Das Hexagon

New Hexagon thing is shaping up to be pretty cool. I’m trying my very best to ignore the screaming voice in the back of my head that’s trying to convince me to make a Hexagon concept album. (Although at this point, I’m pretty sure there’s going to be at least a couple of different “tracks”.)

Jonas is still working on his big adventure game, so I’ve got a little more time to focus on this before returning to Selma’s Story.

Last time I posted about this game, I explained why I was probably going to ditch the software 3D renderer I’d written and go back to top down 2D – but I’ve since gotten quite attached to the 3D effect. With a more sensible viewing angle (like the one above), it’s perfectly playable, and looks super cool in motion. Also, I like that it gives the game a distinct visual identity from the original one day prototype.

The problem with that, unfortunately, is that I’m really pushing flash to it’s limits to run it. It’s just barely managing 60fps on my laptop. Before I can release this, I’m probably going to port this to something more fit to handle it – HaXe, Stage3D flash, OpenGL and Unity are all options I’m considering.

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  1. azurenimbus on May 13th, 2012

    Boy, I sure want to play this.

  2. Patalo on May 13th, 2012

    Oh I need this.

    If you port it, please keep in mind that Unity and Stage3D won’t run on linux. *wink*

  3. joao nuno martins on May 13th, 2012

    Looks really nice.
    I’m on a break from a pretty intense period playing hexagon but this new version will get me going again. 😀

  4. James Patton on May 13th, 2012

    Ooh, looks funky! I like the little shadow beneath the arrow.

    Can’t wait to play. Hexagon was a smashing game but the difficulty spiked too quickly for me. With tweaking, though, I’m sure it could be worrisomely addictive.

  5. Lulu on May 15th, 2012

    This is really exciting! It will be really cool to play the game in 3-D, but could you please keep some “levels” 2-D, or have the option to play in either 2-D or 3-D? I really love the 2-D gameplay, and it would be great if that were still a part of the new game!

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