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Distance heading to Steam Early Access this Autumn

Destiny might not be heading to PC any time soon, but a completely different game with roughly the same letters and pronunciation is. Futuristic, Tron-like neon racer Distance has been in closed beta for a while now, but it will be getting a little more open this Autumn with the release of a Steam Early Access version of the game.

Despite not being on Steam yet, Distance already has around 100 user-created levels on the Steam Workshop, from backers currently playing the closed beta. This and other titbits of Distance info reside in a recent Kickstarter update from developers Refract, which also shows off a neat arcade cabinet the team rigged up for PAX.

If you're not sure what a Distance is, it's an arcade stunt-based racer featuring lots of groovy neon lighting effects, based on a free game called Nitronic Rush released a few years back. Give that a spin while you wait for the International Bureau of Seasons to officially switch Summer over to Autumn/Fall.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.