Refract Studios

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Refract Studios is an indie video game developer consisting of Kyle Holdwick, Jordan Hemenway, and Jason Nollan. On November 16, 2012, Refract successfully funded a game called Distance using Kickstarter.[1]


Holdwick, Hemenway, and Nollan attended DigiPen, Institute of Technology, during which they worked on Nitronic Rush, a survival racing game with over 1 million downloads.[2] On October 16, 2012, Refract studios was created and announced Distance, the spiritual successor to Nitronic Rush. After raising more than $150,000[3] on Kickstarter, they began to refine the game with suggestions from Kickstarter backers and Early Access players who downloaded early builds of the game on Steam. Although Distance is a racing game, Hemenway notes that the game includes elements of "mystery," "psychological horror," and "thriller elements" making it "almost a platformer."[3]


  1. ^ "Distance - A Next Generation Arcade Racer by Refract Studios". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  2. ^ "Nitronic Rush Website". Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  3. ^ a b "Refract's Jordan Hemenway". Take Risks Be Happy (Interview). 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2017-03-27.