A game bearing many similarities to Terry Cavanagh's Super Hexagon is now available for free on PC, beating Cavanagh's iOS game onto the platform. And Cavanagh is okay with it.
Vee Software's Open Hexagon is a PC game that bears many resemblances to Super Hexagon, with one of the key differences being adjustible speed. The developer of the game wrote on its Facebook wall that he had gotten permission from Cavanagh to create a game inspired by Super Hexagon, although he hopes that by creating a game so similar he isn't "stretching it."
"I want to make clear that the resemblance to the original game is very high, even if it's not an exact clone," the developer wrote. "I've credited Terry Canavagh everywhere I could, and I don't want my game to be competition, but a tribute to his work. I got his permission to make a 'Super Hexagon inspired game,' I just hope this is not stretching it."
The game is available for free and while Cavanagh has expressed disappointment that Open Hexagon beat Super Hexagon to the PC, he is fine with it.
Posting to Twitter, Cavanagh said:
"I'm a little upset that he released it before I had a chance to release Super Hexagon on PC myself – but I'm basically alright with it! I've just checked it out there, and it's not bad at all – the harder octagon stage was pretty cool. I also like the death effect. I'm hoping Super Hexagon will be out on PC and Mac REALLY soon – I'm working flat out to make that happen!"
Super Hexagon PC is almost ready. I'm *dying* to finally release it. Sorry it's taking so long. I hope it won't take much longer.
Open Hexagon is available for free. Super Hexagon is currently availble for iOS for $2.99.