SUPRALYMPIC RUNNERS is a first-person competition-focused endless runner. Experience the perfectly-shaped, fully mechanized, rocket-powered supralympian runner: the greatest athletes of all times! Step up to the Supralympic Games challenge and show off your skills!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are 2 creators based in Toulouse (France). We are working on Supralympic Runners since September 2015. We created a solid, accessible and challenging core gameplay that we tested at several game shows in France.

Through this early access we have three goals in mind :
The first is to refine the core gameplay to fulfill both newbies and experts (we want to make it highly-challenging without breaking it’s accessibility). The second is to build a truly exciting multiplayer experience strongly inspired by the world's foremost sports competition, namely the Olympic Games. And the third is to start building an active and highly motivated community around Supralympic Runners before the release.

This early access is part of a vertical development process, so we don’t want, in the first place, to spread our efforts in additional game modes to remain realistic and credible about our deadline commitment. We keep this possibility, though, for post-release updates.

We think of Supralympic Runners as a keystone of a new universe we’d like to develop in the future.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan 4 to 6 months of development from the early access release.
This matches September - October - November of the year 2018.”

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

“Here are the targeted features of the full version :
  • The advanced creation of the athlete profile as a disembodied entity (an athlete can have multiple bodies): first name, last name, age, gender, nation... and so on.
  • A worldwide, periodic and multi-scale competition system, to compare your supralympic performances with your friends, with the members of your athlete's nation, continent and the whole wide world.
  • A progression system: experience points and virtual currency earned based on your running results.
  • Equipments: armor pieces, back-thrusters and other advanced technologies. With detailed statistics such as shock resistance, motor thrust, mass or aerodynamism... And 5 quality levels per equipment category.
  • At least 3 difficulty levels to create divisions in the competition matching different player skill levels.
  • Over one hundred success.
  • Personalizations: at least paintings.
  • A dynamic music closely related to your playing: progressive, tuned-up to the game pace, supporting the necessary level of concentration; adaptive to follow specific contexts: short time, low armor, city opened gateways...
  • Environment aesthetic evolution throughout stages.
  • Translation in 5 languages : french, english, simplified chinese, spanish, german.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version allows you to play a supralympian runner and take part in edgy endless runnings. You have to run as far as you can, avoid obstacles and cross the Stungate while it is still open !

The current version has the following features :
  • Procedural generation of race tracks: theoretically infinite.
  • Vicious game mechanism built to crush athletes between time pressure & destruction threat.
  • 10 types of deadly obstacles to spell the end of each and every round.
  • Rocket-powered running : run over 60 mph thanks to the back thruster.
  • Dash : break through obstacles thanks to the rocket-shield.
  • Bullet-time : experience the world in slow-motion thanks to the chronostaser.
  • 8 types of collectable bonus to get extra-backing.
  • 3 ranges of armor kits to push the deadline back.
  • Dynamic music to suit race speed.
  • Express tutorial during mecha embodiment process.

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

“Yes. Players buying the game during early access will have a reduced price.
We reserve the right to increase the price of early access during the development period.”

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

“Steam community hub is our main communication interface, but you can also follow us on social networks:

We are expecting feedback from the community at all levels, of course, but as said before, we are focused on everything related to the core gameplay and the multiplayer experience.”
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About This Game



Supralympic Runners is a first-person competition-focused endless runner.

You play an heavily fitted athletic champion, like you've never seen before in sport. But nerves of steel are highly required to compete for the worldwide leading position!

MAIN FEATURES


  • Procedural generation of race tracks: theoretically infinite.
  • Vicious game mechanism built to crush athletes between time pressure & destruction threat.
  • 10 types of deadly obstacles to spell the end of each and every round.
  • Rocket-powered running : run over 60 mph thanks to the back thruster.
  • Dash : break through obstacles thanks to the rocket-shield.
  • Bullet-time : experience the world in slow-motion thanks to the chronostaser.
  • 8 types of collectable bonus to get extra-backing.
  • 3 ranges of armor kits to push the deadline back.
  • Dynamic music to suit race speed.
  • Express tutorial during mecha embodiment process.

STUNGATE MECHANISM


Run as far as you can, avoid obstacles and hurry up while the Stungate is still open !



What the hell is a Stungate? It's a gate kept by a giant compressor! It's 50,000 tons of tungsten-titanium waiting to fall upon your head if you are late!

Let's say you get through, what then?
If you manage to cross 5 Stungates, you complete a stage. You have a few seconds of respite during which you can take a look at the cityscape. But don't relax too much, each completed stage means a new deadly obstacle into the death row!

DESTRUCTION


There are many ways to terminate your running in Supralympic Runners, but none is happy...



You could end up ROASTED by electric shocks, DISSOLVED into the slime, MELTED by lava, SLICED by lasers, SMASHED against walls, CRUSHED by compressors, FALLEN into the depths or PURGED under timeout.
No one will be spared…

CORE GAMEPLAY


Since you seem interested, let’s see under the hood...



  • Forward Speed Control
Unlike many endless runners you can manage your running speed thanks to your back thruster. This speed is driven with physic-based parameters : thrust of motor and legs and body drag.
Indeed it’s not an automatic-forward but a minimal-forward mechanic forcing you to run.

  • Lateral Control
The runway has no railroads. It means that you can freely and continuously move laterally between bounding walls.
Also, the runner lateral speed is non-linearly affected by its forward speed, it means the fastest you run forward, the slowest you run laterally, following a specific curve.

  • Vertical Control
Well you can obviously jump and slide, but we took care to improve the vertical mobility of the runner : vertical speed is not only driven by gravity but also by motor thrust. This means you have the ability not only to sustain jumps but also to dive lightning-fast into the ground.

  • Special Actions
You can dash forward making your runner invulnerable to minor damages during the thrust.
You can also experience the world in slow motion, thanks to the chronostaser that comes within your running avatar.

  • Collisions
Because of the fine control considerations above, the collisions are physic-based. The game accurately detect them based on each body part colliders of your runner.

THE SUPRALYMPIC WORLD


Several hundred years after the technological revolution, the Supralympic Games became the world's foremost sports competition. They reflect the values and human aspirations of a sunless future.

You were born during the reign of manufactured products, long after the replacement of nature wherever it could be replaced. You even left your flesh body for the promise of technological eternity.

But while you could experience an infinity of forms, you embraced the life of a supralympian athlete. You have been training over and over to master and improve this high-tech body. In the hope that one day the Supralympic champion’s title will be yours…

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: AMD Phenom X6 1050T or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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