<i>Bit.Trip Runner</i> is a fast paced running platformer game in the Bit.Trip franchise. Players make a running CommanderVideo jump, slide, and kick through different obstacles. <i>Runner</i> features chiptune guests Anamanaguchi.
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Platform WiiWare, Win, Mac Publisher Aksys Games Developer Gaijin Games Release Date 2010-05-17

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1001 Spikes' characters show their stuff in latest gameplay trailer (update)

The latest trailer for Nicalis and 8Bits Fanatics' 2D action-platformer, Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes, introduces some of the playable characters in the game like Curly Brace from Cave Story and Commander Video from Bit.Trip Runner. The game sports more than 100 stages, three save files, multiple endings and a soundtrack by music artists Misoka and Rushjet1. It also offers 18 playable characters, each with unique abilities that will affect how players approach the game's difficult levels, including characters from other games. Players have access to the single player campaign, up to four player local co-op and versus modes. 1001 Spikes is slated for launch on Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U and Windows PC this summer. According to a listing on Nintendo, the...

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Bit.Trip Runner 2 DLC adds Portal 2 and Spelunky cameos

Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien's upcoming Good Friends Character Pack downloadable content will add Atlas from Portal 2 and Spelunky Guy from Spelunky. For an added challenge, the DLC will also include a transparent version of the game's hero, Invisible CommanderVideo. Today's announcement tops off the DLC's cast of indie characters, which also includes Raz from Psychonauts, Quote from Cave Story, Dr. Fetus from Super Meat Boy and Josef from Machinarium. You can check out the Steam-exclusive Atlas from Portal 2 in the video above, as well as Spelunky Guy and Invisible CommanderVideo in the videos below. The $3 Good Friends Character Pack will be released on Steam tomorrow, July 11, with PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U versions to follow. Check out P...

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Gamefly Digital Indie-pendence Sale discounts Strike Suit Zero, Sanctum 2, Bit.Trip Runner 2 and more

Windows PC users can pick up 22 downloadable indie titles, including Strike Suit Zero, Sanctum 2, Bit.Trip Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien and more, for a discount through the Gamefly Digital Indie-pendence Sale. Sale prices range from $1.25 for Section 8 to to $22.49 for the Sanctum 2 four-pack. Other As part of the sale, Gamefly members can grab Velvet Assassin, Insecticide Part 1 and Roogoo for free. Other titles on offer include Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD for $4.99, Stronghold 3 Gold for $7.49 and Bad Bots for $2.49. The sale ends July 9 at 1:00 p.m ET and the full list of games is available to view on the Gamefly Digital Indie-pendence Sale page. North American consumers are invited to GamerDeals 20 percent discount coupon and UK consumers can use Dealzon's 20 percent...

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Bit.Trip Collection 2012 discounted 75 percent on Steam

Four titles in Gaijin Games indie platforming series Bit.Trip are currently on sale 75 percent off through Steam. The Bit.Trip series stars Commander Video, a pixilated hero who dashes through retro-styled worlds. Bit.Trip Collection 2012 includes Bit.Trip Beat, Bit.Trip Runner, Bit.Trip Core and Bit.Trip Void, as well as soundtracks for each. All four games are available individually for $2.49, and each soundtrack can be picked up for $5.99. Every game in the sale is available on both Windows PC and Mac. The Bit.Trip Collection 2012 sale ends May 20. Those who purchase the bundle will save a total of $21.94 off the cost of each individual game. Bit.Trip Runner 2, the series' latest entry, was released in February. You can read our review here.

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Six Bit.Trip soundtracks available with $20 Runner 2 pre-order

The Game Music Bundle is offering six Bit.Trip soundtracks with a $20 Steam pre-order for 2D sidescrolling platformer Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. Runner 2 is a direct sequel to Bit.Trip Runner and continues the adventures of Commander Video. Bundle buyers have a "pay what you want" option for the Bit.Trip Beat, Bit.Trip Runner, Bit.Trip Core, Bit.Trip Fate, Bit.Trip Void and Bit.Trip Flux soundtracks. For a $1, a buyer gets all six soundtracks, while $10 will add the Runner 2 soundtrack. Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will be available Feb. 26 for $14.99. The game is being developed for Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Wii U's Nintendo eShop.

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Bit.Trip Saga heading to 3DS eShop Dec. 20

Bit.Trip Saga, a compilation of developer Gaijin Games' Atari-styled Bit.Trip games, will be available for eShop on Dec. 20 for $14.99, Siliconera reports. Saga is comprised of six titles for the Nintendo 3DS: Bit.Trip Beat, Bit.Trip Core, Bit.Trip Void, Bit.Trip Runner, Bit.Trip Fate and Bit.Trip Flux. The collection first launched on WiiWare before a 3DS release in 2011, priced at $40. The Bit.Trip series features a pixilated character named Commander Video in a variety of play styles, from Runner's platforming to Beat's Pong-inspired mechanics. Each game features Atari-inspired graphics and a chiptune soundtrack. A stand-alone copy of Bit.Trip Runner is currently part of Indie Royale's Winter Bundle.

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Indie Royale Winter Bundle includes Bit.trip Runner, Greed Corp and more

Indie Royale's Winter Bundle is underway, packaging six games from independent developers at a minimum price of $5.49 as of this writing. The Winter Bundle includes Gaijin Games' rhythm-based platformer, Bit.trip Runner, W!Games' turn-based strategy title with an ecological message, Greed Corp, as well as Hamlet, Conquest of Elysium 3, Leave Home and They Breathe. The bundle also contains the soundtrack to Leave Home and They Breath. Available through Dec. 11, those who pay a $8 or more will receive Protodome's Bluescreen album. You can preview the album at Bandcamp and check out the wintry mix of games in the trailer above. The bundle and its details are available at Indie Royale's website, where the price will continue to increase the longer the sale is active.

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Humble Indie Bundle 6 adds four bonus games

The Humble Indie Bundle 6, a compilation of games sold at a price of your choosing, has added four bonus games and their soundtracks to the mix. Purchasers who pay more than the average selling price — $5.90 as of this writing — will receive Bit.Trip Runner, Wizorb, Jamestown, and Gratuitous Space Battles, in addition to the titles that debuted with the bundle last week. The Humble Indie Bundle 6, which offers DRM-free versions of each game on PC, Mac, and Linux, also includes the soundtracks for all but one game, Vessel. For an additional $1, you can purchase a key to unlock the games on Steam with a code provided in addition to the DRM-free downloads. You can check out trailers for the four bonus games below.

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'Runner 2' headed to Wii U

Runner 2, Gaijin Games HD sequel to Bit. Trip Runner, will also be coming to the Wii U when it hits the PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year, the developers said today. Bit.Trip Runner had players take control of Commander Video as they maneuver through the 2D platformer world. The sequel, Bit. Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, will include GamePad support, music by chiptune artist Disasterpeace, ten playable characters including CommandgirlVideo, Unkle Dill and Whetfahrt Cheeseborger, more then ten new gameplay abilities and unlockable costumes, according to the press official website.

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North America
  • WiiWare
    • Released 05/17/2010
    • Publisher Aksys Games
    • Developer Gaijin Games
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    • Released 02/28/2011
    • Publisher Aksys Games
    • Developer Gaijin Games
  • Mac
    • Released 02/28/2011
    • Publisher Aksys Games
    • Developer Gaijin Games
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