Simple and excrutiatingly hard, Race the Sun is a surprising smatter on the indie game canvas. Developer Flippfly takes a minimalist art style and slaps you in the face with some of the most difficult-but-rewarding gameplay that has graced PC gaming in a long while. While Race the Sun certainly has a layer of depth, it is unlike blockbusters like Call of Duty or World of Warcraft. A social element has been implemented, as well as an unlock and customization system to give players the figurative carrot-on-a-stick feeling as they move to another level. It’s not the customization or the social aspect that works to pull players in, which is the hallmark for some AAA titles. Instead, the extra “fluff” of the game works to enhance a gamplay experience that’s solid even without the extras.