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) - 90% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,657 reviews) - 93% of the 4,657 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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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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FaZe Dank
10.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
0/10, a terrible RTS game...






















Get it? GET IT? You got that joke right?
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ApolloPulse
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
GOTTA GO FAST
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Mind Street
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
Therapeutic.
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SUPREME
3.5 hrs
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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江戸っ児
106.4 hrs
Posted: September 15
I don't even remember playing the game.
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ruys_soares
4.2 hrs
Posted: September 15
Product received for free
Fun endless running game, where you will crash\die a lot.
Cool colors, smooth music.
Will test your reflex
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KingSoloMane
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 7
A lot of game are trying to copy this style, and this game does it the best.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
I downloaded this game from steam when it was free. After a bit of gameplay experience, the thing I want to say about this game is the following:

This is a really simple game, simplistic graphics, not too complex gameplay. You are controlling an aircraft which is powered by sunlight. You constantly have to follow the sun to keep you powered up and what that means basically is you have to fly through different terrain at extremely high speed without crashing. Sounds easy right? It actually is quite an easy and relaxing game. The graphics are simple but that doesnt mean they are not nice. They are minimalistic. And the game has a great soundtrack. And the whole atmosphere gives a kind of "after humanity" feeling. The controls are easy and the map is changing every 24 hours so you wont get bored of it easily. Unless you find the gameplay itself boring. And there are also quite an amount of challenges up to date.

Overall (I want to start with the cons)
Cons:
- The gameplay might be too simple for some people
- Can get repetitive
- All challenges can be accomplished in around a day

Pros:
- I find the graphics (personally) satisfying
- Relaxing gameplay
- The game has a unique feeling
- Nice atmosphere
- Even if you run out of in game challenges, steam achievements will keep you fresh
- 24 hrs changing map
- Easy to do, hard to master
- The overall concept is great and it works

I would definitely recommend at least giving a shot to this game if you want something relaxing yet challenging in your inventory.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 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
2 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Product received for free
Soothing, relaxing, almost soulful. Partly addictive.
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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 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
624 of 713 people (88%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.3 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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157 of 175 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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