Today we released the second patch for Speedrunner HD on Xbox Live Indie Games. Scroll down to the bullet point list if you just want to see the changes in this update.
This patch coincides with the release of the soundtrack of Speedrunner HD by Jonathan vd Wijngaarden, just like we had planned! Head over to http://www.speedrunner-game.com/soundtrack to check it out.
Actually though, we had hoped this patch would be released somewhere around christmas last year (that sounds like a long time ago!). However, we didn’t quite make that deadline. What happened?
Well, during a multiplayer playthrough of Speedrunner, back in November, we found some remaining rare bugs which I (GJ) really liked to fix, and we weren't the only ones who noticed either. Because it's a time intensive effort to release a patch on XBLIG we usually like to add some new content as well. So, Casper added some much requested new multiplayer levels, raising the total number of multiplayer levels from 5 to 7.
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Two weeks ago, the 1.1 patch for Speedrunner HD was released on Xbox Live Indie Games! This patch brings 4 new singleplayer bonus levels and online distributed scoreboards, amongst other changes. Here is the full changelist:
- 4 all new singleplayer bonus levels
- online distributed scoreboards
- faster load times
- smaller game size on harddisk
- tweak: in addition to the X button, the shoulder buttons now also activate the grappling hook
- tweak: prevented skipping through the screen calibration without changing it at least slightly
- tweak: adjusted some of the medal timings
- bug: wall climbing no longer depletes boost power
- bug: no more infinite respawning in some rare multiplayer situations
- bug: the front runner will now get a point (in multiplayer) when the 3rd player is knocked out
- bug: double jump and invincibility is now correctly reset when transitioning from the multiplayer lobby to the game
- bug: opening the pause menu in multiplayer before the game is started no longer locks up the game
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The buzz around Speedrunner HD is now really ramping up, as we've been officially announced as one of the 20 Dream.Build.Play 2011 challenge semi-finalists!
Check out the full list of the 20 semi-finalists here.
Also, we've finalized the release date for Speedrunner HD! August 30th, 2011 is when the game will be available on XBLIG, as part of the Indie Games Summer Uprising.
We've already passed Peer Review, so the game is finalised, completed and ready for launch!
So it’s regularly getting kind of quiet here on our blog. As you can imagine, we’re usually really busy with the development of Speedrunner and this can sometimes cause us to forget about you; our fans! In an effort to make up for lost time, we present you some news facts and updates:
First of all, we were selected to be a part of the Xbox Live Indie Games Summer Uprising! This promotion is all about promoting Xbox Live Indie Games in the best light possible by showcasing the diversity, talent, and potential of the platform as a whole. The XBLIG development community voted on what they believe are the best titles to represent the platform, and we’re really happy to be amongst those titles. The promotion will run from August 22nd to September 2nd, in which one of the 10 chosen games will be released each day.
This means that Speedrunner HD will also be released somewhere between August 22nd and September 2nd! And that’s official! Really!
We are excited to announce that the free web version of SpeedRunner has been released today! Woohoo! Champagne for everyone!
If you’re not convinced yet that this is an awesome game full of speedrunning goodness, check out the trailer: