Pony Island, despite featuring a name that belongs mostly to the strange parts of the Internet, was a pretty damn compelling little game, so I'm happy to tell you that Daniel Mullins, the solo developer behind it, is currently working on a brand new game.

The Hex is on first glance your standard Agatha Christie murder mystery where a bunch of people are stuck in a tavern with a murderer during a raging storm, though the twist is that each of the characters is a parody of various gaming genres. You've got The Spacemarine, The Sorceress, The Platformer, The Fighter, The Apocalypse Survivor and The First Person Perspective, and by exploring their memories you will need to try and uncover the murderer... or perhaps even darker secrets!

Since the whole premise behind The Hex is completely and utterly bizarre, here's the announcement trailer to hopefully give you an idea of what to expect:


While the details behind The Hex are still a bit shaky, the most intriguing part for me is that each of the character's memories will be experienced through their genre of choice. In other words, expect to move from a platformer to a brawler, from a brawler to an RPG, and so forth. Its certainly a unique idea, and given the dev's previous experience with mini-games in Pony Island I have high hopes for The Hex as well.

The Hex will be releasing on both Steam and Itch.io in early 2017 at a $5 price tag. If you're interested in learning more, or just want to gawk at some strange screenshots, head over to the official website.

The Hex's RPG segment featuring The Apocalypse Survivor