Hi everyone! Today, we’re thrilled to share the results of The Hexadome’s Alpha Playtest!

Alpha Playtest Results

Let’s start by explaining why we initiated this playtest. The Hexadome: Aristeia Showdown is Blindspot Games’ first game and we ran our Alpha Playtest from February 6 to 13, 2024. This was a very exciting milestone as it was the first time we shared The Hexadome with our pioneering playtesters!

We want to take a moment to truly thank you for your unwavering support throughout this process. Your dedication to battling it out in the arena, analyzing our visuals, bopping your head to the soundtrack, and getting addicted to the gameloop has been instrumental. That being said, let’s share the results of the latest playtest!


What players liked

  • The soundtrack
  • The characters and their unique abilities
  • The arena and its atmosphere
  • The Cheers mechanic that allows to upgrade all that's upgradeable! Attacks, support skills, characters' stats, up to unleashing your ultimate attack: Cheers is the go-to resource!
  • Learning the unique abilities of each Champions and creating synergies between them to outsmart their opponent.

“I like the visuals of The Hexadome and the cheers!” @Raziel

“God damn, this game is addictive!” @AntipodeanBolt

“Played a bunch of games. Seems pretty dang good, especially for an alpha!” @Ilan Inglis

We learnt a few things along the way! Like how many players highlighted Laxmee as their favorite underrated Champion, pointing out her effectiveness in strategic gameplay. Despite her low HP, don’t underestimate her ability to swiftly power up her teammates. The synergy between her and her teammates definitely creates an epic battle, and occasionally leads them to victory!

A few community members pointed out that they loved pairing Laxmee and Major Lunah together. Laxmee would buff up Major Lunah, making her roll only high numbers when fighting their opponents. Major Lunah turned into a killing machine and the players felt invincible!


“After a few rounds with Laxmee, she’s definitely an underrated aristo.” @BanzaiZAP

“I’ve been running with Laxmee in the last few games and she’s felt super nice. She can debuff a whole bunch each round, which leads to a lot of free movement. She’s definitely a champ who wants the 20 points into d/buffer.” @CAnon

Overall, the feedback we received was very positive, with players expressing their enjoyment of the arena, the Champions, and the game mechanics.

What could be improved

  • Improve the tutorial and better explain the timeline, LoS, upgrades, drops, overwatch, brawn, defence, and attacks. All these mechanics are a big part of players' strategy and we're working hard to make them clearer for our next playtests!
  • Clarify the results of disengage, combats, and actions
  • Add certain buttons that will help your strategies: undo option, surrender, view your opponent’s tactics, in-game tips
  • Create a glossary of keywords and a guide of our Champions with their special abilities
  • Create a play with friends mode
  • Customize game modes for those that don’t want to play ranked
  • Improve the difficulty of AI in solo matches

We’re taking all these suggestions into consideration for our next playtest!

Final thoughts

We want to take this time again to say a huge THANK YOU to all our playtesters and community members for your support on The Hexadome. With your feedback and the development team at Blindspot Games, we will create the best turn-based tactics game.

Here are a few words from Aurélien Simoni, the Co-Founder at Blindspot Games:

"We’re having a lot of fun working on The Hexadome, and we believe that we have something unique on our hands. The positive reception of this Alpha confirms that we are on the right track and motivates us further to make The Hexadome an exceptional game!"

We’ve got lots of exciting news coming up in the next few months! We’re already gearing up for our next playtest and we’re preparing for PAX East next month. We'll be in Boston from March 21st to March 24th - If you’re going, come by our booth #18102 and say hi!

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