11 September 2014

Played again: Hexagon

Text: Anja Neidhardt

The digital game Monument Valley has been a huge success ever since it was first released in April of this year. Its minimalist graphics place it in good company: several recent games for PCs and/or tablets and smartphones attract attention on account of their clear forms and colours. Not only do they play with perspectives and impossible forms (along the lines of Maurits Cornelis Escher), but soundtracks, too, are becoming more important than ever before.


Like Echochrome, the game of Hexagon and its upgrade Super Hexagon from 2012 can be seen as pioneers of current minimalist games. The computer game was developed by Terry Cavanagh and the soundtrack is by Chipzel. The player has to manoeuvre his cursor though ever-faster turning graphics of hexagons. 










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