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 (7,172 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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June 1

Hosted livestreams with pro-players



After last week's success with the Roland vs Taters showdown, we're expanding livestreaming with Hosted Pro-Player livestreams.

Today you can check out Zaaryus playing at http://twitch.tv/tinyBuild

If this goes anywhere, more players will host themselves ranking up and playing against other top players.

If you missed last week's match, here is the mad skills video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0UOtfdzhXg

Here is Taters' highlights version:

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

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May 28

Taters vs Roland: Results and video

Today's 40 minute long game was very intense and filled with unexpected twists and turns. Thanks everyone who watched, and we'll see you next time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0UOtfdzhXg&feature=youtu.be

Based on the results of the stream overall, it's clear the community is there to support such initiatives. We will definitely take action to prevent any kind of harassment in the game, expect news on that soon.

What I'm personally happy with is the passion of the viewers. Over 200 people tuned in to watch live, and after the match we talked about what to do next. There's exciting thing coming up!

Results
Taters - 6 vs 5 - Roland
Taters won after a very close match.

What do you think of the match?

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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
76 of 87 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Early Access Review
Maximum speed, it's all that comes into my mind...
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Early Access Review
Mario Kart on foot.
11/10 would break friendship again
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
Great game to play no matter if it's once in a while, or all the time. It's platforming, Racing, and raging all in one. I so if you can, Buy the Game. Easy to get into, but harder later on. The higher your rank is the better the competition. So as long as you know how to platform you're all set.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Early Access Review
A great game to play with friends.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
61.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Early Access Review
I and my group of friends get on this game whenever we feel like laughing. It's a fun game to play while having a vocal chat with the people you're playing with. It's also a very competitive game that requires reflexes in order to be good at.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
141.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Early Access Review
Very addictive but can get boring if levels arent updated
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
RunnersSpeedRunners. Sairaan nopee!
8/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
So much fun!
Turns you into a competitive person no matter what...
I lose a friend or family members relationship everytime I use a golden hook.

I am a monster now and so is everyone else
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Early Access Review
If you like competitive games such as Mario Kart, and you are a fan of platform games then you have no excuse not to buy this. The premise is simple yet addictive. Your hands will be sweating as you fight for 1st place. Lots of custom maps are rotated as well the official ones to give it more longevity. Everything seems to work pretty smoothly and I cannot recommend this game enough.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
299.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Early Access Review
This game is completely worth it. I guarantee you. Just, please, buy it. :D
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Early Access Review
AMAZING!!! This is really fun to play with friends, you should get it right now!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
Alright, SpeedRunners is a fast-paced racing game that looks nothing like (and plays nothing like) a normal racing game. It blends elements from platformers and other genres seamlessly... kind of.
The game is chock full of glitches and bugs, a lot of the time pertaining to the constant lag that at least 1 player in these 4-player lobbies suffers from. Be it from a bad service provider, or just the lack of servers this game uses, it gets annoying. It's impossible to do things that you would normally be able to do. For example, if someone with a ping somewhere over 65 uses a golden hook, you can't slide under it. It lags for a second before grabbing onto you anyways. Vice versa, they can slide a full second after it should have grabbed them, but they still get out of it.
As for the previously mentioned bugs that aren't due to lag, there's a good amount. Most of them are menu glitches, some of which were fixed in this last, immense update, some were added. The biggest issue I have is once I've voted for a user made map specifically, then for the next games in that lobby I will always select a user-made level, even if my "cursor" or character head is on a different level. This would mean I could exit and reenter the match, except it will probably match me up with a different group of people. The other menu glitch that came to my attention previously was an unusual glitch where, in the menu adjusting sound, you could get stuck with just the graphics options and sound options selectable and no way to hit done. (that last one was fixed in the r40, thank heavens!)
There was another glitch that I haven't seen before that I had too much of a lack for explanation as to why it might happen, and it took place in the actual game. When I started the race everything seemed fine... until I touched a boost segment. instead of saving the boost, my character acted like I had been holding down the boost button. I played a few games like this before I tried the 4 things I could think of: Unplug and reinsert gamepad, double check my trigger isn't stuck down, check my spacebar wasn't stuck, and change the control for boost to another button and see what it does. all four didn't work, so I "Tried turning it off and on again". That finally worked. I still have no clue what was going on, but at least it hasn't happened again.
There are a few other bugs to the game, like occasionally when I select multi-player on the title menu, it pops up the web browser, etc, but a majority of them don't happen simultaneously, but instead I'll restart the game, to find a different issue, so I restart it again. This ritual does get a bit tedious after a while.
*EDIT* after playing the game more, I came across 2 new glitches. 1: The game refuses to let me level up to the next league, even though it says I have "320/300". After every game it shows the bar at the max, and then switches to an empty bar for the next rank, but I'm still shown as the first ranking. 2: I got over it and continued to play, only to have the game crash after reaching a new reward for the new leveling system. I don't know why, but the game window just disappeared at the results screen, effectively closing it. I'll be honest, the biggest issue is that it LOVES to crash. For a game of this nature, it seems way too complete even as an early access game to crash as often as it does. It's like it doesn't want me to play it for too long so the window just closes for no reason.*/EDIT*
*new edit* I have since reopened the game to find it is at the correct league and points. Why it wouldn't let me go up a league mystifies me, but now it's fine*/new edit*
That being said, the game is still an amazing game. I would play this 24/7 if it didn't have it's road bumps (and, as you can see, I've still played it religiously). From what I've seen, the "Story" mode is mainly bug-free, and if you can't handle the lag from online players, you can always play with AI and friends in a custom lobby. There's a built-in solution for every issue I have found, so in reality, by the end of this, a LOT of people are going to be saying "Get over it, SpeedRunners is an amazing game and you're wrong!" but still, it's much more tolerable than other games *cough* Monstrum *hacking*, and it runs at a very smooth framerate for a game of this size and quality (most games I can't play in a resolution above 800x600. This game I certainly can).
Finally, I say buy this game for 3 main reasons: it has the potential to surpass many MANY more games on the steam store, it will probably have a higher price once it's no longer Early Access, and it's an amazing game already. who wouldn't want to race their friends in a cartoon world of a guy in a unicorn suit, a cat, and a detective dog? I do.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Early Access Review
Best platformer I've ever played
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Early Access Review
One word. Awesome
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Early Access Review
If you have friends to play it with its amazing, especially if you´re all in the same room

If not you can always shout obscenities at strangers when they overtake you.

Solid game
Solid networking
Glitches are getting ironed out

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Early Access Review
Sanic Simulator 2K15
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Early Access Review
This game is very ez to learn and is the most fun when its played with a few of your friends while skype/mumble calling.
On the other hand, this game is so easy to learn that it can become broing after playing it more then an hour, you just feel like you are done playing that game for the next three days.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Early Access Review
Great game to play with friends!
Plot twist: No friend has ever bought this game.

10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Early Access Review
Good Game
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
run for your life against your friends with some badass skills
just run, run like a horse, go go go !!!!
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