Hexderity on Itch.io

MSRP: $0.99

Platforms: Win, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Release: 6/9/15

I think you’d be hard pressed to find a person who hasn’t, at some point in their life, played Concentration or Memory or another game where the goal is to match face-down cards in pairs by turning them over two at a time.  The challenge of these types of games is to remember where cards are that you’ve already seen. Hexderity is a game for computers and for mobile devices that plays with this classic formula.

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The challenge of Hexderity doesn’t come from the number of cards, but from an extremely punishing timer that doesn’t fully reset upon clearing a screen of all cards.  Each game you play through rewards you with volts, which are a currency that can be spent on upgrades to ease you through future playthroughs.

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There are six multi-screen stages, each with its own set of icon-cards, and twenty possible upgrades that can be purchased.   The further you get before running out of time, the higher your score, and the more volts you’re awarded.  The concept itself is simple, but the execution is excellent, and the quick play times make it ideal for a mobile game.

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There’s really nothing here to complain about.  It’s a good game, it plays well, and the sound design is really nice, although you also could play it without sound without losing any functionality. Unlike many games designed with mobile platforms in mind, there are no microtransactions – a single purchase gives you access to the game in its entirety. Purchasing the game from Itch.io will unlock PC, Mac, Linux, and Android versions, but if you are looking for Hexderity for iPad or iPhone, you’ll need to purchase it from the iTunes Store.

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