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The Hex

11 months ago

Feature: It'll take you all of 2019 to play them

Best PC games of 2018

The doors have been opened, the games inside have been devoured, and now it's time to recycle the cardboard. Below you'll find all of our picks for the best PC games of 2018, gathered together in a single post for easy reading.

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12 months ago

Feature: Presents of mind

We asked developers: what would you gift the games industry?

We ask the tough questions here at RPS. We’re like Jeremy Paxman but in a very long bear costume. We once asked 15 developers what they’d do if they were stuck in a room with a clone of themselves. This is important stuff. Today, we ask another question: What would you gift the games industry for the holidays? We put this query to a bunch…

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Feature: Listen or be lost at sea

Podcast: The year 2018 is sinking and only 3 games can be saved

 Look out. The year 2018 is going down in a storm. There are hundreds of games aboard, running, jumping, trying their best to survive the maelstrom. But there’s only one tiny lifeboat, and only enough room for three games. It falls on the sorry shoulders of the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, to decide which trio of games clamber onto the life raft…

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1 year ago

The Hex’s deepest, darkest secret hides in another game entirely

If there was ever a tale for Cyber Monday, this is it - the kind of stuff that magazines would spread rumours about, now made real. The Hex, if you missed John's cheery review, is the genre-hopping successor to Daniel Mullins' Pony Island, and a clever little thing you should probably play now. One moment it's a Fallout-parodying tactics game, next it's Hotline Miami. It's…

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Feature: Murder History

The Hex review

Pony Island was one of my favourite games of 2016, a Trojan horse of astoundingly clever ideas and arch critique, and incredibly funny. So clearly I was interested to see where developer Daniel Mullins went next. I'm very delighted to report it's the extraordinary The Hex. A game that defies me to tell you anything about it, not that I'm convinced you'd believe me if…

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Pony Island creator casts The Hex in October

The creator of cult favourite Pony Island has announced that his next surprise 'em up, The Hex, will launch on October 16th. The Hex is a murder mystery trying to discover which of six video game protagonists in a bar is planning a murder and, as you'd expect from the Pony man, it's not straightforward. We'll have to play through some of their memories, see,…

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3 years ago