SpeedRunners has sold 1m copies, launching out of Steam Early Access on April 19

tinyBuild Games and DoubleDutch Games are today announcing that SpeedRunners, their hit multiplayer platform racing game, has sold more than 1 million units on Steam, and will fully launch on April 19 with tons of brand new features.

On April 19, the following features will be injected into SpeedRunners to celebrate the launch:

•A huge Mario Kart-style single player campaign, with cups to beat and rivalries to manifest
•The Trail Shop, where players can purchase and sell special trails for their characters, in the same vein as what Valve has been doing with Counter Strike and DOTA 2
•A Twitch betting system, through which streamers can more heavily involve their players, who in turn will be able to directly affect the game with modifiers
•A new animated opening cinematic, new UI features, and Mac/Linux/SteamOS support
The full details of the launch can be found in this blog post on the tinyBuild website.

Steam Early Access is the reason SpeedRunners – and to an extend tinyBuild – exist, and we worked really hard with the community to get it where it is. For us, it was about building an online community – that’s why we gave away $2m worth of copies, just so we have a strong user base leading up to launch” said tinyBuild CEO Alex Nichiporchik.

“Getting feedback on the game’s design was incredibly important in turning it into a deep and highly competitive game,” added DoubleDutch vanguard Casper van Est.

Indeed, Rock Paper Shotgun recently called it “A Great Example Of Early Access Development Benefitting A Game And Its Players.”


“Speedrunners is the Competitive Multiplayer Mario That Nintendo Should’ve Made”

“A Great Example Of Early Access Development Benefitting A Game And Its Players”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“SpeedRunners is a fully realized idea, a great platformer, and a terrific party game that’s fun online as well.”

About This Game
In a city filled with superheroes, getting to crimes becomes a competition on its own. Fortunately there are enough rockets, bombs, grappling hooks, spikes, and other goodies lying around — to make the competition fun and fast. Welcome to SpeedRunners.

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.
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