Udell Games
Based in Southampton, United Kingdom

Release date:
01 March, 2014

PC / Linux / Mac / Web


Regular Price:



Enter the Hyper Gauntlet, an adrenaline infused manic dodge-em-up arena of high-speed obstacles and twitch reaction. Hurtle ever forwards through gaps between blue and red obstacles. With each obstacle passed your score increases, but so does your speed! Use the tactical slow motion to postpone the inevitable and rack up the high score. Do you have what it takes? The Hyper Gauntlet awaits.


After the success of Hairball, Nick looked at simplicity and speed and how the two might be combined. Taking hints from Super Hexagon and Wipeout, and from his own experiences working on UnWheel, Nick began working on Hyper Gauntlet (then Speedrun, but renamed after a Twitter community protest) as a hobby project while he toiled away at Fuse-Breaker bugs. Eventually Nick found he was enjoying play testing Hyper Gauntlet even more than he was developing it and he decided to share the game with the Feedback Friday group on Reddit. Reception was overwhelmingly positive, and Nick quickly prioritized Hyper Gauntlet above everything else. He still posts the latest builds of Hyper Gauntlet to Feedback Friday, and many of the suggestions posted there have been reincorporated into the game.


  • Hurtle at whiplash speeds through a never-ending gauntlet of shiny blocks.
  • Boost your score with reckless runs and life-saving power ups
  • Compete against the world for the highest score
  • “Just. One. More. Go.” replayability


Launch Trailer YouTube

Let's Play YouTube

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    Selected Quotes

      • "It’s the sort of thing you don’t stop playing until long after your day’s responsibilities have rotted or left you a series of very angry text messages. And then after that, it sits in the back of your skull, screaming to the forefront every time you blink, colorful squares rushing by behind your eyelids like midnight traffic."
        - Nathan Grayson, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
      • "Give Hyper Gauntlet 10 seconds of your time, and if you’re not gripped by then, fair enough, move on with your life. Otherwise, welcome to the leaderboards!"
        - Chris Priestman, IndieStatik
      • "My evening’s been lost to this reflex-based tunnel-racer."
        - Julian Benson, PC Games N

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      About Udell Games

      Udell Games is Nicholas Udell, a hobbyist British independent game developer who has been making games for his whole life - but only officially for the last couple of years. Sometimes Udell Games includes Nick's girlfriend, Rebecca Farley, but most of the time it does not.

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      Hyper Gauntlet Credits

      Nicholas Udell
      Game Designer, Udell Games

      Music, Freelancer

      presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks