Race the Sun (PC) (2013)

Overview: Race the Sun is an endless runner* where you control a solar-powered vehicle and are racing against the setting sun (hence the title). Collect points, avoid obstacles, use power-ups, and try to get as far as you can before the sun sets or crashing!

*I just learned today that this is the name of the genre where the player character is continuously moving and the goal is to survive for as long as possible. Examples of this include Temple Run (2011), Robot Unicorn Attack (2010), and Jetpack Joyride (2011).

Race the Sun is a bit difficult at the start, but immediately fun, even with all the crashing (it reminds me of the speeder bike chase scene in Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)).

I think this fun is partially due to the fact that objectives can be met in order to gain experience and unlock powers such as jumping or storing a jump. Thus, even though the player might make a minimal amount of progress on the current level, there is a sense of overall progress being made.

On that note, the game features a single level at any given time which changes after a fixed duration.

In addition to this feature, the game also allows players to make custom worlds.

After two hours of play, I would recommend this game to players looking for either a new endless runner to play or a fast-paced, yet casual gaming experience.


Race the Sun (PC) (2013)

Relevant Links:
Race the Sun Webpage
Race the Sun (Wikipedia.org)
Race the Sun (Steam Store Page)

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