Factsheet

Title:
Hive Time
By Josh "Cheeseness" Bush
Based in Tasmania, Australia

Release date:
TBC (late 2019)

Website:
hivetime.twolofbees.com

Press / Business contact:
contact@jbushproductions.com

Social:
Twitter (@Hive_Time)
Patreon

Description

Build a hive, make some honey! Hive Time is a small, bee themed management/base building sim. Harvest resources, grow your hive, and produce a new Queen before the current one dies. Manage different bee roles in a totally scientifically inaccurate depiction of hive dynamics. Send Foragers out to find pollen and nectar, have Builders research new cell types, and ensure you have enough Beesitters to raise the next generation of bees. Make interesting choices that affect the hive - respond to wasp attacks, deal with outlaw slugs, or help a caterpillar realise a lifelong dream.

History

Inception

A prototype of Hive Time was initially created by Josh "Cheeseness" Bush and Miriam "Mimness" Roser (A.K.A. Two Lof Bees) as part of an informal ten day game jam in May 2019. This early version of the game featured basic construction, population management, and resource production.

Development

Encouraged by a positive reception to the jam prototype, development continued for the remainder of 2019. Research, foraging, and defence management systems were added to Hive Time's core mechanics while its zany world was expanded through a wider range of events and vignettes. Peter Silk was brought on board to compose Hive Time's original soundtrack.


Images

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vignette_screenshot.png

There are far more images available for Hive Time, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


Videos

November 2019 Dev Stream YouTube

Post-jam Reflections YouTube


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Team & Repeating Collaborators

Josh "Cheeseness" Bush
Programmer, Writer, 2D Artist, 3D Artist, Foley Artist

Miriam "Mimness" Roser
2D Artist, 3D Artist, Writer

Peter Silk
Composer


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