Apple is giving away free copies of Super Hexagon, a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel. This nicely done iPhone and iPad game is being provided as a free download exclusively through the official Apple Store shopping app.
“Be challenged by the difficult yet beautiful gameplay of Super Hexagon,” writes Apple. “Survive as long as you can through endless levels of minimalist puzzles.”
Super Hexagon has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on submissions from nearly 9,000 App Store reviewers. The game currently sells for $2.99 in the App Store so make sure to grab it at no charge through the official Apple Store shopping app, here’s how.
How to grab Super Hexagon for free
Step 1: Download Apple’s free Apple Store app to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
Step 2: Open the app on your iPhone or iPod touch.
Step 3: Tap on the Stores tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Now swipe on the carousel right below the One to One option until you see teaser graphics for Super Hexagon.
Tap it to get started.
Step 5: On the next screen tap the green “Download now for free” button at the bottom.
Step 6: You’ll be taken to the App Store app to confirm your Apple ID password.
Step 7: Lastly, tap the Redeem button in the upper right corner of the screen and the game will begin downloading to your device.
Of course, you can re-download Super Hexagon at any time to your other devices through the App Store’s Purchased tab.
This offer is exclusive for users of the Apple Store app and expires on October 30, 2015.
Apple says the promotion is valid only for US App Store account holders but that’s not a major pain given it’s easy to create a US account with the App Store alongside your existing account.
Tip: If you cannot access the offer and are located outside the United States, disabling location access in the Apple Store section of the Settings app should do the trick.
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For more information about the game, see superhexagon.com.
Super Hexagon is available on iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and Linux platforms. Cross-platform Mac, Windows and Linux versions are DRM-free and provided as a single $2.99 purchase through the official website.
On the iOS platform, the 22-megabyte game requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 6.1 or later.
Super Hexagon is localized in English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish.