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: 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

3 years ago News 6 comments

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

3 years ago News 4 comments

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

3 years ago News 7 comments

An experimental survival driving game with a cool neon look.

Nitronic Rush is an experimental survival driving game developed by students at DigiPen Institute of Technology.
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stuffyou5 Apr 4 2013 says:

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

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Wolf0x Nov 30 2012 says:

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 Jun 25 2012 says:

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 Apr 4 2012 says:

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

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DoctorRoXo Apr 4 2012 replied:

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 Jun 26 2012 replied:

But it still is downloadable from their site right?

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melcator Apr 3 2012 says:

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

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GrimReminders Apr 3 2012 says:

gamepad support? nm downloading!

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Vatticson Apr 3 2012 says:

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

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Tameius Apr 1 2012 says:

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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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

Great gameplay with creative graphics. Wicked!

Jan 9 2012 by LuckyStrike-Rx

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Easily DICE's finest sound design yet. Brilliant fusion of old and new ideologies. Really hope SW: TFA lives up to this level.

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Still can barely believe that there's a new Battlefront in 2015. I mean I just played it and I still don't really believe it's real.

7hours 45mins ago

This thing is so trippy in real life. Really need a better camera to grab pictures before we ship it off.

8hours 30mins ago

Just realized that their demo is actually playable in VR. Excuse me while I get nothing done today.

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Can't get over how fantastic this looks. Half-Life 2 in UE4.

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@Flucado I'm excited to see it in action tomorrow. Great work!

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