Spin, spin, keep spinning… spin faster! Oh. That’s it. Game over. What, sound familiar? Well, yeah, but fret not: a tweet from the maker of Super Hexagon confirms that Open Hexagon is fully supported by Terry Cavanagh. With that out of the way, how about a look at what Open Hexagon adds to the groovy arcade experience of hexagon spinning?
A lot. Like, a lot, a lot. Sure, the core experience remains largely unchanged, but you need not dig much deeper to uncover new and exciting features. Features like, say, the ability to slow down time, swap by 180 degrees, curving walls, accelerating walls, scriptable levels(!), and so much more. How about online leaderboards to really fuel its competitive aspects, complete with a replay system and built-in anti-cheat functionality? Yup.
Whether you’re a veteran of arcade games or new to the genre, you’ll find something fresh to spike up your adrenaline.
Adding to that, tracks by the likes of BOSSFIGHT, Dunderpatrullen, and Fantomenk, customization, Lua scripting support to create brand new levels (and mechanics), and last but by no means least… Open Hexagon is open source (under the Academic Free License). Which I suppose the name of the game kinda gave away. Oh well. I’m sure some weren’t paying that much attention, so that little note is for them. All that said… see you on the leaderboards.
Open Hexagon is available on Steam and itch.io, carrying a $4.99 price tag.