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Open Hexagon, a spiritual successor to Super Hexagon is out now

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Inspired firmly by Super Hexagon with approval from Terry Cavanagh, the fast-paced and adrenaline-inducing paced arcade experience Open Hexagon is now available after leaving Early Access.

With simple gameplay it's easy to get into but it gets hard - really damn hard! You get four actions with spinning, swapping by 180° degrees, and focus (slow down). It requires a lot of concentration and good timing with your fingers. Your goal is always the same: last as long as possible.

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"Open Hexagon was developed with the goal of being open. Players can create their own levels by using the simple yet powerful Lua scripting language. The amount of freedom that level designers have is unprecedented: keep your levels simple, or go wild and implement brand new mechanics and even entire new games! If you have never coded before, Open Hexagon can be a great (and fun) introduction to programming." - Vittorio Romeo, developer.

It's also open source on GitHub under the AFL license. You could previously build it for Linux, and it had some older binaries but now you can just grab it easily for Linux on itch.io and Steam and support the developer.

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6 comments

SuperV1234 16 Nov
Hey, thank you for the kind shout-out!

Note that there is a more recent trailer, which shows off some cooler features and levels :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06y7mEsAMHM

Cheers,
Vittorio


Last edited by SuperV1234 on 16 November 2021 at 5:32 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 16 Nov
Quoting: SuperV1234Hey, thank you for the kind shout-out!

Note that there is a more recent trailer, which shows off some cooler features and levels :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06y7mEsAMHM

Cheers,
Vittorio
Ah thanks, swapped.
Thanks for letting me know about this! I'm going to try this when I get home tonight.
emphy 17 Nov
Quoting: SuperV1234Hey, thank you for the kind shout-out!

Note that there is a more recent trailer, which shows off some cooler features and levels :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06y7mEsAMHM

Cheers,
Vittorio

Is there an option to import the original superhexagon levels&music?

Is there/will there be an android port?

Small suggestion: send a steamcode to the youtuber nerdcubed if you haven't already; he seemed to rather like superhexagon back when it released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaeK9ZTh_OY
(that video was how I found out about superhexagon ^_^)


Last edited by emphy on 17 November 2021 at 8:55 am UTC
SuperV1234 17 Nov
Quoting: emphyIs there an option to import the original superhexagon levels&music?

Is there/will there be an android port?

Small suggestion: send a steamcode to the youtuber nerdcubed if you haven't already; he seemed to rather like superhexagon back when it released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaeK9ZTh_OY
(that video was how I found out about superhexagon ^_^)

Hey!

There is no option to import Super Hexagon's level and music, and generally I'd suggest players who want to experience the original to directly purchase and play Super Hexagon. Terry has been very kind in giving his blessing to Open Hexagon, and the last thing I want to do is make the excellent original game obsolete :)

I was looking into an Android port, but it is not trivial. There are a few dependencies that need to be recompiled for Android, and I was having trouble getting LuaJIT to work. I've also never done any real Android development, and I found the environment setup and the sheer number of versions of Gradle/JDK/JRE just overwhelming.

Thank you for your suggestion! I will send him an email through the contact form. The website also suggests viewers and fans to suggest games to play during his live Twitch streams, so maybe you could try that as well! :)
https://www.nerdcubed.co.uk/about/contact

Cheers,
Vittorio
denyasis 17 Nov
The first game I've ever seen where the epilepsy warning seems to be an understatement, lol.

It does look... Intense... Like I'm not sure I'm hardcore enough to handle it.
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