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SpeedRunners Passes Early Access Finish Line, Out Now

SpeedRunners [official site] is DoubleDutch’s sidescrolling, wall-jumping, superhero-sporting, grappling hook-tossing, competitive platformer that you may have spotted living on Early Access over the last three years. In that time, it’s accrued over one million downloads, received hundreds of updates and has gained official recognition from the eSports League – all of which makes it a great example of how the Early Access process should be handled. It’s finally out now and has marked the occasion with a host of new features and a trailer.

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Go Go Go: SpeedRunners Free Weekend

Time for some freerunning. DoubleDutch’s SpeedRunners [official site] is a spiffy side-scrolling competitive platformer in which each player controls a superhero attempting to reach the scene of a crime ahead of his or her cohorts. It’s a game about running, dodging, jumping and – most importantly – swinging from a lovely grappling hook. It’s a splendid game, supporting local and online 2-4 player games, as well as solo play against bots. You can try it for free this weekend, starting now, and there’s a 67% discount should you wish to buy.

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SpeedRunners Is A Great Example Of Early Access Development Benefitting A Game And Its Players

SpeedRunners [official site] had my attention at the mention of walljumping and grappling hooks. Two years later and the racing platformer, still in Early Access, has grown more than I ever expected. It’s officially recognised by the eSports League and it’s been downloaded over a million times. This is a look at how SpeedRunners has progressed since its initial Early Access release, and why it stands as a shining example of the development process used correctly.

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Hook, Line And Sprinter: SpeedRunners

SpeedRunners is not a Flash game, even though it contains incredibly fast men wearing daft costumes and is due to emerge from the publishing desk of TinyBuild Games, who were responsible for No Time To Explain, which actually was a Flash game. Although TinyBuild have accepted publishing duties, SpeedRunners is the creation of DoubleDutch Games and was originally a free web game, before becoming an XBLA release, with added multiplayer. An updated version is now coming to Steam, with extra singleplayer content, a focus on multiple characters, and online as well as local multiplayer. Race your friends, swing from grappling hooks. Crash into plantpots and fall flat on your face. Video below.

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