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Oct 28, 2012 | 10:08 AM EDT
  • Daily Feature October 29, 2012

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Beat Level 7 5 Points So you've figured out how the game works..
Make a level 5 Points Get creative with the level editor
"Invest" 2 hours in the game 10 Points All things in moderation. Especially breaks, don't want to overdo it with those.
Beat Level 13 10 Points That's the easy part out of the way.
Beat Level 17 10 Points That was the small-scale stuff. Literally.
Beat Level 24 25 Points Onto the elite four! Spoiler: there's a fifth. I hated when that happened in the Pokemon games.
Beat Level 28 25 Points Nearly there, two more to go! Hexagons probably aren't high up on your list of favorite shapes right now.
Complete HEXEP 50 Points Nice!

Author Comments

(Best played in Chrome or - though the level editor lags - Firefox. Avoid with IE due to glitches, working on that)

A simple yet increasingly challenging puzzle game about lighting a path through hexagons.

Comes with a level editor for creating levels and sharing them through Newgrounds' new(ish) data API, and also some medals to unlock.

Use the mouse to light up unlit tiles (by rolling over them), with the brighter coloured tiles as starting points. Click to restart the level. Some tiles have different requirements, such as needing to be covered twice or in a particular order.

The idea was to make a puzzle game where the puzzle or challenge wasn't in failing to understand the mechanics or accidentally missing something. Many puzzle games (point and click, spot the difference games, sometimes the puzzle elements of RPGs etc) could be quite cheap I felt, so I tried to make the focus of this on understanding and mastering a fairly simple concept instead of overloading you with new, confusing stuff. That went quite well and the game does manage to get incredibly challenging. Also, you can switch the theme from the options menu for a change of atmosphere. Enjoy!

Sponsored by Spiked Math Games

Reviews


temputempu

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 29, 2012

Magnificificificificent
Probably one of the few shapes games I actually enjoyed...


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IdeawizardIdeawizard

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 29, 2012

Mechanics:10

Graphics:10

Aesethics:10

Sound:9.59(gets a little repetitive)

Gameplay: 10

Game itself: 10!

Nicely done Mr. Psycho.



teremakiteremaki

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 29, 2012

Impressive game, sir!
You have proven that one doesn't need fancy graphics or a story to make an addictive and enjoyable game.
The learning curve is bang-on. The frustration doesn't exceed the determination required to complete the levels.
Simple controls, a bright menu, soothing cheesy music... all the traits of a well designed game.
..and User created levels as a bonus ?!
Loved the cheeky messages on the medals.

Amazing work, I hope you make more puzzle games like this in the future.
Cheers!


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mothman17mothman17

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 29, 2012

Damn! lvl 15 is god damn too hard. But I love the game. Minimalism ftw.



kanibkanib

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 29, 2012

Very well made. Simply sucked me in