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Threadspace: Hyperbol review

What the hell's a hyperbol?


  • 2D gameplay better than expected
  • Multiplayer rocks
  • Unique and involving


  • Sometimes a little too hectic
  • May not be suitable for everyone
  • Non-3D space may turn you off

Aug 29, 2007

The trouble with space is it’s all three-dimensional. You think you’re doing pretty well in a scrap, and then it turns out there’s an enemy Battlecruiser and 42 legions of their finest fighters descending on you from above.

ThreadSpace: Hyperbol does away with such unpleasantness by limiting play to a two-dimensional plane. Yes, you’re a spaceship, but you slide about like some sort of rocket-powered game of intergalactic curling. This all works tremendously well mind you, and to the game’s distinct advantage.

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DescriptionThreadspace: Hyperbol is so completely unique that it's simply a joy working out how to play the damned thing, while the gameplay remains generally hectic-but-thrilling.
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date12 July 2007 (US), (UK)