Experience the rhythmic thrill of BIT.TRIP RUNNER! With its retro charm, simple controls, and award-winning visuals, this classic sets the standard for rhythm gaming. Don't miss the game that started it all in the acclaimed runner series.
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Very Positive (1,770) - 87% of the 1,770 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 28, 2011

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Includes: Bit.Trip.Runner and Bit.Trip.Runner Soundtrack

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Includes 4 items: BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Bit.Trip Runner Soundtrack



“The simple platforming mechanics are cleverly fused with the catchy and uplifting soundtrack into an addictive experience that's been designed to be hard to put down”
10 – Nintendo Life

“Like BEAT, it caused me to marvel at the the creative use of economic game design to create an experience that inspired both comfort and anxiety, familiarity and wonder.”
90 – Destructoid

About This Game

BIT.TRIP RUNNER is more than just a game; it's a retro-inspired masterpiece with pixel art that pays homage to classic gaming while delivering a modern and immersive adventure. The simplicity of the controls makes it accessible to all, but mastering the game demands skill, timing, and a deep connection to the music. This unique blend of challenging gameplay and captivating aesthetics sets BIT.TRIP RUNNER apart, making it a must-play for both genre enthusiasts and newcomers.

Notably, in the 2011 Independent Games Festival, it earned the esteemed Excellence in Visual Art award and received honorable mentions for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize and the Excellence in Audio awards, solidifying its status as an outstanding gaming experience.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c and shader model 3 with 128 MB of memory
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB
    • Sound: Any sound card capable of stereo output
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 and shader model 3 with 128 MB of memory
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB
    • Sound: Any sound card capable of stereo output
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.

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