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Welcome to Hiven, a 2D open world adventure game from a fresh genre defining perspective! You are playing as a tiny little creature called Hivenotus, who ended up on our very own earth, in a northern climate forest. Your task is to find out how you got there, what happened to the others, and most importantly to survive. However, survival isn't easy when you are size of a mere ant...

Hivenotus

Taking inspiration from the games like Terraria, Starbound, Crea etc. Hiven is aiming to bring a whole lot of new to these type of games. Experience fascinating environments, diverse ecosystem with familiar and not so familiar creatures, some harmless, some extremely vicious. Thrive against the ever changing climate, where the raindrops could literally drown you, and the wind could toss you around like a leaf! Craft, build and explore to your heart's content, and immerse yourself in a epic scale adventure where you feel like an alien in a familiar world.

We have our own website, and additionally you can find us on most of the social medias, where we post updates on the game quite frequently;

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Hiven upcoming updates

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Hello people, it's ohm_ena here, the creative half of the Hiven two-man -developer team.

While we update our Twitter regurarly teasing and showing snippets of our progress(with some neat clips, check it out!), I decided to make a brief dev diary of what's in the upcoming dev vlog, and what's further in the horizon!

First off, we reworked our item hierarchy and system to better support adding new stuff into the game, since there is tons of stuff we're constantly adding! We poured some new melee weapons in and there might be a new backpack and some furniture behind the scenes as well.

Melees

With the new item system in place, we reworked/improved upon the old crafting system, brought in some neat UI and done! We currently only have some basic crafting table crafting, in which you combine materials, but later on there will be many different crafting stations that all work slightly differently; imagine an smelting oven, in which you have to provide fuel, and possibly keep the temperatures at acceptable levels with a sort of bellows. Who knows?

Building

The building-system saw some major improvements both visually and mechanically, and we have a great base now (pun not intended), to further build on (more puns...?).

Crafting

Then we get to the actual exciting stuff (not that core gameplay mechanics and items in Hiven aren't already exciting!): Weather. We have currently implemented, and still perfecting a robust, random and interesting weather system with rain, thunder, wind, fog etc. The sun will affect the temperatures, the temperatures determine whether there will be some tasty fog after a long rain, or whether the rain turns into a roaring thunder, not forgetting the moon phases, that affect light amount at night and possibly other aspects as well! The core is already there, and though it's at the moment mostly visual, the weather will greatly affect the gameplay.

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Rainy

The rain looks and sounds great in action (you'll have to wait for Twitter posts and dev vlog for that), and soon enough there will be those exciting, scale fitting, massive raindrops splashing around the surface causing mild chaos and sending those poor stray ants flying!

All in all, lots of stuff has been improved, optimized and added, lots of work is being done, and lots of features are in line waiting to be implemented. Weather is very important factor in our game, and we want to get it right since many gameplay elements work hand in hand with the weather. After the weather mechanics we have to revisit and perfect the AI for both insects and the companion bot, and start turning the companion bot to the useful thing it's going to be in the game. Tons of c of work, so we'll do as much as we can, but we'll make sure to keep everybody updated in the meantime.

Thank you for your interest, and for more information you can check our social medias, especially Twitter, and our hiven.org homepage, in which you'll find everything you need! If you didn't, feel free to join our Discord and hit us up with some questions.

See you on the next one!

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Hiven Dev Vlog #1

Hiven Dev Vlog #1

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Our first dev vlog is up, and there's a big amount of information about our game, Hiven. Take a look of the core gameplay, assets so far and what's being...

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whitestripe99
whitestripe99

I'm worried. When's the next news update?

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InfectedDevs Creator
InfectedDevs

No worries, as you might've noticed, we're very active on Twitter! And we just posted a tiny update dev diary here as well.

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Darmani
Darmani

looks like this game gonna be a really good game!!

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InfectedDevs Creator
InfectedDevs

Big thanks, we're working our hardest to make it so!

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CrisOyarce
CrisOyarce

Loved the artstyle <3 !

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InfectedDevs Creator
InfectedDevs

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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Latest tweets from @hivengame

It's #screenshotsaturday! Here's a longer high quality version of the thunder ambience with some rain in Hiven πŸ˜Šβ€¦ T.co

Nov 16 2019

Rain and thunder, now with sound! β›ˆοΈ #gamedev #indiedev #pixelart #madewithunity T.co

Nov 15 2019

Definitely looking forward to this one, looks very interesting! Somewhat familiar too πŸ˜‰πŸž #X019 #InsideXbox T.co

Nov 14 2019

Grab your umbrella(or a decent sized leaf) because rain has found itself into the world of #Hiven! And make sure to… T.co

Nov 12 2019

Weather stuff very soon! The day/night -cycle was already reworked, so here's a random torch throw to celebrate the… T.co

Nov 6 2019

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