Founded in January 2018 by Robert Ruud and Kevin Mack, professional game developer party, one rogue one wizard.

Manic Machine is dedicated to exploring virtual reality as a new and distinct medium. Our debut release, Ludicrous Speed, is an infinite runner boasting agile and high-speed natural locomotion controls in VR. We are committed to crafting virtual reality experiences that look, feel, and run great. We aim to always continue improving in this regard.

In addition to creating games and VR experiences, Manic Machine works with partners in the visual effects and film industries to develop real-time rendering, virtual production, and real-time animation solutions in Unreal Engine 4.

We love what we do.

Infinite running in VR!

Run, jump, and wall-grind through an infinitely-generated track in VR! Dodge hazards and collect rings using intuitive natural physical movements, surrounded by a surreal pulsating neon world that reacts to whatever music you're listening to! (Groove out to the in-game music or play your own from any other music source on your PC and the environment responds.)

Ludicrous Speed is an arcade-style infinite runner that employs a dynamic physical movement system along with parallel trackpad or thumbstick-based controls. Discover your own natural style of moving and propel yourself through its infinitely-generated track - collecting rings, dodging hazards, and setting new records.


  • Challenging, hypnotic, infinite running with smooth and precise locomotion using natural skate movements or the trackpad. Run, jump, wall-grind, and wall-jump while collecting golden rings and avoiding hazards.

  • Reactive environment that moves to your music. Run to anything that you love, from any local source on your PC, or run to the soundtrack featured in the game.

  • Endless replayability. The track escalates in difficulty the further and faster you progress, pushing back harder as you reach for your next high score. The algorithmic generation combined with hand designed sections ensures that every run is a unique test of skill.

Available on Steam in Early Access!

Manic Machine in the Press

Ludicrous Speed in the press