Hyperspace Software


Introduction
Hyperspace is space with more than three spatial dimensions, as some of you who have taken the final hours of calculus and/or linear algebra are familiar with. As far as we know, it only exists within software, and if you are disciplined enough then also your mind. Understanding hyperspace broadens our capacity for thinking. I won't get into explaining it, as many of these resources are broken records for it. Below are introductions of various 4D softwares available right now and links to them, which are key examples for some necessary components in our conscious evolution.

I would like to make one suggestion to future game developers. The fourth dimension can be shown in a 3D setting with transparent overlays and color shifts. This would be optimal in an RPG setting.


4D Toys
4D Toys is an interactive software that is one of the best visual representations I have seen for conceptualizing how 4D objects interact, taking into account momentum and rotation. It is available on Steam.

Hypercube Demo
Albert Hwang's Hypercube Demo is an interactive virtual reality software which allows the user to rotate a hypercube in 3D space. He explains very well in the video how intuitive handling it becomes and how it's nature can be seen.

Miegakure
Miegakure is an RPG puzzle game in which one moves freely throughout a four-dimensional world to try to get from point A to point B. The name is Japanese for "in and out of sight" and it is advertised as a "hide and reveal" game. It is available on Steam.

4D Explorer
Jelle Vermandere has developed a simpler RPG game similar to Miegakure, which he credits, with different permissible properties, which is free to play on his website. In the above video, he explains how the software functions.

4D Miner
4D Miner is a Minecraft clone and survival game, which since it is also interactive would make it one of the better candidates for understanding operations in hyperspace. It is available on Steam.

4D Golf
CodeParade has developed a golfing puzzle game which allows the player to hit the ball and then maneuver through four dimensions as it moves. This is a great resource for working on reaction time while understanding 4D space. It is available on Steam.

4D Minesweeper
Julian Schl√ľntz has developed an extension to the classic Minesweeper with the same logic and similar 2D display applied to four dimensions. Although this would seem to be a burden, the display with hover highlights is helpful. It is available on Steam.

Tesseract!
A ball-in-a-maze puzzle game in 4D instead of 2D created by Anthony Grahn, who gives a breakdown of the game mechanics on his website as well as another on the game website. The navigational setting is in 3D rooms of a hypercube with other 3D rooms visible around the one with the ball, which results in a simplified perceptual 3D setting. It is available in the Mac App Store, and since it hasn't been updated it is also available on outdated Android devices in Google Play, LOL.

4D Maze
John McIntosh has developed a way to see and navigate four dimensions using colors of lines to indicate directions. While it looks to be difficult at first, it has been shown that people develop an understanding of it within minutes.

Cake4D
Cake4D is another maze game published by a new developer called TAP OK G, but from a 3rd person RPG approach, with a surprisingly good feel on the graphics for what it is. Like Miegakure, the player is viewing 3D slice of a 4D world and transitioning between slices, solving some form of puzzle to get to the next area. Like Portal, the player is also looking for a goddamn cake. It is available on Steam.

Magic Cube 4D
The 4D Rubik's cube works surprisingly similar to the 3D cube, just with slightly more connections in its hyperspace divisions. By now you have figured out how a hypercube turns, and the Rubik's cube twists in the same fashion. While solving is not the easiest task, taking a moment to understand its rotation offers some insight thus far not covered. It is available in Google Play.

Magic Cube 4D VR
Another version of with Magic Cube 4D by a different developer simply known as Magic Cube 4D VR, only this one has a hands-on interface. Weirdly, all information about it as well as the game itself is only available on Steam

Quaternions
For those of you familiar with how the complex number system works, you know that the nature of addition and multiplication is purely rotational. Quaternions are numbers with one real and three imaginary components. Pure imaginary quaternions perfectly describe 3D rotation in real space as in the video above. However, when it is projected onto 3D real space from a rotation in 4D space, something very different happens in an object's rotation than what has been shown so far. CG Cookie explains this as well as gives a visual.

Updated December 2023
Bill Liam East
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