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SpeedRunners recruits YouTubers to help fight cancer

S. Prell, @SamPrell
10.19.14
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SpeedRunners, a PC game about superheroes racing one another, is now a game about YouTubers racing one another - or at least it is for the duration of a week starting on Monday, October 20, when developer DoubleDutch Games and publisher tinyBuild host the "King of Speed" tournament.

"A couple of months ago we had this idea. The idea that cancer sucks. And we should do something about it, with speed and running," an email to Joystiq from tinyBuild states. "SpeedRunners became popular in large part because of YouTubers. Why not put them in the game and create a charity campaign?" To that end, eight YouTube personalities have been adapted to the SpeedRunners world and divided into two teams of four. Each team will sell as a DLC pack for $2.99.

Once the King of Speed tournament is underway, player wins will accrue under their respective team's banner. The team with the most wins, well ... wins. The entirety of the winning team's DLC sales will be donated to fighting cancer, while 30 percent of all DLC will go toward the cause as well. If you don't want to play as any of the YouTube personalities but still want to help push a team to victory, playing as either SpeedRunner or The Falcon will also count toward the tournament tallies for their respective team.

To see who's on which team, check out the full list after the break:

Team SpeedRunner:

  • SpeedRunner
  • PewDiePie
  • Strippin
  • Dodger
  • CinammonToastKen

Team Falcon
  • The Falcon
  • Markiplier
  • Jesse Cox
  • UberHaxorNova
  • PeanutButterGamer
If you don't already own SpeedRunners, now isn't a bad time to jump in; DoubleDutch has added Team Fortress 2's Scout character to the roster, and the game is currently 50 percent off as a Steam daily deal.
[Image: tinyBuild]

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