Distance - A "Car Parkour Survival Racing Game" Looks Very...
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I never thought I'd explain a genre as "car parkour survival racing", but here we are, and now I've typed it out twice. But I don't mind, because after checking it out in video form, it looks incredibly promising and fun.
Distance is in development from the team behind Nitronic Rush, Refract Studios, and features crazy, out-there racing levels, stunning visuals and just a cool-AF vibe. It will also fully support VR for both Oculus and HTC Vive and will feature a short single-player narrative alongside Arcade Mode and Multiplayer and will also feature both a random track generator as well as a level editor.
The studio has shared a list of facts about its development
Distance has been on Steam in Early Access since 2014 and the beta version has already attracted more than 150K players who have played more than 13.5 million levels.
Early Access fans of Distance have shared more than 2,500 community levels on the Steam Workshop.
Distance has won several awards including one of MomoCon’s best games in the 2017 Indie Awards, Best Racing Game from PAX West from Curse in 2015, and SideQuesting Team Choice Award at PAX East 2017.
The game is a spiritual successor to the multi-award winning Nitronic Rush, created by Refract’s founders. Nitronic Rush has been downloaded more than three million times. It was widely praised for its innovative mechanics, visual style, audio design, and atmosphere, all of which have all been included and upgraded in Distance.
Every Saturday, Distance fans organize multiplayer events from 11am to 1pm PT.
In Distance roads are treacherous with obstacles around every corner. Instead of doing laps on a loop, survive to the end in the quickest time. The cars have abilities that not only allow them to drive on the track, but upside down and on buildings and walls. Players can also fly to discover new shortcuts and paths. Take on the roads alone, or in multiplayer with friends.
It is scheduled to land on Steam on September 18. Watch a trailer for Distance embedded below.