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.
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Very Positive (94 reviews) - 94% of the 94 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,645 reviews) - 93% of the 4,645 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 (94 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (4,645 reviews)
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floaterjr
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Recommendation
Recommended to purchase on sale

Base Game Score
7.5/10

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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Prelude
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Can't.. stop.... stop... playing.... please... send helppppp..........
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Coleee
( 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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Imran Zakhaev
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Best game ever !!!
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Toad boyz
( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
I got the game when it was free, but playing it makes me realize that was not a good idea and I should never do that again.

That's why I am gonna skip this week's free Limbo.
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Dank Meme
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Product received for free
Pretty fun. Perfect for chilling out. Also, I got this product for free - it was like free for a day on Steam. So I checked the box. Wouldn't spend more than $5 on it, but that's just my opinion.
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Crystics
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Awesome little game
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stone_the_bone
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Simple yet really fun. Buy it! :D
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Treetus
( 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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BlackJacketGamer
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
Awesome game. got it awhile ago for free cause of a thing but its still awesome
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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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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
71.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
I accidentally kept this game open for three days straight
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
PROS:
-Simple controls.
-Minimalistic geometric designs (simple yet elegant).
-Quite challenging.
-World changes everyday.
-Low specifications required (who could ask for more?).
-Also available on Google Play and Apple App Store.

CONS:
-Slippery-like movements (when playing in PC). You totally need a controller (optional).
-Kinda dark at some regions and some areas are edgy to drift/turn to another direction.

This game is absolutely simple yet amazing. Worth to buy the game and its DLCs (Sunrise DLC is so awesome).

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
This game was free when I got it, and it's really fun. The mystery of what's going to be in the next area is awsome with some great music.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
Fun game. It can be challenging.
8 sun sets\ 10 sun sets
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
this is a great game and i would recommend it to anyone.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
es gud
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
615 of 704 people (87%) found this review helpful
176 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.3 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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155 of 173 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
It's like a crazy minimalist hybrid of Star Fox/F-Zero crossed with Super Hexagon's speed and reflex driven twitch aspects. My only real complaints are the bugs at the moment with achievements and some other stuff. I liked the older leaderboard stle they had in previous versions, and the soundtrack could be a lot better and perfect the experience. Overall, great game and I'd highly recommend it if you're into this sort of thing. Has great level editing tools as well as what will be a great user-created level portal. I'm not a fan of "luck-based" procedural generated levels but hopefully that can be eliminated by user-created levels at some point. I'd also like a static leaderboard alongside the daily leaderboard, for best players overall. And hopefully in time all of this can be worked out in some way.

But yeah, go buy it, one of the best indie titles to release on Steam recently and worth the time and money.
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124 of 145 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
This game reminds me of Rez for Dreamcast, but the cool thing is that you have freedom to go where ever you please in the level, just don’t run into anything. After dying by hitting objects in the level you want to play some more so that you can get to the next level. The faster you go the sun actually goes up the sky instead of down. This game is fun and nerve bending at the same time. I recommend this game for those who like challenging fast pace games that keep you on the edge of your seat.
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