Hexagon

This weekend is Pirate Kart V, a very special creative endeavour where people from all over the world attempt to make as many games as possible in 48 hours. (We’re already up to 363!)

I started this little game this morning, intending it as a warm up – but it got a little bit out of hand…

[Play here]

[Play on Kongregate]

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111 Comments so far

  1. Zephyrdood on February 26th, 2012

    This is pretty cool.

  2. Luke on February 26th, 2012

    Very nice! But gosh if this isn’t difficult. Well, I guess it’s not the hardest game ever, but yeah, this is probably going to eat up a lot of my time.

  3. Exitium on February 26th, 2012

    Pretty addicting. My current best is 45:01. I can’t seem to get any higher than that no matter how hard I try :(

  4. Patrik on February 26th, 2012

    Loving it, but those spirals feel a bit off. They are really difficult to get through, yet don’t appear often enough to get much practice on them.

    But damn if you’re not just crazy for managing a game like this in such a short time frame.

  5. Andrew dublin on February 26th, 2012

    I like it

  6. joe on February 26th, 2012

    come for the difficulty and cool colors
    stay for the techno beats

  7. Snowyowl on February 26th, 2012

    The controls keep sticking at the worst possible moments, though I don’t think I could beat level 2 even if my computer were working properly…

    Joe’s right though, the sick beats are reason enough to play by themselves.

  8. (Other) Terry on February 26th, 2012

    Damn it, I only had a quick look at my blogs before I went to put some coffee (and some clothes) on. Now I’ve been sat here for the last half an hour with my eyeballs going crusty…

    Still, 73:25 – Better than I ever did on the Super Gravitron :D

  9. keenblzae on February 26th, 2012

    Wow, this was super awesome!

  10. Narretei on February 26th, 2012

    What a beautiful game. Is there any way to get the soundtrack? :D

  11. Mista Koo on February 26th, 2012

    Pfft.. masochist!

  12. atomizer on February 26th, 2012

    Awesome piece! currently sitting at 44:57 (foreverasquare.jpg)
    It would be easier/better(?) with mouse control, imo.

  13. seth on February 26th, 2012

    this game is from the future.

  14. [...] Checkout Hexagon and other games from Terry Cavanagh, like ChatChat and VVVVVV, HERE. [...]

  15. Toma on February 26th, 2012

    So frelling hard!

    I love the concept, graphics, and music. That’s perfect. Well done! Can we hope for an exe version?

  16. Mebhin on February 26th, 2012

    This game has consumed the last few hours of my life getting to stage 6. Absolutely Epic.
    Drew a crowd in the office when I screamed in agony after getting through 5 near consecutive spirals and then hit a wall at 59:46.

    I don’t know why but I LOVE stuff like this. Very smooth and very nice! Can’t wait to see more shinies :D

  17. wojtek on February 26th, 2012

    Hey, it’s not working on my Mac (Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102). It just does not load at all, black screen with credits at the bottom. Any ideas?

  18. fleshbasedprocessor on February 27th, 2012

    Not the best or most complex jam game I’ve ever played, but by FAR the most polished! Almost everything feels right (the timing on the long spirals being too precise is the only thing that feels wrong), the colors and graphics are hypnotizing, it has a consistent and well executed graphical theme, and the music and sound effects are great. I think I was playing as much to hear further in the song than anything. Absolutely love it, and I’m probably going to buy chipzel’s album now.

  19. Retsukage on February 27th, 2012

    This is an amazing game, going to put it up their with every extend extra, thank you for making one of my favorite flash games

  20. mykull on February 27th, 2012

    Love the game! May I get a tracklisting of the songs, pleeeeease! I wanna BUMP these chunes :)

  21. Shiro on February 27th, 2012

    For those of you who wanted the tune. http://soundcloud.com/chipzel/courtesy

  22. mykull on February 27th, 2012

    awww yeeeee! ty

  23. naku on February 27th, 2012

    Great execution, I like how most of the challenge is just trying not to panic!
    The clock is really a stress factor here, and after I managed level 6 and stopped worrying about the time, everything seemed much easier :)

  24. rygadune on February 27th, 2012

    Super catchy game! Easy to play quickly, so my friends and I were competing between classes. Finally got over 80s, and was slightly disappointed that the music stopped. =3 Great job though!

  25. happybits on February 27th, 2012

    Great game, good work!

  26. fredo on February 27th, 2012

    1 for mouse control. IMO the keyboard controls make an already hard game incredibly frustrating.

  27. Anonymous on February 27th, 2012

    game is really awsome

  28. SirBryghtside on February 27th, 2012

    Guess we’re never going to see Isothingy, then… :P

    Just messing around, I loved the game! Really bloody hard, though, I only got to triangle (so far).

  29. Mistah Knox on February 27th, 2012

    Told a bunch of friends at school about it and now everyone is playing and work ethic has been greatly diminished.

  30. Tsching Tsching on February 27th, 2012

    Very good, but very hard Game. Thumbs up. :)

  31. Navigator on February 27th, 2012

    I WILL CONQUER THESE SPIRALS OR DIE TRYING

  32. GoSign on February 28th, 2012

    Mouse controls wouldn’t work here!

    1) Your movement is relative to the stage, which is rotating. There’s no way to make that work with the mouse, you’d have to compensate for the stage-rotation yourself!
    2) The spirals are timed so you have to just hold down the arrow key to get through them. They’re designed with the fixed speed of movement in mind! You’d have to try to manually recreate that with the mouse.

    All in all, this game is definitely NOT appropriate for mouse controls.

  33. David T. Marchand on February 28th, 2012

    I thought that the game clock was going too slow on my computer, therefore giving me smaller scores than the ones I was achieving (mostly because I was stuck on triangle and then, in another PC, I got pentagon at first try).

    So I started playing with my cellphone on the left hand, ready to stop a chronometer right when I die and compare the results. And then I saw the game’s clock was just fine. And then I got to hexagon. Silly me.

  34. Micah on February 28th, 2012

    Damn. This is awesome.

  35. Snarbs on February 28th, 2012

    Can we get a downloadable version of this?I would love to play offline o0n my laptop

  36. daaa on February 28th, 2012

    Awesome game, took me a bunch of hours to get to the last stage.

  37. David T. Marchand on February 29th, 2012

    OK, now I played it all the way to HEXAGON in full screen. I almost cried. This music is unbelievable.

  38. Davste on February 29th, 2012

    My best is 62:38 :D
    Here’s a screenshot http://gyazo.com/33595b53460ba51efe4fb9ea4e308acf

    I can do better though.

  39. LDSAJasdkasdojp22252 on February 29th, 2012

    love it, wanna see it on iPhone n stuff

  40. MasaGratoR on March 1st, 2012

    Ha, ha! 100:40 xD I can give a screenshot for proof :p

  41. Dr. Mario on March 1st, 2012

    129:38 >:D

  42. Ratfink on March 2nd, 2012

    You, sir, are my hero.

  43. Dr. Mario on March 2nd, 2012

    264 seconds =)

  44. Verious on March 2nd, 2012

    Terry, in case you haven’t seen the article, Hexagon received a positive review on News.com/Webware (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-57387080-2/you-spin-my-head-right-round-right-round../)

  45. pshevor on March 2nd, 2012
  46. MasaGratoR on March 2nd, 2012

    @Dr. Mario, i’m close :0 203:25. I smash you!

  47. Lulu on March 3rd, 2012

    Terry, this game is amazing! Is there some way we can just throw money at you for making awesome things? You should put a button for that on this site!

    Anyway, I wanted to mention a little bug that I found: I got EXACTLY 45:00 seconds on my first run, and I still have “Level 4: Square” on the title screen and the message “Next Level at 45 Seconds”. I’m not sure if this happens in any other cases, but I thought I’d point it out! Also, just for clarity, this happened while playing the download version of Hexagon from this website:

    http://indiegames.com/2012/02/browser_game_pick_hexagon_terr.html

    Thanks again Terry, for this and all the other great games you’ve made!

  48. l0pht on March 3rd, 2012

    288:15 seconds :)

  49. MasaGratoR on March 5th, 2012

    265:01 :0 Mission Complete. Now l0pht is on my target :p

  50. Ezrak on March 6th, 2012

    Hell, this is an awesome game, completely addictive. I may have spent ten hours playing in less than a week. But the result is here : My best score is 426,47

  51. Tana on March 8th, 2012

    I would appreciate a highscore list for both versions (online/offline), so you can see your best times offline and the worlds’ best times online :) would be great!

  52. Pip on March 8th, 2012

    Fair play. Reminds me a bit of Tempest 2000.

  53. crux on March 12th, 2012

    Not only reminds me of Tempest 2000, but makes me wish I could play this on the Jaguar complete with a spinner.

    Great concept in here. With a bit of expanding it could be something else. The patterns get repetitive – there’s a lot of room for improvement there.

  54. Berb on March 15th, 2012

    High adrenaline addictive simpleness done awesome.

  55. CupCat on March 18th, 2012

    Wow this is like sweet and stuff. and has Chipzel. I love it :D

  56. CupCat on March 18th, 2012

    Woah, from 43 something up to 77.31 the moment I just started going with the flow. This game is so well done in all ways.

  57. Xtecktonik_EuRoX on March 20th, 2012

    This games so addicting i reached 232:67 seconds (232 seconds) it was hard but fun. I have a youtube vid of it heck it out my usernames the same as this one without the underscore

  58. Alex on March 21st, 2012

    this is highly “AWESOME”
    Please make an iOS port and get rich

  59. CrazyIcecap on March 21st, 2012

    Whow! Great! How about a C64-conversion? :D

  60. RandarkusN on March 23rd, 2012

    141:01 is my current best time, this game has gotten really easy for me, REALLY easy.

  61. Ghislain on March 24th, 2012

    Amazing game, thanx.
    Simple and orgasmic ^^

  62. Anonymous on March 25th, 2012

    What an awesome game, but the CONTROLS need some work

  63. Bardock on April 2nd, 2012

    128:29 ^^

  64. Alcatraz968 on April 22nd, 2012

    I love this game, im totally addicted to it. And my best time is 253 seconds

  65. atommalac on May 6th, 2012

    Amazing, unique, genius!
    Too bad the turning sensitivity was a bit too high for me, I couldn’t turn just a little, I kept ending up turning too much even if I only pressed the button for the shortest possible time.

  66. Whirligig on May 19th, 2012

    Guys, I figured out the coolest trick! Mute the game (M) and switch to another tab. Open YouTube to the music of your choice. Switch back to Hexagon, and it’ll fluctuate to the music! (Probably because both use Flash?) I’m not sure which browser/OS combos this works on; I’ve only tried it using Firefox 12.0 under Mac OS X 10.7.

  67. Whirligig on May 19th, 2012

    Wait … dang it, now it doesn’t work …

  68. Whirligig on May 19th, 2012

    And now it does again … strange. It’s a bit erratic.

  69. randomguy on May 28th, 2012

    175:29 while muted

  70. Whirligig on May 29th, 2012

    *horrible lag*
    *four spirals in a row*

  71. asdf on June 5th, 2012

    Whirligig, your comment starts with a simple coincidence, and ends with a profound misunderstanding of how Flash works.

    It’s likely the BPM of your song just matched, or nearly matched, the original background song. We’re wired to see patterns, especially audio-visual ones. Don’t read too much into it.

  72. Trueno Oscuro on June 7th, 2012

    I loooooooooooooooved it. <33333333

    I arrived at 45:23. :3

  73. simpsonus on June 11th, 2012

    I’ve found the reason why it would not work on mac : i had to change flashplayer option in system prefs and tell to ask if application wants to write things on the machine

  74. metalrave123 on June 13th, 2012

    yeah lv 5

  75. Dark of Light on June 14th, 2012

    love the game LOVE VVVVVV this game can make me mad in 9,000 different ways in a hundred realms why? I CAN ONLY GET TO 9.59!!!!!!!! going the play realm of the mad god now -_-

  76. Bas on June 19th, 2012

    What a great an addicting game….just had a new topscore! 75,41

  77. Bas on June 20th, 2012

    new monster topscore:181,34

  78. julopin2 on June 22nd, 2012

    beated the top score on kongregate(1350)with 1579sec

    great game, a good exemple of doing a lot with little adictive challenging and fun but the only probleme when you are doing high score above 500 is that the dificulty stop increasing after 60 sec so the game can become repetitive sometime so maybe add new step like 120 240 480 960…so on for exemple.

  79. king on July 7th, 2012

    202:32 god’s concentration

  80. [...] Hexagon: Hard to describe this one. It’ll really test your reflexes. Very hard, but very addictive. Share this:TwitterFacebookStumbleUponTumblrLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. Leave a Comment by cardinalvirtual on August 10, 2012  •  Permalink Posted in Developer Profile, Favorites [...]

  81. Zanzlanz on August 11th, 2012

    Alright, why is it so choppy now? It used to be smooth and really awesome, but now it’s shaky, glitchy, and choppy. ;'(

  82. Eglion_Senpai on August 14th, 2012

    i did 166 seconds yesterday. i hope i can reach 300
    awesome game

  83. Zanzlanz on September 1st, 2012

    Oh hey it’s fixed now! Thank you very much :D

  84. damdam on September 4th, 2012
  85. [...] squeamish or unconvinced by the challenge that awaits can sample a Super-less Hexagon in any Flash-friendly browser. Whether it was the unlocking of harder stages, finding the sweet [...]

  86. [...] squeamish or unconvinced by the challenge that awaits can sample a Super-less Hexagon in any Flash-friendly browser. Whether it was the unlocking of harder stages, finding the sweet [...]

  87. [...] squeamish or unconvinced by the challenge that awaits can sample a Super-less Hexagon in any Flash-friendly browser. Whether it was the unlocking of harder stages, finding the sweet [...]

  88. [...] one-chance, one-life rule.Those squeamish or unconvinced by the challenge that awaits can sample a Super-less Hexagon in any Flash-friendly browser. Whether it was the unlocking of harder stages, finding the sweet [...]

  89. [...] squeamish or unconvinced by the challenge that awaits can sample a Super-less Hexagon in any Flash-friendly browser. Whether it was the unlocking of harder stages, finding the sweet [...]

  90. [...] – Super Hexagon (Terry Cavanagh, VVVVVV, At a Distance) 00:06:50 – Flash-Prototyp in 48 Stunden: Hexagon 00:08:30 – "Flow" 00:09:10 – Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land 00:10:15 – Cyberlords Arcology [...]

  91. [...] squeamish or unconvinced by the challenge that awaits can sample a Super-less Hexagon in any Flash-friendly browser. Whether it was the unlocking of harder stages, finding the sweet [...]

  92. [...] Nel caso in cui voleste prima testare il gioco, il consiglio è quello di recarvi direttamente a questo indirizzo, dove è possibile provare gratuitamente la versione in flash. Le meccaniche e la grafica di gioco [...]

  93. [...] Nel caso in cui voleste prima testare il gioco, il consiglio è quello di recarvi direttamente a questo indirizzo, dove è possibile provare gratuitamente la versione in flash. Le meccaniche e la grafica di gioco [...]

  94. [...] Nel caso in cui voleste prima testare il gioco, il consiglio è quello di recarvi direttamente a questo indirizzo, dove è possibile provare gratuitamente la versione in flash. Le meccaniche e la grafica di gioco [...]

  95. [...] as big a project as it did, though.” The original was released just over six months ago, and can still be played on Cavanagh’s website. Most notable about Super Hexagon is its similarities to Cavanagh’s other most [...]

  96. Will on September 22nd, 2012

    Awesome game. Can’t stop playing. Got 140:07

  97. slpslp on September 27th, 2012

    I Feel Dizzy.. :D

  98. Chair on October 10th, 2012
  99. Chair on October 10th, 2012

    New new record 674,19 :´D xD http://imageshack.us/a/img23/2014/674t.png

  100. naveed on November 21st, 2012

    FANTASTIC GAME!!!!!!!!!

  101. EamForexon on November 23rd, 2012

    Im waiting Super Hexagon to PC!
    my best is 131.16
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BleEFooUVW4

  102. [...] Hexagon, the jam-game-come-iOS-hit from Terry Cavanagh of VVVVVV fame is coming to the Steam platform tomorrow, giving [...]

  103. Super Hexagon (PC / Mac) | Superlevel on November 27th, 2012

    [...] schließt sich der Kreis das Sechseck. Von Hexagon, einem Flash-Experiment fürs Pirate Kart V, über eine sehr erfolgreiche iOS-Version [...]

  104. enrile on December 3rd, 2012

    Managed to get a best time of 180.02.

    Don’t think I’ll be able to improve on that.

  105. DaríoGnlz on January 1st, 2013
  106. JackWitherell on March 14th, 2013

    One Game to start them all.

  107. Hexagon World Record Holder? on April 13th, 2013

    190 Seconds

  108. […] Its a simple, but delicious treat.You can play the free non-Super Flash prequel (of sorts) over at Cavanaghs website. This Super iOS port will be submitted to Apple soon, and should be available to download on iPhone […]

  109. Jared~ on September 14th, 2013

    So my best is 483 sec and its so frustrating when i die having to go thru it all again!

  110. jimmy on September 28th, 2013

    My brain hurts!!!!!!!!

  111. Antoine on October 2nd, 2013

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