Hexcells Infinite is the third game in the series of ambient logic puzzle games.
User reviews: Very Positive (95 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 2014
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"Hexcells offers that ideal position of apparent simplicity, but a depth of complexity."
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September 29

Custom Level Support

Hexcells Infinite now supports custom levels created using the sixcells level editor.

A new "load custom level" button has been added to the title screen. Simply copy a level (or group of levels) into the clipboard and click the button to play.

A subReddit has been created for sharing puzzles which can be found here;
http://www.reddit.com/r/hexcellslevels/

More info about how the level editor works can be found here;
http://steamcommunity.com/app/304410/discussions/0/613936673556813085/


Thanks to BlaXpirit and sekti for creating the excellent level editor!

Look forward to seeing what puzzles people come up with :)

-Matthew

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“...the sense of artistry behind the crafting of the puzzles, puts this a level above.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Hexcells Infinite is the third game in the series of ambient logic puzzle games.

It includes a new set of 36 puzzles as well as a random puzzle generator and now supports mid-level saving and cross platform cloud saves.

The level generator uses an 8 digit seed number to generate each puzzle so they can easily be shared.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
69.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
The only game series I must 100% and my favorite puzzle series. Smart, clean, and it's got jokes. If you believe that hex grids and numbers can be jokes. (Jokes are usually in the form of ? hexes and are always on you.)

The auto-generated puzzles are less tidy but great for quick <10 min breaks between whatever else your doing. A+
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This is the third part of the Hexcells series, and it's really the one that reach perfection.
It's truly one of my favourite games. The level generator is absolutely perfect, since you can play all levels one by one if you want, and you can even create your own level pack!
In addition to that, the design and music are perfect too...
The possibility to save and continue later is welcome, as this was a bit frustrating with the two first Hexcells.
(PS: Excuse me for the poor English, i'm French...)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
A very clever, very addictive puzzler. Can get frustrating at times, but very satisfying once you completed a level that initially seemed impossible.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Like minesweeper for bees. Minebeeper?
Or maybe it's more like Picross for wasps. Picwasp!
No wait, it's like Sudoku for giant hornets. Like that dream I had, but without the part where I'm fired for being a bug.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
A bit boring, cus nothing new

exactly the same game as Hexcells original,


5/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Sheldon Cooper would love this. So logical!
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
58.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I love this puzzle game, I tend to watch things on the other monitor while playing with muted sound.
I'd like to see Microsoft buy it and make it a standard part of windows games.
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3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
amazing game
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2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Awesome minesweeper-esque game.
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10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
You will learn to hate the ? cells.
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13.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
The best of the 3 games, with infinite levels with the random editor. Hard if you are looking for the perfect achievement, easy if you don't.
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12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Awesome and underrated game, especially as you can get 3 level packs AND a random level generator for just over a fiver!
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67 of 68 people (99%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
The Hexcells series are my favorite puzzle games. It's true that minesweeper is an easy comparison, but also unfair, as it would be to compare a modern car to a Model T. A bit of math, much more logic, an infinite puzzle generator, and you've got yourself a puzzle game that will last forever! Buy it now!

DISCLAIMER: Forever is a really, really long time, and you won't be around to see it. Rest assured though, that whoever is around will be able to enjoy Hexcells forever! Just not you. Sorry.
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This thing is intense and a marked improvement over its predecesor. The packaged puzzles are mind-bendingly difficult. I've played for six hours and I'm only 50% of the way through the game.

However, there's also an "infinate" mode -- where you can use a random number generator (or today's date) to create a puzzle that is less imposing but still a lot of fun. This adds the replayability that was missing from the first title.

All told: I found it very enjoyable and recommended for anyone who likes Minesweeper, crosswords, and other such puzzles.
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
This is a great game for testing your IQ.
I Love the random puzzle generator and the daily puzzle, this game is highly replayable. <3
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
The Hexcell series has the best puzzle games I've found since SpaceChem. Not as fiendish as that, but difficult enough to make you very smug when you manage a difficult puzzle. Dirt cheap, too.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
The third and most likely final sibling in the Hexcells family, Hexcells Infinite, like its title suggests, provides an infinite game experience: in addition to another set of 36 hand-crafted levels, it includes a random puzzle generator!

The hand-crafter levels are about as difficult as the ones in Hexcells Plus, or marginally easier (either that, or I'm just getting better at solving them.) I regret that only one of them provides special instructions (in this case "each column contains an odd number of blue cells") as I feel more of them would benefit the challenge variety. This absence is also partially responsible for the scarcity of satisfying "aha" moments, when several clues combine beautifully into a challenging part of the solution. Previous games had me complaining about the puzzles' less than perfect elegance: you usually have quite more clues than you really need. This is still a problem, even if it's now marginally less severe than it was. Another issue, especially for newcomers, is that nowhere in the instructions does the game direct your attention to the box at the top left corner, containing the number of yet undiscovered blue cells, even though it's an essential information for many of the puzzles. All of that didn't stop me from enjoying the 36 puzzles and feeling a real satisfaction each time I could perfect one. They are more missed opportunities than mortal sins.

The real attraction of Hexcelles Infinite, of course, is the randomly generated levels. There are 100 millions of them, so there is no risk of running out before growing completely tired of Hexcells. You can let the computer choose or you can specify a seed yourself, so it's easy to share a level with your friends . There is an option to use the date as a seed as well, and have a "puzzle of the day", but don't expect a leaderboard for it, à la Spelunky. The real question is this: "Are the randomly-generated puzzles as good as the hand-crafted one?" Predictably, the answer is no. Mainly because the elegance issue, that I mentioned above, is considerably worse. Random levels are chock-full of redundant clues, and lack any kind of the symmetry that makes a puzzle attractive. I find that a real shame, as it shouldn't be too difficult to devise an algorithm that gets rid of some of the redundancy, and maybe couple it with a difficulty setting. Are the random puzzles good enough to sustain interest? Your mileage may vary, depending on whether you play casually, or seriously. "Serious" players will lament the low difficulty. Most of them took me less than 4 minutes and I've yet to find one that I couldn't solve in less than 10. But that may be exactly what you're looking for, and as a way to relax and pass a bit of time, the random puzzle generator is serviceable. Nevertheless, my impression is that those that enjoy the kind of challenge offered by the 36 main levels, will find the random ones too trivial for their taste.

Audio-visually, Hexcells Infinite is identical to its predecessors. You get the same white, blue and yellow colours, the same menu presentation, the same ambient soundscapes... It's all very nice and stylish, but a bit of variety, like selectable visual themes, for example, would have been welcome.

Hexcells Infinite is the best Hexcells yet. It feature another 36 good, difficult puzzles and the random number generator has the potential to satisfy your need for casual puzzle solving during a great many hours.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
One of the best puzzle games ever. Really makes you think. It's similar to Minesweeper that comes with Windows but much more complex. There were new ways to think about the puzzle added from Hexcells to Hexcells Plus and now even more into Hexcells Infinite.

The reason this third release beats the previous games a million times over is the infinite play. You can endlessly generate random puzzles, making the game endlessly replayable. Puzzles are short, taking anywhere from 1:30 to 15:00 minutes depending on complexity, so it's a nice way to kill a short bit of time.

There's not much else to say. The background music is relaxing. The game is easy to learn but still pushes you to think through each puzzle. And you can't beat a $5 price tag. I didn't even wait for a sale on this one after playing the previous games. No regrets.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
After a couple of hours playtime, I can honestly say that the game is everything I was hoping for.
If you didn't like the first two installments, don't bother with this one either since it didn't bring anything new to the table gameplay-wise when compared to Plus. It's essentially an ultimate version with some _really_ hard levels, where you can stare at the board for ten minutes at a time before you have deduced the next possible step.

The logic involved seems to me to be a bit more advanced than in Plus sometimes. There are for example more occasions, in which the puzzles require counting the remaining blues and determining by addition of unsaturated column-restrictions and number-blocks, that there is no possible way that some unrelated cells could be anything other than blacks (or blues), often giving you the decisive hint to complete the puzzle.

I'm three levels short of completing the game, but will pause for now, since it's getting late and sleeping during work hours is for some reason frowned upon at my job. But the level-generator is certainly great for long-term motivation and I can see myself going back to it every now and again, even if the resulting puzzles don't seem to be as challening or clever than the hand-made ones.

In terms of presentation, little has changed compared to Hexcells Plus. Wouldn't have needed to anyway, in my opinion. Saving puzzles is nice though when you're stuck, and as someone who enjoys watching tv-shows or listening to music while playing, the option to turn off music and sound separately is great and much appreciated.

In conclusion: Truly good successor with very well designed puzzles and another difficulty-increase. The level-generator is the icing on the cake, I recommend this game to every puzzle-fan. Though if you've never played any hexcell-game, you might as well start with Plus (or even the original, which I've personally found a bit too easy, but still makes an excellent tutorial to the series). Just play them all in order, and continue playing infinite for the random-puzzles once you're done with the handcrafted levels! :)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Played Hexcells before and this is a worthy sequel.

The Puzzles are of a very high quality & the infinite puzzle generator adds serious longevity. No guesses required!

If you like logic puzzles then you'll love this game.
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