Distance is an atmospheric racing platformer. Fusing futuristic arcade racing with parkour, survive a deadly, mysterious, neon-drenched city by jumping, rotating, and flying.
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Dec 9, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access has been a great avenue for us to iterate on Distance with new players since we released our alpha to Kickstarter backers. We’ve been able to improve many aspects of the game and we're always excited to get new feedback based on our changes.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Distance will exit Early Access on September 18th, 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

(Updated August 2018) Alongside our public feature releases over the years, we've been internally developing a large bundle of content to be released in Distance v1.0. This includes a completely revamped Adventure campaign, an improved Arcade experience with dozens of new levels, and other content to be announced.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

(Updated June 2018) Distance as it is released on Steam Early Access is really far along. It's a stable beta release with a wide variety of single player and multiplayer features, a work-in-progress version of our short narrative experience, random track generation, a ghost/replay system, a powerful level editor, Steam Workshop integration (with 2,500+ levels uploaded so far), and more.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will increase in price one month before v1.0 launches.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We've involved the Distance community right from the beginning since it was community funded on Kickstarter. Community members can also use the level editor to create and share their levels on Workshop. We've already seen and played some great community created levels and we're excited for the release of Distance v1.0.”
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August 13

Survive the Editor 2: Month of Madness has begun!



Survive The Editor 2 is a multi-stage Distance competition leading up to the launch of Distance v1.0 on September 18th!

STE2 fuses two level editor competitions with two tournaments over 5 weeks. We’ll be taking the top submissions from each level editor competition and utilizing them in each tournament! Every Saturday from 12pm to 2pm PT we’ll be running a special live stream on Twitch for each stage of the competition!

Watch STE2 live: http://twitch.tv/refractstudios
  • August 18th: Devs play Distance
  • August 25th: Level submission judging #1
  • September 1st: Tournament #1
  • September 8th: Level submission judging #2
  • September 15th: Tournament #2



We’ll be giving away an incredible, one-of-kind, 3D-printed trophy to each week’s grand prize winners (seen above), as well as t-shirts, posters, and glow-in-the-dark pins to the runners-up!

Whether you like to create levels, race with others, or just watch on Twitch there’s something for you. We hope to see you join!

Learn more: http://survivethedistance.com/survivetheeditor/

- Jordan (@torcht)
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August 8

Distance v1.0 Releasing on Sept. 18th, New Trailer!



Distance v1.0 is coming to PC on September 18th! This massive update features tons of new content including Adventure v1.0, our mysterious narrative experience. Check out the new trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z4G47P5vd8
Month of Madness (Distance v1.0 edition)

Distance v1.0 comes with much more than just Adventure v1.0. Take a look at our previous blog post for an overview of what’s coming on Sept. 18th. Over the next month leading up to the launch we’ll be unveiling more content and hosting several events. Watch out for the upcoming rules for an elaborate level editor competition x tournament fusion!



Speaking of events, we’ll be starting up a weekly stream this weekend! Join us this Saturday August 11th at 12pm PT to watch the team play Distance and answer questions about v1.0!

Distance v1.0 is increasing to $24.99

To accompany the final increase in content, we’ve decided to set the final price of Distance to $24.99. This change will begin in one week on August 15th, 2018, so if you’d like to pick up Distance at it’s current price of $19.99 you have one week to do so.

So yeah, this is really happening

Cutting together this new trailer was incredibly enjoyable for me – not just because I love mysterious cinematic stuff, but more because it was an excuse to show off the amazing work of my teammates. And trust me when I say the coolest stuff in Distance v1.0 is not in that trailer. There are still plenty of secrets yet to uncover, and today is just the beginning.

Let us know what you think of the news on Discord and in the comments below!

- Jordan (@torcht)
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Reviews

“It’s already terrifically entertaining.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Videos and words don’t really do justice to Distance. It may be the most instantly exciting, absorbing game I’ve played all year.”
PCGamesN

“The amalgamation of jumping, driving and flying is undeniably special and Refract Studios have created a worthy successor to the highly regarded, Nitronic Rush.”
True PC Gaming

About This Game

Distance is an atmospheric racing platformer. Fusing futuristic arcade racing with parkour, survive a deadly, mysterious, neon-drenched city by jumping, rotating, and flying.

The roads are treacherous with obstacles around every corner. Instead of doing laps on a loop, survive to the end in the quickest time. Your car has abilities that not only allow you to drive on the track, but upside down and on buildings and walls! You can also fly to discover new shortcuts and paths. Take on the roads alone, or in multiplayer with your friends!

The game is a spiritual successor to the multi-award winning Nitronic Rush, created by ourselves and 5 others at DigiPen Institute of Technology. It was widely praised for its innovative mechanics, visual style, audio design, and atmosphere.

Key Features

  • Adventure: A short single player experience. Drive into the heart of a dark, mysterious city as you pursue an ominous threat.
  • Arcade: Race ghosts to take on the leaderboards' best. Earn medals to unlock new tracks in several different modes.
  • Multiplayer: Online (up to 12 players) and split-screen (2-4 players) play in modes such as Sprint, Reverse Tag, Stunt, etc.
  • Trackmogrify: Random track generation with advanced seed modifiers.
  • VR: Full VR integration with support for Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive.
  • Level editor: Use a powerful level editor to create levels from within the game and share them with players around the world. Over 2,500 levels have already been shared on Steam Workshop!
  • Original soundtrack: New music from the composer behind award-winning games like Nitronic Rush, Solace, and The Fourth Wall. Listen to a preview here.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 (Lion)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 640M or ATI Radeon HD 3870
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 775M or ATI Radeon HD 5870
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.3 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Spec will be revised continually during Early Access

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