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:
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Very Positive (88 reviews) - 92% of the 88 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,658 reviews) - 93% of the 4,658 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 9, 2013

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March 29

We solved the Android problem for Race The Sun



Just posted about this on our website and shared it on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

We have been working on an Android version of Race the Sun, and it will be ready for release on Google Play soon. We are still working out the details of a release date and exactly what devices we can support, but we know that the game will have the same features as the iOS version, including leaderboards, achievements, and a world that regenerates daily.

Android Beta Testers Wanted



We will be running a closed beta for those who want to test the game early. You can sign up here if you would like to ​apply to be a beta tester.

Thanks to everyone who has requested an Android version — we are super pumped that we can finally make it happen.

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March 1

Prototype Showdown: Round 3



Many of you probably know by now about our Prototype Showdown. We are inviting everyone to play our new game prototypes, vote for your favorites, and get in on the discussion.

The Last Colony


In the previous round, the prototype you voted for most was The Last Colony. We just posted two more games for you to play here: http://flippfly.com/vote

Roofus Mows The Lawn


A Traveler


Please vote and give us your feedback on these new games using the forms on our website. And please tell others about these games so we can get even more feedback and votes.

We want you to help us pick a game that you want to play. (:

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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

Digital Deluxe Edition

Deluxe edition now available!
Includes Original Soundtrack and Sunrise DLC.

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
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X: 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM2.0 (or later) Graphics Card
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (88 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (4,658 reviews)
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chembunney
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
So, a friend of mine got this game one day when it was free, so I tried it out. It is perfect for when you want something you don't have to spend a lot of time focusing on. It is super easy to pick up months later. I love games that tend to be mini-game style and this definitely fits the bill. The music is nice with it too :)
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Weeb Warrrior
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This is the kind of game that is simple in concept, hard to be good at, but entirely fair about everything. It's one of a kind. It hasa DLC that is essentially the main game without the challenge, so I'd say that makes it all OK.
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Vladimir Putin you to sleep
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Very good game, new map every day with new challenges and makes me play until i reach at least region 3.
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djk101
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
fluidity at its best
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PapaKuma
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
I got this game for free but was not asked to review or even play. That said, I have enjoyed it quite a bit. With unique levels every day to race it's a challenge to get as far as you can. Death can happen with the slightest mistake and it will happen often. Every death leads to the desire to keep going...to try again. Just when you think you have it figured out another challenge or new thing is thrown in your path. Can be played in either first or third person view...I can't help but wonder how it would be in VR.
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AlphaCraz <3
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
Fiind un joc indie asta-mi place, pur si simplu trebuie sa fii atent la obstacole. Dar jocu' devine din ce in ce mai greu la Region 4.
- Pana ajungi la scorul de 10 milioane mai ai de jucat baiete .
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Panpour5
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
10/10 IGN would play again
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Dumblewonka
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Good time-waster. Simple yet challenging gameplay and the game runs flawlessly.
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Ajatusviiva
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This is very good game, my friend boosted me tho so im pretty bad at this xD
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Compot de rinichi
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
fun.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
A very fun game, it has an interestic concept, clean visuals, nice music, fluid gameplay and will run on pretty much any potato
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
Very fun if you want to kill time for 10 minutes or up to a couple of hours. Challenging, exciting, and pretty decent all around.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
fluidity at its best
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
First you think you'll never be fast enough. Then you are. Then you play some more. And some more. Great game for short bursts of fast gaming. Love the minimalistic 3D.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Can't.. stop.... stop... playing.... please... send helppppp..........
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Product received for free
I smashed into a cube.

6/10 repetitive but fun to ram things with.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Beautiful game, very artistic.

Supports my ps2 controller.

Fun with friends!

~ruined my life 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Very good game, new map every day with new challenges and makes me play until i reach at least region 3.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Recommendation
Recommended to purchase on sale

Base Game Score
C+

Style
Racing/Action

Recommendation Summary
Race The Sun is a racing/action game in which you dodge obstacles while you race the setting sun, and try to get as far as you can. It is a fun little game, but feels more like a web-based game rather and a downloadable game. However, it is a quality little indie game and is recommended, and the graphics are good and the racing is also fine. However, I would personally just buy it on sale, as the replayability is low.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
617 of 706 people (87%) found this review helpful
178 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
In some ways, this game is the perfect metaphor for our lives. Each of us is the little spacecraft and we chase after the light of our dreams. There will be several paths for us to try out on our journey, with the shadow of our doubts slowing us down if we let it. We will inevitably crash and burn many... many times into obstacles that came out of ♥♥♥♥ing nowhere and there will be that one stage that will seem impossible. However, if we have the courage to press that 'retry' button, then eventually we will beat the game. Just remember to never lose sight of your dream, and don't let the sun set on you before you get to the end.

Praise the sun. 10/10
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