It's hexagonal. It flexes. It has hidden depths.

Hexaflexagon Simulator 2019

Virtual hexaflexagons.

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Ratings (show detail)

Overall: 2.7
Fun: 1.6
Production: 2.7
Innovation: 3.6

8% respondents marked the game as not working.
Respondents: 11

Files

File Size Uploader Date
HXFS2019-Instructions-1.1.zipfinal
The Missing Manual
64.8 KB gcewing 2019/03/31 01:09
Screen_shot_2019-03-31_at_12.15.46_PM.png
It's hexagonal. It flexes. It has hidden depths.
41.3 KB gcewing 2019/03/30 23:17
Hexaflexagon_Simulator_2019-1.1.zipfinal
Fixed the flexing algorithm. No in-game docs yet, check here for a separate instructions upload.
235.6 KB gcewing 2019/03/30 23:10
Hexaflexagon_Simulator_2019-1.0.zipfinal
Basically working, sort of.
235.3 KB gcewing 2019/03/30 13:57

Diary Entries

Well, that was interesting

A bit of a rush job again this time. The idea I chose was probably a bit too ambitious -- it took me until Thursday to come up with a suitable data structure and algorithm, and some fairly fundamental bugs were plagueing it until the last moment, so I didn't get a chance to implement most of the things I had in mind. On the plus side, I gained a few insights into how hexaflexagons work, hopefully not at the expense of too much of my sanity!

Some future directions I could go with this:

  • Putting images on the faces
  • Rotating the view to look at the flexagon from different perspectives
  • Animated flexing
  • A way to "peek under the flaps" to see what the next flex will turn up
  • Printing out a pattern for making a physical version of your creation
  • Build a flexagon-manufacturing CNC machine (okay, maybe not)

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