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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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
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
You have probably heard the expression "Less is more". And it pretty much applies here because this game is quite simple with minimalistic design. But just because it is that way doesn't mean that you will be able to complete it in few hours or feel that there's something missing. Let me tell you more about it.

Let's start with the story. There is not other way to put it but to say that there isn't one. Yep, it is simple as that. Basically you are piloting a spacecraft fueled by solar energy and the sun is your death timer. And for this game it couldn't have been better. On the bright side you don't need to worry about the story being to complex, bad or uninteresting. This game is more about highest scores and tense gameplay.

But let's talk about those simplistic graphics. When I launched the game for the first time it looked boring for few seconds but not much more than that because simple graphics can be good in its own right. In my opinion the game should be fun and engaging first and only then it should be an eye candy. There are of course games that are an eye candy first but we're not talking them right now. The beauty of the game in the arrangement of the obstacles, it's in clouds, in shapes and in the variety of all those things. But we'll talk about those in detail later on.

For now let's talk gameplay. This being basically a racing game where you, uh... race the sun and trying not to let it set involves high speed. You need to be as fast as you can and there are things that make you go faster like boosts and you will have to find those boosts if you don't want to run out of energy. There are other bonuses in the game as well. Jumping for example that can help you avoid certain death. Or the one that is basically an extra life that can be crucial in the later stages of the game. And there are 'tris' that increase your points multiplier. Although you can complete first few stages without too much maneuvering you will have to change your course if you want to find any of these.
There are many challenges and achievements too that will push your comprehension of what is possible in this game.
The game does no have difficulty settings but it definitely gets harder and harder as you move further from region to region. And the obstacles change too. Ranging for rocks to mountains, windmills, falling skyscrapers and more.

And there is one more thing that made all of the components into one hell of a symphony - music. It amazingly matches the game. It's also simplistic and changes based on where you are in the game and the surroundings. I can't say that there's too much variety with music but for me it glues everything together quite nicely.

So should you buy it? Well, I got mine for free during some promotion but it was on my wishlist so I would have bought it anyway and had my money worth. You should buy this game if you don't really give a crab about the story and you don't mind spending countless hours trying to complete the next region or you're into high scores and online leaderboards.

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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
BECAREFUL of shadow

once it catches you, it means you're being ♥♥♥♥♥
always collect speed up that gives you the power
to move of course (Faster,Stronger,Longer)


It's so simple

but also there's Mobile Version
Recommended
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
holy s***!
this game rocks!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Chase the Sun might be a better title. Keep your solar powered ship going by chasing the horizon before the sun goes down. Collect upgrades to speed up while avoiding all the other obstacles along the way. Random worlds are generated daily meaning you get something different all the time. The faster you go the more frustrating it will be, but go too slow and you won't last long. The game is actually quite enjoyable considering how simple it is.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
A MINIMALISTIC Breakdown Rating

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.

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

RATING - 9/10 would find ourselves chasing the sun until sunset.
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