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 (44 reviews) - 95% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,663 reviews) - 93% of the 4,663 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 9, 2013

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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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Product received for free
One of the most stunning games that I've played in a while. Though the game may be a bit repetitive and the menu a tad buggy for me at times (not too often to even really matter), it's fluid gameplay (Keyboard is still fun, but a controller is a lot better) and challenges will keep you coming back for more. The soundtrack is just as great as the tone gradually darkens or hastens with each level or when the Sun drops low enough, indicating the intensity/urgency of the situation. The thrill of just barely slipping through a tight corridor or gliding past a set of mountains/spikes/blocks is also worth noting. Overall, this game has a remarkable and simplistic beauty to it along with a sense of accomplishment and I recommend everyone to experience it for themselves.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Product received for free
Soothing, relaxing, almost soulful. Partly addictive.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Product received for free
Great for wasting time at school
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I have no idea why this is so fun. I have the witcher 3 installed and have been playing that, but this has been obsessing me and taking my time more than that AAA game. SO FUN!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Product received for free
This is a fun game to play every hour and them. Playing for long times can get a little bit boring but for shorter sesions it's fun. It is quite satisfying when you complete a zone.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Product received for free
A fun little arcade game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Product received for free
Very good game
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
This game is REALLY hard. But it's also a lot of fun.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
626 of 715 people (88%) found this review helpful
180 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.6 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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🎃NitrogeniuM🎃
4.4 hrs
Posted: October 1
10/10 nice game to kill time when your net is cut off
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soldier 78
3.3 hrs
Posted: October 1
Product received for free
10/10 would go on ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and play this at the same time again, the game grants free premium membership. Buy now and Jack off to your favourite paper plane.
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rinzler2Y
1.6 hrs
Posted: September 30
I really enjoyed the game. It's sort of like a racing game because of the speed. I especially like games that require you to have fast reaction times because my reactions and reflexes are very fast. Overall I would say that this is by far one of the best games I have ever played
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particleboy
6.2 hrs
Posted: September 30
Product received for free
This game is like Zaxxon, but with no lasers!
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ulrik
8.2 hrs
Posted: September 29
Race the sun?
More like:
Praise the sun.
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Oswald Cobblepot
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Good game!
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Grossly Incompetent
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
It's simple, charming, but oh so addictive and effective when it comes to killing time while enjoying the process of doing so. Upbeat and very rhythmic soundtrack, extremely fitting for such a fast-paced game. Sweet visuals, albeit the style is minimalistic - in my opinion, it adds vastly to the charm.

Downloading a game? Pop this beaut up and blast those hours away - assuming you've got nothing more productive to do, heh?

The sun is a wondrous body. Like a magnificent father! If only I could be so grossly incandescent...
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MEMERMAN
3.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
The title speaks for itself
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aaronfranke
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
Product received for free
A decent challenge, not sure if it's worth the price though, I got it for free on a free weekend awhile back.
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