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 (1,285 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 9, 2013

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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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Reviews

“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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Don't let the shadows catch you!

The goal is clear: get as many points as possible and as far as possible without crashing into something or running out of solar power. Easier said then done!
Even though this game is as arcady as it can be, it never gets boring for a number of reasons:

  • The map regenerates every 24 hours, making it fresh and new every day you play it.
  • It's great to play when you're drunk or high and or with friends.
  • The controls are great and responsive and if you die, it's your fault so you never feel cheated

I highly recommend getting this game, even if you don't like arcade-style games, because this one really mixes things up! Challenge!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Addictive as hell. Minimalist graphics and gameplay, yet what few elements there are, they are done masterfully. Runs at high quality on the integrated graphics of a laptop; if you tote around one with a dedicated GPU, you don't even need to turn it on - you can play on-the-go without burning through your battery.

Even though sometimes you want the next map to just roll around already, I think the decision to rotate them once every day is very spot-on. It forces you to just relax, pull back a bit, and remember that games should be played in moderation.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
A very nice game to waste time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Such a beautiful nightmare.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
An interesting and surprisingly deep twitch reflexes platformer.

Slightly addicted as the maps are switched up everyday. The game also has quite an active community of map makers.
If you're looking for something different, consider picking this up.

Definately worth buying if you can get it at sale price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Really cool and fast paced twitch racer, somehow relaxing and exiting at the same time, and gets a good arcade feeling going.

Really cool game to pick up, play a few rounds and easy to drop and come back to.

Easily one of the best games I've bought this year.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
If you are looking for a slow and complex runner game, it is not here. This game can be very difficult very quickly, but it does everything with polish. Simple, clean, and fast. The trailer really shows the ideas and speed of the game, if you think it's too fast or repetitive then you won't like the game. But I've found it very enjoyable. A slower-speed option could help newer players through the awkward progression system, but the game is still solid.

I've never really been a fan of the runner genre, but this game cleans up the issues and polished the best parts. Still, the amount of content is fair, but I don't think the game is incredibly replayable. Most reviewers are around 5 hours or less, with very few above 10. I consider myself nearly "done" with the game, seeing most of what the game offers in a reasonable time. It's very good content, but only something I'd come back to play occassionally. I'd recommend waiting for at least 50% off ($4.99).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
PRAISE THE SUN!!!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Hold your buns to race the sun. Nuff said
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This is one of the most addictive games I've ever played.
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
The graphics are fairly pretty, if basic. The music is pretty good, but you'll hear certain tracks more often, owing to your exploding ship. Gameplay is basic -- collect crystals to get points, and extend the daylight. Playing the same track over and over gets old though. I understand that it resets everyday, but having to wait a day for a new track is a bit silly to me.
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4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Love this god dam game. I just got it today and i LOVE IT!! it is a racing/dodging game. It is very fast and you might find yourself crashing alot at the start!! The pros: Fun, fast, its quite cheap for £6.99 ( i got it for £2.09)

Cons: Can get repetitive. It is very fun but once you have mastered the level you have to wait 24 hours for the map to be different. I still reconmend this game to anone who want to buy it!
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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
what can i say ... simple but superb :) ... must play !!
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5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This game is totally boss. It is simple, yet complicated, and will take up a lot of your time. But I think the time wasted is worth wasted on this game.
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26.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
PERFECTT!!
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This game is a browser game.

Yet it is far more beautiful than many others here in the Steam store.

Very nice and clean. Wonderful dynamic enviroments.

10/10 Love and will love more.
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2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
At first I was skeptical but when I started playing this game I was hooked. Its an endless runner presented in a simple and elegant way. Every time you die you get this urge of doing it better next time and this is what keeps me engaged in the game. The controls are fluid and the environment offers reasonable amount of challenges and obstacles. The power ups do enhance the gameplay a tiny bit but I would say it doesnt have a huge impact except for the speed boost. It would also be good to have multiple slots in your spaceship to be able to equip more than one item.
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Beautiful game! I wish they had added more backgroundmusic but at all this is a funny game and worth for its money!
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18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
A pretty nice game,

Reflex based game, you are trying to avoid crashing your vehicle while pursuing the sun that keeps falling in the horizon.

the maps are random generated / community made, and each day theres a new map, a fun game and overall just a complete and intensive arcade game.

7.1/10
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