SpeedRunners is a competitive platforming game developed by DoubleDutch Games
Runners: There are four characters to choose from while playing SpeedRunners, but they are all equal and the only difference is just their appearance. They are all able to do double jumps and wall jump between two close walls. Every runner also comes equipped with a grappling hook, which allows you to attach to special ceilings and propel yourself forward. If you run through a boost zone, you can run a lot faster for a few seconds when you choose to use it.
Players: SpeedRunners is designed to be played with other people, though it is possible to play with bots instead. You can play with people online or locally as well. It is even possible to play with yourself, a bot, someone local, and one more player online all in the same match.
Levels: A few levels are currently available to choose from, and they all mostly differ in their layouts. Easier levels just have basic layouts with no hazards, while more advanced levels have dangers and harder routes that can easily take out the less skilled.
Items: All levels have little blue pickups that will give you a random item. These items are designed to be used against the other racers to cause them to be delayed in their race. There are grappling hooks that will grab onto other and pull them back to you, and droppable hazards such as bombs and boxes.
Winning Conditions: Instead of racing to a finish line, the only way to win is to get far enough ahead of everyone else so they are knocked out of the race. When at least one player has been knocked out, the screen will start to slowly shrink and make it that much harder for the remaining racers to become victorious. A player only wins the entire level when they have been the last one standing a total of three times.
Future Content: You can expect more of everything in the future of SpeedRunners, with new levels being most of the new content.
Options/Graphics/Sound: The options, graphics, and sound are all very very basic in SpeedRunners. Even so, the gameplay itself doesn't suffer because of this, though it might make the game seem stale or repetitive later on.
Negatives and Improvements: The game is still too early in develop to determine whether any design choices are bad.
Should You Play It?
Casual(Easy): There many advanced mechanics and tricky moves to pull off in SpeedRunners and anyone looking for a nice sit down game will need to either play with others at the same skill level, or take the time to learn the basics in order to enjoy the game.
Casual(Quick Play Sessions): All levels can be expected to be finished in 5-10 minutes, depending on the skill level of the group.
Hardcore: Since there are a lot of advanced maneuvers and tricks to pull off in SpeedRunners, anyone who likes to get really good at a jumping game will enjoy this game.
Completionist: There is nothing at all to achieve or earn or unlock in SpeedRunners currently. All you do is just run through levels and try to beat everyone else.
Should You Buy It?
SpeedRunners currently costs 10 dollars or you can buy the 4-pack for 30 dollars to get 4 copies of the game to send to friends. Unless you really love competitive platforming games or have lots of friends to play it with, even the 10 dollar price tag seems a little high when there isn't a ton of content just yet.
If you are interested in playing, buying, or downloading SpeedRunners, please visit http://tinybuild.com/speedrunners for more information.