A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Photon Highway is an arcade racer in which you drive on a procedurally generated road while trying to reach the end of the universe.

On your journey to the end you will be driving through 10 unique areas. But beware! Many different obstacles block your way and if you crash, you have to start from the beginning of the road again.

Once you reach certain areas, you unlock new vehicles, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.


Controls:

Rotate Left: Left Arrow Key / A

Rotate Right: Right Arrow Key / D

Speed Up: Up Arrow Key / W

  • Driving fast gives you bonus points
  • It reduced the splitting effect
  • It recharges your life ( green bar at the top of the screen)

Speed Down: Down Arrow Key / S

  • Driving slowly for too long will split you car into two

Pause: P

Restart: R

Back: Escape

Exclusive itch.io tip: 

You don't see as far when you drive uphill! Turn every hill into a curve by rotating by 90° !

Listen to the Soundtrack on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/jamalgreenmusic/sets/photon-highway-full-soundtrack 

Published Dec 07, 2017
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
(25)
AuthorSirnic
GenreAction, Racing
TagsAbstract, Arcade, Atmospheric, Driving, Fast-Paced, High Score, Roguelike, Sci-fi, Space
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard

Install instructions

Mac: If OSX won't open the game try to right click on the game and choose "Open".

Download

Download
PhotonHighway Windows 35 MB
Download
PhotonHighway Mac 39 MB

Comments

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A really beautiful and relaxing game. We enjoyed it very much.

Here is a short video we made while playing:

Keep up the good work!!!
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This game is so much fun, thank you! Do you think it would be possible to unlock the 2560x1080 (ultrawide) resolution? Given the graphics style, I suppose it will work just fine.

EDIT: Ha, just found it works perfectly by setting the command-line -screen-width 2560 -screen-height 1080 to the game shortcut. :D

What an amazing adventure! Pity there's not an "infinity mode", and the game always ends at 575LY, but that's just asking too much. Special shout-out to the car setting and level hardness (not to say the graphics and music weren't awesome), it's a great learning curve!

oh my。。。。

congratulation! I got stuck at lv 3

I suck at this game, but I thought it was fun.

The game is absolutely gorgeous, and runs incredibly smooth and precise.  But it's so hard haha.  I think I made it about halfway through the levels, and I really like, and also don't like, that there is a new aspect to learn to dodge in each new area.  If I took advantage of the ability to slow down, I think I could do better, but no guarantees.  Amazing job on this Sirnic!

  

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Really nice visuals and minimalist, chilled soundtrack. I didn't end up finishing the game as I found it too difficult to avoid obstacles at later levels but I'm not that great at these type of games anyway. Made a short gameplay video.

Simplesmente incrível!!

A trilha sonora é encantadora, que combina inteiramente com a jogabilidade dando um efeito de imersão fantástico.

Este jogo precisa ser divulgado e até mesmo expandido!

Já estou compartilhando o máximo que posso, trabalho bem feito tem que ser reconhecido!

Muito obrigado!!

What an amazing game!

addicted to the amazing art and beautiful music, feels like in a dream~ love it!

Hiya! Really liked this game. The art style is amazing, It's just that I'm bad at the game.

Well here's my play of it!

I was heavily impressed by the art design of the game. Good job on making a photon car truly feel like a photon, keep up the great work!

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Thank you! I'm so glad you all like the graphics so much, because I spent around 70% of the development time on the graphics/ feeling of game.

This game is super beautiful! is there anyway in the possible future you could do a tutorial of some of the effects you did . Really love how you can speed up and slow down gameplay on your own! 

Yes, I actually thought about makings some tutorials of the effects! Unfortunately, right now I'm quite busy, but I hope I can write some in near  future :)

Can you do a Linux port?

I will try to  port it, but I can't promise anything ;)

oh my god thank you! I'm a huge fan of your games, especially Bad Banker. 

I like it, love the graphics. Go on with this amazing project

Please port to Linux

This was so relaxing. I ended up just talking about physics for fifteen minutes, all stemming off the assumption that the car was a photon, The visuals are stunning, the gameplay is solid and fluid, and the music is just so nice. All the pieces fit so well and even though I wasn't giving my full attention to the game it was always engaging. Well done to your whole team!

Man! I absolutely loved the graphics, the music also felt really fitted in with the gameplay! Good luck to your future games!

Amazing work man! Love the neon lights!

Very nice dude!

One of the most Beautifull games I have ever played

One of the best games with most beautifull graphic i have seen. You have done a sublime work!!!

Thank you very much!