Back in 2011 a bunch of programmers set off to make a game called Nitronic Rush, it was a arcade style futuristic racing game that did very well and landed the team a few awards for innovative mechanics, visual style, audio design, and atmosphere.
The members of the team were then offered jobs by AAA game developers, some of them snapped at the offer while others decided there is more arcade fun to be had that the AAA industry is not bringing. They have now formed a new team by the name of Refract Studios have turned to kickstarter for funding a new game called Distance.
Distance is a PC/Mac 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.
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 can take on the roads alone, or in multiplayer with your friends!
They are after a total of $125,000 and within the first 24 hours they have landed $16,744. Check out the video above and show your support if you enjoy the projectDistance - A Next Generation Arcade Racer