The name comes from the game's gardens, which are set upon a hexagonal grid. Players must connect water and seedlings in order for the garden to grow and flourish. Hexarden originated as a title that Flippfly co-founder Aaron San Filippo created for Ludum Dare 24, a game jam, in August 2012. According to a press release from Wisconsin-based Flippfly, the full game "expands on the basic mechanics of that game with some new twists and a new graphical style," namely, a minimalist aesthetic.
Flippfly did not specify platforms for Hexarden, but the studio said it intends to release the game later this year. Race the Sun launched on Linux, Mac and Windows PC last August, and is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this summer.