Race the Sun was on August 19, 2013 by Flippfly who also developed the game. Race the Sun is an arcade style racing game.
Race the Sun is a simple yet fun game where the player controls an aircraft while dodging obstacles. The game has no end to the run which is timed. The difficulty however increases as the play goes on.
The game world is minimalist in design with simple geometric shapes. Levels are procedurally generated with a level of constraint to keep the game within the design. goals.
There are missions within the game to achieve levels. Missions include scoring metrics, avoiding collisions during multiple regions, or colliding a number of times; some of which can be completed over multiple race attempts.
Moving up a level grants a reward that helps in future races, such as starting with a higher scoring multiplier, gaining a booster for the ship to help collect powerups or store multiple jump boost etc.
The apocalypse level is the hardest. The game supports the Steam workshop so the community can make new levels.
The game optionally supports VR headsets for the WIndows version only. HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR are supported.
|Operating System||Windows XP or better|
|CPU||Core 2 Duo or better|
|Memory||2 GB or more|
|Hard Drive Space||150 MB|
|Graphics Hardware||NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
AMD x1800 XL
|Network||Broadband Internet Connection Required|