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Hex Gambit: Respawned is OUT NOW for PC | Mac | Switch | PS4/5 | X Box One/X/S

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The Next Thing


Hex Gambit: Respawned is launched! Thanks so much to all of you for your support! It’s a 2017 Kickstarter promise come true, my first console release, first release since One Man Left became a solo operation, and the biggest project I’ve ever completed. It was a real joy playing online with you guys during the Hexening, and I’m excitedly following a hard mode blind playthrough on this Twitch channel (he’s near the finale!).

So what’s next? If you were around pre-launch, you may remember mention of a new Food Trucker in the vein of Space Food Truck. I expect that project will be ready for announcement this summer, so check back later for the reveal! You can sign up for email reminders here.

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The Hexening Compels You!


The Hex Gambit Discord cordially invites you to this weekend’s Hexening, Saturday Mar 16th at 1-3pm Central (hop in any time). That’s afternoon for the Americas and evening across the pond, a convenient time for LIVE multiplayer Quick Matches and 2v2s! RSVP at the link above.

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Git Gud


For everyone playing Hex Gambit: Respawned for the first time this week (20% off until March 12!), we put together some handy strategy guides to give you a leg up on the competition, or in the campaign!

If you’re enjoying HGR on Steam, I’d be honored if you could leave a quick review to help more people find the game! Great to see so many Recommends so far. May you all find glory at the top of the Mastermind’s tower.

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Hex Gambit: Respawned is Out Today!


If you like turn-based battles, but could do without all the stat optimizing menus, have I got a game for you! Hex Gambit: Respawned is an easy to pick up battle sport for 1-4 players now available on PC, Mac, and all major consoles! The first to score 10 points wins in dynamic 20 minute matches against friends, online randos, or AI.


  • 21 single player challenges with 3 difficulties, concocted by the Mastermind himself
  • Local or online friendly matches for 1-4 players with handicaps and house rules
  • 1v1 competitive matchmaking with crossplay!

Help Us Succeed!

If you love this game and want to see it succeed, repost and boost our signal on your favorite social media (TwitterX, Instagram, BlueSky, Threads, Facebook). Leave a review to help the algorithms like us on Steam, PS Store, or Xbox! You can also come say hi on our new hexgambit discord channel and join or host a friendly match with other players.

On a Personal Note

If you’ve been following One Man Left over these last few tumultuous years, THANK YOU. It means a lot that you guys are still liking posts or dropping me encouraging messages. It’s mind-blowing that (thanks to my publisher, Blowfish) my first solo project is out on every platform under the sun today, and I hope you guys have a blast with it. You’re awesome!

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Hex Gambit: Respawned Soundtrack – Out Now!


Like many of our games before it, Hex Gambit: Respawned was scored by the eminent Mike Reagan (Outwitters, Space Food Truck)! You can give the soundtrack a spin right now while we all wait for the game’s launch on March 6.

This album features some expanded versions of the original Hex Gambit’s battle themes, plus a handful of fresh thinky-fight tracks like Cooldown and Intimidation. Stream or buy it today on BandCamp.

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Hex Gambit: Respawned Launches March 6, 2024!


Strategy fans, mark your calendars, because One Man Left returns March 6th with my latest project, Hex Gambit: Respawned! HGR is a turn-based battle sport coming to Steam and all major consoles. Command a squad of minions, bouncing across their oddly elastic heads to harvest Victory Points from your opponents. Just don’t give up too many points of your own in the process…

HGR is a massive project, chock full of ways to play:

  • Cross-platform online multiplayer
  • Take on the world and rank up in Competitive 1v1
  • Battle 1-4 friends online or on a couch with Free for All, 2v2, AI opponents, Player Handicaps, AND House Rules to mix things up
  • 21 single player challenges with Easy to Hard difficulty options, plus a throwaway story with jokes!

If you’ve been following OML the past few years, you know that HGR has been a long time in the making, and I can’t WAIT for you guys to finally get your hands on it. I’m tremendously grateful for the help from my publisher, Blowfish Studios in making this happen (my first console game!), and I honestly feel like it’s the coolest game I’ve ever worked on.

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Year of Ultimate Patience


Another year of full time, mostly unpaid game development accomplished!

I was really hoping that Hex Gambit: Respawned would make 2023 One Man Left’s comeback year, but we just missed the cutoff. Now eyeing a 2024 launch, HGR will be my first console game and the first time I’ve partnered with a publisher. Exciting stuff on the horizon!

I don’t really know what to expect for launch, but it will feel great to have a new game I can point to when people ask “what have you made?” Our older projects are showing their age, and there’s nothing I can do to fix them.

I spent my 2023 working on an unannounced, goofy Food Truckin’ game that’s now feature complete! It’s a less RNG, single player evolution of Space Food Truck with lots of cool new ideas, and I’m in the process of polishing it up to show off next year.

So what’s the plan for OML in 2024? Launch a game and tee up another one! It’s been four years since Alex left, and I’ve been working hard to put awesome projects in the pipeline. These games are the best work of my career, and next year you’ll finally get to play what I’ve been up to!

Happy New Year everyone, and best of luck with all of your mad adventures in 2024!

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Happy Holidays!


It’s that time of year where family events and other distractions abound, but work continues in the One Man Left basement laboratory!

First, on the topic of Hex Gambit: Respawned, I’m sad to report that our release window has been pushed to next year. Adding cross-platform multiplayer on top of all these ports is no simple thing, but the game is in capable hands and I know it’ll be worth the wait! Sign up for the mailer or check back here for the latest.

While my publishing partner hammers away at HGR, I’ve been cooking up a single player successor for our old roguelike deckbuilder, Space Food Truck. This month I squeezed in one last goofy feature: Vegetarian Mode!

The new Food Trucker has illustrations of the meals you make, and the recipes themselves have been designed to make sense (it’s not a random selection of ingredients like SFT). So if you don’t find dishes like Meatcakes™ very appetizing, you can tick this on for alternate menus that remove all the Meat cards from the game. It was a weird idea I had while watching Avatar, so you can thank Aang for this one.

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Feature Complete


In Hex Gambit: Respawned news, we’ve resumed submitting the game for its next platform certification after resolving some networking issues. You’ll find the release date posted right here once it’s ready!

As for the Food Truck Returns project, this month I’ve got the game feature complete with full controller support! It’s all polish and artwork from here, with maybe some extra scenarios to add down the road.

The wait for a new OML game has been a long one, so it feels good having a second project lined up. I think these games are the best work of my career, and I can’t wait for you guys to play them!

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Spicing Things Up


No Hex Gambit: Respawned news just yet. Still working through those bugs and prepping for another console certification. I’m disappointed that we didn’t hit the summer release date I hinted at, but it takes what it takes!

Work continues on the new Food Trucker project in the meantime. My list of art and sound needs is long, but the features I have planned for launch are looking like they’ll all be sorted out before the end of the year.

My last fun one is the difficulty system I’m working on now. Space Food Truck had a flat difficulty select based on hot sauces: mild, hot, etc. The new game will have a customizable menu with lots of options like truck HP, crisis intensity, shop price hikes. Each aspect you make harder cranks up the spiciness, and the spicier you get, the bigger the score bonus you’ll receive for beating the scenario!

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