fast paced indie game that's currently in beta. This game offers great gameplay with some bugs here and there. It's also very competitive, has good music, creative characters and ends friendships. This game also includes a level builder and some of your favorite youtubers. I would recommend this to anyone who likes competitive multiplayer and can handle the intensity of this game. Hope you like this review and Speedrunners.
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.0 hrs on record
    Posted: November 12
    Early Access Review
    It's a mash up of Mario Kart and Super Meat Boy. Nuff said.
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.1 hrs on record
    Posted: November 10
    Early Access Review
    An unique game,that can be played both casually and competitively,with friends or with strangers,which provides endless fun! It also includes a workshop in which you can download different maps,when you get bored from the old ones.You have a variety of characters,including some DLC packs with some well known YouTubers if you're interested.Overall,for an early acces game it is a very fun and challenging game,which I gladly play and I will play in the future. Buy it!
    Was this review helpful? Yes No
    15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
    657.3 hrs on record
    Posted: October 27
    Early Access Review
    too mlg
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    30.9 hrs on record
    Posted: November 2
    Early Access Review
    the game is very good. for begginers can be a pain is the 1st match but more 3 games and you know how to play it..
    there is not many maps but you know, its beta. its a goood game and I recommend 100%
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    5.0 hrs on record
    Posted: November 3
    Early Access Review
    Got pulled back to my death by a communist ball-sack. 10/10 would get pulled again.
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.8 hrs on record
    Posted: November 16
    Early Access Review
    Gotta go fast. 10/10 would sanic again.
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    8.1 hrs on record
    Posted: November 18
    Early Access Review
    That's exatly why I don't like running in the streets, there's always someone trying to shoot me with a rocket launcher when I do that.

    10/10 would grapple again
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