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Join developers behind the hit racing game Nitronic Rush as they take futuristic arcade racing to the next level!
Distance has been released on Steam Early Access to great reviews! We'll continue to develop the game alongside our amazing backer community and aim to release the finished game on PC and PS4 when it's ready.
Distance has been released on Steam Early Access to great reviews! We'll continue to develop the game alongside our amazing backer community and aim to release the finished game on PC and PS4 when it's ready.
4,174 backers pledged $161,981 to help bring this project to life.

50% Funded! How You Can Help Us Reach the Goal

After announcing Linux support and split-screen we had a noticeable spike of new backers! We also saw that after releasing the new $35 tier many of you bumped up your pledges. As we've mentioned before, bumping up means a lot to us and helps everyone get that much closer to our goal. We're now 50% funded with 11 days to go, so it’s time to ramp it up and finish strong!

How You Can Help

Over the next few days we’ll be continuing to create new content and send the latest updates to various press. Since many of you have asked, here are some specific things you can do that would be incredibly helpful:

1. First, change your Kickstarter avatar! Right click the image above, "Save link as..." somewhere on your computer, and set your avatar to spread the love! On Kickstarter, you can change it by clicking on Me -> Edit Settings -> Picture. Change your profile picture on Facebook, Twitter, and forums to show your support and help reach a larger audience!

2. Tweets and Facebook posts are cheap, easy, and can go a long way. Tweet gamers, writers, YouTubers, and anyone that you think might like to check out the game.

3. Reach out to your communities! If you are a member of a Mac or Linux gaming community share the Kickstarter page with them. If you are a member of any racing game community, like Wipeout, Trackmania, or Carmageddon, please also share this with them as they particularly may be interested in a game like Distance!

4. One of the most powerful things you can do is to send a tip to gaming sites like Joystiq, Machinima, IGN, GamesRadar, CVG, GameSpy, GameSpot, Ars Technica, GameZone, etc. and simply write why you're excited about Distance and why you personally backed it! You can also send along the press kit which includes images and videos to make their lives easier. 

Upcoming events

Tomorrow, Monday the 5th at 11am PST, 2pm EST, 6pm GMT, we're inviting everyone to tweet together about the Distance kickstarter. You can use the hashtag #survivethedistance, and we recommend linking to the Kickstarter, as well as asking others to retweet you.

Tuesday, Nov 6th, at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 6pm GMT, Jordan (voice of the Nitronic Rush announcer) will be doing a Reddit AMA-ish post as the announcer from Nitronic Rush. It’s essentially an AMA where you can ask the announcer anything, including asking him to say a specific phrase, and we’ll post responses as audio files! Links for that will be coming soon.

If you have any recommendations or things you'd like to see in next few updates let us know! We're more than willing to change up the campaign due to feedback so please let us know if you think there's something we can improve. Here's everything shareable again:

Thanks everyone!

- Kyle, Jordan, and Jason


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    1. Refract Studios Creator on November 6, 2012

      Just a heads up, due to some unfortunate technical issues we're needing to wait on the Reddit post until 1pm PST. It looks like the servers we were hosting audio files on just had an outage :( We'll post an update when the post goes live.

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      M3wM3w on November 6, 2012

      I am nervous now, i do hope the kickstarter succeeds :l

    3. zacH on November 5, 2012

      I upped my pledge! Thank you very much for the addition of linux support. :) I hope that it'll make its way onto the linux version of Steam, when that's up and running!

      This i the first racing game I've purchaed that isn't a Mario Kart... This looks to be just as addictively fun. Really looking forward to split-screen too, so thank you! Really looking forward to this being funded. Good luck, all!

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      Stella-Terra Clemens on November 4, 2012

      Hey, would y'all consider an Ouya release? I've been getting really excited about the Ouya and have been looking for games to justify having backed them. ^_^

    5. Carlos - "Koey" on November 4, 2012

      Have you thought of creating a Digital Tier of the $85 one?
      Also I think PA once added a Alpha Commander maybe you can do something for those that only want the digital goods?
      Also assuming $85+ includes 2 names? and 2 alphas

      Might be able to persuade a friend so can bump up from $35 to $50.

    6. The Arrow on November 4, 2012

      Added a note about Distance in a Slashdot discussion about another Kickstarter campaign, so "I'm doing my part!" :-)

    7. William Goff on November 4, 2012

      I plan to bump my donation in the near future.