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Oct 21, 2014

Speedrunners gets YouTuber DLC to Support Cancer Research


We have just launched 8 new Youtube celebrity-based characters in SpeedRunners, as part of a campaign to raise money for cancer research. Over the next month, players will decide which of two teams wins, and we will donate the revenue from the winning team’s DLC to cancer research.

I am including details on the in-game tournament below in the FAQ, and here is the list of Youtube celebrities included:

  • PewDiePie
  • Markiplier
  • JesseCox
  • PeanutButterGamer
  • Dodger
  • Strippin
  • UberHaxorNova
  • CinnamonToastKen


What is King of Speed?
King of Speed is an in-game tournament between the characters of SpeedRunners. The first one was held in December 2013 and featured an ARG, the culmination of which revealed Game Modifiers.

In the first King of Speed, we counted wins of individual characters for a month, and in the end Cosmo was crowned as King Cosmo and wore a crown for a month in-game.

This time The Falcon faces off with SpeedRunner in an ultimate showdown of Speed and Running. And they are backed up by teams of Youtubers to help! We will count the cumulative number of wins per team.

Do I need to buy the DLC to participate?
No, you can support your team by playing as either The Falcon or SpeedRunner.

How long will the King of Speed 2 run?

It will run for a month starting from October 20th (Monday), ending onNovember 20th (Thursday).

Which charity are you donating money to?
This is something we’re figuring out with the help of experienced parties like Humble Bundle. We will announce the charity and total amount raised at the end of King of Speed.
What’s the DLC price?
$2.99 per pack of 4, so less than $1 per character
Why cancer research?
Personal statement from Alex Nichiporchik (CEO @tinyBuild): 

Screw cancer. It took the lives of countless people in my family, and almost took mine. I believe with the popularity of SpeedRunners we can make a difference to advance its research. Life is short, so let’s do something impactful while we can.