Pick a class and blast your way through rooms of cyber enemies in this roguelite twin-stick shooter! Choose your abilities and your path wisely, because you've only got one life to make it through the gauntlet. Rack up those points and spend them on even more ways to RIOT!
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Release Date:
Mar 17, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I want Running Riot to encourage and reward players for experimenting with new abilities and upgrade paths, and Early Access seems like a great way to collaborate with players on what excites them most. The core of the game is there, but now I'd like to build a community around iteration and feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I expect this game to be in Early Access for 4-6 months. I'm getting married and moving across the country in the middle of the year, so I expect the game to be ready around September.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“I plan to work on more content, including more playable classes, levels, enemies, and abilities.

In terms of features, I would like to implement some new room types that I think should challenge the players in ways they haven't seen in twin-stick shooters so far.

Essentially, what I'm hoping to do is build out tons of content and polish now that there's a solid core.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version has 1 playable character, 8 rooms, and 36 upgrades, plenty of paths to explore!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“This game will cost the same during and after Early Access. I'm hoping that players will hop in for the chance to help direct development and show their interest.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I've got a Discord that I hope to use to foster conversations about the game. I'd like to talk about interesting builds people try, things they want to see, and of course fix bugs as soon as possible. My experience is in software engineering, so my hope is to show the community that their input is acted on right away.”
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About This Game

Enter the Running Riot gauntlet, where you'll engage in heart-pounding twin-stick combat against enemies trying to take you down!

Devastating Abilities

You're no pushover. You'll gain Surges as you level up, making your abilities stronger. Your choices will determine whether victory will be yours!

Customizable Classes

Each class comes with its own set of unique abilities, strengths, and meta-progression perks. Classes present new playstyles to master and new opportunities to nail that perfect run.

More classes are in development!

Epic Gauntlet

Rooms full of enemies and traps stand between you and ultimate victory. Your path is your own as you blast your way through gritty alleys, high-tech laboratories, and desolate ruins. Complete sub-objectives to further enhance your loadout, and who knows? You just might make it.

Meta-progression (In Development)

Each run grants you Running Riot Tickets that you can spend on unlocking new things to play with. We're talking abilities, class perks, prizes, new classes, and upgrades! So keep on running, keep on rioting, and you'll keep on finding more explosive ways to play!

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2.5Ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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