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 (2,575 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”

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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October 20

King of Speed live. Which side are you on?



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

#TeamSpeedRunner or #TeamFalcon ? Choose your side!


#TeamSpeedRunner:
  • PewDiePie
  • Strippin
  • Dodger
  • PeanutButterGamer
Buy Youtube Pack for #TeamSpeedRunner

#TeamFalcon
  • Markiplier
  • JesseCox
  • CinnamonToastKen
  • UberHaxorNova

Buy Youtube Pack for #TeamFalcon

On November 20th, the revenue from the winning team's DLC pack will be donated to cancer research. Screw cancer! Go SpeedRunners!

(buying DLC is optional, you can still compete in a team by playing as SpeedRunner or Falcon)

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October 18

TF2 Scout now in SpeedRunners



BOINK! You can now play as the Scout from TF2.

Prepare for King of Speed next week.

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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!

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
349 of 427 people (82%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fastest way to destroy all of the 3 friends you will ever have. Worth it though.
Posted: April 25
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61 of 65 people (94%) found this review helpful
56.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
A creatively imagined multiplayer game. A surprisingly pleasant alternative to the brawler-type of multiplayer that has become so commonplace (e.g. samurai gunn, starwal, towerfall, bit-brawlers, brawlhalla, etc...), SpeedRunners offers players a spectrum of depth in gameplay. At its base, this game is a racing platformer, rewarding players who learn the turns and obstacles of various unique levels while punishing those who make mistakes. Perfectionism at its finest. This fine work does offer a deeper level of competition, however, if players chooses to exploit the nuances of the game's physics. With the mention of the glory of this game, I must also point out the negatives, which are frustratingly apparent within the first 5 minutes of gameplay. The matchmaking system is extremely unreliable, despite the implementation of a ranking system (albeit new). There are constant bugs in just about any multiplayer game, which would be endurable in a more forgiving game. The glitches can be brutal, and, due to the competitive nature of this game, they do not come off as humorous as in other games. At the rate at which this game has improved recently and with the massive community of stakeholders which it has garnered, SpeedRunners, while still in Beta at the moment of this review, will doubtlessly become one of the flawless go-to's for just about any friendly LAN party and competitive tournament. Each complaint I have for this game is tied to a problem that any early access game would have, and they are no reason to avoid a purchase. Currently an 8 / 10, this game is an easy pick-up and a difficult put-down!
Posted: June 13
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners is a great multiplayer game. The best way to describe it is Mario Kart without the Karts... The levels are laid out very nicely with shortcuts and optimal paths. The controls are very good and very responsive, much like Nintendo platformers. This is a great game to play with friends over online or locally.. PERFECT for a quick gaming session--but watch out it's addictive!

GOTTA GO FAST! Sonic could learn a thing or two from these blokes...
Posted: August 10
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
62.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
SpeedRunners is an action platformer that pits you against your opponents in a 4 player race! The aim of the game is to outrun your opponents by forcing them to fall off-screen. There are also items, switches and a few other mechanics that assist in your run. There are various different maps to choose from, including a level editor that allows people to share and play custom levels.

Let's start with the gameplay. SpeedRunners is very enjoyable to play, especially with a group of friends. You'll be racing each other for hours; running, dashing, sliding, grapling, and whatever you can do to retain your lead position. Although it is fun, the gameplay is a little bit repetitive with the same goal all the time. However, the level editor does nullify some of this repetitiveness, as well as the random wheel thing that rarely spawns and altars gameplay for that round.

In terms of graphics, this is the main area where the game is being let down the most. The textures themselves are a solid effort, but the particle systems are lacking a lot. The game could use some more particle effects to polish it. Yes, it is still in Beta, and polishing is usually left till last, but it is still valid for the current version. I do hope they improve this when the game is out of Beta.

Overall, a solid effort still in the works. I hope to see something spectatular with this when it is out of Beta. I cannot write a full review just yet, and the rating will have to wait.
Posted: June 11
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42 of 75 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Esse jogo é sensacional, só falta uma coisa para ele ficar completo e que eu espero que coloquem, para ele ser mais do que perfeito que é customização de personagem,ai sim ia ficar perfeitamente perfeito___________________________________(English)________This game is amazing, just missing one thing for him to be complete and I hope that place, for it to be more than perfect which is character customization, oh yes would be perfectly perfect. --------Please rate so that the creators make this change------
Posted: September 15
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