Super Hexagon, the popular indie game for iOS developed by Tim Cavanagh (creator of VVVVVV), is now available on Steam for the price of just $1.99 for a limited time. If you’ve gotten the chance to try the game out on iOS and ended up wasting hours and hours of your life trying to beat your own high score, we’d suggest getting this new desktop version as well.
Super Hexagon has you guiding a small cursor through gaps that appear randomly from six sides, but you have to act quick, since the barriers come at you pretty fast. The game is meant to be an incredible challenge, and Cavanagh names the difficulty levels of his game “Hexagon”, “Hexagoner”, “Hexagonest” — a fun play on words for “hard”, “harder”, and “hardest”.
The ultimate goal of Super Hexagon is surviving at least 60 seconds to unlock the Hyper mode for each level. Completion of the game is awarded when 60 seconds are survived on Hyper Hexagonest, which is the hardest level of the game. Several people have beaten the game, but it’s certainly not an easy feat.
For what it’s worth, my best score on the easiest level is only 34 seconds, so I haven’t even made it to 60 seconds in order to unlock the Hyper mode for that level. Of course, I don’t have the best hand-eye coordination or the fastest reaction times, but it’s still a fun game to play and I’ll certainly keep trying to beat my best score. It’ll happen at some point.