FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Sept. 19, 2023 – Choice Provisions (previously known as Gaijin Games) today announced the Steam release of BIT.TRIP RERUNNER + RUNNER MAKER – a love letter to its beloved BIT.TRIP franchise. The rhythm platformer that started it all is back with new mechanics, trippy Unreal 5-powered visuals, and a KILLER soundtrack inspired by the franchise’s deepest cuts.
For the very first time, Choice Provisions has also included an official level editor with the game: RUNNER MAKER – which allows players to create and share ever more challenging custom levels with BIT.TRIP fans all over the world. RUNNER MAKER makes it dead easy to fine-tune obstacles and shape beat-driven gameplay to deliver countless, stunningly varied BIT.TRIP RERUNNER levels. In fact, almost every single level in the shipped game was built with RUNNER MAKER!
Whether players enjoy the pre-designed levels in BIT.TRIP RERUNNER or venture into user-generated content, the combination of rhythmic gameplay, retro-inspired visuals, and an infectious chiptune soundtrack result in a memorable, hard-to-put-down gaming experience. Developed with the help of Brazilian outfit Gamecraft Studios, BIT.TRIP RERUNNER skillfully tests players’ reflexes and rewards their creativity – including tasteful nods to BIT.TRIP greats.
“BIT.TRIP RERUNNER initially began as a three-month experiment aimed at familiarizing our studio with the Unreal engine,” says Mike Roush, co-founder of Choice Provisions. “However, as development unfolded, our passion for the project grew out of control – compelling us to expand it with even more features. The driving force behind the BIT.TRIP RERUNNER project was twofold: listening to our dedicated fans, and acknowledging our own infatuation with the original game's format. Fans yearned for a return to the authentic RUNNER experience – and the persistent demand for a level editor from the community further cemented our plan to deliver everything the community wanted and more.”
- Brave 150+ obstacle-filled levels based on the classic games – each one more challenging than the last.
- Dive head-first into a trippy new art style powered by Unreal 5.
- Enjoy a fully remixed soundtrack at unhealthy volume levels.
- Create and share the levels of your dreams with RUNNER MAKER.
- Uncover gaming artifacts in the Historical Gallery – with fun nods to the original game!
Pricing & Availability
BIT.TRIP RERUNNER + RUNNER MAKER is now available on Steam for only $15.99 – 20% off. On September 26, the game will return to its original retail price of $19.99. Console ports are on the horizon – so stay tuned!
Two bundles will be available: game + OST for $19.99 (20% off), and a massive bundle containing all BIT.TRIP titles currently on Steam for only $36.80 (62% off)!
BIT.TRIP RERUNNER & SOUNDTRACK
BIT.TRIP RUNNER MEGA BUNDLE
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About Choice Provisions
Choice Provisions Inc. (originally Gaijin Games Inc.) was founded by Mike Roush and Alex Neuse in 2007. An independent studio located in Santa Cruz, California, Choice Provisions is best known for its BIT.TRIP series of video games – characterized by their unique blend of retro aesthetics, chiptune music, and innovative gameplay. Today, Choice Provisions remains true to its original vision – aspiring to grow and take on larger projects while delivering cool and unique gaming experiences to players worldwide. To learn more about BIT.TRIP RERUNNER + RUNNER MAKER and Choice Provisions, please visit https://www.rerunner.game and https://choiceprovisions.com.
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