In a creaky old tavern, in a forgotten corner of the video-game universe, a storm is raging. An anonymous caller suggests that there is a murder plot. Six video game protagonists are the only plausible suspects...
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Release Date:
Oct 16, 2018

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October 17

Second Day Patch

Hello! Thank you to everyone who has picked up The Hex so far. And thanks to those who reported bugs in the bug post.

This first patch of The Hex is to address some of the issues and bugs that have come up. They are as follows:

  • Fixed: In the battle with The Vurm in Waste World, enemies could become untargetable if The Vurm's tail hit a mine while overlapping them.
  • Fixed: While fighting Irving on the ship in Chandrelle's chapter, it was possible to completely kill him and skip the dialogue that followed the battle. This caused other issues afterwards.
  • Fixed: Mr. Squarrel would take your money even if you couldn't fit the item in your inventory! Real shady behaviour.
  • Possible fix: After downing the generator and clearing the barracks in Lazarus' flashback, the game locked up when the team gathered at the north door. I was never able to reproduce this bug on my end so I can't be certain that it's fixed now.
  • Prevented characters from blocking the pile of coins beside the telephone.
  • Fix for telephone continuing to ring after being picked up sometimes.
  • Fix for mouse cursor getting locked to a smaller area when switching to fullscreen.
  • Fix for pause menu being unresponsive in some scenes.
  • Fix for certain sounds not playing.
  • Other small changes/fixes.
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September 17

Release Date Announcement!

Hey there, thanks for being patient. The Hex will release on Windows/OSX/Linux on Steam on October 16th 2018. That's less than a month away! I will likely have it on other PC distribution platforms shortly after.

I've updated the trailer:

Unfortunately The Hex will not be releasing with localization. I may write a post at a later date explaining the details, but for now I'll just say that the task of localizing The Hex is gargantuan and I didn't want to delay the release further. Eventually I would like to include every language that Pony Island supported, and possibly more!

Still looking for beta testers!

You would have to be alright with slightly spoiling the experience by playing an incomplete and less stable version. But if you’re really eager send me an email at

I send out the invites in small groups in order to have people running through the game at all times. If you already emailed me and haven't received an invite, don't fret! You will get one soon.

Thanks for the support and I look forward to inviting you into The Six Pint Inn (and beyond) in October.

- Daniel
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“A game that defies me to tell you anything about it, not that I’m convinced you’d believe me if I did.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

In a creaky old tavern, in a forgotten corner of the video game universe, a storm is raging. The barkeep gets a patchy phone call. It's hard to tell what the caller is saying, but this much is clear: someone in The Six Pint Inn is planning a murder.

There are six patrons; all of them are video game protagonists trying to escape their past... But The Six Pint Inn has a way of bringing back old memories. Each flashback plays out in an entirely different genre, sometimes blending multiple. By exploring these memories you may discover the identity of the murderer... or you may learn much darker secrets.

In The Hex you will...

  • Control the six patrons and explore The Six Pint Inn
  • Delve into the memories of these cast-aside game protagonists to learn the truth of their past
  • Learn the identity of the would-be murderer... as well as the victim

The Hex takes roughly 6 hours to complete on the first playthrough.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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