Well, long story short, they're attempting to get the funds together to create its "spiritual successor" called Distance. The primary reason here is that our school actually owns Nitronic Rush, so they can't really do anything more with it and stay afloat (we game devs need to eat, after all). Due to this, they have turned to kickstarter to raise funding for Distance. I'm simply trying to help spread the word.
There's only 3 days left on their kickstarter. Having played the hell out of Nitronic Rush, I can ensure the game was a blast, and Distance has a ton of promise. I urge anyone into these sorts of games to check it out, maybe throw a small donation their way, and help spread the word. They're almost at their mark, but lets push them well over it!!