Posts Tagged ‘Race The Sun’

Going Going Gone: Race The Sun Is Free For One Day

By Alice O'Connor on July 30th, 2015.

Zoom zoom.

That there Race the Sun [official site] is a fine game. You skim across abstract landscapes in a solar-powered vehicle, trying desperately to outrun the impending sunset while not smashing into the odd architecture like a ruddy great fool. It’s fast and exciting. I’d recommend you pay money for it, and I’ll certainly recommend you snag it for free.

To celebration the launch of an iOS version (and its new chillout DLC on PC), developers Fippfly have made Race the Sun free for one day. Head on over to Steam to nab it and it’ll be yours forever.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

8 Comments »

Don’t Race The Sun: Peaceful DLC Sunrise Released

By Alice O'Connor on July 28th, 2015.

Race the Sun [official site] is a fine game, an endless racer about a solar-powered flying machine racing desperately to stay ahead of the sunset on an alien planet. Developers Flippfly made Race the Sun even tougher with deathtraps galore in the recent Labyrinthia mode update earlier this year, and now they’ve done the opposite.

Now available as paid DLC is Sunrise, a calm mode with no pressure to race anything you don’t want to – just zoom safely around surreal landscapes.

Read the rest of this entry »

, .

8 Comments »

Race The PlayStation Exclusivity: Labyrinthia Mode Added

By Alice O'Connor on February 4th, 2015.

Levels, levels, I take the levels up triples.

Forever chasing the sunset is a right lark in Race the Sun [official site], but how about a new deathtrap? Developers FippFly yesterday patched in the ‘Labyrinthia’ mode which had debuted on PlayThings last year, offering finite mazes full of twists, turns, and murder mechanisms. Each labyrinth is beatable with a definite end but a new one arrives every day, bringing fresh new ways to die.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

4 Comments »

Race The Sun, Hyper Light Drifter, 30 More Greenlit

By Nathan Grayson on October 3rd, 2013.

DO YOU THINK THE TINY PINK PERSON SEES ME? I AM IN MY HIDING LIGHT.

This week, on a very special episode of As The Greenlight Turns, social intrigue rules the spotlight. Remember Race The Sun? It’s an excellent blink-and-you’re-wall-pizza racer in its own right, but it also recently catapulted its way into prominence due to its trouble getting on Steam, abysmal initial sales, and a subsequent, er, sale its developers organized for others suffering from their same plight. Well, all that stuff worked! Kind of hilariously quickly, given that the sale only started yesterday. Race The Sun has been greenlit. Other standouts this time around include Thief/Dishonored-inspired roguelike wonder Eldritch, Kickstarter darling Hyper Light Drifter, and PULSAR: Lost Colony.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

34 Comments »

Have A Look At The Not On Steam Sale

By Craig Pearson on October 2nd, 2013.

SALES!
Steam is so big that making some noise that you’re not on there is actually a half-decent way to get your game noticed. That’s the theory* of the Not On Steam Sale, at any rate. A group of indie developers with games not on Valve’s gaming monolith, who’ve had to deal with people saying “I’ll buy it on Steam”, are having a sale. 40+ indies will be cutting prices by 25% or more for the next seven days, including Inescapable, Sky Nations, and Tower of Guns.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

84 Comments »

Impressions: Race The Sun

By Craig Pearson on August 20th, 2013.


Oh no, the sun is dipping! That’s not a problem, usually. It happens every day and tells me when it’s time to have a lovely sleep. But in Race The Sun, night falling is death. You’re flying across the strange landscape, heading straight at the dipping fireball in a solar powered racing wing. Even shadows will suck the power out of your bird-like frame, so a sun-starved sky will slow you to a deathly crawl. Game over. All you can do to keep going is to keep up with the sun, to always keep it hovering above the horizon, never falling below and dropping you to an embarrassing, skiddy ending. I spent the morning chasing that impossible dream.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

12 Comments »

Don’t Let It Catch You: Race The Sun

By Ben Barrett on August 1st, 2013.

Introducing: the world's prettiest blocks.

Those unlucky enough to follow me on twitter would have a very hard time not already having heard of Kickstarted dodge-the-environment game Race The Sun, given the three weeks or so I spent constantly playing it and reporting high scores, particularly unfair crashes or general “THIS GAME IS SO GOOD HOLY MOLY”s. For those unaware, there’s a trailer beneath, along with information on how to get your sleek, gorgeous hands (manicured nails? VERY nice. You know how to impress) on the beta.

Read the rest of this entry »

, .

24 Comments »

Race The Sun Is “An Arcade-Style Infinite Racer”

By Jim Rossignol on November 16th, 2012.


Race The Sun is quite pretty. Like you. Unlike you, its free demo version has 375k plays on Kongregate. In it we race a paper-dart type ship across an infinite landscape. How far can you get? If you’re anything like me, not very far. But the story does not end on that sad note, no. Because developers Flippfly are engaged in some kind of peculiar crowd-utilising effort over here. They explain: “When you buy the game, you get a “Flippfly Vote” that you can cast on our Voting Page. At the moment, there are two features for Race The Sun to be voted on (multiplayer, and mod tools.) At the end of the voting period, we’ll add more items, so anyone who’s purchased any of our games will have a direct say in what we work on next (your votes will never go away.)”

Interesting. There’s a rather beautiful video below, too. For you to make judgements about with your mind.
Read the rest of this entry »

, .

22 Comments »