We’re a bit late to the party with this one, but isn’t that just the price you pay for being the cool kids? Terry Cavanagh’s absolutely stellar Super Hexagon is now on Android, and will cost you less than a real hexagon.
60 seconds-ish. That’s my best time on Super Hexagon on the standard difficulty setting, and I’m well aware of how poor that is. I’m faffing about at the lower echelons of time, unable to push into the fabled lands of 70 seconds, or even 65 seconds, while others like James Pickard swan about on a mighty 134 seconds. Arse.
Terry Cavanagh’s ultra-addictive game is now out on Android, having already appeared on iOS and PC. It’s a devilishly smart game, and has been rightfully nominated for an excellence in design IGF award. There’s nothing complicated about it – you simply have to rotate an arrow that sits tethered to the center of the brashly-lit, flashing screen, avoiding the equally bright walls as they rapidly close in around you and present only the smallest gap.
Ultra-fast reactions are needed to spin round and find the gap, and it also requires some trial-and-error, as new wall shapes and movement patterns crop up, tasking you to learn a new way of getting out unscathed. It’s brutal, and by the time you’re pushing yourself at the harder difficulties and longer times, surviving for just a second longer becomes an achievement.
If you haven’t played it yet and have been waiting for it to come to Android, go play right now (that’s an order not a suggestion, he says only semi-jokingly). It’s only 59p at the moment (or 99c), so there really is no excuse.