10-years-on,-super-hexagon-just-got-a-major-update

Minimalist psychedelic rhythm game Super Hexagon is whirling in the direction of its tenth anniversary, so that you would not begrudge its developer Terry Cavanagh if he’d shelved it by now and stated “that’s that” (particularly as he has the far newer Dicey Dungeons to keep up). But Super Hexagon lives on, because the developer introduced that it is now been verified for Steam Deck, and has acquired a serious engine update that ought to make an already nice game that bit higher.

The ‘Neo Update’ (noticed by Gaming on Linux) is a whole rewrite of the system-level game code. Super Hexagon now makes use of SDL (which makes the game window resizeable and gives full controller assist), the audio engine has been changed, and graphics rendering has been overhauled to supply correct scaling as much as 4K. With Super Hexagon’s visible counting on clear straight traces and sharp angles as you shift your little triangle between the fast-spinning partitions, it is good which you could now blow it up for the massive display screen with out issues getting all jaggy.

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(Image credit score: Terry Cavanagh)

The update additionally initially promised “smoother framerates,” although when customers began reporting that it was nonetheless restricted to 60FPS, the devs owned their mistake and stated that larger framerates will arrive in a future ‘Part 2’ update. The cell model of the game already helps larger framerates, in addition to another options, and the last word purpose is to merge all of the desktop and cell variations into one closing tremendous Super Hexagon.

Cavanagh says that there is not any deadline for Neo Update Part 2 to be full, however what’s just a few years to a game that is been round for the reason that early days of the indie game revolution? In the meantime, with fashionable conveniences like excessive resolutions and correct controller assist, you may relax with Super Hexagon on a giant TV and get pulled into its mesmerising vortex of geometry and digital music like by no means earlier than.

Super Hexagon is silly-cheap, and you may seize it on Steam and GOG.