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Description
Release date: FALL 2014 (Steam Early Access)
Distance is a Windows/Mac/Linux survival racing game that combines the intense action of arcade racing with the exploration of an atmospheric world. You control a unique car that allows you to boost, jump, rotate, and even fly through a chaotic and twisted city. The world has a mysterious history, and as you explore you'll be able to uncover pieces of its past. In short, it's Trials Evolution + Rush 2049 + Halo + Tron: Legacy.

The roads are treacherous and unpredictable with obstacles around every corner. Instead of doing laps on a loop, you'll be trying to survive to the end in the quickest time. Since your car has several abilities, it allows you to not only drive fast on the track but also upside down and on buildings and walls! You can also fly to discover new shortcuts and paths. You'll be able to take on the roads alone, or in multiplayer with your friends!

The game is a spiritual successor to the multi-award winning game Nitronic Rush, created by ourselves and 8 others while attending DigiPen Institute of Technology. It was widely praised for its innovative mechanics, visual style, audio design, and atmosphere.

Features:
  • Multiplayer: LAN, Online, and Split-Screen play in several modes, such as Classic Race mode as well as Tag, Capture The Flag, Stunt mode, and many others. We're targeting to support as many players as is fun for each game mode!

  • Level editor and modding tools: We're developing a powerful, user-friendly level editor where you can create levels from inside the game and share them with players around the world. We'll also be releasing other tools used to create content in the game in an effort to best support modders.

  • Exploration: Since the car can jump, rotate, and fly, you're able to explore the city to find hidden paths, as well as find secrets that reveal the city's past. Fans loved this aspect of Nitronic Rush and really want to develop a deeper city with a backstory of its own.

  • Visuals and Atmosphere: The game is being developed in Unity (as compared to creating Nitronic Rush entirely from scratch). This allows us to mature a lot of visual elements, and really go for a detailed look that supports the atmospheric world we’re building.

  • Dynamic soundtrack: Jordan (aka TORCHT) is composing a new electro/ambient dynamic soundtrack. Expanding upon his experience from composing the dynamic music for Nitronic Rush, he's really excited to create a sophisticated soundscape.

  • Controller support: Similar to Nitronic Rush we'll be supporting Xbox 360™ controllers and the keyboard, but we'll also be doing our best to support as many controllers as possible, such as steering wheels and various gamepads, alongside re-mappable key configurations.

  • Windows/Mac/Linux: Distance will be released for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

You can find out more about Distance at these locations:
Popular Discussions View All (36)
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Oct 1 @ 4:46pm
Distance private beta has been released!
Jimbotastic
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Sep 6 @ 9:53pm
when will distance beta come out?!?!?!?!
[#360]DeQuan
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Sep 11 @ 9:49am
Distance Beta
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Enemal 18 hours ago 
lol happy birthday to me... wish i could have this game right now.
Satarian Oct 27 @ 9:11pm 
Played it, love it, go pre-order this game.
dclanz Oct 26 @ 4:50pm 
Techno music, futuristic cars and lasers? Pre-ordered and waiting! :)
Subsenix Oct 26 @ 2:20am 
HAHA 2222!
Mr. Jenkins Oct 25 @ 11:48pm 
Saw that there were 2221 comments, had to be comment 2222.. :P
¥ȸ ♠ Goddess Of Life™ Oct 24 @ 2:07pm 
Good
Nkata Del Gormo Oct 18 @ 9:53pm 
Aw man I’ve been waiting since Nitronic Rush. If you don’t know Nitronic you’re missing out on 25% or more of this game. The story of Nitronic Rush was pretty simple, a computer infected w/ a virus and you are the anti-virus protection trying to get to the virus to destroy it. What makes this game amazing is the HUD on the car (which they had in Nitronic), the multiplayer, the roaming, and the graphics are amazing as seen in the video. I think this game should have workshop to share levels. Also I hope they have some Nitronic Rush in their "garage", well I mean the cars from Nitronic (like the DeLorean DMC from Back to the Future). All in all this will (or I hope) will be an amazing game.
Mr. Jenkins Oct 17 @ 5:12pm 
Did I see "Coming to Early Access this fall!"?!?!?!
Been waiting for years, IS IT FINALLY HAPPENING!!!
Th3 ZuRd0 ✔ Oct 16 @ 12:39pm 
liked :d
Th3 ZuRd0 ✔ Oct 16 @ 12:38pm 
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG this game looks amazing