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Nitronic Rush is an experimental survival driving game developed by students at DigiPen Institute of Technology.

Using the car's abilities (including boost, wings, and jump), avoid obstacles that the city throws at you. In many ways the game is a tribute to racing games of the 1990s, but with fresh graphics, audio, and gameplay.

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New Additions: Linux support, split-screen, and a new tier!

We’re excited to announce that Distance will officially be supported on Linux! We tested Distance using the Unity 4 beta, and we feel confident that we can safely bring Distance to Linux. You can read more about the Unity 4 Linux support by checking out their FAQ page here. For those of you who are Linux users, please help by reaching out to the Linux community and let them know that this game exists!

On top of that, we're announcing the official addition of split-screen to Distance. We took the time to test it out because we believe it's something severely lacking from most racing games today, and we're excited to have it be a part of the action in Distance. Right now we're looking at 2-4 players, but we'll keep experimenting to see what works best for each mode.

We've also been listening to your comments and we're adding a new tier to our Kickstarter campaign! There is now a $35 tier for anyone who wants the backer vehicle but doesn't want two copies of the game. It will include everything at the $25 tier plus the backer vehicle. If you already pledged for something below $35 remember that you can easily bump up your pledge by clicking the blue "Manage Your Pledge" button on Distance's Kickstarter page.

Remember that this vehicle is only available for Kickstarter backers, and never available again to anyone else down the road. Jason’s been working on a concept sketch for it which you can see below. It’s still a work in progress, but it gives a glance at what the car may look like when it’s modeled:

Clarifications: Two copies of the game for $70+, DRM-free copies

We realized that at all $70+ tiers you only get one copy of the game by getting all of the things in the $25 tier. We're bumping it up so that you'll be getting everything at the $50 tier, which means everyone $70+ will be getting two copies of the game and the backer vehicle.

We also want to clarify that you'll always be able to get the game DRM-free! We're doing our best to get onto as many digital distribution platforms as possible, and we're doing well on Steam Greenlight so you’ll most likely be able to download it on Steam at launch. No matter what though, you'll be able to get a copy of Distance DRM-free direct download (like Nitronic Rush) if you prefer.

Simply visit the Kickstarter page here: Kck.st to be a part of the action! Thanks so much!

- Kyle, Jordan, and Jason

Creators of Nitronic Rush turn to Kickstarter for spiritual successor

Creators of Nitronic Rush turn to Kickstarter for spiritual successor

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Members of Team Nitronic, the developers behind student PC arcade racing game Nitronic Rush, are announcing a commercial spiritual successor called Distance...

Nitronic Rush 'Commander Update' Released

Nitronic Rush 'Commander Update' Released

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Team Nitronic has released the largest update to Nitronic Rush so far! This update features 2 new Hardcore levels, 7 new Community levels, 45 new announcer...

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Nitronic Rush Released on Desura

Nitronic Rush Released on Desura

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An experimental survival driving game with a cool neon look.

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stuffyou5 - - 8 comments

freaking awesomeness to the maximum i will try to get the distance game

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Wolf0x - - 437 comments

Don't know if you guys check this page or not but is there any chance of opening paypal pre-orders as I missed the Kickstarter :(

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DevinShadowV - - 534 comments

This question may already been asked but will this ever go on to steam?

I would pay for this and have a downloadable SDK on standby after paying the game.

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Protektor - - 264 comments

This game has been removed from Desura at the request of DigiPen, the school.

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DoctorRoXo - - 126 comments

yea this is bs! why in the world would they take it down. this game was getting some great buzz on desura. i bet the students that made the game were psyched, then their school ruins it. WTF

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ildamos - - 226 comments

But it still is downloadable from their site right?

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melcator - - 90 comments

Honestly this game is just awesome, thank you so much for bringing this to Desura!

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GrimReminders - - 1 comments

gamepad support? nm downloading!

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Vatticson - - 10 comments

Why this game is so ******* good? its FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot be! And im liking it too WAY much! 8D

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Tameius - - 117 comments

To All Players who are having difficulty with the flying issue: Use the F-button worked for me only took me 5 mins it was their.

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