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 (6,716 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
30 of 34 people (88%) 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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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
71.5 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 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
47.4 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 9 people (78%) 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 9 people (67%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
swell
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Early Access Review
This game rewins friend ships
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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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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5 of 9 people (56%) 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 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
I wonder if I have friends anymore
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
Really cute game. Simple yet challenging. There's a lot of diverse characters and the maps never get old.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
191.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Early Access Review
Really fun game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
they made an April fools pixelated joke 10/10 I regret buying this
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1 of 2 people (50%) 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 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 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 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
Thanks so much, couldn't stand those graphics! Well, nothing much more to say except I am going back to Speed Runners!

I like this game a lot.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
54.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
If you have friends buy this game with them and play it. If you don't have friends, go make some just so you can play this game!

Really nice gameplay and new maps constantly made.
Better played with friends instead of random matchmaking
You basically run around a 2D track and use random powerups and boosts (think mariokart but 2d) and do ninja style grappling hooks on ceilings.
Best music to play with is high BPM techno style stuff or otherwise known as happy hardcore
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Early Access Review
This is a great game. Difficult, but great. I've seen it described as "Mario Kart on foot." And, except for the fact that it's in 2d and you grapple around, that's a pretty good definition. Hit your friends (or anyone, really) with weapons and use powerups to get in front of them so they fall off the screen. The only problem I've had is that it takes a while to join a game and the game lags a lot if one person has bad ping.

This game is so good, that I only ask one thing. Please add Mac support. I have a friend who owns this game but he has a Mac, and of course, he can't play until this game gets Mac support. This may be in the pipeline already, since the last developer response I saw was back in April of last yeat, but I really want to play SpeedRunners with him.
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