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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! It's redesigned from the ground up to include a brand new world to explore, LAN/Online multiplayer, PC/Mac support, and tons of new features.

Posted by Torcht on Oct 21st, 2012

We're excited to finally announce that members of Team Nitronic, the developers behind the hit PC arcade racing game Nitronic Rush, have formed a company called Refract Studios and are developing a spiritual successor called Distance. It's redesigned from the ground up to include a brand new world to explore, LAN/Online multiplayer, PC/Mac support, and tons of new features!

Nitronic Rush was released for free in the Fall of 2011, and to date it has been played over 1.1 million times on top of winning several awards. While some on Team Nitronic decided to get jobs in the AAA industry, three of the developers (Jordan Hemenway, Kyle Holdwick, Jason Nollan) decided that they're too passionate about making smaller independent games to give it up now. They turned down AAA job offers and started their own studio so they can focus on games that they're really passionate about.

The team turned to Kickstarter because they see it as an incredible opportunity to involved players in the development of the game right from the beginning. The campaign video reveals never before seen prototype gameplay of the game, as well as a few industry veterans giving their input on the new project.

Cliff Bleszinski, co-creator of Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal, and Gears of War, was a fan of Nitronic Rush, and expressed his enthusiasm for the new project saying "I think it's going to be a fantastic game. They're very talented guys and they deserve your support."

To learn more about the game and help make this game a reality, back the project on Kickstarter: 
Kickstarter.com.

You can also vote for the game on Steam Greenlight if you're interested in seeing the game on Steam: Steamcommunity.com

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Wolf0x
Wolf0x Oct 21 2012, 2:35pm says:

Looks absolutely amazing, I love Nitronic Rush, I'll be backing Distance as soon as I can.

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TheDarkGames
TheDarkGames Oct 21 2012, 2:45pm says:

Why did they change from team nitronic to Refract Studios?

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DevinShadowV
DevinShadowV Oct 21 2012, 3:48pm says:

Sweet please put it on Steam at least

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Pyroinflames
Pyroinflames Oct 21 2012, 10:12pm says:

jeijei take my money ^^ btw ... why you changed all the names?

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LoudCore
LoudCore Oct 22 2012, 2:04am replied:

Nitronic Rush was a college based project I believe. They want to start off fresh and new.

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DeV-xC
DeV-xC Oct 24 2012, 5:00am says:

Awesome O_O shame I'm out of money :E

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