By Josh "Cheeseness" Bush
Based in Tasmania, Australia
12th of Beecember 2019
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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.
A prototype of Hive Time was initially created by Tasmanian based independent developers 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.
Coinciding with World Bee Day, the Informational Update was launched in May 2020, adding an in-game Beepedia and a slew of UX focused improvements.
To celebrate one year of Hive Time, the Hiveversary Update was launched in Beecember 2020, adding new content and chat integration.
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!
Everybody's abuzz for Hive Time YouTube
Hiveversary Update Trailer YouTube
Chat Integration Trailer YouTube
Informational Update Trailer YouTube
Penelope Trailer YouTube
Release Date Trailer YouTube
November 2019 Dev Stream YouTube
Post-jam Reflections YouTube
Logo & Icon
Team & Repeating Collaborators
Josh "Cheeseness" Bush
Programmer, Writer, 2D Artist, 3D Artist, Foley Artist
Miriam "Mimness" Roser
2D Artist, 3D Artist, Writer
presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks