So, er, wow. So much has happened that I don’t really know where to start, but here goes.

Super Hexagon has been an absolutely huge success – both critically and commercially.

First, there’s critically: the reviews have been unbelievable! The game got a 9/10 from EDGE, and a 10/10 from Destructoid. I have a huge amount of respect for both of them, so getting scores like that is pretty mindblowing.

Secondly, commercially; the game has sold extremely well. It looks like the first week’s sales have come in at just over 30,000. This is way, way beyond what I expected!

I think the best thing of all, though, has been the amazing response the game has been getting from players. People really get what the game is about – something to obsess over, to master. I couldn’t be happier about this.

As a result of all this, I’ve decided to extend the launch sale. It just seemed like a shame to raise the price while so many people are still discovering the game! I’m going to leave the price at 66% off until things slow down a bit.

Thank you for playing, everyone!

39 thoughts on “Super Hexagon launch week roundup”
  1. This is fantastic to hear. I regret not being able to get it since I don’t have an iOS device, but rest assured the moment it hits android or PC I’ll be all over that.

  2. Wow, congratulations dude!!
    I might get it as soon as it gets to other platforms, although the trailer did completely scare the **** out of me… I don’t think my brain will be able to handle that game D:
    (and I don’t usually last more than 10 secs on VVVVVV’s super gravitron)

  3. Honestly, I didn’t thought this would become such a hit, because I expected the target group to be much smaller. But it’s awesome to see that I was wrong and that the response is so good. 😀

    Definitely on my to buy list when I get a iPod/iPhone/iPad at sometime in the next 5 years. lol

  4. Awesome game, TC! I just have Hyper Hexagonest to finish, but… it’s soul crushingly difficult. In other words, perfect!

  5. I love it, Terry. I love the reactions I get when I play it in-front of other people. I usually get responses such as “That’s not humanly!” and “Dude how is that even possible…?” To make a game that gets those kinds of responses is completely genius. Good job 🙂

  6. Congrats, Terry! Just beat Hyper Hexagonest for the first time, what happened next was so unexpected I died almost immediately and now I plan on spending time finishing again and trying to get even further (on a related note, its amazing how slow Hexagon is after playing a lot of Hyper modes – I get almost impatient waiting for those obstacles now!). Completing this game was one of the more satisfying gaming experiences I’ve had recently, so thank you Terry!

  7. I posted it in the trailer, but I have a Galaxy Nexus and a Toshiba Thrive. You bring it to either of those, you will have my money. Looks fantastically addicting. I just want to play it. 😉

  8. Felicidasdes for which is the best game in the app store!
    Sorry for the google translated into English … I’m from barcelona.
    Is tbien congratulations to the whole team, very good job.

  9. My favorite ipad game so far, and i have over 100. Congrats Terry, you deserve it, huge fan of your work since dont look back.

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