Another update has made it to Android Market, featuring the long awaited possibility to view global top scores for each mode. Also included is a bug fix reducing battery consumption in menu popups, and updated game instructions. Thanks for playing!
- Possibility to see top global hi scores (full version only)
- Updated game instructions
- Bug fix: reduced battery consumption in menu popups
While escaping the summer sun (not hard to do in Sweden, it’s always blocked by clouds) this weekend, I made a small update to Hextacy. Now, users with Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Android 3.1 should have no problem running the game. Enjoy!
Changelog 1.1.5: - Fix of force close-bug appearing on Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Forced stop of vibrations, if any, at the end of a game
New features include an optional stronger set of vibrations, experimental haptic feedback for new tiles sliding down the board (want feedback on how that one works out on different devices, so don’t hesitate to mail me your experiences), and a new handsome splash screen that should now display properly on tablets and other devices with high resolution screens.
- New splash screen, should now be displayed accurately on high resolution devices such as tablets
- Optional stronger set of vibrations
- (Experimental) Vibration feedback when new tiles slide down the board
Life of Android’s Michael Brook has been kind enough to do both a review of Hextacy and include the game in the Top five Android apps of the week. The site has also published a video review, seen above. Many thanks guys.
“Super-addictive, mega-challenging, six-sided-shape-based puzzler that’ll keep you coming back for more.”
- Life of Android
Additional thanks to Michael Rose at IndieGames.com; the site has just started covering Android games and Hextacy is the first game to be featured in the reccuring Android Game Pick. Check it out here.
Lastly, Youtube user samjpullen has also uploaded a video review of Hextacy, embedded below. Muchas gracias.
“I fully recommend Hextacy if you’re looking for something different to play on your Android phones. Different in the sense that the game did away with the cliche matching squared blocks ala-Tetris style and instead used hexagons which get eliminated through swipe gesture.”
“Definitely give Hextacy a download.”
- Droid Life
“Hextacy is a simple, but fun and entertaining game. The game shines when you are trying to beat your own or a friend’s high score. Any player will be able to figure out how to play the game, but it will take many games to be able to master the game. If you are looking for an entertaining, yet easy to play puzzle game, check out Hextacy in the Android market place.”
- Casual Gamer Chick
“A bigger board would have made Hextacy an essential download, but even without it’s a solid, addictive puzzler and well worth a download.”
- Pocket Gamer
Hextacy has been getting some blog coverage lately. First off some reviews from Android Police, DroidDog and Phandroid:
“I love this game. The interface is incredibly fluid and, no matter what I’ve had going on in the background, the game has never lagged or stuttered on me. Everything is easily accessible and it’s just plain pretty to look at. For a casual game, just because of its addictive properties and endless replay value, this game is a solid 4.5 out of 5 for me. I’ll be playing this one for a long time to come, especially when I’m supposed to be doing something else.”
- Android Police
“It’s very apparent from the opening screen of Hextacy that the developer, Magnus Lorentzon, has put a lot of thought into the design of the game. [...] If you’re looking for a quick game that looks and performs wonderfully, I can’t recommend Hextacy enough.”
“A very polished puzzle game with simple, yet addicting gameplay.”
Thanks to Brad Ganley at Android Police, Dustin Earley at DroidDog, and Quentyn Kennemer at Phandroid. Hit the links to read the full reviews.
Hextacy 1.1 is live on Android Market, and brings two features that have been requested by a number of players. The first addition is an optional color scheme for players with color blindness, which replaces the red and orange tiles with some sexy blue and white ones. The second added feature is the ability to turn off music without turning off sound effects.
Changelog 1.1: - Color scheme added for players with color blindness
- Now possible to turn off music only
Discovered a bug in the sound menu popup, a small update (v 1.1.1) taking care of the issue is now available.