Are there any platform or language agnostic (preferably step by step) tutorials regarding creating hexagonal grid based maps/games? I'm mainly interested in grid/tiles basics and not advanced game engine stuff. So far I have found these:

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    \$\begingroup\$ For some more hex maths, see: How do I rotate a structure of hexagonal tiles on a hexagonal grid? (I think we could need a hexagons tag ...) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 11:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah I wanted to add hexagonal tag but I don't have enough reputation here :/ \$\endgroup\$
    – yojimbo87
    Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 11:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why are you unsatisfied with those two tutorials? One on gdreflections.com is great and quite simple too. Any specific "weak points" you have in mind? \$\endgroup\$
    – EnoughTea
    Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 12:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Vigil: those which I posted are pretty good, I'm just asking if there are some other recommended resources regarding this topic. \$\endgroup\$
    – yojimbo87
    Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 14:23

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I have been working on a hex tile game and found these tutorials useful:

Good luck with your project!


This guide didn't exist when the question was asked, but here's my guide to hex grid math:

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    \$\begingroup\$ It is a good one. Your tutorial is awesome for anyone starting to use hexes. \$\endgroup\$
    – petervaz
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 19:56

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