Last fall, eyeballs got seriously smacked by the neon-flecked awesome of Nitronic Rush, an arcade racer built by students at DigiPen. Some of those same developers are making a spiritual sequel to that game called Distance.

You can really see the beginnings of a stronger approach to the same gameplay idea in this pre-alpha trailer. Distance looks a good deal prettier and shows off some clever touches like a more detailed gameworld and flying/gliding sequences. I especially like having the HUD on the car itself, as it's a nice way to keep the screen uncluttered and let the art direction shine. If you like what you see, head over to the Kickstarter page for Distance and offer up what your heart dictates.