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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 9 months ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Race the Sun is an arcade-inspired racing game where you helm a solar-powered craft. Your objective is simple, hurdle towards the sun dodging obstacles for as long as possible before the sun sets.

In Race the Sun you can delay running out of energy by collecting speed boosts that reverse the setting sun, giving you a short reprieve from the looming darkness. There's a mechanic where you can try to aim for a high score by collecting "Tris" an in-game currency used to increase and maintain your score multiplier.

A feature that sets Race the Sun apart from similar arcade-style games is that the world changes every day! This allows you to take the time to try again and be ready for an obstacle that may have surprised you, without limiting the gameplay to memorization.

The game can only be played as a single-player experience but that doesn't mean that families can't take advantage of its short playtime and score focused gameplay to see who is the best solar craft driver in the family!

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/08/2013

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4 and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Players: 1

Genres: Action and Race

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Flippfly (@Flippfly)




Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.


Race the Sun usually costs £6.99 to £7.99.

Race the Sun

XBox Store Xbox One £7.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £7.39
Steam Store PC £6.99
Switch Store Wii U £6.99
Steam Store Mac £6.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
On Andriod and iOS a Challenge Edition is offered for free with in-app purchases rather than an upfront cost. 


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