Monday, January 14, 2013

Global Gaming: Super Hexagon (Ireland)

With each post in this mini-feature, I highlight a game from a different country around the world. Keep in mind these aren't necessarily the best or most popular games from each nation, but simply a fitting representative.

Super Hexagon - Distractionware, 2012

When it comes to Irish games, I knew I had to pick something by Terry Cavanagh, aka Distractionware. He's produced some of the most original 2D indie games of the past few years, whether it's Don't Look Back or VVVVVV, or even the world's first cat MMO, ChatChat.

But speaking of mobile gaming, Cavanagh's real breakthrough has been his first iPhone/iPad game, Super Hexagon. Based on his original (free) non-super Hexagon, Super Hexagon is a mind-bendingly simple game about techno music and hexagons. Its only controls are "left" and "right," and it's unbelievably hard. Just take a gander:

Beautiful, isn't it?
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