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 (8,328 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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July 28

r42: Introducing Golden Characters [upcoming]

Hi everyone!

This week will be packed with events and news. Let's start off with a major update -- introducing R42 with HANDICAPPED CHARACTERS! The 5 original runners now have Golden Versions which unlock by getting tons of XP. Odds are you're really good at SpeedRunners if you unlock them, you can show off your skills with... sparkles. We will let the community hunt these down to make screenshots.

Release log for r42:

* Added 5 handicapped characters, unlocked by getting a lot of XP.
* Made throwing fireballs up slopes and in corridors easier
* You can now deflect fireballs with a well-timed explosion
* improved bots a little bit.
* there's now a 0.25 second delay after picking up an item during which you cannot pick up
* A new item usable when you play as Gold Characters
* improved stunned movement behaviour
* reduced the duration of the taunt from 3.5 seconds to 1 second

* re-worked the right section of SS Royale
* tweaked some areas in Plaza
* Various improvements to Prototype 2

* you can now move the camera with the mouse and gamepad
* press ESC to quit
* You can now switch themes from inside the editor
* you can now switch from multiplayer to singleplayer (and back) inside the editor
* multi-threaded checkpoint editing (making it less laggy)
* checkpoint editing provides a bit more feedback

* fixed an obscure bug: dieing right after a respawn
* fixed a bug where some players could not edit their control scheme
* fixed a crash when zooming all the way out in checkpoint editing mode
* fixed some bugs related to muting
* fixed a bug that disallowed publishing levels
* fixed bouncing up on slopes while frozen

We also added a nice little update box to the main screen. This will have very relevant updates, for example the upcoming King of Speed match.

At the moment of posting everyone is running around the office screaming because some of you may have their XP reset. Whoops. Working on fixing this!

If you noticed multiple updates being downloaded, that's because we had to do a rollback due to a bug that wiped some people's XP progress. If you were affected please let us know in this thread. We're working on fixing this before pushing it live again.

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July 26

Gamescom SpeedRunners Tournament

Are you coming to Gamescom? Do you play SpeedRunners? We've got something for you.

On August 5th and 6th we are running the SpeedRunners EU Cup. Anyone can participate and win T-Shirts and sweet hats!

But that's not the fun part yet.

On both 5th and 6th of August we have a deal with Twitch where the finales of the day will take place on the Twitch Stage at 7pm. This means you can showoff your SpeedRunners skills on the Twitch homepage!

  • SpeedRunners EU Cup
  • 5th and 6th of August at Gamescom
  • Qualifiers all day at Hall 10.1, SpeedRunners Booth In Indie Arena
  • Finals on the Twitch stage and featured livestream
  • SpeedRunner, Falcon, and Sherlock Bones T-Shirts as prizes!

Are you coming to Gamescom? Go to Hall 10.1 on the 5th and 6th of August!

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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

    • 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
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Early Access Review
1)Find a friend (who's willing to play)
2)Get hook
3)Find spikes
4)Hook friend over spikes
5)Laugh ;D
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
114.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Early Access Review
You run and sh!t.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- is a racing game
- have trading cards
- is indie

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Early Access Review
This game is an insane amount of fun. Catchy tunes to keep you pumpin' while your flying by your opponents, lots of maps to run on, plus infinite fan made ones? Damn skippy son, you got yourself a good product here. Even for a colorblind person like me the black/white+color contrast was done well enough that I had no real problems keeping up with the action, so that's actually a real plus.

Run, jump, and grapple your way to victory and make your friends eat your dust. Just go out and buy this game, hell buy a 4-pack for you and your friends. You won't regret it.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
800.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Early Access Review
10/10 Would Rekt Again
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