Distance is survival racing. Fusing arcade racing action with exploration, your car must survive by jumping, rotating, and flying through a deadly and mysterious city.
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Very Positive (2,845 reviews) - 94% of the 2,845 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 9, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We think Early Access is a great avenue for us to continue to iterate on Distance with new players the same way we've been doing it since we released our private alpha to Kickstarter backers in August 2013. We're still working on improving many aspects of the game and we're always excited to get new feedback based on our changes.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

(Updated Dec. 2016) Distance will exit early access when it's ready. Until the game is feature and content complete we aren't prepared to commit to a date, but at this moment we are aiming to release it as soon as possible in 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

(Updated Dec. 2016) While Adventure mode will remain short, it will have more content as well as a more fleshed out story. The arcade and multiplayer experiences will be continually updated based on community feedback. Aside from general polish we also plan to experiment with at least one new car, more achievements, and an in-game announcer.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

(Updated Dec. 2016) Distance as it is released on Steam early access is really far along. It's a fairly stable beta release with a wide variety of single player and multiplayer features, a work-in-progress version of our short story mode, random track generation, a ghost/replay system, a powerful level editor, Steam Workshop integration (with 1,800+ levels uploaded so far), etc.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We haven't decided. We're going to price the game based on what we think the value of the game is after Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We've involved the Distance community right from the beginning since it was community funded on Kickstarter. We monitor our forums and are actively on social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook. Community members can also use the level editor to create and share their levels on Workshop. We've already seen and played some great community created levels and we're excited to see what'll come next.”
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February 17

Tag Tournament Tomorrow! New Workshop Highlight



Hey everyone! Want to put your Distance skills to the ultimate test? Tomorrow (Saturday Feb. 18th) the community is holding another tag tournament! Starts 11am PT during the normal Speedy Saturday timeslot.

Check out a preview of Ashamael's new tag level created specifically for this event:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=866881502
HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Use the community Discord to sign up. Simply enter the #tournament_sign-up channel and voice your interest. More thoughts from the organizers below.
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Tournament starts at the usual SS time on Saturday, February 18th. We're hoping for at least 16 participants. Stream is here: https://www.twitch.tv/splaysh

- Only sign up if you're sure you can make it
- Please only use this channel to sign up
- Be clear when you sign up (no "maybe", "might make it", etc. )
- We'll close registrations a few hours before the tournament, or earlier if we get too many.

Organizational and technical difficulties are to be expected.
We hope you'll have fun and GL to all the players.




WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHT

I also updated Distance's main menu to highlight 12 new Workshop levels! Some new releases, some older tracks that you might have missed. Check them out!
- Jordan (@torcht for more frequent dev updates)

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February 13

February Devlog: Booting Up 2017



Hey everyone! At long last I've completed and posted the massive devlog I mentioned previously. If you weren't notified by email, you can still read the entire thing on our website.

This month's devlog includes answers to all of our frequently asked questions (e.g. the launch window, PS4 release) as well as thoughts on Adventure mode, new music, and more. Hope you enjoy!

- Jordan (@torcht for more frequent dev updates)

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Reviews

“It’s already terrifically entertaining.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Videos and words don’t really do justice to Distance. It may be the most instantly exciting, absorbing game I’ve played all year.”
PCGamesN

“The amalgamation of jumping, driving and flying is undeniably special and Refract Studios have created a worthy successor to the highly regarded, Nitronic Rush.”
True PC Gaming

About This Game

Distance is survival racing. Fusing arcade racing action with exploration, your car must survive by boosting, jumping, rotating, and flying through a deadly and mysterious city.

The roads are treacherous with obstacles around every corner. Instead of doing laps on a loop, survive to the end in the quickest time. Your car has abilities that not only allow you to drive on the track, but upside down and on buildings and walls! You can also fly to discover new shortcuts and paths. Take on the roads alone, or in multiplayer with your friends!

The game is a spiritual successor to the multi-award winning Nitronic Rush, created by ourselves and 5 others at DigiPen Institute of Technology. It was widely praised for its innovative mechanics, visual style, audio design, and atmosphere.

Key Features

  • Adventure: A short single player experience. Drive into the heart of a dark, mysterious city as you pursue an ominous threat.
  • Arcade: Race ghosts to take on the leaderboards' best. Earn medals to unlock new tracks in several different modes.
  • Multiplayer: Online (up to 12 players) and split-screen (2-4 players) play in modes such as Sprint, Reverse Tag, Stunt, etc.
  • Trackmogrify: Random track generation with advanced seed modifiers.
  • VR: Full VR integration with support for Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive.
  • Level editor: Use a powerful level editor to create levels from within the game and share them with players around the world. Over 1,800 levels have already been shared on Steam Workshop!
  • Original soundtrack: New music from the composer behind award-winning games like Nitronic Rush, Solace, and The Fourth Wall. Listen to a preview here.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 (Lion)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 640M or ATI Radeon HD 3870
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 775M or ATI Radeon HD 5870
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.3 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
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