HoppiX (Version 3)
for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)


HoppiX is a game of elimination. The object is to remove as many marbles as you can from the playing field. Take a marble and "hop" over a neighboring marble. The marble that was hopped over is removed from the playing field. Continue with this until no more hops are possible. If you removed enough marbles from the screen, then you will move on to the next level -- or win the game!

Games Within Games

HoppiX includes several variations on the basic game as well as many different and lovely sets of marbles.

Changing to a new game variant will alter the game board layout and possibly even some of the rules of the game. We also have an Easy - Normal - Hard difficulty selection to make the game even more flexible!


A single level, shaped like a cross.

Classic Plus

The same as Classic, but much bigger.


A group of levels shaped like the international symbol for radioactivity.


A collection of smaller level layouts.

Totally Square

A series of square shaped levels that get progressively larger.


HoppiX features several different (and exceedingly fun) marble themes.

HoppiX theme selection


HoppiX provides both Windowed & Full Screen display modes, and an Aqua interface featuring the "Chrome" theme for the game skin. HoppiX includes full Mac Help, including strategy tips and a description of the rules of the game. The game also includes an animated dock icon.

illumineX used a variety of macOS technologies in HoppiX, including:

  • OpenGL & Quartz (including animation and transparency)
  • Cocoa (Objective C and Java)
  • Mac Help
  • Aqua Interface compliance
  • Animated dock icon with transparency (animates about once a minute)
  • Windowed & Full Screen display modes
  • Threads

enterprise apps and cloud services - gamification

illumineX is available to help you build your next generation mobile apps and cloud services. Our engineers build commercial products you can download and drive.

Do you want to take your mobile enterprise apps to the next level? illumineX helps enterprise, government, and venture capital funded startup clients design and build modern software solutions to reach their customers and reach their goals.

We understand the value of sizzle in your app, and can help you apply modern techniques like gamification to help you build an app that strengthens the bond between you and your customers. We've been building both large-scale, custom enterprise software and commercial games since the late 1990s. Very, very few enterprise software developres can say that.

Download EyeSpy for Mac to see our latest project, developed in cooperation with Alex B. Cone of CodeFab (NYC). illumineX and CodeFab would love your project to be our next joint effort!

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BabelBloX animated App Icon

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Pricing and Availability

The illumineX Infinity GamePaX series (including BabelBloX, HextriX, HoppiX, MarbleX, MnemoniX, RoX, and RuniX) is moving to macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and the Mac App Store this year.

Each game will be available for a low price of $4.99 which is 1/2 the original price of each game.

The Mac App Store doesn't allow us to identify our customers, so we are not able to offer upgrade pricing for previous iX Connect customers. Since the GamePaX has only been available as a free download since about 2009, we hope you'll consider this to be a reasonable upgrade fee (about 50 cents a year!)