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 (6,704 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 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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April 17

r39: New map, cheater reporting, and more



Woo! Big update! And not a stupid word puzzle.

New Map

Casper is now in South America and designed a map called "Aztec". I wonder where the inspiration came from :) It features a giant, super-fast downwards slope and a SS Royale-style 8-figure design. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Cheater reporting

You can now report cheaters in the TAB-enabled menu. Please do so as we gear up to combat cheating in SpeedRunners.

No new characters

There are no new secret characters in this build.

Full release log
  • Added a new Prototype level by Casper
  • Rearranged the options menu
  • Added search distance options in the options menu
  • You can now lock the search distance or set your max search distance
  • Added cheater and abuse reporting
  • Added a "Find new match" button in the lobby
  • Updated the font rendering system, it now supports way more characters!
  • The level editor menus are now hidden in playtest mode
  • Updated Silo as suggested here http://steamcommunity.com/app/207140/discussions/2/618459109263738867/
  • Added some fancy social network links
  • Did not add a new secret character

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Reviews

“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
29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
51.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
If you have any friend that owns this game, and you're willing to play with him/her, buy it right now.

This game is delightful in many ways, capable of making you smile or smash your keyboard/controller depending on the situation.

Totally recommended :).
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Early Access Review
April Fools Prank Tricked Half the Community That made them think They Were Serious About The Pixel Update
10/10 Prankster Devolopers
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
46.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Early Access Review
this game has ruined my life. I am unable to leave my desk making the excuse, "just one more round." as a result, I am getting awful grades, I lost all my friends, and its been days since I've seen sunlight. So yeah, best game in a while. 100/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.3 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
imagine a combination of Smash Bros. and Sonic Racers.

10/10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
A wonderful 2D side-scrolling platformer that has you:

  • Running for your life
  • Dodging oncoming grappling hooks, missles, and boxes
  • Raging every 10 seconds
  • Becoming a potato
  • Throwing your computer out of a window
  • Competing against players from different ranks
  • Reading text that is all pixelated
  • Seek medical attention because of said pixelated text

Overall, a great game with crappy pixelated graphics (Thanks DoubleDutch Games for them graphics)

10/10 would seek medical attention again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.3 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 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.2 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 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.9 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
82.7 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 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 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 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
187.7 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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
This game is incredible !!!!! THE GRAPHICS NEED TO BE A LITTLE MORE RETRO!! I prefer Atari pre-800 please ! bigger block graphics mean bigger sales !!! YEAAAAAA!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
swell
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4 of 7 people (57%) 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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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Early Access Review
Awesome game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
THIS GAME NEED TO GOTTA GO FEST. GET IT AND GO FEST TO BEAT UR FRIEND. ONLY FOR MLG PEOPLE M8. kbye.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
Gotta go fast.
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