What a thing Terry Cavanagh has done. What a thing. He’s only gone and inspired a new wave of game designers to go forth and do smart things with ultra-minimalism and design purity. Super Hexagon is and will be, I suspect a more important game than anyone expects, even though it’s already highly feted in The Right Circles. While there will doubtless be more cynical clones, there’s also so much to be explored in terms of simple shapes, reflex-based strategy and immaculate mastery of tiny movements. Chaotic, a free game by one amidos2006, will be one of Super Hexagon’s many, many children, and its approach is to look at Cavanagh’s game of precision spinning through the looking glass.
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