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Rage Runner is a fast paced 3D runner that will challenge your memory and your reflexes. Blast down a treacherous space trench as you avoid an onslaught of fast and furious obstacles. A rich dubstep soundtrack, fun speed mechanics and a freestyle powerup system will keep you hitting retry again and again.
Release Date: May 16, 2014
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Version 1.6.6

July 11th, 2014


  • The achievement for collectibles on Level 7 has been reduced to 55%. We know that the achievement is called "C's Get Degrees" but in this case we'll accept an F+.
  • # of deaths required for Resilience III has been reduced from 1000 to 250.

  • We decided to remove the level gate. The upside is that if you were stuck on a level, you can finally check out the other cool levels and soundtracks.
  • Added a retry button on the win screen for those doing highscore runs.

Bug Fixes
  • Better gamepad support for non-xbox 360 controllers that use XInput. Please leave feedback if your gamepad has unmappable buttons and we will continue to improve this.
  • Fix issue that prevented leaderboards from displaying when level was won.

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Version 1.6.5

June 30th, 2014

Fix default language and font selection for non-english OS.

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“The gameplay is rock solid, and while extremely challenging it is addictive enough that you will find yourself attempting just one more go.”
8/10 – GAMERamble

“Go faster, go faster, go faster, go faster FUUUU too fast!”
#HyperRage – Rooster Teeth

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About the Game

In Rage Runner, you pilot a spaceship down a trench, dodging and weaving obstacles as you fly. In a race against the clock, you cautiously feather your afterburners to squeeze in as much speed as possible. As you fly over a power module, the ship surges with energy, the energy can be converted into a weapon, a shield or a utility - you choose your play-style!

In Rage Runner, the combination of speed, music and level design combine into a fast-paced 3D adrenaline rush. A perfect performance plays out like a ballet of dubs synchronized with the movements of your space ship. All levels in Rage Runner are hand-crafted to fit a unique soundtrack, theme and mood.

Key Features

  • Fun speed mechanics
  • 9 handcrafted levels
  • Freestyle powerup system that allows developing your own play style
  • Rocking dubstep soundtrack
  • 45 Steam Achievements
  • 10 Steam Leaderboards
  • Level Editor with Steam Workshop integration

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 7600 GT / HD 2600
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 8800 GTS / HD 2900
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 Gamepad Recommended

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8800
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 750
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,146 products in account
26 reviews
7.7 hrs on record
Rage Runner takes the ever addictive "one more try" genre of obstacle dodging games made popular by previous titles such as Race the Sun, Avoid, or T.E.C 3001 and gives it more direction by ditching the abstract themes in favor of a more concrete sci-fi setting. In a way, the trench-running pillar-dodging style here is extremely reminiscent of the Death Star section of the '83 Atari Star Wars arcade game, one of the best arcade games of all time.

You'll find all the usual factors of a great dodge'emup here including very simple and easy to get into gameplay and controls that are exceedingly hard to master, and meticulously designed levels that are meant to push you to the edge and keep you retrying on that one seemingly impossible bit.

What's different here are a number of advanced moves you can use to alter your ship in a number of ways such as rolling sideways to make it through tight fits or slowing down to let traps move out of your way. These add way deeper mechanics than seen in any other game like this, and need to be mastered in order to perfect levels. Merely running through the later levels will not be an easy task, as you'll have to employ every one of these maneuvers in order to make it without crashing. Even moreso if you want a comfortable spot on the leaderboards.

This is very well-made, looks and sounds great (seriously, the music is really cool) and includes all of the bells and whistles you would want for a Steam release including achievements, leaderboards, trading cards, and the very active developers are even considering Workshop support with a level editor which would add even more depth and replayability to this already fun as hell title.

At $5, this is pretty much a must for any arcade gaming fan's library.
Posted: May 16th, 2014
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
358 products in account
9 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
Just got this game while watching m1cr0star streaming it. He actually gifted it to me but even if he did not I would have grabbed this gem for 5 bucks.

So far there are nine levels all of which have leaderboards. It's extremely fast paced and it just feels so cool screaming through corridors and dodging stuff.

I also want to tell you that the devs (two of them made this game) seem really cool. They had both joined the stream and answered questions from everyone. They also said they will work to add a level editor to the game so that we can all build our own levels thus increasing the games life.

Don't look at my short time played as an indicator of the game. As it stood I had to leave so I just fired it up for a quick spin. Needless to say it's addicting and I'll be playing more.

Buy this game! For 5 bucks you can't lose.
Posted: May 16th, 2014
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,187 products in account
8 reviews
11.8 hrs on record
Best Flappy Bird clone I played ever in my life. 10/10

In all seriousness though, its a great game. :P Level design makes the levels very challenging and even if you complete the levels you have others to compete with for score on the Online Leaderboards. Is it an original game? No. Is it well executed? Yes. It offers a unique enough experience to stand on its own with the use of power-ups and thrusting to give it more variety and allow for great speedruns. :D

Worth a buy if you are into your competitive running games. Only thing this game needs is a Level Editor (ship editor would be nice too) and it would be just that much better. Better graphics maybe too, but they are functional and not too bad. :)

UPDATE: Level Editor has been added recently with full workshop support!
Posted: May 17th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
45 products in account
1 review
81.0 hrs on record
If I had a time machine, I would go back to 2003 and make this game all over again. I'd replace the primary character with a piece of hard candy and call it Rage Crush Saga.
Posted: July 11th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 products in account
1 review
2.2 hrs on record
Pretty awesome!
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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