Survive amongst a mythical woodland filled with ancient magic, strange creatures & intriguing puzzles. As the Hive Mind, you embark upon a dangerous and sometimes dark journey to find safety for your insect tribe. Inspired by folklore & fairy legend, and the artwork of modern fairy artists, Hive Quest is a trip into a whimsical world that is intended to delight and entertain.

Players of Hive Quest will find themselves in the role of the ‘Hive Mind’ – an omnipresent entity in charge of micro-managing the growth of an insect colony.
Laying eggs, building new hive sections, managing resources and exploring a mysterious woodland filled with magic and oddity are important elements of gameplay. Warfare is also an ever present reality, with Insect colonies engaging in swift and deadly skirmishes, or subterfuge and theft. Players also acquire a magical creature that assists with spell components and uncovering secrets that may open up new areas or upgrades.

With a large dollop of craziness, humour and the magic of the Wild Woods, be ready to spend time dancing with the fey!

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Hi Everybod!

I was recently asked how the inspiration for Hive Quest came about, and what were the main influences for gameplay. (Thanks San_OutofLine :D) This has spurred me into action to write a few humble words about 'why' and 'how', (with maybe the odd 'who' or 'what' thrown in too, just for good measure.)

Never know what you'll find...

The How -

So I was chilling out in the garden last summer with a beer and became fascinated by the diverse, busy lives of the creatures & plants inhabiting my (very overgrown) lawn.

To those little creatures it must be like a dense and dangerous jungle out there. If you or I were shrunk down and had to survive we probably wouldn’t last 5 minutes, right? Some hairy monster with incredibly long legs would probably come along & bite our heads clean off or something.

I spent some time visualising what life might be like for a bug and found the inspiration for a cool new PC game.


The Why -

Now, I know insect and hive games have been done before, lots of times, but what I’m trying to do here is something a little different.

Hive Quest game play is a mix of real time strategy combined with exploration that is often driven more by curiosity than any immediate threat, add the need to find and solve puzzles to unlock useful secrets (and sometimes just watch things grow!) the pace of progress through the game is largely in the hands of the player. I am a lifelong fan of folklore, ancient legend and myth so everything is created with these ideas in mind - to impart a sense of playfulness but with a deeper mystery that reflects the elusive world of the fey folk.

Home is...

Though conflict within the game does exist, progress is largely intended to promote a feeling of curiosity and growing something in a positive way, rather than tearing something down.

In the development process I am also spending a lot of time thinking about and integrating situations and moments that will make players react on an emotional level, hopefully with a few 'Oohh, look what happened' or 'What on Earth is that?' events. This is one of the hardest things to create as it not only involves the creation of in game scenes and characters, it also requires a sense of timing.

Uh oh...

Lastly, Hive Quest is also intended partially as an antidote to my own experiences with negative frustration in many modern games. (The ones that made me feel like I'm still at work, even though I'm at home gaming and trying to de-stress.) I've always thought, a good game should be fun, but if a game can make you laugh, or feel joy, then it becomes a great game that transcends common, everyday gaming experience and becomes something else.

I can only hope Hive Quest will, in some way, live up to such lofty expectations, and I also hope that this article has shed a little light on why I'm doing what I'm doing.

Thanks for taking the time to read and have a great day!

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A New Game called HIVE QUEST

A New Game called HIVE QUEST

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Here's the Robin I just designed in #blender now shown imported into Hive Quest - Must admit, I'm having a lot ofโ€ฆ

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Thank you @SRMVideoGames ! It's great to get feedback ๐Ÿ˜€

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Finally finished 3D work on the Robin for Hive Quest ๐Ÿฆ This afternoon will be importing it into game WooHOOO! ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฒโ€ฆ

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Art is looking awesome!

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