Arcade survival racer Distance closing in on Kickstarter finish line


Seattle-based Refract Studios updated the Kickstarter page with new gameplay footage for its racing game project Distance, a spiritual successor to the team's student project while attending DigiPen, Nitronic Rush. With DigiPen owning the rights to Nitronic Rush, Refract Studios (a fraction of the Nitronic Rush team) took to Kickstarter to fund its ambitions with a similar "survival racing" game in Distance.

According to the project's description, "You control a unique car that allows you to boost, jump, rotate, and even fly through a chaotic and twisted city." The game's world is said to have a "mysterious history," placing a heavy focus on exploration in the city's bizarre environment in addition to its level editor and multiplayer modes.

Distance is in development for PC, Mac and Linux, with the only videos available labeled as pre-alpha footage. The Kickstarter project is currently sitting at almost $85,000 in funding with five days left before the team hopes to reach its $125,000 goal.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.