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Lode Runner Legacy
Platforms: PC, Mac
Players: Single-player
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Lode Runner Legacy is now Greenlit!
Added Mac version
Release date: 2017 SUMMER
Lode Runner, the Legendary Platformer Returns!

“Lode Runner Legacy” is the latest edition in the classic “Lode Runner” series, a masterpiece of action puzzle gaming introduced in the U.S. in 1983. Players manipulate “Runner” to infiltrate the evil empire and recover stolen gold while avoiding enemies and minefields. The ingenious balance of puzzle and action gameplay from the original Lode Runner is alive in “Lode Runner Legacy,” along with many new features that offer a fresh experience to both new players and returning fans alike, including an updated Voxel visual style and powerful game editors.

• Adventure Mode: Infiltrate the evil Empire and bring back stolen gold!
• Puzzle Mode: It’s all puzzles, all the time. No enemies allowed.
• Classic mode: Play the original 150 levels in 3D!
• World Levels: An outstanding collection of user-created levels.
• Level Editor: Create your own levels and share with other fans.
• Character Editor: Design your own Runner and enemies.
• Item Editor: Create custom gold items.
• Online Rankings: Compete against other fans in global standings.

• Varying level sizes
• More technical bonuses
• Deadly enemies
• Challenging new AI
• FPS camera view

Future Wish List (subject to change)
• DLC (for example, Classic Championship Lode Runner, New Puzzle Pack, Creator’s Levels)
• New game modes
• More enemy AI
• Additional features for game editors

Named one of “The Greatest Games of All Time” by GameSpot, Lode Runner was created by Douglas E. Smith in 1983 while a student at the University of Washington. The game was not only an award-winning bestseller, but also a significant milestone that influenced many in the video game industry. Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, said of the game, “my favorite for many, many years. Every level was a real puzzle with its own mechanics, its own dynamics, its own kind of solution. … I can’t imagine any other game with such inventive and unusual design.” In a tribute to Smith after his death in 2014, US Gamer editor-in-chief Jeremy Parish commented, “[he] created one of the most innovative formative works of the medium, a game that managed to transcend international boundaries and become a beloved classic among American PC gamers and Japanese console fanatics alike.”

As a classic from video game history looks to the future, “Lode Runner Legacy” can keep evolving with your support. We hope you enjoy the game!

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Popular Discussions View All (2)
Apr 7, 2017 @ 11:19am
Throw in levels from Championship Lode Runner and I may be interested
Apr 7, 2017 @ 2:39pm
Greenlight Good Stuff with Jim Sterling
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ultgamerCW May 27, 2017 @ 2:49am 
When does this come out?
YaP May 25, 2017 @ 6:07am 
>Tozai Games
I see! Thank you! I will try it!
Tozai Games  [author] May 23, 2017 @ 12:52am 
Yes, Nexon "Lode Runner 1" is an official Lode Runner game licensed by us, Tozai Games. Enjoy!
YaP May 20, 2017 @ 6:28pm 
Is this a legal one?

NEXON Company「Lode Runner 1」
清夜无尘 Apr 29, 2017 @ 2:11am 
Could you add chinese?This game is awesome.
Topitoomay Apr 21, 2017 @ 12:02pm 
Awesome Game!
Inkzilla Apr 21, 2017 @ 12:09am 
Please include a two player coop mode. That has always been the absolute highlight in every other lode runner game. Very excited to play this!
YaP Apr 17, 2017 @ 6:37am 
Hi, this is Taka. I really love this game and now I am looking forward to play this soon!
By checking the Video, this time also has a level design. I have a request about it.

Please have a feature which players can provide some Levels into 1 data, not providing by each level. Most of lode runner, we can edit level and provide each Level. I think it is too normal.
I wanna play some levels as a set.

And this is an just I talk to my self.
To build/edit level, player should buy or pay. However people just play edit level LodeRunner can play it free. (It is also good having a limitation like max 10 edits levels.) Then people start to have a curious about Lode-Runner. I think young players don't know much about this game.
And if this title has a good Adventure mode, people will purchse this game. How about it :-)

Anyway, again I really love this game from Japan.


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rockredgenesis Apr 15, 2017 @ 12:33am 
The game looks very interesting, and it is one i vagely remember playing on the old BBC Micro and C64 as a kid. The graphics look great and i love old retro games, so this is a highly potential buy for me should it get released.

Also Jim F***ing Sterling Son sent me! Thank God for him!