HIVE JUMP is a sci-fi action platformer for 1-4 players blending run ‘n gun gameplay with roguelike elements.
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Very Positive (113) - 82% of the 113 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jan 18, 2017
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May 3

Status Update, Conferences and FAQ!



Attention Jumpers!

We’ve got news from the H.S.A! The Hive Jump team at Graphite Lab has been keeping busy since the last update. Read below for some news regarding the Wii U platform, conference schedules and some frequently asked questions!

Looking to play Hive Jump on your Wii U? Keep your blasters at the ready… we’re coming soon.

Back in March we sent out a celebratory note to our Kickstarter backers that we’d submitted to Nintendo of America for certification. Our review took a little longer than expected because of a few issues regarding our developer registration. However, thanks to the awesome work of some folks at Nintendo those issues got resolved quickly and we went into review in early April.

Check out our Kickstarter update for more news on that progress!

FAQ

What is the state of the Steam version? Will there be updates?

The steam version is content complete. Our team is solely focused on Wii U and then physical rewards for our backers in the short term. Our testers have been continuing to review some issues with the multiplayer desyncs and have recently put in some tracking systems which will help us better identify when desyncs occur. Beyond that, we’re still researching options to improve the connectivity and reliability of the online game experience. So we're not done yet, but we don't have things like additional skins or weapons as a priority right now.

Where are my other rewards?!

Are you a backer wondering about the status of your sweet backer loot? They are in the works! We’ve been delayed by the Wii U progress described above, but are nearly past those issues and should be able to resume work on these very soon. Several of our artists have been compiling art for the art book and jumper guide, we have the hoodies and shirts designed and have new partners for printing selected, too!

Thanks for being patient and for being an amazing group of fans!

Indy POP CON!



Graphite Lab will be returning to Indy Pop Con July 7 – 9, 2017! Last year we were absolutely shocked to bring home the Top Prize as well as Best Gameplay. We’re proud to be returning so we can celebrate the teams in competition this year!

We’ll have Hive Jump on the show floor, so stop by if you are around and say hi!

Would you like to know more?

As always, please leave us questions and comments below. We love hearing from members of the Jump Corps! If you’d like to get quarterly updates about what Graphite Lab is up to, please sign up here!
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Reviews

“Its shooting is fantastic, with strong sound design making each kill feel rewarding. Putting in a touch of permadeath works surprisingly well for an action-platformer, making you play more carefully than a game like Contra or Metal Slug.”
4/5 – HardcoreGamer

“Hive Jump is an enjoyable 2D platform experience with a soundtrack that draws the player into the atmosphere.”
9.6/10 – Marooners Rock

“Hive Jump features a pretty cool respawn system that’s sort of like permadeath-lite.”
The best local multiplayer games on PC – PC GAMER

About This Game

In the 24th century, humanity is at war with a hostile alien race. Outnumbered a million to one, mankind’s only hope of survival is the J.U.M.P. Corps. Its mission is to fight the alien menace hive by hive and planet by planet.

You and your friends assume the role of JUMPERS, and blast your way through procedurally generated alien hives in chaotic run and gun platforming action. Up to 4 Players band together in Local or Online Co-op to kill aliens, avoid traps, collect treasures and discover lost relics. Defeat fierce alien bosses to complete your mission and save the galaxy.

Key Features


  • Action Platforming: Engage swarms of aliens in frenetic combat. Avoid traps, withstand ambushes, discover treasures, rescue survivors, and more.
  • Co-op Multiplayer: Among the best local multiplayer games on PC play with up to 4 buddies!
  • Procedural Levels: Jump into procedurally generated alien hives. Level modifiers like dark levels keep you on your toes and offer new challenges to overcome.
  • Unique Permadeath: Keep the transponder backpack in one piece! It is your mobile respawn point and if it is destroyed your team has no more lives.
  • Challenging AI: Intelligent and fierce enemies will hunt you throughout the hive.
  • Sci-Fi Arsenal: Pulverize aliens with pulse rifles, flamethrowers, and a variety of unlockable and upgradable weapons that persist between missions.
  • Hand-Designed Challenges: Plunder challenge rooms and uncover lost relics to boost the power of your jumpers for that mission.
  • Dynamic Lighting: Experience pixel-perfect dynamic lighting using Sprite Lamp.
  • Daily/Weekly Challenges: Compete with friends and strangers to see who is the greatest jumper in the galaxy with Daily and Weekly Challenge missions with Leaderboards coming soon.
  • Strategic Campaigns: The results of your jumps directly impact the ongoing galactic war against the aliens. Manage your planetary campaign between jumps in a turn-based strategy mode. Invite your friends and random Jumpers into your Campaign Missions for jolly cooperation!
  • Gamepad Support: Play Hive Jump using your favorite console controller.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or other XInput-compatible controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.8 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Graphics: 1GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or other dual-stick controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS or Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: SteamOS or Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Graphics: 1GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or other dual-stick controller

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