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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Very Positive (2,882) - 93% of the 2,882 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Dec 9, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We think Early Access is a great avenue for us to continue iterating on Distance with new players the same way we've been doing since we released our alpha to Kickstarter backers. We're still improving 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?

(Updated June 2018) Distance will exit early access when it's ready. Until the game is feature and content complete we aren't prepared to commit to a date, but we are aiming to release it as soon as possible.”

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

(Updated June 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 several new levels, and other content yet to be announced. Otherwise, Distance will not change dramatically before launch, so the Early Access build is a solid indicator of what to expect in terms of features and gameplay.”

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?

“We haven't decided. We're going to price the game based on what we think the value of the game is after Early Access.”

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 to see what'll come next.”
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June 29

Your First Look at Distance v1.0



Hey everyone! At long last we have another meaty devlog for you to check out. It covers what to expect from the impending v1.0 release as well as some personal notes on the development process so far.
Thank you once again for your continual patience and encouragement while we push toward this massive milestone!

- Jordan (@torcht)
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January 23

Minor Update (Build 6009), Jan. Workshop Highlight


(community level "On rails: Arena" by Sperzieb00n)

Hey everyone! Today we're releasing a small patch to remove the Winter theme from Distance and fix a few bugs. I know this patch isn't exactly breathtaking, but that's because almost all of our time right now is being spent finishing Adventure mode and all other content to be released at 1.0. The ninety-ninety rule seems to be in full effect, but overall it's going well and we're still making good progress every day.

Thanks as usual to everyone who reported these bugs and shared output logs with us! Check out the full changelog below:

MINOR UPDATE: Build 6009

GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS
  • Reverted Christmas/Winter features back to their previous state
LEVEL EDITOR
  • Added "double pivot distance" to Animator, to help longer objects travel more smoothly along tracks
  • Improved error message when you're blocked from adding an EventListener to an object
BUG FIXES
  • Fixed bug where restarting in some levels could result in returning to a broken main menu (like this)
  • Fixed bug with Dev marker in leaderboards resulting in dev marker on incorrect results, broken Spectate functionality, duplicate names, etc.
  • Fixed bug where returning to the main menu from an online game or after switching profiles would result in broken submenus
  • Fixed bug where Shuffle affected Adventure mode
  • Fixed bug where DetailedLight would sometimes not save out

JANUARY WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHT

Alongside the patch release I've also updated the main menu to highlight some of the latest and greatest Workshop creations. Congrats to those who were selected. Keep up the fantastic work!
- 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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