Futuristic and Neon-Drenched Racing Game “Distance” Hits Full Release

Distance, the neon-soaked futuristic racing game by Refract, has finally hit its full release.

Distance is the spiritual successor to Nitronic Rush, a critically acclaimed game the developers created when they were still students at DigiPen. Distance was Kickstarted back in November of 2012, and hit Early Access at the very end of 2014.

Instead of merely trying to outpace your competitors, the races in Distance focus on being the last person left alive on tracks that shift and transform as the race unfolds. You can find the launch trailer above.

Distance is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, and it’s currently 20% off its usual price tag of $24.99. Its also coming to PS4, but no date has been announced yet.

Here’s a rundown of the 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.


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