Officially licensed version of the "Mensa Select" award-winning board game! Hive is a board game with a difference. There is no board! The pieces are added to the playing area thus creating the board.
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Acquista Hive

The base game of Hive to get you started.

Acquista Hive (Two Pack)

Two copies of the base game. One for you and one to give to a friend!

Pacchetti che includono questo gioco

Acquista Hive Complete Pack

The base game of Hive plus the Pillbug, Ladybug, and Mosquito expansions!

Acquista Hive Complete Pack (Two Pack)

Two copies of the Hive Complete Pack. One for you and one to give to a friend!

Contenuti scaricabili per questo gioco

Acquista Hive - The Expansions Complete Pack

Include 3 articoli: Hive - The Ladybug, Hive - The Mosquito, Hive - The Pillbug

 

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9 aprile

Hive designer's newest game, now available on Steam!

John Yianni, the designer of the Hive board game, has released a new board game: Tatsu... and we have made a Steam version that's available in Early Access now!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/445070/

If you like Hive, you'll provably love Tatsu too!

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15 dicembre 2015

Ton of updates

Due to the work we've been doing on our other games, along with the various issues that have shown up in the Hive forums on Steam, there have been a ton of changes since the last big update.

Everything mentioned here is now pushed for Windows, Mac, and Linux (some might have appeared slightly earlier on Windows).

If I've been keeping track of it correctly, here is a fairly complete list:

  • A handful of FNA/OpenGL fixes which will make the game work on more of the Intel HD Graphics cards that had problems, but not all of them.
  • A smaller log file (again)
  • Better display of users with Apostrophes in their names, in the Online Games Menu Screen (OGMS).
  • Fixed a rare crash in the OGSM ListView.
  • Added visible Menu button to the game screen. This makes the game now fully functional for mouse-only players. This is actually pretty important for accessibility. See the "Accessibility" section of a recent Khet announcement for more info on this.
  • Made it so Passes get sent to the server by the last-mover since we know that player is online. This keeps the activePlayerId in sync better.
  • Fixed an error when a pillbug-enabled mosquito moved an enemy disabled-mosquito. Thanks to user Quodlibet for reporting this!
  • Elo Ratings can't be replayed from Steam Notifications now.
  • Fixed some really bad edge-cases that were caused by playing an online async game, then leaving it, then finishing a local game in the same run of the program. This should solve a lot of the more mysterious bugs that were being seen.
  • Since the last release of Hive, we rewrote our entire font rendering system to use a more scalable system. On users with huge high-resolution monitors, they should now be able to see the fonts as clearly as someone with a standard monitor. The new system is "Signed Distance Fields". For the curious, here is a youtube video that shows the general way in which they work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGZRHJvJYIg This change also allowed us to completely re-write how string-measurement works. After a ton of obsessing over the details, you'll notice that now, text is centered better in several spots in the app, and the Chat box looks less wonky. This is all due to being able to measure text very accurately.

    Hive runs at a slightly lower resolution than our other games (so the fonts tend to be larger) and the fonts actually look REALLY nice in the latest version (I may have been staring at fonts too long).

Sorry that I waited so long before releasing that huge batch (we usually do more smaller releases) but I hope the changes make the game a little nicer for everyone! :)

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
- BlueLine Games (Sean & Geoff)

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Recensioni

“I can't believe how fun this game is...I really really like it...I highly, highly recommend it”
Wil Wheaton (on the physical version of Hive)

“I'm a really big fan of Hive”
Jerry Holkins (TychoBrahe from Penny Arcade on the physical version of Hive)

“So let it be said that Hive, a simple adaption of a cult board game, is the game that ended the Leaderboard’s losing streak.”
Approved – Indie Gamer Chick

Informazioni sul gioco

Officially licensed version of the "Mensa Select" award-winning board game!

Hive is a board game with a difference. There is no board! The pieces are added to the playing area thus creating the board. As more and more pieces are added the game becomes a fight to see who can be the first to capture (surround) the opposing Queen Bee.

Features:
  • Play locally or online.
  • Play against the Computer - AI with five difficulty levels.
  • Includes "hot-seat"/"pass-n-play" mode for players with who want to share one mouse/keyboard or gamepad.
  • Full 3D with camera-control
  • Switch seamlessly between playing with mouse/keyboard and gamepad.
  • Dozens of Steam Stats & Achievements.
  • Same expansions as table-top version: the Pillbug, the Ladybug, and the Mosquito expansions are available as DLC.
  • Each expansion can be turned on/off for any individual game. Play with these pieces online even if your opponent does not own the expansions! (they will also get to use the expansions during the game)
  • Asynchronous play - you can play even when your opponent is offline.
  • The Hive board game is a winner of many awards including "Mensa Select", "Dr. Toy: Product of Excellence", "Spiele Hits", "International Gamers Awards", and "Juego del año".

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows XP or better
    • Processore: 1 gHz
    • Memoria: 512 MB RAM
    • Scheda video: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows XP or better
    • Processore: 2 gHz
    • Memoria: 1 GB RAM
    • Scheda video: OpenGL 3+
    • Rete: Connessione Internet a banda larga
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    • Processore: 1 gHz
    • Memoria: 512 MB RAM
    • Scheda video: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: Mavericks 10.9.2
    • Processore: 2 gHz
    • Memoria: 1 GB RAM
    • Scheda video: OpenGL 3+
    • Rete: Connessione Internet a banda larga
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
    • Processore: 1 gHz
    • Memoria: 512 MB RAM
    • Scheda video: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit, S3TC texture support
    • Processore: 2 gHz
    • Memoria: 1 GB RAM
    • Scheda video: OpenGL 3+
    • Rete: Connessione Internet a banda larga
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
Recensioni utili
5 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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35.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 novembre 2015
This is an awesome game. The original tabletop/boardgame was designed by John Yianni in 2001 and for me it's an modern classic. The steam version is very pretty and gives you the tabletop expirience and has some nce visual features to help you play like highlighting your possible moves for the selected piece. Other features are pass and play, async online play and five AI settings.

If you like boardgames and want a quick, easy to learn but hard to master strategygame i can recommend this.

I also recommend you get a copy of the boardgame. It is very portable and you can play it anywhere with a friend, a little space and about 5-15 min. time.
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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3.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 gennaio
Hive is a good digital translation of the table-top tile game for 2 players. This version seems to be a direct port of the mobile platform, and while I've not had issues with gameplay, it did freeze when I went to look at the extras. Not a big deal. Well-designed in terms of how the various pieces interact, and their distributions. Personally, I think the game isn't fully realized without the DLC, and those pieces should have been included with the basic game, otherwise your limited options will often leave you playing to a draw. The AI doesn't start to get difficult until you set it to Hive Mind, but that might just be from my own familiarity with the physical game. I gifted a copy to a friend in case we ever want to play, but otherwise I don't envision myself playing online much. Recommended at full price for fans of abstract strategy games. Hive's hex tiles and spatial fluidity are a nice change from other games in this genre.
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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2.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 dicembre 2015
Decent enough execution of a great game.
I'd still rather be playing on a table, but this is a good way to find new opponents.
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
100.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 febbraio
This is a very fun game. I never played the physical version. I just came across this on sale and bought a two pack for myself and a co worker to try it. We played a few times and then I bought another 2 pack for the other guys in the office. Fun game.

As a program it works well. The controls are easy. Not clunky at all. I love that you can take days between turns. Not that we have had to do that, but our job is such that we can't just sit and look at the game board. Being able to walk away for 30 minutes or an hour...etc., and not miss your turn is a great option. Perfect game to have in the background and just take your turn whenever you get the chance.

The original tileset provides a good game and then the DLC just expands it that much more.

Definitely worth it for board game fans, and strategy fans. Fun to play with others on different computers in the same room. Probably fun with random stangers online, although I haven't done that yet.
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11.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 marzo
It took me a little while to get the hang of this game and learn the ropes. I definitely should've paid more attention to what each piece can do and not tried right off the bat to beat the hardest difficulty. When I lowered the difficulty back to normal, I was able to win several games and explore several different strategies. I bought the DLCs with it because I got the game on sale and wanted to see how the ladybug, mosquito, and pillbug added to the gameplay and strategical depth. On the surface, it looked relatively simple, but once I got about an hour into it, I saw just how much there is to this game.
The object of the game is just to surround your opponent's queen bee piece on all it's sides. To do that, you and your opponent take turns moving or placing different bugs to create the game board (called the hive). There's the army ant, which can move any number of spaces along a straight line. It can't go over any pieces, however. There's also the grasshopper that has to move in a straight line hopping over pieces as it goes. There's a beetle that can climb on top and over any piece. Any piece that it's resting on top of can't move as long as the beetle is on top of it. All the beetles can be stacked on top of each other, too, but I'm not sure that there's any reason to do that. MY favorite is the spider which always moves 3 spaces. It can't go up and over pieces and always has to move 3 spaces. It's one of the trickiest pieces to work with, but extremely satisfying when used successfully. The queen bee always has to be placed by your 4th turn and can only move 1 space at a time-kind of like the king in chess. That's it for the main game's bugs. Together they provide a decent amount a variety to the strategies that can be used, but like I said, I got the DLCs for it, so I also get to use the ladybug, mosquito, and pillbug. Each of them has a special ability that makes them uniquely powerful for certain situations. The mosquito can be the most powerful piece in the game and the weakest. Alone, it has no ability to move, but it's special ability is that it can copy the movement abilities of any piece that it is touching. And yes, that means, the more pieces, the more abilities. The ladybug is a little strange. It can move on top of the hive (other pieces on the game board) for 2 spaces, but then it has to come back down. It's extremely useful in certain situations. And lastly is the pillbug. It's the piece I've used the least in the game so far, but it can be a real life saver. It moves like the queen (only 1 space at a time) but it has the unique ability to be able to move any piece that touches it-regardless of whether it's yours or the enemy's. It can only move one piece a turn, but still, if used correctly, like I said, it can be a live saver.
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