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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.
Release Date: Dec 9, 2013
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Beta 1.30 posted

April 1st, 2014

Bug fixes:
- added scroll capability to "children" list in world editor
- fixed some other misc. editor bugs
- Fixed a spelling error :)

Feature: Added world preview texture to workshop screen

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Workshop contest winners announced!

March 28th, 2014

The moment we've all been waiting for:

http://flippfly.com/news/race-the-sun-workshop-contest-winners/

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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 the 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

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
109 of 123 people (89%) found this review helpful
486 products in account
3 reviews
5.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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110 of 131 people (84%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
1 review
2.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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73 of 81 people (90%) found this review helpful
310 products in account
9 reviews
8.7 hrs on record
This game is so addictive. How addicitive you ask? So addictive that you will keep saying "one more go" after smashing against a wall.

Race The Sun reminds me of an old flash game that I used to play in College years ago, it was called Tunnel Maze Game and your objective was to dodge and jump obstacles that popped up at you, giving you a split second to react while your character surfed within a tunnel. If you know the game I am talking about then you will enjoy this game.

Gameplay wise, not every retry will be the same, meaning you could initially learn a portion of a region and then next try find yourself going a completely different way or into another area. The great thing about this game though is that the world will change every 24 hours, meaning it is forever changing. Not only that but it is user content friendly, meaning you can create and publish your own worlds for others to try.

Overall, if you are into games that test your reflexes or you have that determination to try and get a better score or do better than the last try. This game is for you.
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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53 of 66 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,105 products in account
36 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
Intense action. Daily new worlds with new leaderboards. Unlockables. Level editor. This game has it all. I love it and you will love it too.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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49 of 72 people (68%) found this review helpful
70 products in account
1 review
1.3 hrs on record
It might not be the most unique game on the market, but it definetely introduces some pretty interesting ideas. And, it's insanely addicting. I'd buy it again, and so should you.
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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