SpeedRunners is a 4 player competitive platformer with grappling hooks, power-ups, and interactive environments. Run, jump, swing around, fire rockets and grapple onto people to knock them off screen.
– 4 Player Competitive Platforming!
– Keep up with the fastest player, or fall off-screen 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; play against computer-controlled AI opponents!
– Now with a full-blown level editor!
Even though the game is still in beta (Early Access), it's slowly becoming quite the hit on Steam. While most games have a big sales peak around launch and drop soon after that, SpeedRunners has seen its playerbase increase month after month. After climbing the charts like this for almost a year, it reached its current peak a few weeks ago as the 12th best-selling game on Steam and the second best-selling game under 10 euros. It has a strong community as well, with more than 1,000 people playing the game concurrently at peak times. A level editor was added during Early Access, which allowed players to create, play and share their own custom maps with their friends and other players. This has proven to be quite popular, as since its release players have already created thousands of custom maps. The addition of the level editor was in response to players' request for one, and is just one of many examples of the development of the game being influenced by the community. A lot of the current success of the game is thanks to the attention it's getting on YouTube and Twitch.tv, by popular Letsplayers like PewDiePie, Northerlion and AchievementHunters. There's currently (on average) one video of people playing SpeedRunners being uploaded to YouTube every 30 minutes, with the most popular ones gathering millions of views. Considering the fact that it's being developed and marketed by a very small team of only 2 to 4 people, all that is quite impressive if you ask me ;)