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Race the Sun (2013) 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 memorisation.

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!

Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Race the Sun 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Race game with Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 15 minutes to play a round of this 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 £8.50.

Race the Sun

Steam Store PC £8.50
Steam Store Mac £8.50
PlayStation Store PS4 -
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. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/08/2013

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4 and iOS

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Race and Traversal

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Flippfly (@Flippfly)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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