You are a solar craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Delay the inevitable by catching energy boosts which reverse the setting sun - if only for a moment.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,216 reviews)
Data lansării: 9 dec., 2013

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Cumpără Race The Sun

 

Recommended By Curators

"A fairly simple "runner" in which you fly a solar powered space-craft. Gorgeous, minimalist graphics, leaderboard focused gameplay. Daily challenges."
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Ce spun criticii

“It has the thrill of an arcade game rather than the accommodating modesty of a time waster”
5/5 – Quarter To Three (Tom Chick)

“compelling in a way that could make it a daily habit”
8/10 – Gamespot

“a confident genre hybrid worthy of your time and patience”
8/10 – EDGE

About This Game

You are a solar craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Delay the inevitable by catching energy boosts which reverse the setting sun - if only for a moment.

Race The Sun is inspired by arcade games of the past with a focus on highscores, short game sessions, and a sense of pure fun mingled with a nerve-wracking tension. The rules are simple: don't crash, stay in the light, and don't slow down!

Key Features


  • Race at insane speeds through an infinite procedural world that changes every day
  • Complete objectives to unlock upgrades and level-up your ship (25 levels)
  • Customize your ship with attachments like faster turning and decals
  • Built-in editor that allows you to create your own endless worlds
  • "World portals" that transport you to user-created worlds
  • Unlockable ultra-hard world called Apocalypse

Cerinţe de sistem

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM2.0 (or later) Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X: 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM2.0 (or later) Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 (and newer)
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM2.0 (or later) Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
Recenzii utile ale clienților
2 din 3 oameni (67%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
9.1 ore înregistrate
Race the Sun is a game where you have to follow the sun, and try to get as many points to score. You have to catch as much sunlight as possible, as you lose speed when out of it. The game doesn't have a campaign so after I reached the maximum level for my ship, I thought it was a good moment to give my opinion about the game. I found flying with the plane strange at first, But after some time I got to the flow of it. Flying feels more like you have to lean left and right. What I like about the game is that your environment is randomly generated so you can lean as far left or right as you want. The main map gets generated every day. So you can only focus on a map one day. At first you don't realise how fast you are going, but after a while you will see ( sometimes my head even hurts from how fast it goes ). The graphics in this game are really simple, just objects and no detail. This makes it easy to run on any system. Sadly some objects have some lighting problems especially on lower settings. Some other issues I had with objects are that:
The portal will always bring you to the same place ( even on workshop items ).
Sometimes objects are impossible to miss ( bombs ).

When I went through the leveling system, It was nice to unlock things for my plane. To level up you have to complete random challenges. I especially liked the harder ones. At the end of level 24 I saw that I had a challenge where I had to complete 5 regions on perfect. Sadly I completed an easier challenge before I could complete the 5 regions on perfect. So, I found out that it doesn't have certain challenges you must complete. You can also just complete the simple ones to get level 25. Still the achievements of Race The Sun are challenging. All those upgrades can still feel a little unfair against your friends because they will get a lower score. Still they also have to play more to get good experience with the game itself. Sadly, I also encountered a bug like some other people that your scores will only be in the leaderboard if you first load the leaderboard before you play. One of the unlocks I also got by levelling up was Apocalypse mode, Which is really the hardcore version of the main game. Others unlocks are decals, but there are just a few. I wish you could make your own decals (& planes ).

The workshop of Race the Sun gets nice support, with an editor that has everything it needs. ( a little buggy sadly ) Sadly no leaderboard for the workshop levels.

In the end I find this game fun, especially when I take/have a short break.
The pro's defeat the con's while you play it.

In Short:
Fast flying with a certain flow.
Postat: 8 iulie
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44 din 46 oameni (96%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
12.0 ore înregistrate
Race the Sun is an impressive test of your reflexes & concentration skills reminiscent of classic forward-scrolling 3D shooters like Star Fox. Before the sun disappears, your solar craft must make it as far as possible without hitting anything. At the same time, trying to stay in the light & grab as many power-ups, tris or wormholes across the landscape, to boost you along as fast as possible. There's a fantastic sense of speed building up the longer you survive, often flying past objects so close you could touch it (and sometimes mistakenly do lol!).

Lighting effects of the sun streaming rays of light through the various shapes of the artifically inspired worlds looks awesome, while also being a key mechanic functionally in the game design!

The world is randomly regenerated every 24hrs to provide new challenging combinations, plus in-between there is plenty of community maps to try on the Workshop. There are also specific challenges to level-up & upgrade your default craft to work towards longer term. Some of these are really hard!

Great to play on the big screen (in your lounge room), for a brief daily distraction (since games can be very quick indeed sometimes) :) or even a longer session where you reach for the clouds & conquer your (or friends) high scores! There are some tough achievements & a game plus mode for the hardcore out there.

Race the Sun is easy to pick up but hard to put down... while always striving for that elusive 'high score' just over the horizon!

Menus are a bit strange to navigate with a controller & the bright white tones can overwhelm, but other than these minor factors, this is a top quality & very addictive little indie title!
Postat: 26 august
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27 din 29 oameni (93%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
5.5 ore înregistrate
☺ "Just one more go..." Gameplay.
☺ Good controls.
☺ A new level to race on every day!

☹ Visually and Audibly Repetitive.
☹ No access to previous levels.

Recommended for fans of arcade racers, twitch or avoidance games.

Race the Sun is a minimalist racing game that puts you in charge of an agile solar powered craft and its your job to keep rushing onwards, avoiding obstacles and the shade as you hurtle towards the horizon as the Sun that provides your power, steadily does the same.

You'll crash, often, but not because of sloppy controls or unfair difficulty - most likely a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time or because you reacted a little too slowly. A simple tap of a button and you'll be back to racing almost instantly, providing a very arcadey experience without the need to carry a bag full of coins.

An interesting feature of Race the Sun is the level you play on changes each day (unfortunately, you can't replay levels from previous days). This provides a fair amount of content as long as you revisit the game often, although the visuals and audio does begin to get a little repetitive.

If things aren't hard enough for you, there is a brutal Apocalypse mode that throws more obstacles at you at a faster pace and there is Steam Workshop integration allowing you easy access to some great player made levels.

While the game suits quick play sessions, you'll have to keep an eye on the Sun outside as well as ingame as it instils a feeling of "Just one more run..." as you zip around, picking up power ups and score multipliers and attempting to beat your last run or achieve some of the challenges (such as completing a region while only turning left) to level up and unlock a few abilities to help you do even better.

A great arcade racer!
Postat: 26 iulie
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18 din 23 oameni (78%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
5.8 ore înregistrate
The idea of a minuscule studio putting out a game that will potentially entrance millions with its easy accessibility and well-graduated complexity curve proves that there is still room in the market for the little guy. Race the Sun is not only a fun little addiction but hopefully also a harbinger of the return of boutique developers.If Race The Sun’s tracks remain as consistently well-paced and tiered as the raft of stages we’ve experienced to date, then it can be considered a success rather than an experiment: a confident genre hybrid worthy of your time and patience because who knows, today could be your day.Race the Sun is very close to a perfect pick-up-and-play game, except for the bit where it’s very hard not to keep playing once you’ve started. A quick break easily turns into one more attempt, trying to plot a different course over the cluttered plains, maximizing Tri collection while minimizing the risk of turning into a cloud of debris.An original take on the arcade time-trial formula.Race the Sun is an elegant endeavor, pairing slick action and stiff challenge with systems that make you want to come back day after day.
Postat: 23 iunie
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13 din 17 oameni (76%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
1.1 ore înregistrate
So...this game.

I like the concept of Race the Sun. Fly fast, avoid obstacles, keep going! Pretty simple really. I don't even mind the bland graphics. They service the purpose.

You know what I don't like about Race the Sun? I really suck at it! That's more from 40 year old crappy reflexes than the game's fault though.

Do you have better reflexes than middle aged man? You might like it. I can see the potential in there. I'd say the $9.99 asking price is a bit steep though. I got it for $2 or 3 off of Indie Game Stand, so keep your eyes peeled. It's a good value at it's $3.99 price.
Postat: 27 iunie
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