Of course, the drama is always at the finish line. Building Hypotenuse, obviously, involves tons of Math and Computer Science tricks but one important feature, a major // TODO, which is really what makes the game, that feature of detecting whenever a player constructed a regular polygon so that I can properly keep score, I saved for the end. Of course, it wasn’t intended to be squeezed into the app in the final days before the launch but… well… ok, this is how it happened:

After getting accepted to AmazeFest and Berlin Games Week 2018, I decided that I would…


Parents today are scared of how technology messes with their children’s dopamine levels. The spell-binding-endorphin-firing video games and especially mobile video games are probably their worst enemies. Hypotenuse aims to do the opposite — it’s goal is to relax and be meditative and that’s the validation I got after debuting our app at the Berlin Games Week & the AmazeFest last weekend. It has been a crazy last month with a pre-launch fiasco to launching and building and building and launching in preparation for the Berlin Games Fest. But seeing how people used Hypotenuse plus the first hand feed back…


Mein Guter Freund CB and I were analyzing, over lunch one day, our respective hemispherically differing national historical guilts in relation to our shared yet universally instilled and installed Catholic guilt when we stumbled onto the topic of Napoleon: “Well, he was also a mass murderer but he’s still revered as a National hero in France… and yet, he lost.” said C. “But” I jabbed, “you are still using his Metric system. So, in a way… he kind of won.” I would have to thank my Christmas loot (which has exponentially increased my library of books on Sacred Geometry, Islamic…


If we were to ask the oracle at Delphi this question we would get the answer “Γνῶθι Σεαυτόν” ( know thyself ), or we could ask that Alexandrian, Euclid, and he would say, Σημεῖόν ἐστιν, οὗ μέρος οὐθέν ( A point is that of which there is no part ). Or, if we would ask Mr. R. Buckminster Fuller he would tell us a point is an energy event.* But since we’re living in a Cartesian world, je pense donc… and our game is written in Swift we shall now refer to a point as:

Which is an Apple…


A game development Odyssey

This is the story of the making of Hypotenuse, a game that explores the harmony between Geometry, Color, Sound, and Mind. It is a tale of adventure, mathematics, and programming.

It has been said one can go mad playing around with magic that one does not understand, and perhaps the same is true of mathematics. One must truly already be mad to attempt to harness the language of the universe and the music of the spheres in a few thousand lines of code. Fortunately, I am rather qualified in that department; my math, on the other…

𝞓 Hypotenuse

Hypotenuse is a meditative drawing game exploring the possibilities of Color, Sound, and, of course, Geometry http://hypotenuse.io

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