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Posted: 6 weeks ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan and Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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!

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and iOS

Genres: Action and Racing

Developer: @Flippfly

TipsTips

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

On Andriod and iOS a Challenge Edition is offered for free with in-app purchases rather than an upfront cost.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

No Reading: No reading is required.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

1 Button & Single Stick: Can play with button and stick.

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

One Tap Targeted: Play with touchscreen, tap in specific locations.

Remap Controls

You can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Remap Game Menu Access: You can remap buttons to pause and access game menu.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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