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About this game

hexxed is a puzzle game designed by scientists to study how we solve problems. By playing, you will contribute to a global experiment seeking to model the human creative process with unprecedented depth and clarity.

- About us

We are neuroscientists based in Lisbon and Berkeley who study how the brain shapes our behaviors in the laboratory, so that we may learn to make better decisions in our lives.

- Science

You routinely make choices that are much more complex than they seem. Right now, in choosing to play this game you may wonder: Is it worth my time? Could I be doing something better? Your memories, desires, and imagination weave together in a mysterious way as you ponder. So, how do you choose?

We made hexxed to study this question. We designed the game so that it is simple enough to study scientifically, yet complex enough to challenge the mental abilities of human players. Now we aim to collect data from tens of thousands of players like you. Why? Because mapping the creative impulse that fuels intelligence requires many repeated observations. Each of you arrives at the game with a unique history and tendencies, meaning that you can interpret the game in highly diverse and fluid ways. Nonetheless, based on our work in the lab, we believe that the commonalities across players will outweigh the differences, allowing us to map a territory of intelligent play, and see how people move through it.

Within one year, we will share our findings at hexxed.io, so that you may see how you and your fellow humans solve problems.

Ready, player 1?

- Contact

You can reach us at thehexxedgame@gmail.com with inquiries, feedback, and more. We would love to hear from you!
Updated on
Feb 24, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data isn’t encrypted
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Ratings and reviews

59 reviews
January 3, 2021
Don't think of this as something to be "won" or "lost", the creators are studying our brains to see how our brains learn. Don't take it personally, it's about furthering science. If you don't get frustrated and confused, the game is actually failing at its purpose. Go with it and enjoy the process of observing yourself learn, grow from it. I only wish I could know what they learned from me, I'd love it if a link to the final paper was included!
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Clare Hooper
July 29, 2021
I get the reason for no instructions but I'm struggling to see the point/aim of this game. Add to that the outdated design & simple graphics, leading to the assumption that no effort was put into anything other than the study the neuroscientists designed it for. Therefore I'm leaving it for the geniuses to play. I don't need another game that leaves non geniuses feeling totally stupid & inadequate, thanks neuro nerd devs!
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Quo vrep
December 17, 2020
Very interesting game, but be warned, it is intentionally obtuse at first. Once you play through the first few levels, you'll learn what the game is "asking" you to do and likely have a more fun time.
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What's new

we have added quality of life updates, including faster leaderboard access and improved user experience.