RPG about a deadly game show in a futuristic dystopian society. Fight off never-ending attacks from merciless bounty hunters in the ruins of the city and survive the harsh conditions of the devastated wasteland.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Lethal Running is being developed by a small team. The original concept evolved into a full-blown role playing game with complex systems. Due to our limited development resources, we will greatly benefit from as much early feedback as possible so we can create a game you want to play.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Lethal Running will stay in Early Access until we have a consistent and fun game. This could take up to a year.”

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

“We plan to add new type of hunters, as well as more weapons and more loot. Bugs will be fixed. We are considering new gameplay elements, such as an underground battle arena where illegal fights take place and valuable loot can be won. Making a game about a game show offer endless possibilities for fun and inventive gameplay elements - the producers of the Lethal Running Show are very creative and have an appetite for all kinds of mayhem…”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable. Gameplay includes:
  • gun and melee battles
  • taking over enemies using the Mind Controller
  • placing land-mines
  • stunning enemies by throwing flashbangs
  • limiting injuries by wearing appropriate armor
  • nuclear contaminated areas
  • stealth movement using the Cloak Device
  • upgrade you character by learning valuable skills and looting better equipment
  • watch your hero's popularity grow by doing what is right
  • talking and trading with residents
  • pickpocketing loot from residents
  • surviving the wasteland by finding water, food and herbs as well as by lighting warming campfires and cooking food
  • eating, drinking, healing wounds and diseases, as well as sleeping
  • lockpicking and blowing up doors
  • Repairing broken loot, recharging energy based loot and modding loot

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

“The price could be increased, since the final game will contain more content.”

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

“We always appreciate constructive feedback. While we cannot implement all of your suggestions, we do listen to every one of them. A lot of the improvements we’ve already made came from our community.”
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About This Game

A Deadly Game Show in a Futuristic Dystopian Society.



Fight off never-ending attacks from merciless bounty hunters in the ruins of the city and survive the harsh conditions of the devastated wasteland.

Play in a beautiful handcrafted pixel art world.  Procedurally generated levels mean no run is ever the same. Tread carefully, because permadeath is on your trail. Buy and implant stims to upgrade your skills and increase your chances of survival. Talk to people – maybe they'll help you… Some run the black market and have useful gear for sale. Some will shamelessly rob you while you sleep.
Run for your life !


Choose your area of expertise: start off as a Gunman, Melee Fighter, Techie, Survivalist or Mentalist. Classes are not fixed and are only defined by the stims you choose to implant.


Explore urban districts and the wasteland. Loot weapons, tools and food and repair and mod your loot. Repair broken equipment at workbenches in industrial sectors. Pick the locks of doors or blow them up. Look out for energy stations to recharge armor, lamps, lasers and other energy consuming equipment. Hack into computer systems to access door keys or blueprints for crafting loot at 3D printers.


Make the Knight's armor glow with the laser gun. Sneak past your enemies with the help of the cloak device. Batter bad-guys into submission with the baseball bat. Use the mind controller to ‘persuade’ your opponents to work and fight for you. Stun opponents with flashbangs and rob them afterwards. Use a silencer so the hunters cannot hear you. Pump a load of lead into that stupid laughing Clown!!!


Open loot chambers with a nice little package of dynamite - after you’ve fought your way through the heavily armed guards. Dig for edible roots in the earth of the wasteland and cook them for a nutritious meal. Make a warming campfire at night. Treat your illnesses with mysterious herbs. Look out for the gift drone that drops supporting loot for you. Find a safe place to sleep to avoid being robbed in your sleep or getting your skull bashed in.


The game takes place in a dystopian future where the majority of people live in poverty under an oppressive government. The only hope for a better life seems to be the Lethal Running Game Show, which promises rich rewards to the winners.

As a game show contestant, you must ward off never-ending attacks from merciless bounty hunters in the ruins of the city and survive the harsh conditions of a devastated wasteland. You’ll work hard to upgrade skills like gun handling and melee fighting, but you’re not all brawn. You’ll also have to upgrade your engineering skills, find clean water and cure diseases to ensure your survival.
Last but not least, you must win over the game show’s audience and become its STAR. You made it! Or did you? Never forget that permadeath is always close at hand…

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
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