A minute is a long flippin' time. Fill it like you care.
One of the most minimalistic games to be released last year, Super Hexagon
has been praised by many as being hypnotic, addictive
, briiliantly designed, and devilishly challenging. It's a game that, like Tetris
, delivers pleasure with each inevitable failure, and is simply about reaching escape velocity from your own feeble reflexes. The game has a reputation for turning one's appreciation and apprehension of its challenges into intense addiction
, constant improvement
, and fervent devotion
The goal: Control a small triangle which circles around a central hexagon (which occasionally collapses into a pentagon or square) attempting to avoid contact with incoming "walls".
The controls: Left, Right, and all the muscle memory your brain can accumulate.
Originally a flash game, it has now been fully realized and expanded to many major platforms. It is most popular in the iOS and Android versions, but the game is also available for Windows, OSX and Linux.
The creator of the game is Terry Cavanagh, who is very well known in the indie community for his challenging and innovative little games Don't Look Back
(previously previously previously previously previously previously previously
). He describes the game as being tuned in such a way that a loss really doesn't feel like a loss
, and states that the mobile versions of the game are the most optimal for regular play. Incidentally, he owned the high scores in the hardest modes for a long time, and here's a video
of him completing the top difficulty and revealing the end of the game (Spoilers!)
The game is backed by an effervescent
chip-tune soundtrack by Chipzel.
Don't get discouraged.