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! One of the most competitive games you'll ever play.
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Very Positive (142 reviews) - 93% of the 142 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (14,701 reviews) - 94% of the 14,701 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 19, 2016

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October 7

We're back, and we bring gifts!

Cool moonraker fanart from here

While posting the changelog for today's update I noticed the previous update was from 4 months ago...

The past 4 months we've been working hard on bringing SpeedRunners to consoles. Developing for consoles was pretty difficult and turned out to soak up all our attention. I am happy to inform you that we are through that now, at least for the technical part that is. So we are back to updating the game here on Steam.

Before we released the game fully out of early access we received feedback on the golden hook. The main issue was it being hard to dodge in high ping situations. Before release we spend some time trying to make the golden hook work better in those cases. We made promising progress but we didn't have time to test it fully.
Recently we have been able to test it extensively and it's ready for release now. We look forward to your feedback on the golden hook changes.

During the last months we got messages from players being verbally abusive to other players. We've been gathering reports on this for a while now, but we did not have the means to act on those reports yet. This update brings a first version of a ban system, more info on that here.
I also looked at the reports of the last couple of months and added bans for the worst offenders. We'll keep an eye on the more recent reports hereon after, so keep them coming.

Other changes involve the merging of fixes and changes we did during our work for consoles. Most of those changes is UI polish and small quality of life changes. As an example, you might notice we no longer have a timer in a lobby with only local players.

We have tested the build extensively but can never cover as much as all of you can. So keep us posted if you find any issues in the current build.

Thanks for sticking with us and enjoy the update!


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August 19

SpeedRunners Tournaments at PAXWest

Ok, scrubs. I know there are good SpeedRunners players coming to PAXWest. I'm still a little bit upset about last year's "incident", when a 13 year old girl beat the whole team like it was nothing.

We're going to give away hundreds of hats, lanyards, and exclusive SpeedRunners T-Shirts at the event in a couple of weeks.

We'll be doing hourly tournaments at our booth. Stop, show your skills, prove you're not a scrub.

The booth is BRIGHT AS F*CK orange as usual. You'll find it. We'll be on the 4th floor next to the Indie Megabooth.

Details on our PAXWest booth activities:

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“Speedrunners is the Competitive Multiplayer Mario That Nintendo Should've Made”

“A Great Example Of Early Access Development Benefitting A Game And Its Players”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“SpeedRunners is a fully realized idea, a great platformer, and a terrific party game that’s fun online as well.”

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!)
  • A dozen expertly designed maps
  • Unique game modifiers
  • A character named Unic!
  • Full blown level editor with over 10k user created levels
  • An exciting single player campaign
  • Create your own custom in-game trails (visible when you hit super-speed)

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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Processor: 1Ghz and up
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated video card recommended
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: MAC Users: SpeedRunners runs great in Parallels Desktop
    • OS: OSX El Capitain
    • Processor: 1Ghz and up - tested on fanless MacBooks
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated works fine
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Tested on latest OSX on 1.2Ghz "fanless" MacBooks. Works like a charm.
    • OS: Latest Debian redistributable or SteamOS
    • Processor: 1Ghz and up
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Your toaster
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Ever since I tried the demo of this game I was hooked. No pun intended. I love the art style, the music, the speed. It's pretty intimidating at first but it gets easier the more you play. There is a tutorial and you can play against bots to get better. Pretty much everyone in the community that I've played against in MP were really cool and willing to "show me the ropes". This is a fantastic game and is super addictive. You've been warned lol. Get this game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 30
You're too slow
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 28
This game is a sorta mix of Mari Party meets Mario Kart meets nearly perfect platforming.

Meaning that it will destroy friendships, ruin lives, make you rekindle them in the same moment, and the entire time you keep going "just one more round"

A game that on paper I thought wouldn't work but ended up being yet another great title that I played a ton of.

Plays best with friends, but the community is very friendly as well.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
365 of 447 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 25, 2014
Fastest way to destroy all of the 3 friends you will ever have. Worth it though.
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150 of 167 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 3, 2014
A great way to end friendships.
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186 of 221 people (84%) found this review helpful
187 people found this review funny
43.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 27
SpeedRunners is 10% luck
20% skill
15% concentrated power of will
5% percent pleasure
50% pain
And a
100% reason to purchase this game
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137 of 156 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 25, 2013
The Good:

An excellent multiplayer experience that hearkens back to the lively days of Nintendo couch co-op playing Super Smash Bros. or Super Mario Kart
Fast and frantic racing-style gameplay that constantly sees twists and turns as far as who is in the lead
Outlandish and colorful characters and maps that really complement the ecclectic nature of the game
Power-ups are an absolute riot with constant changes to the way the player moves through the level
My personal favorite was the grappling hook, which grabs the closest player to you and throws him backwards, hilarity quickly ensuing
Controls are very tight and responsive, which is crucial in a platforming game of this nature
Animation and physics are spot-on and help convey the sense of motion and weight to the characters
Graphics are sharp and vibrant, which are very welcome in a 2D game
Maps are intricately made with what appears to be a pain-staking attention to detail
Turbo generators, swing-able ceiling tiles, lasers, and buzz-saws are a some of the well placed items in a map that can make or break your “speed run”
Current content on this “Early Access” title is more than enough to have a good time with your Steam friends, but the promise of more content updates just sweetens the pot on this game
Active developers that constantly respond and engage their audience in the development of the game
Primarily in the Steam Forums

The Bad:

The good times had while playing the game is diminished when playing without friends you know, but that’s not to say it still isn’t fun

Can you play it while the children are awake?:

Absolutely. In fact, I played it with my 7 year old and had a blast!

Did I make time to complete it?:

With a multiplayer-based game, completion isn’t really a question. Did I have a blast playing numerous races with my friends? Yes. Do I foresee myself doing so again in the future? Absolutely.

Redlight or Greenlight?:

A most definite Green light on this one. green

The great times already had with this title make it worth picking up now

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137 of 157 people (87%) found this review helpful
236 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30, 2015
Great game to play with friends!
Plot twist: No friend has ever bought this game.

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1.9 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 21
That game can make the time you spend playing it fun and pretty interesting. That was a unique experience playing that game. I liked it, the game has a fine graphic and good gameplay, the soundtrack is cool.
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Rabid Gopher
47.4 hrs
Posted: October 21
Originally bought SpeedRunners on sale for the Payday 2 collaboration masks. Skeptical at first, I decided to play it and now I have barely played Payday 2 since.

SpeedRunners is a fantastic side scrolling 2-D racer, in which practice and strategy are key to keeping up. You have to push the limits of speed and discover unique ways to use the course to your advantage. If you watch high ranked players on live stream, holy crap. The focus and determination is incredible. SpeedRunners community is pretty chill and it's fun working on skills and showing them off against people.

One of my favorite games and will continue to come back to it.
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2.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
Very very good fun.
Still getting my ♥♥♥ kicked online.
But I'm learning!
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9.9 hrs
Posted: October 20
One of my all time favorite games! I never get tired of playing it! It may be a little bit old now but it can run even on a potato (crap computer)!
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36.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
Highly recommended for multiplayer game, do not buy it if you playing this alone.
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25.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
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114.6 hrs
Posted: October 19
Fantastic game.Lot of mechanics to be fastest a lot of maps to learn.Fantastic game.
Only thing that ruin it is these items.
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Project Milzock
20.4 hrs
Posted: October 18
For me SpeedRunners has been a really awesome game, loads of fun when im either with my friends or even on my own the amount of madness thats goes on is mad. Great game would recommend :D
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Blaze Modz
9.9 hrs
Posted: October 17
Lol this game is really fun. Especially with friends. It's fast paced, and has power-ups. It's like Mario Kart, but not like Mario Kart LOL. Made one of my friend's friend cry like a little baby. MULTIPLE TIMES LOL. Its really fun, Its got a super easy, but fun Story lol. You get cool Comics for completing them, aswell as the characters their for. :D Recommended! :D
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