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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.

Mini Update! The Final Stretch

Posted by Refract Studios (Creator)

OVER $121,000!!!

Wow, we made it over $121k already today everyone! Honestly, the past couple days have been completely surreal for us. We’re doing our best to stay focused and on task, but watching the Kickstarter page is just too much fun right now! Thanks to all the new backers that have joined us, and welcome aboard! After announcing the new tiers yesterday we noticed that many of you bumped up your pledges. We just wanted to let you know that we greatly appreciate it!

We were actually planning on releasing a new video today, but with the intensely rapid progress lately we've had to alter our plans. That video should now be prepared for tomorrow with some exciting announcements.

Final Countdown Live Stream

We’re going to be doing a live stream of the last few hours of our Kickstarter on Friday. Join us for the tears or cheers of excitement in those final few hours, it should be fun! More info will coming soon but we just wanted to give you a heads up that it'll be on Friday afternoon (ending at 7pm PST).

Making it to the Finish Line

We're still emailing and reaching out to as many people as we possible to make it to the goal (and hopefully past), and very clearly tons of you have been doing the same! It's been mind-blowing to see the continual wave of tweets, Facebook shares, forum posts, blog posts, press articles (from sites that you contacted), YouTube videos, and helpful suggestions/tips you've been sending our way. The three of us can barely keep up with it all, and we're beyond excited that we have a chance to reach the end.

Special Thanks to DigiPen

DigiPen has been incredible to us, not only by providing an incredible education but also by helping out immensely during this Kickstarter. Some of our friends at the school have really shown their passion by placing up two large posters in obvious places in the school to further promote our Kickstarter. Yesterday we stopped by to check them out for ourselves and they look great. Honestly, we can’t thank all of our DigiPen friends enough for all of their help and support during this whole thing!

Once again, the links for everything shareable are below. Let's keep up the momentum for the final 3 days!

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon!

- Kyle, Jordan, Jason


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    1. Nelson Carter, Negotiator on

      Congrats guys!! Awesome effort!!

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      SolTiger on

      I got linked to this by a friend the other day and pledged straight after watching the video.

      Not knowing how fast pledges had been coming in (or how supportive the community is) I was a little worried it would fall just short of the target.

      Great to see that was all my own ignorance and the target was broken just a handful of hours later!

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    4. Chris V on

      Woooo! Congrats!

    5. ZpeedTube on

      Congratz you all! You made it! :D

    6. Shawn McCuistion on

      Personally, ghost racing was one of the features I used frequently in Nitronic Rush. We can easily make $150,000 with the current rate, so keep it up and we might even reach $175,000.

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      Morofry on

      Awesome!! I can't wait to make a Linux MAME box out of this! If you want to appeal more to the Linux community, is a good place to start.

    8. Kyle Holland on

      You made it! ...First stretch goal, replays and track ghosts? Not a feature I'm a fan of. Maaaaybe some of the later ones will be reached before closing time?

    9. Alex Heuser on

      Good Job Everybody. Right now it's 127,000 :D

    10. Christoph Zürcher on

      I knew we could make it! Congratulations everyone.

    11. somonflex

      GG guys!

    12. Lucas Flynn on

      YES YES, It's happening! today is a good day

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    14. Victor on

      Looks like you guys made it! Congratulations!

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    16. Ryactive on

      I'm an early backer and shared this with all of my friends. I've been watching the counter and I'm really impressed that you guys are going to pull this off. Way to go! I am really looking forward to playing Distance.

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      Arsanthania on

      Less than $1000 with 68 Hours to go! Amazing job!

    18. Powerpuncher on

      I'm so happy for you! I really don't begrudge your awesome comeback in the last few days :D
      A week ago I had serious doubts you wouldn't make it, but now it's looking great for the project!

    19. Quentin Westcott on

      As a current Digipen student I both encourage and back this project! Go go go!

    20. Eduardo Lopez on

      only 70 more hours left and 2435 bucks to go you guys can make it in 2 days

    21. Daniel I. on

      I was pretty frightened that this awesome game might not become a reality, but ZOMG it looks like it's going to happen. Seriously though, you guys deserve it. You've been right up there with your fans, working to get the word out. Serious respect for all of you.

    22. SKArcade on

      Awesome surge this late in the campaign. Was scared it wasn't going to make it for a while there.... :)

    23. Jonathon Rios on

      Psst. Not to spoil anything but...

      It's in the bag.

      (I guess the video you guys posted already spoiled it though...)