Progressing through Distance's neon-lit cityscapes, you slowly start to realise there's always been a little Lovecraftian horror tugging under the futuristic racing genre. Who was it exactly that got rid of those guard rails on the outer edges of F-Zero GX's Fire Field: Undulation? Which twisted architect cut the torturous path up WipEout's Sebenco Climb? And where have all the humans gone?
New "survival racing game" Distance is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2015.
A fifth set of indie games have been voted for release on Steam via the Steam Greenlight initiative.
Distance - the crowdsourced follow-up to the neon Tron-like racing game Nitronic Rush - just reached its Kickstarter goal of $125,000.
Last year a team of DigiPen students released the outrageously fun Tron-inspired Nitronic Rush. Set in a hyper-stylised neon world, you controlled an indomitable blue beast of a car capable of such maneuvers as boosting, jumping, flipping around, riding along walls and ceilings, as well as even flying. It can be downloaded here for absolutely free.