Today is a day of great rejoicing in the village (and by "village" I mean "amongst John and me and any other right-minded puzzle-loving individual") because Matthew Brown of Hexcells fame has another game on the way. This one is called CrossCells [Steam page] and offers up a new variant of Brown's trademark minimalist logic.
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Hexcells, the best new puzzle in forever, may now be truly infinite. The third and final game in the puzzling series, Hexcells Infinite, was released with a puzzle generator, that allows the creation of 10,000,000 challenges. Which, while certainly more than anyone could complete in a lifetime, falls short of the title's claim. SHOCKING. However, a canny group of modders have since built a level…
Oh Hexcells. How I love thee. As a man obsessed with puzzle games, it is with no small amount of consideration that I say Hexcells is the best new puzzle in the last few years. I've jabbered my delight over both Hexcells and sequel Hexcells Plus previously, and I'm giddy-thrilled to see that there's to be a third and final game in the series, out…
If for some reason you were wanting to play Hexcells, because it's the best new puzzle game this decade, but you couldn't bring yourself to do it without its being on Steam, all is now resolved. Matthew Brown's sublime puzzlers are on the big grey store for £2 each, or the pair for £3.50.
Yes, Audiosurf. But Hexcells creator Matthew Brown Games says his next game approaches a similar idea in a different way. Where Audiosurf was about the music, Brown intends Sound Shift to be about the racing. That your tracks come from the music you're playing is a bonus.
The Indie Royale bundles are certainly amongst the more hit and miss out there. But their latest is a definite hit, simply by containing Hexcells. Have I mentioned Hexcells before? One might argue it's also worth purchasing for some of the other games in there, like PixelJunk Shooter, Gun Monkeys, Megabyte Punch, Ride 'Em Low and Stronghold HD.