You are a solar-powered 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 speed boosts which reverse the setting sun - if only for a moment.
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Very Positive (1,267 reviews) - 94% of the 1,267 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 9, 2013

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May 8

Steam VR support is now available!

Hey all, we just wanted to let you know that we just released version 1.531, which includes support for Steam VR! It's designed as a seated experience, and for now uses the same keyboard/gamepad input as the 2D version. We hope you enjoy it!

(Note: VR support is currently windows only. We will look into the possibility of supporting Linux in the future.)

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January 30

Version 1.50 released

Hi folks. We'd like to let you know that we just released a new build. This build includes some new daily portal worlds (thanks for the feedback on that!) As well as some misc. bug fixes and optimizations.

Some notes:

- You may notice some odd connectivity issues today and tomorrow, as the backend server for the game's leaderboards/daily updates has changed.


- We had to upgrade the underlying game engine with this update. This usually means the game runs smoother for folks, and often fixes some rare bugs; but it might also break compatibility on some much older PCs or OSs. If this is you, let us know and we'll try to help.

- Some people have reported a score exploit, as well as some suspicously high scores on the leaderboard. We've fixed the exploit in this build, and we'll be resetting the all-time and daily leaderboards tomorrow.

Also: Thanks for those who have (very) patiently been waiting for the promised VR update. This game engine upgrade was an important step towards that, and we hope to have a build ready for you very soon.

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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

Note: VR Support is currently Windows only.

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

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