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Spherical Geometry Is Stranger Than Hyperbolic (youtube.com)
132 points by Jyaif 6 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments





Here's the game that the video creator has made based on these ideas

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1256230/Hyperbolica/


Speaking about games - I love HyperRogue: https://www.roguetemple.com/z/hyper/.

HyperRogue is a lot of fun and does a great job of making the non-standard geometry central & integral to the gameplay. The levels with "gravity" are particularly interesting to navigate and reason about, IMO.

I'm hoping for VR support!

He has a cool video on how hyperbolic geometry is really big: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQo_S3yNa2w

At 5:45[0] in that video, he makes a reference to one of the greatest weird explanations of video game things ever: the explanation[1] of how to beat the Watch for Rolling Rocks level in Super Mario 64 with only half an A-press, which is highly worth a watch if you like this stuff about geometry.

And if that was interesting, I also recommend the history of any percent speed runs for Super Mario Sunshine.[2]

[0]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQo_S3yNa2w&t=345 [1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpk2tdsPh0A [2]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oudZMniib08


This channel is one of my favorites!



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