Critically acclaimed and award-winning Xbox Live Indie Game finally coming to SteamUTRECHT - July 31st 2012 - DoubleDutch Games announces today that their award-winning game Speedrunner HD, is slated to be released on Valve’s PC platform Steam.
While Speedrunner started life as a successful flash-based browser game, having currently been played well over 8 million times, it gathered more attention when it was released on Xbox live Indie Games in the summer of 2011 (see the original trailer here). Since then, it has been critically acclaimed for its tight controls and exhilarating local multiplayer mode, receiving high review scores and the Indie Game Magazine award for Best Xbox Live Indie Game of the Year 2011.
Well, now it’s time for Speedrunner to take on PC’s biggest platform and prove itself as one of the best multiplayer platformers out there. Listening to feedback from players and critics, DoubleDutch Games have taken their time to improve the game by offering over twice as much content, an advanced leaderboards and matchmaking system and (most importantly) a much-requested online multiplayer, allowing players to show off their grappling hook skills against friends and foes around the world.
“Yeah, we’re really excited to bring Speedrunner back to the PC, this time with full online multiplayer support,” says Casper van Est, founder of DoubleDutch Games.“When we first received an email out of the blue from Valve, saying that they were interesting in distributing the game on Steam, we couldn’t believe our eyes; I actually thought it was a practical joke.” Well, it sure wasn’t, and now the small indie team from the Netherlands have a chance to prove themselves to a big audience.
A release date hasn’t been announced yet, as the creators of the game first have to make sure that all the new functionality is working perfectly. DoubleDutch Games is planning an open Beta Test for the online multiplayer somewhere in the next few months, so those who are interested should keep an eye out on their website for more news on that.
What the press has to say about Speedrunner HD:
Currently one of my favourite Xbox Live Indie Games - I was playing with friends for hours last night. Hopefully it'll get a port to PC with online multiplayer, because that would sell by the bucketload.
- Michael Rose, Indiegames.com
For more info about Speedrunner HD or DoubleDutch Games, check out their website http://www.doubledutchgames.com?