SpeedRunners launches April 19 after 1 million sales in Early Access plus Linux and SteamOS support

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SpeedRunners is a 4 player #competitive #platformer with grappling hooks, power-ups, and interactive environments. Run, jump, swing around, fire rockets, grapple onto people to knock them off screen.

SpeedRunners be fully #released as of April 19th for Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC with Steam Controller support.

Key Features

  • 4 Player Competitive Platforming!
  • Keep up with the fastest player in-game, or fall offscreen and get eliminated!
  • Use weapons like missiles, mines and grappling hooks to screw over your friends, and make new enemies!
  • Local and online multiplayer! Can you have 2 players on a couch against 2 other players on the internet? Yes of course!
  • Bots enabled – play on your own with several AI opponents. Or put them into matches with other people!
  • A tutorial teaches you how to play
  • Controller compatible (and recommended!)
  • 9 unique maps!
  • Unique game modifiers
  • A character named Unic!
  • Full blown level editor with over 10k user created levels

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New Game Features

Single-Player Campaign

Giving character and story context to each racing event, the singleplayer campaign introduces players to some of the higher-level strategies that might help them compete online. It also expands on core story & personality elements that build the meta.

Players can unlock characters and original comic-books by playing the new Singleplayer mode. It solves the problem of anxiety of new players that go directly into online.

Trails & Trail Shop

Our players love SpeedRunners trails. These appear when you hit “terminal velocity” by pulling off slick moves. Good players can maintain the velocity for a long time, and thus want to show off custom trails.

  • Purely cosmetic item
  • Similar to CS:GO weapon skins
  • An in-game editor for building your own trails and particles

We’ve built an editor that allows players to create & sell their own trails. The shop will be heavily curated.

Twitch Betting System

Through Punch Club we learned that streamers love interacting with their audiences and have the audience place bets (virtual currency only) on certain actions. Simple example — will I win or lose?

  • When a streamer is broadcasting, he can enable “Betting” within SpeedRunners
  • The chat can bet on who is going to win each match
  • A meta-game is built around winning or losing through points
  • Viewers can spend points by buying in-game modifiers for people (all of a sudden it starts raining rockets, everyone runs 4x faster, the map is mirrored, all weapons are grappling hooks, etc)

There will be an example twitch channel with just bots playing 24/7, where people & streamers can watch, chat and place bets. Expect this to instantly explain the premise, and be fun for players to mess around with.

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Cinematic Opening

A brand new cinematic trailer celebrating the world of SpeedRunners and its inhabitants. It will lead into a series of comic books that unlock as you play the game and level-up in online play.

In-Game Comic Books That Tell The Story

  • Series of new original comic books that focus on explaining the conflicts between characters & their motivations
  • Unlock new comics and characters in-game (by playing it!)
  • Inspired by the Team Fortress comics campaign, the characters really get to shine and have a voice in these action-packed back-stories.

Linux, SteamOS and Mac versions

Linux is already running and has Steam Controller support. On launch day we will have both Mac & Linux versions live on Steam!

And to be entirely honest, the Linux Preview build is available now on Steam for those who already own Speedrunners.

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