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 (112 reviews) - 95% of the 112 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,535 reviews) - 93% of the 4,535 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
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Recent:
Very Positive (112 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (4,535 reviews)
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thainen
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Sometimes you don't have time and power to play anything long, complex or meaningful. You just need a a quick brain flex between tasks. Ten minutes of playing with your reflexes to clean your mind, easy to start and easy to drop without the risk of endless "just one more level" loop. I've been searching for a game like this forever. Well, it's that game!
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✪ Coffee Lord
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Very simple and entertaining game. With controller support, it can be a simple pass-and-play game with friends. Also fun to make your own levels and try to beat your friends' records.

Supports all types on controllers, the game is also very fun with a controller as well. I personally tested Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Dualshock controllers. I also tested Rock Candy controllers and the game supports it very well!
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vwbzprogress
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
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yellow everyone purge here
( 36.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Such a fun, addicting game. I would reccomend to anyone who likes this kind of repetitive challenge for score.
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Kalamir
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Memory game for masochists. Your pride demands another run because you know you can do better. The leveling process was unnecessary.
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Chunky, yet Funky
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I got it for free during a summer sale, and it is great game. Very addicting, challenges your reactions, and basically a fun little time waster. I dont recommend buying it for 10$ because I honestly think it isnt worth that much.
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RK
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
it's very nice
still dunno how to touch clouds though
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ᴠᴀʀᴇɴ
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
My god I love this game, it's intense, fast-paced, and addicting. I have it on my iPhone and it runs better on there then on here. It is an iPhone 5S.
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X_|_Farse_Pugy_|_X
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
This is a great game. Great quotes, great sounds and great gameplay. Mazing
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Caelan.Miller(The PIE GOD™)
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
i raced the sun for about .3 hours and then realized all i had to do was wait for it to come back around. i win.
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One Name (Scott)
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
The tragic story of a Father who is running home late from work in his solar powered car.
When the sun goes down
The car stops working
And when the car stops working
He gets robbed
100000/0.5 would wait for dad again
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shich
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Ah, Race The Sun reminds me good old 3D Deathchase back from 1983. You don't drive a motorbike anymore and you can't shoot and there are no more trees. But this game gives same feeling of infinite madness and tons of crazy things to smash yourself into. And if you have old PC powerfull enough to start Steam client you should run this game without any problems.
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Oberst
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
This game is about a plane trying to racist the sun to get away from the darkness because black people can hide in it.
10/10 Moonman approved
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Toylot
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
couldn't stop playing
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Ib
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
PROBABLY THE BEST GAME IN THE ♥♥♥♥ING WORLD GET ON IT
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Zanyon
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
A hidden gem! No seriously; if you like "endless running" games, then this is an excellent choice.

The minimalistic visuals are beautiful on their own, managing to create some wonderful vistas. The main interest you'll have in this game, though, is the gameplay. While seemingly simple and repetitive, if you're into games like these, then you'll probably not end up bored.

It does one thing, and it does it really, really well. You're a solar craft that travels the landscape, avoiding objects and shadows in your way. The sun is, almost in the literal sense of the word, your death timer, as your solar craft will quickly drain battery if the sun goes down, or if you spend too much time in shadows (damn you clouds! *shakes fist angrily toward the sky*).

Race The Sun features a daily challenge, in the form of a randomly generated map, leaderboards, a pretty nice soundtrack, and some basic customization of the craft. Customization includes various wing decals, as well as the more important attachments that enhance your solar craft in many different ways. These are unlocked throughout the 25 levels, that you in turn gain through more or less difficult objectives given to you while playing.

It's great when you don't know what to do with yourself, when you're coming home tired from work or school, or when you just want to relax. For me personally, it works great as both an exciter and a relaxer, depending on my mood and the situation.

If you'd rather play your own music, instead of the in game one, I'll have you know it works well with almost anything from death metal to drum and bass.
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WalterCool
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
This is a great and relaxing game. I play it a lot on my Vita and randomly my Linux laptop. Works amazing.
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SprayNPray
( 77.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
I love this game! It's very very addictive you've been warned. Fun soundtrack, great graphics, easy controlzz, impossible to master. 10/10
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Vin
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
I love to be a pilot
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Ah, Race The Sun reminds me good old 3D Deathchase back from 1983. You don't drive a motorbike anymore and you can't shoot and there are no more trees. But this game gives same feeling of infinite madness and tons of crazy things to smash yourself into. And if you have old PC powerfull enough to start Steam client you should run this game without any problems.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This is a very respectable little diversion, especially for the wonderful price of free. It's sort of a procedurally generated Wipeout where you just fly forwards as fast as you can, picking up power-ups and trying to get to the end of the level without crashing into stuff. It's very stylized, and the sunset conceit gives it a memorable look. Much like Wipeout, the mechanics are essentially based on a trial-and-error process of learning the optimal paths through the level, but by recreating those levels every 24 hours it theoretically remains interesting. Honestly, i played it for a day and then never went back because i don't find the repetitive-death mechanic very compelling, but for an hour or two it was entertaining and pretty.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
anyoyng 2/10 if you can stand your fejliurs
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Great time killer. Surprisingly fun and challenging, I've put 10+ hours into this game + DLC and it's well worth the money I've spent on it, The further you get into the game, the more difficult it gets and it's a pleasant challange, some missions are obsurd but all in all, quite fun and an amazing way to kill time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
A hidden gem! No seriously; if you like "endless running" games, then this is an excellent choice.

The minimalistic visuals are beautiful on their own, managing to create some wonderful vistas. The main interest you'll have in this game, though, is the gameplay. While seemingly simple and repetitive, if you're into games like these, then you'll probably not end up bored.

It does one thing, and it does it really, really well. You're a solar craft that travels the landscape, avoiding objects and shadows in your way. The sun is, almost in the literal sense of the word, your death timer, as your solar craft will quickly drain battery if the sun goes down, or if you spend too much time in shadows (damn you clouds! *shakes fist angrily toward the sky*).

Race The Sun features a daily challenge, in the form of a randomly generated map, leaderboards, a pretty nice soundtrack, and some basic customization of the craft. Customization includes various wing decals, as well as the more important attachments that enhance your solar craft in many different ways. These are unlocked throughout the 25 levels, that you in turn gain through more or less difficult objectives given to you while playing.

It's great when you don't know what to do with yourself, when you're coming home tired from work or school, or when you just want to relax. For me personally, it works great as both an exciter and a relaxer, depending on my mood and the situation.

If you'd rather play your own music, instead of the in game one, I'll have you know it works well with almost anything from death metal to drum and bass.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
stuck in an endless loop trying to chase the bright thing

reach for the stars they said
it'll be fun they said
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
PROBABLY THE BEST GAME IN THE ♥♥♥♥ING WORLD GET ON IT
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Interesting if you want play it from laptop without mouse,
Recommended 100% for wasting few mins every day xD
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This game is about a plane trying to racist the sun to get away from the darkness because black people can hide in it.
10/10 Moonman approved
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Very simple and entertaining game. With controller support, it can be a simple pass-and-play game with friends. Also fun to make your own levels and try to beat your friends' records.

Supports all types on controllers, the game is also very fun with a controller as well. I personally tested Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Dualshock controllers. I also tested Rock Candy controllers and the game supports it very well!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
I like this, I'm bad at it, but I still like it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Fun little endless runner with good music
Gets difficult

5/7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
best indie game ive ever played
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
To hear our full review of Race the Sun, listen to the episode on Game Hoard Podcast

Race the Sun is a fun, simple, endless runner where you pilot a solar-powered hovercraft. You have to dodge obstacles while collecting power ups and keeping pace with the sun so as to maintain power. Besides trying to rise in the leaderboards, there are objectives to complete (such as making it to a certain distance, spending an amount of time airborne, doing a bunch of barrel rolls without crashing, etc.) that keep the game interesting. Beating these objectives levels you up and lets you get new power ups and upgrades. Additionally, the developers upload a new level every 24 hours, so there is always a new challenge. The game also includes a fairly robust level editor that allows users to create and share their own levels. Some of these levels can be accessed by portals found within the developer levels.

All of this leads to an experience that is engaging, challenging, and very rewarding, despite a total lack of story and the very simple graphics and sound. Overall, we definitely recommend playing the game if you want an arcade type of experience that still offers new challenges after many hours of play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
GG, bro, GG
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Nice little game to play. You can't find better game than this one.

Put some nice music and Race The Sun :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Ok, so you must be wondering wether you should buy this guy or not, and since it's on sale at the time I'm writing this review, if you like/don't mind fastpaced games and love a unique never seen before style of gameplay, then Yeah you should get this game, the soundtracks are amazing and it gets addictive after a while! But, if you hate games that have no story behind them what so ever (Like Minecraft) and hate games where you do the same thing over and over again (Again, Like Minecraft) Then you might not like this game, I suggest you give it a try, if you fall in love with it why not support the devs and get the 50 cent Dlc? However if you didn't like the game then you can just refund it, simple! I love this game and the dlc was good too. Yes I'm being a little biased because this is probably the first game for one of the devs.
Ok so now that I have told you what you wanted to know here is what this game is about
You have a solar powered car/plane/veichle that must complete a set of challenges and regions by not running into the f*cking wall, and you also must collect powerups like the "Jump" powerup or the "Extended period of sun" powerup and also there are those blue things that are found commonly everywhere, that boost your score, You also have to watch out not to get covered by the shadow of walls because that slows your veichle down, we are talking about a solar powered veichle duh, There are also challenges that you must complete if you want to level up (I have not reached level 11 yet =P) Overall I love this game! You should deffinetely give this a try!
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