Perspective is a funny thing. You can be so, so sure that you know something is laid out, then turn your head a few degrees and see it in a whole other way. That's the basic conceit of Naya's Quest, a new puzzle/platformer from Super Hexagon maker Terry Cavanagh.
Hey, look: this seems like a Super Hexagon nod in Adventure Time! Cool. Makes sense that things Finn can't deal with are locked with this, yeah?
Earlier today, our own Luke Plunkett nominated Crusader Kings II for Kotaku 2012 game of the year, writing that it's "the only game on this list that's about sex and politics."
Super Hexagon is hard. The kind of hard that keeps you coming back for more of its sweet, brilliantly designed torture. Getting to the top of your friends' list in Game Center is a feat worth celebrating. And landing on top of everyone else playing Terry Cavanagh's collision avoidance game? Well, that's damn special.
Super Hexagon creator Terry Cavanagh wanted to release his free game Don't Look Back on the iOS store. It was reviewed by Apple's people today. Then rejected, according to Cavanagh.
This week I played Super Hexagon in the office of my insurance agent, financial advisor, and attorney, as I settled up matters relating to the sale of a house. That should establish the game's cred as an outstanding time-killer.
Terry Cavanagh creates some hellaciously difficult video games, like VVVVV, but it's not like the man won't eat his own cooking. Thanks to Joystiq, you can see the creator of the ultra badass puzzler/whatever-it-is Super Hexagon beat the game on its hardest mode, showing that the iOS game indeed has an ending. Not…
If you haven't played Super Hexagon yet you need to put everything down immediately and do so. Your boss, teacher, and/or parents will understand. Unless you're a brain surgeon. Please don't put that scalpel down. It can wait.
After two weeks of careful study, I have determined that Super Hexagon is the bullriding of video games. It may not look it. It may look and sound like an old Atari game that fell through a timewarp and re-emerged on the iTunes store today.