You are a solar powered craft, racing against the sunset at insane speeds. You navigate a procedural landscape that changes every day. You find and collect speed boosts to go even faster and momentarily reverse time. The goal is to increase your score and survive as long as you can without running out of daylight or smashing into pieces. For a change of pace, team-up with other players in an asynchronous relay race.
The Simplex World Creator is included right in the game and allows anyone to make unique new game modes (or modify existing ones) and share them in a special user worlds screen for all to see. The game also includes an extremely difficult world called Apocalypse and a deep player leveling system - with tons of objectives and 25 player levels to unlock. As you unlock items, you can customize your ship with attachments like faster turning, protective shield, and decals.
Multiplayer notice: In order to access the multiplayer you must first enter your unique cd-key that can be found under My Account. This key must be redeemed here to create an in-game account.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Dual Core Processor, 2 GB RAM, SM2.0 or later graphics card, 200 MB of available HD space.
Minimum system requirements (MAC): Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, Dual Core Processor, 2 GB RAM, SM2.0 or later graphics card, 200 MB of available HD space.
Posted on 2013-11-05 09:39:02 bydogbus:
What impresses me most about Race The Sun is just how much care has gone into the community around it. Each day there is a new "course" for you to play, a level editor is included and fan made tracks are featured daily. There is a leader board and the ability to run a "relay" with anyone in the community. There is incentive to go back to the Race The Sun community each and everyread more day and it just happens to be surrounding a really great game.
The game itself is simple and straightforward. There is a level system built in to provide incentive to push yourself further and the balance inherit in the design is excellent and provides a constant challenge.
It is a game that you will return to daily, and can spend anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 hours with each day.
I purchased Race The Sun before the game was famous (hipster mode engaged), and my only concern now that it is gaining popularity is how far I'll drop in the leader board as superior (i.e competent) players continue to be turned on to this incredible game.
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Posted on 2013-11-05 09:57:40 byMatewis:
Its like somebody decided to create a skyroads for the new millenium. The idea is simple - chase the setting sun with your solar powered vehicle while navigating the stationary, and sometimes not so stationary, structures on an alien planet. It is a simple idea that has been masterfully executed to create a strangely captivating experience. Without much pause you will find yourselfread more steering a ship traveling at break neck speed on the surface of an alien planet and most likely you will atomize the ship against an 'adamantium'-solid wall while taking in the scenery within about 5 seconds. You can immediately retry (there are no lives to expire). After a couple of tries you'll find your bearings and start to map out routes containing several power ups and speed boosters. You'll start to notice ramps here and there and try to incorporate them into your routes to get the entire strings of elevated power ups. Playing around with these ramps might trigger you hitting an obstacle at exactly the right angle so that you catapult the ship 100s of meters into the sky revealing a whole swathe of the alien landscape as you seem to stare directly into the sun. (very memorable experience). If you travel far enough you will unlock successive levels which you automatically transition to. There are also ship upgrades, such as making the ship magnetic so that it attracts power ups from a small distance away. Of course there are also leader boards and achievements, which are quite standard.
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Posted on 2013-11-06 06:22:14 byLuckyLastLaugh:
Race The Sun is very simple, yet it is an great, interesting concept and is very well executed. I confess that it sometimes gets frustrating to die , but you'll find yourself pushing to beat your own scores and become better at the game.
If the maps or game modes ever get kind of boring, then design your own; maybe add more obstacles or different landscapes. It can get quite challenging.
Itread more is very well made considering that it's made by two brothers and the amount of money Flippfly recieved through their Kickstarter goal.
If you are still not sure about the game, you can search for the free version of Race The Sun on kongregate. At the very least, it is most definitely worth trying.
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