Community Announcements - Alex@tinyBuild


As you may have noticed, SpeedRunners is now getting more design updates, including gameplay and map layouts.

Last week we posted an update that made a few changes to classic maps, and introduced a mechanic that would slow you down if you slide mid-air. The idea behind the slowdown was to create a downside to constantly sliding mid-air.

Unfortunately, this backfired as that mechanic is universally loved by the community. So we're reverting it back.

Meanwhile, there's a big discussion going on regarding upcoming changes, like removing the bomb and adding handicaps.

Initially we felt like this was the old boost jumping discussion from way back, but it did turn out to be a feature thousands of players love. So no more slowing down mid-air.
Community Announcements - Alex@tinyBuild


As you guys may have noticed, we're on a roll with SpeedRunners LAN events. I'm happy to announce that we've now partnered with Supercon Florida, the biggest comic-con event for us so far to make a full-on SpeedRunners Tournament! E-sports, yo.

If you're in Florida coming weekend, I'd suggest you participate :)

http://floridasupercon.com/gaming/
Saturday 8pm, June 27th
Miami, Florida
Community Announcements - Alex@tinyBuild
Community Announcements - Alex@tinyBuild


We've been doing aggressive business development on the SpeedRunners LAN side of things, and here are 4 events across 3 states in the coming weeks. If you're in the area -- drop by, teach people how to play properly :)

1. LANFest - June 19th

@ Intel RA Campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA

2. Portcon - June 25-28

@ Double Tree By Hilton in Southern Maine, USA

3. Florida Supercon (Miami's comic con) - June 25-28

@ Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida, USA

4. Wardogz Lan - June 26-28

@ Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Have suggestions for more events in your area? Let us know in the comments, we'll get in touch with them
Community Announcements - Alex@tinyBuild


Have a very summery sale! To celebrate, we added some interesting new content into SpeedRunners.
Community Announcements - Alex@tinyBuild


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
Community Announcements - Alex@tinyBuild
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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Want to see the two top SpeedRunners players in the world face off in a Trial By Combat showdown?

Join us at http://twitch.tv/tinyBuild on Thursday, May 28th at 7pm CET

Hosted by Zaaryus and me, this showdown will play out according to the official SpeedRunners rules. This means no modifications to the game's intended way of play in ranked matches.

The Rules

- All Weapons & Lethal Spikes
- All Official Maps, Chosen By Players At Each Turn
- Coin Flip To Choose First Map
- A Map Can Be Played Only Once
- Best of 11*

*best of 11 means we play until someone scores 6 wins

Zaaryus is working on an official website where we'll be able to vote on who wins this match. The page will soon be live at http://SpeedRunners.com

If Roland wins, we will look into securing his name from being replicated, and punish people who try to.

If Taters wins, we will not tolerate people quitting from matches with him.

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

*banner by Tizzu
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Biggest SpeedRunners Update To Date

Today we released r40, the biggest SpeedRunners content update to date. The discussion about this update has been going on for months on the forums. We felt like SpeedRunners was missing long-term goals, and was getting overwhelming with the amount of content.

Ranked is now locked for new players

We also didn't want players to join ranked without understand the game's mechanics in-depth, and learning the maps.

Add the increasing amount of designed characters, and we had a problem. The solution was to create an XP System. Now new players will start off with most of the content locked, including weapons, characters, and maps. Ranked will also be locked until Level 5.

You level up and unlock content gradually

As you level up, you will unlock all this content, and more. The idea is to have a full story unfold as you level up, told through comic books. These will come in later.

Today's update is a first pass on the XP System, so things may get tweaked. Existing players who want to try to level up from Level 0 now can erase their progress in the options menu. Don't worry though, there's plenty of new stuff added to the game.



Not the full update log

  • New loading screen lines
  • Added Romanian translation
  • Bug fixes
  • Added like 50 new characters if you count alternate colors
  • Added an XP system
  • There's more stuff for you to discover yourself

Price Increase Coming June 1st

In line with this huge content update, we will also be increasing the price of SpeedRunners to $14.99 on June 1st.

XP Progression Needs Your Feedback!

Please give us feedback on the progression of unlocks. These are things we need to tweak as we go.
Community Announcements - Alex@tinyBuild


While the dev team is busy working on the biggest update for SpeedRunners (I swear it's not pixel art again), we have been working on the next big thing community-wise for SpeedRunners.

This summer we are doing a big push into the competitive scene, specifically LAN/Esports-style events. Yulia (tinyBuild's bizdev aggressor) already secured several events, and we're looking to expand.

Just a couple of weeks ago, GamerSaloon hosted an event at UGC Niagara with incredible reception. SpeedRunners holds up really well next to AAA shooters and fighting games.

Upcoming events include:

Baselan 28

Mini-tournament for SpeedRunners with special prizes from tinyBuild!

Dates: May 15 - 17
Web: http://www.aybonline.com/

Maine Competitive Gaming

Hosting a LAN Party featuring SpeedRunners (photo attached). We will provide the winner with tinyPack'O'Games.

Date: May 23
Web: http://www.competitivegaming.me/

KNFE Gaming

Hosting SpeedRunners Tournament with special prizes from tinyBuild.

Dates: July 17 - 18
Web: http://www.knfegaming.us/sponsors/

Times Retro

Hosting SpeedRunners Fun Tournament in the Netherlands with special prizes from tinyBuild.

Date: October 23 - 25
Web: http://www.times-lan.nl/home

We are looking for more events to partner up with and host SpeedRunners tournaments!

If you host local events, or know someone who does -- we would looooove to talk! We can sponsor events around the world. Let's make something awesome together to bring SpeedRunners to a new level. Feel free to reach out to us -- contact at tinybuildgames com.
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