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Super Hexagon hits Steam

I don't want sound reactionary here, but I think Terry Cavanagh might be evil. First he releases VVVVVV, a game that causes one of the highest swears-per-minute counts of any of the brutally difficult 2D platformers. Now he's back with Super Hexagon , a "minimal action game" in which you'll hear a "game over" message multiple times each minute.

You move a tiny triangle around the outside of a hexagon, dodging incoming patterns while the camera rotates around like a disorientating nuisance. It's a simple set-up, but creates an undeniably addictive reflex test. The aim is to last at least 60 seconds. I've played it for about forty minutes (on the lowest of three difficulty settings), and my longest life was just over 41 seconds, so either I'm rubbish, or the game is ridiculously hard. Probably a little of both.

The game's Steam page also offers a selection of important hexagon facts, like how "the north pole of the planet Saturn has a hexagonal storm cloud pattern with 8,600 mile long sides, larger than the diameter of Earth." Fun and learning!

Super Hexagon is currently discounted at £1.33 until the 4th December. Check out the video to see what manner of madness that paltry sum provides.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.