Super Hexagon, 10 years on

So, hey! Today is the 10th anniversary of Super Hexagon’s original release. I know, I can barely believe it either. I don’t have any big plans today, sorry – but I wanted to mark the occasion here. <3

I still don’t really know how to think about Super Hexagon, sometimes. It was a game that just sort of came along, while I was working on something else, a game I very much made for myself, tuned to my own reflexes. I didn’t expect any kind of reaction to it, let alone the one it got. I would never have imagined that anyone would still be playing it 10 years on. I’m unbelievably proud of this thing.

I released VVVVVV’s source code on its 10 year anniversary a few years ago, a lot of people have been asking me if I’d do the same for Super Hexagon, and… maybe? I do like the idea! But not today. There’s no rush. Super Hexagon is actually still being worked on, with updates coming to keep it running well on modern hardware – so making the source available is a bit messy right now. Maybe in the future!

Anyway. Please enjoy these weird early development screenshots from the game, which I enjoyed rediscovering!

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  1. Harry on September 5th, 2022

    Absolutely love this game, installed it on the computers in Sixth Form to play in free periods. Thanks Terry!

  2. Luca on September 5th, 2022

    By pure chance, I ended up beating the last level today for the first time, after years of try. Thank you for the awesome game, Terry!

  3. luke on September 5th, 2022

    Still the first game I install on any new device, it’s the absolute perfect mobile game!
    Thanks so much for making it!

  4. Brad on September 5th, 2022

    Hey, thanks so much for making this, and for continuing to support it all these years. *And* for choosing Chipzel for the soundtrack (huge fan of their work as a result of Super Hexagon’s introduction; bought everything I could from Bandcamp). What a great combination!

  5. Boots on September 6th, 2022

    I played this game back in high school and remember hooking it up to the auditorium projector screens and sound system to play from the tech booth during after-hours theatre rehearsals. Thanks for the game!

  6. AlTheMemeGod on September 6th, 2022

    Great game it really tests your reflexes

  7. SK on September 6th, 2022

    It’s weird to think that I’ve been playing this game for so long, it’s still the only game on my phone

  8. Cevvwrrat on October 2nd, 2022

    Can we get a Switch version of super hexagon?

  9. Anony on November 1st, 2022

    I just got back into it a couple months ago! Finally managed to survive a full minute in the black stage (does that have an official name?), and got to that stage in four out of the six levels.

    Have to echo others’ sentiments here, it really is the perfect mobile game. It inspires my own game development today!

    (btw, I would totally buy a “Basement Collection” style compilation of your old flash games. Naya’s Quest was my favorite!)

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