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Posts tagged “Refract Studios”

Gravity-defying cyber-racer Distance boosts out of early access in September

Distance has been driving a long, winding and sometimes non-euclidean road. Kickstarted back in 2012 and first released as early access in December 2014, this Tron-inspired "survival racing" game has been around for a while. I must admit that I've had some worries with how quiet developers Refract had been over the past few months, but today they announced that the final checkpoint is within…

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Feature: From the Tron side of the track

Premature Evaluation: Distance

Each week Marsh Davies revs his engines and tears off into the nightmarish neon digiscape of Early Access and returns with any stories he can find and/or skid marks. This week he speeds into the distance in, er, Distance - a hallucinatory “Survival Racing” game. “Survival Racing” say the developers. It’s an ominous appellation that suggests players might have to rumble along the verges on…

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Off The Grid: Distance Available 9th Dec

French electronic music duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter often wear large shiny helmets to make up the sound of Daft Punk, headgear that often remind me of French firefighter Gallet F1-SF helmets. I like to think that they are not in fact firefighters in the future, but CYBERRACING CAR drivers just taking a break to chill in the club and create some sweet…

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Distance Learning: A Mini Documentary For Future Racer

I eye all videogame documentaries with suspicion, because most of them are made by the developers themselves, or at least with their necessary involvement, which means that the likes of Free to Play, Looking For Group and the Football Manager Documentary all have marketing intent. That doesn't meant that they can't also be entertaining of course, which is what this Distance mini-documentary manages. It's the…

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On The Horizon: Distance

Today in 'games that desperately need to be out I mean come on already you kickstarted it in 2012 for goodness' sake': Distance. I'm not quite sure how this one slipped under my "rad neon games" radar (I have a lot of radars) but it's probably for the best I wasn't waiting for it all this time. From Refract Studios, formed by the team behind…

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Distance Within Touching Distance, Public Beta In Autumn

As forlorn lovers of future racers know, there's not nearly enough opportunity in videogames to speed coolly down neon streets to a propulsive, electronic soundtrack. That's why Distance was such an enticing proposition when it launched on Kickstarter back in 2012, swiftly securing more than it asked for. That's also why Distance is such an enticing proposition now, two years later, as it sits on…

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Within Striking: Distance Alpha Trailer Cuts To The Chase

It seems a very long time ago - back in 2012 - that scifi racer Distance hit its Kickstarter target. The game promises to expand on the concept laid forth in the original student project - still free, still worth playing - in which you could race cars, fly cars, drive cars up walls, and otherwise try to stay alive amidst a world of giant,…

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Aeronautomobiles: Distance Has Flying Cars

I already knew that the cars in Distance could fly but it's a fact worth repeating. Keep in mind that the cars' doors flip into position and become wings when aerial navigation is required and the situation becomes even more appealing. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the sequel-of-sorts to free techno racer Nitronic Rush is due in August of this year and the pre-alpha video…

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Distance Goes The Distance: Kickstarter Funded

Coo, another close one. According to Kickstarter, most games that succeed tend to receive around 150% of their target (while those that fail tend to be around 20%) - a fact that might be reassuring for some, but little comfort for the few who only just squeak past the line. Feelings must have been tense for Refract Studios, they behind Nitronic Rush follow-up, Distance. They've…

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Parkour Racing In Final Stretch – Will It Go The: Distance?

When it comes to driving games, "parkour action" isn't a phrase I'd immediately associate with the genre. But that's what the Distance team - Refract Studios - are showing in their latest trailer. The Nitronic Rush devs have only a few days left on their Kickstarter, with a fifth of the money left to go, the latest video is part of their final push. And…

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From A Nitronic Rush: Distance. Wait. That Didn’t Work.

Arcade racer Distance comes from a few of the folk who brought us Nitronic Rush, the Digipen driveygame that impressed so much. While some of the team have slunk off to AAA developers, a core understand the true value of purity, and are staying defiantly indie. (No, seriously, congrats to all who got jobs off the back of their stellar university efforts.) Under the name…

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