Flippfly Games is a studio trying to prove that the "endless runner" genre isn't just for iStuff anymore. Their upcoming title Race the Sun
fits that genre to the letter but is coming to Windows, Mac and Linux platforms, and its retro aesthetic makes it look a bit more reverent than the dozens of similar games you'll find on your iPhone or Android device. If you preorder the game you can access the whole thing from the get-go, including the masochistic new Apocalypse difficulty. Check out the trailer below for a taste. I really like the simple specular shaded graphics, they remind me of classics like the original SNES Star Fox and Terminal Velocity.
August 12, 2013
- Bursting through an ever-shifting world of unknown terrain, challenging fate with every second, death is the only certainty in Race the Sun. With the unveiling of Apocalypse - a new mode for the most devoutly masochistic - the end comes even sooner in Flippfly's endless racer.
Race the Sun arrives August 19, for Windows, Mac, and Linux. With the latest update, pre-order customers can access the full game immediately, including Apocalypse mode.
Race the Sun is a hyper-kinetic, endless-racer with minimalist style. The rules are simple: don't crash, rack up points, and keep boosting to keep your solar-powered craft in the ever-sinking rays of the sun. Race the Sun uses a mixture of hand-crafted and procedurally generated stages to provide a unique world every day, and invites users to create and share their own.