by Murray Lewis
Distance gets closer
A futuristic racing game with more than a few nods towards the likes of Tron and Wipeout, Distance managed to secure well over its $125,000 budget on Kickstarter back in 2012. Since then, development has been smooth and steady, and the first public beta is almost ready for public release.
The game is already looking fantastic, resplendent in an ultra-neon glow and a floor-pounding electronic soundtrack - not to mention the sheer number of lasers they've managed to cram in there. It's now been announced that the game will be available for Win/Mac/Lin via Steam Early Access this autumn, although there's no definite release date as yet.
Naturally, Kickstarter backers have had access to the game for a little while already, and developers Refract Studios are also pleased as punch to announce that there are now over 100 user-made levels on the Steam workshop. Looks like there'll be no shortage of content for everyone else come release day.
Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of ultra-fast racing, and I must say I'm very much enjoying the continued revival of the 1980s electro style which we've seen over the past few years. As always, check out the game's official website for more information.