The Hive is a story-driven fantasy game. Gorgeous music and a beautiful visual design takes you to planet of New Eden. There you assume control as the Insectoid Hive mind and face the challenges ahead. How long can you survive?
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Release Date: Aug 25, 2016

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August 25

The Hive is Now Released!

The Hive has now been released from Early Access!

Hello everyone,

After two years of Early Access The Hive is now officially released!

The Hive 1.01 is what we envisioned, when development of the game started in 2014. We set out to make game that combines RTS & RPG elements, with puzzles and compelling story.

Early Access adopters have provided us with great feedback, brilliant suggestions, and dedicated game testing reports.

Thank You!

We hope you will enjoy The Hive as much as we enjoyed making it.

The Drowned God lies dreaming

All the best

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August 22

The Hive release date is August 25th!

The Hive release date is August 25th!

Hello everyone,

We have been working on The Hive for two years on Early Access, we are happy to announce that it's now ready for full release on Steam.

Steam release date has been set to August 25th 2016


Idea for The Hive was born ten years ago, I was reading a novel about humans who discover caverns of hell beneath pasific ocean and send expedition to research them.

Gameplay wise games like Homeworld and Dawn of War series have been huge inspiration to us.


With Community support we would also love to continue the series with Human Campaign

We have also been working on two other games alongside The Hive.

First is Half-life 2 modification called "Joutomaa"
Second one is 2D To-Be-Announced digging game that has randomly generated levels

Fan Support

We also want to thank the support from our Early Access adopters who've provided us with great feedback, brilliant suggestions, and dedicated game testing reports.

It warms my heart to see people that tried 0.01 version two years ago (our Early Access launch) are still playing The Hive today and providing feedback on new content.

Thank You!

All the best

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About This Game

Game setting

The Hive is story-driven fantasy game. Assume control as the Insectoid Hive mind. Captivating back-story and a beautiful visual design takes the player to a fantasy world, which offers new surprises and challenges as the game progresses.


Through strong storytelling and a broad world, Hive offers the player a diverse exploration ground. Having many different endings and possibilities, the player can create their own unique route, strategy, and story.

The World

The barren and deserted surface of planet Eden hides springs full of life underground. Travel through ancient temple cities, sunken ruins, desert oasis, swamps, volcanoes and underground fountains, facing the dangers of the environment, floods and other species.

Visual Look

The calming serenity of the blooming springs, the aggressive heat of volcanoes and the ruins holding a story of a sad history make up the world of Hive. Filled with exotic animals, plants of varying sizes and little details like colorful fish swimming in the springs and hieroglyphs in the ruins, this game offers a wide and interesting visual look while combining many different styles of environments and eras.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
It is your standerd rts.
Build base.
Kill enemies.

It doesnt seem to have anything that makes it stand out against the hunderds of vastly better rts.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Product received for free
The Hive is a fully released game that feels like demo. At minimum, it hits the mark as RTS for novices in the genre, but it is backed by an attempt at blending StarCraft and Homeworld fanfiction for a story.

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141 of 159 people (89%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
17.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 7, 2015
** Key was provided by developer for review purposes **
*This review is of the 0.071 version of the game*

The Hive

The Hive is a fun strategy game where you control The Hive and your Insectoid units and destroy the opposition you will face. I will add a TL;DR at the end.


You start off with a single worker and must build a Hive (your primary building) which allows you to construct more workers, a hive queen and eventually a medic. You will need to gather food to allow you to build more units. You must then construct a barracks to get your first fighting units; one melee, and one ranged. The melee unit comes in a pack of 6 while the ranged comes in a pack of 4. Resources are what allow you to build these building however food is vital. The game is nice but the camera controls seems off to me. The RPG aspect that the developer has added is fun but still unrefined along with the DNA aspect as we are never formally introduced with the features as of yet. On Act 4 the difficulty curve is immense right now and It is hard to beat as your enemies clearly outnumber you and are quick to strike in force. However, from what I know the developer is planning to add a turret type building and I can see the potential for this game.


The graphics are nice and I do like how the Hive and the units are designed and displayed. I do wish that the enemies exact attack or amount of health would be displayed if possible. The scenery is nice to look at and the music is well-done.



+ shows potential
+ story is well-written and fun to play through
+ scenery is amazing
+ units are well designed
+ music is enjoyable
+ in discussions developer is happy to listen and reply to you

**Note that since this game is currently in early access that most of these issues will be fixed when the game is done**

- options are locked down (cant click on them)
- camera controls are a bit slow
- huge difficulty curve currently existing in Act 4 (as more items will be added this level will of course become easier but as of now huge curve)
- RPG and DNA are not explained early on even though they are available from Act 1
- Intro still does not make sense and instead of introducing the insectoids we find out about humans (currently not in the game but will be added later)


I would like to suggest something I personally would think would improve the game.

- quick selection of units
- an random map generator where you can just fight
- expansion and mention in-game on the RPG and DNA systems
- ability to change the color of your hive and units once you complete story mode

Final Thoughts

The Hive is an amazing game and I cannot wait to see it finished. I hope the developer takes their time and polishes it. Currently, as you would expect from an early access title (V 0.071) there are going to be difficulties and problems, but this game shows potential and I believe it can be reached. I will be happy to redo my review once the game is done or a major update arrives. The game is currently unrefined and I hope to see it progress into a great refined game.


The Hive is a fun strategy game with a good story. The scenery is nice along with the music, however two of the game mechanics are not mentioned (RPG and DNA). There is currently a huge difficulty curve existing within the game but the developer is planning to add more content which should help even that curve out. The developer is in the discussions and will be happy to reply to you. I suggest getting this game if you like the trailers, but I suggest doing your research to see what has been added/ going to be added. Currently the game is unrefined but its future seems bright.

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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 17
The developers have patched out most of the problems I had with The Hive so I've edited my review. Complaints that are no longer relevant have been crossed out and new comments added to explain what exactly changed.

The Hive is a stylish, narrative driven, single player real time strategy game with some RPG elements mixed in. It is currently in Early Access and as such many features are unfinished, unpolished or simply missing so take everything I say with a grain of salt as it might change in the coming months.

As of right now though, The Hive is an interesting blend between genres that does many things right but is unfortunately hampered by a complete lack of difficulty but still needs a bit more work when it comes to mission variety.


Visual Design
Despite coming from an indie studio The Hive looks on par with many of the modern "big" RTS games out there and is full of nice looking enviroment that have plenty of little details to them. My favorite example of this is how busy your base looks with your worker drones catching fish & butchering meat while small pill-bugs run around and collect materials only to pile it in neat heaps next to the main Hive. These are small touches that don't matter on first glance but actually go a long way towards making the game a better experience.

Base Building
Its hard to explain why but a combination of the sleek visuals, very zerg-like audio and some creative unit design makes building up your bases in The Hive very enjoyable. Since there are only a couple of buildings the majority of the complexity comes from positioning your hive in order to optimally harvest resources, spawning the right type and amount of units before being attacked and so on. In other words, its a simple system but a fun one.

RPG mechanics
Killing enemies, bosses and looting chests can result in some shiny loot for you to equip your insectoid warriors with. The amount of items you get it seemingly numerous but you will only ever have enough to make a couple of your units in to badass killing machines which I do like. When everyone is special, no one is so only having a few powerful veteran units makes them feel unique and worth taking care of.

Unit ablities
The abillities your units have don't seem relevant at first glance but after playing through the entire campaign I've come to realize that every single one of them actually has a role to play. Most importantly, they are very satisfying to use due to the visual feedback you get. For example, using a medic's heal will bathe the targeted area in green light which makes all of your units slightly shimmer green, a nifty looking effect.


Extremely easy
Outside of mission 4 where you get bum-rushed by 20 enemy units before you've had time to build up your base you will never, ever be threatened in The Hive. This really is a shame because there are so many cool mechanics you can play around with but won't since just attack-moving across the map is equally viable.

After the recent patch the enemies are much tougher and require tactics beyond press attack move on map which is a very welcome change. Turrets still remain as strong as ever but overall The Hive is a fair bit more challenging and a lot more interesting as a result.

Poor AI
Outside of never attacking you The AI is rather bad at defending itself. When attacking enemy bases filled with hordes of units you don't have to worry about fighting all of them at once, no, no. Instead the AI will send only a couple of the closest units at you while the rest twiddle their thumbs and wait to be eaten like good little baddies.

No fog of war
While the RPG system encourages you to explore the map in search of fancy loot the lack of a fog of war (the dark ares of the map that only go away when you explore them) means you can pinpoint where exactly the chest is and then just go there, completely ignoring 80% of the map in the process. Its also a bit cheap that when attacking your opponents you can tell exactly how many units they have and where they're positioned so once again you're almost never threatened.

Slow start
Every single mission starts with exactly one drone from which you need to build up your entire empire. As I said before I don't mind building my base, its quite fun, but when you have to do this for every single mission without any threat to you then it start to get annoying. The way I would address this issue is by providing a more diverse starting point, so one mission begins will an entire base, another with a bunch of units that need to conquer a food-rich area in order to start building and so on.
After the recent patch you now start with varying amounts of resources but I'd say this area still requires some work because even after the change every start feels very similar.

My recommendation:

The Hive is buzzing with good ideas and real potential but as of right now it is still somewhat unfinished and lacking in mission variety. However, after the recent patch that added tougher enemies and minibosses it has become a lot more fun since you now have a reason to use all of the abilities and tactics at your disposal.

Given how willing the developers were to work with criticism I can't help but recommend you The Hive if you're up for playing a short but sweet RTS/RPG hybrid.

The video below was made before the most recent patch so a few things aren't relevant anymore but it should still give you a good overview of The Hive:
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 9, 2015
*** This review contains spoilers ***

My reason for buying this game in early access
I got a 75% coupon for this game, the description and media material looked promising, and since I´m a strategy/rpg/scifi fan, why not.

Starting the game
First, an option dialog opens and lets you choose a resolution and window-mode as an option.
This seems to be the only way for it, since the in-game "Option" option doesn´t work so far (can´t click it). Besides that you have options for "continue", "new game", "load game" (you can´t save games atm, so nothing to load), "credits" and "exit". Continuing a game, you can choose the first and second map (a third to be expected soon), it also says "Page 1 of 5".

There is a countdown timer until the next big release is scheduled.

Starting a new game, the intro sets you in Earth´s +100ish years future. One day meteors literally start falling out of the sky. This comes as a total suprise to its inhabitants. (If you plan on becoming an astronomist, don´t, there obviously is no market for it in the future.)
Humanity then goes on to build one (1) spaceship.
After three years of meteor rain, the ship is launched just as earth is destroyed, and mankind boldly goes where no one has gone before.
After some time of travel a planet is discovered. The planet seems to be inhabited by monsters, living in a harsh environment. Oh, and there are underground ruins.

Despite being a nice intro, it has nothing to do with the actual gameplay. Like, at all.
After an intro showing earth´s destruction and humanity escaping into space, you would think that you actually play a human civilisation, right?
Obviously you will play bug-like aliens, who have to kill lizard-like aliens to satisfy fire demons.
True, the title says "Hive", but still. Well, maybe it´s just me.

You start your civilisation with one worker, being able to build 3 buildings: Hive, Barracks, and Worker Den (storage building).
You can build Workers (building and ressource gathering), Legionnaires (light melee), Hunters (light range), Hive Queen (heavy melee).
On the first mission, you have to build up your base, an army, an then venture out to kill some mobs and some more mobs. You´re finished after killing the boss, which a fire demon tells you to do.
On the second mission (which I´m currently playing), you have additionally a puzzle to solve.

Pro´s and Con´s
This is an early access review, so I will not bother to list any con´s or complain about missing content until the game is actually released. From the actual content it seems to be more like a pre-alpha, but still, by far not the worst early access I´ve seen.

On the positive side, the game sets the ground for a lot of nice things and has lots of potential. Despite being labeled as adventure/indie/strategy it is more a strategy/scifi/rpg.

Could be compared with Age of Empires. You can collect ressources, at the moment food and ressource, and have a population cap. You can build different units in different buildings. I´d like more buildings, units, hopefully research.

The fact that your units have the slots for items (Weapon, Shield, Helmet, Armor, 2 Rings), even though you can´t build items yet, gives me great hope for the final release. Units have attack and defense values, and the ability to level, even though you don´t see any xp values so far. Looking forward to this.

The fact that you´re playing alien bugs on a different planet is just awesome, right?
I´d like to see more races, maybe some humans mentioned in the intro could venture out into the game.

Besides your UI on the bottom you also have a minimap. The view can be rotated 360° horizontally and about 30° vertically (meaning almost birds-view to almost overseeing the entire map). The game has decent graphic and atmospheric voice acting.
I personally am really hoping for a crossover between Age of Empires and Heroes of Might and Magic. Also, multiplayer would be appreciated.

If you happen to come across this game and like the genre, but don´t want to buy an early access game, it´s at least worth putting on your watchlist.


I did some reading about the game, it seems that humans will be introduced into the story later, so the intro actually WILL make sense at some point of the game release.
Really looking forward to the finished game.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
What is The Hive?

The Hive is a story-driven fantasy game that combines RPG elements and blends them with real-time strategy. Players take control of the Insectoid Hive mind.

After a very solid presentation that details the background to the game you begin with a single worker and an objective. The first objective is to build a hive. The objective system is the primary game mechanic that leverages the storyline and the gameplay. Each time you complete an objective you are presented with a new challenge. Rinse and repeat.

In order to complete a number of these objectives resource management comes into play. You must hunt or dig for resources – food and minerals. It is these that enable you to develop your armies and your villages.

Outstanding Presentation

Without a shadow of a doubt the highlight of the game is in its presentation. This includes the graphical and audible presentation as well as the narration.

I thoroughly enjoyed the opening cutscene to the game. I thought it served extremely well as an introduction to the game and it inspired me to want to play through the game. This led in well to an overall graphics and audio display that is of an exceptionally high quality for an indie studio. It is one of the best presented indie games that I have had the pleasure of playing.

The screenshots and gameplay footage featured within the trailers serve as an accurate reflection of the artistic approach to the game. They have not been doctored to make them look better than the actual quality you will see within the game.

The narration and the overall storyline are top notch. This kept my motivation levels high to grind through the game even as the actual gameplay itself was disappointing. It invested me into the game to the degree that I was certain that I wanted to continue playing the game when any drop in quality may have seen me quit entirely. Therefore, I absolutely give kudos to the writers as well as the artist and sound engineers.

Falls short as an RTS

The game falls short of the mark when it comes to being a deep RTS. Although the game has all of the mechanics and tools that an RTS has it generally lacks depth and polish. This, in my opinion, is because the game attempts to be everything and when that encompasses a number of genres that’s almost impossible to achieve. Had the developers spent a little more time attempting to specialize the game in a strategic direction it would have resulted in a vastly improved title.

Another criticism that I have of the game is that there always appears to be one best way to accomplishing a certain task. There is a distinct lack of variability and this reduces the replayability of the game. Therefore, I find this to be more than a little disappointing considering the game bills itself as a game having ‘many different endings and possibilities’ with players being able to ‘create their own unique route, strategy, and story.’

A final criticism is that the AI of the computer is poorly designed. Whenever the computer is successful it feels as though it is a result of the player’s own stupidity and sheer dumb luck rather than being a hard fought contest. Once you do figure out that one best way to any given solution players will utilize the same strategies again and again throughout the course of the game.

Is it Steamified?

The Hive has 40 Steam achievements as well as a set of trading cards. Given the nature of the game this is about as Steamified as what we could possibly ask for.


If the developers were able to produce the same quality in the gameplay as they did in the presentation, we would be looking at an indie game of the year contender. The Hive is not a poor game but it’s just not a great game. It lacks the overall polish and depth in the gameplay department to be a truly special game. However, we must bear in mind that this is the first game developed and published by Skydome Entertainment. I genuinely believe that they would have learned so many lessons through the creation and development process of this game that it should hold them in good stead in the future. Consequently, they are a game studio to keep a close eye on. The potential is there if they are able to put those lessons into action in their next game. The Hive is a good beginning.

I recommend The Hive for the high quality of work in the presentation of the game.

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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 8, 2014
The Hive is in a very, very early state at the moment so a review hardly means much. The concept is awesome (IMO) and this is subjective, I know. However, from just the early gameplay, basically a tutorial, I would reccomend this game. It has a very zerg like feel to it.

I recommend The Hive BUT be warned it is very basic right now so don't expect anything major for quite awhile but the concept is spot on, THE DEVS ACTUALLY COMMUNICATE. Unlike a lot of other early access games. Which to me is a good sign this game will go places.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 6, 2015
A lot of things about The Hive are great, but being an early access game, there's obviously many things it is still lacking.

-Great visuals, the evironment genuinely feels alive and alien and suits the gameplay well
-Great music, very tribal and gives you a sense that you're in a primordial ecosystem
-Fun as hell, I love controlling the units and getting them to attack/harvest/mine things
-Building structures is straight forward and easy to get used to
-Combat is what you expect from a game like this and is also easy to get used to
-Great voice acting, the Insectoid Advisor reminds of Waspinator from Beast Wars. Which is awesome.

-No options! What's up with that? I get that it's early access, but I'm disspointed I could not adjust the graphic quality or volume settings as well as the other options
-The difficulty ramps up increadibly quickly, too quickly. The first 3 stages were a peice of cake, but in stage 4 enemies literally swarm you before you have a chance to build up your defenses. I assume with the inclusion of the DNA resource, and the upgrade that come with it, stage 4 would be a lot more reasonable, but as of right now its too hectic and almost unplayable.
-No naming system. I want to name all my insectoid minions and build a connection with them as they level up.

With all that being said I would highly recommend The Hive and I look forward to updates that will make this game better.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21, 2015
This is current as of Alpha Build 0.05

Simply put, this is an RTS with an interesting story and beautiful artwork. As far as game mechanics go, there is nothing groundbreaking but it holds with the tried and true mechanics in most RTS games.

If you don't want to read a (somewhat) detailed review, here's a first impression video of the first ~15 minutes of the game:

The controls are extremely intuitive especially if you've ever played an RTS before. 9/10

The artwork is amazing. It's all relatively low poly with surprisingly detailed textures. At one point I spent a full minute just staring at a leaf because I was so impressed with it. While the lifeforms in the water are very good, there aren't many bugs or animals roaming other than the turtles you kill for food. 8/10

As for mechanics it's like any other RTS game. It functions almost the same as Age of Mythology which came out 10+ years ago. 8/10

The story has some cool and interesting possibilities to it but I still don't know how the opening trailer relates in any way to the game so far. It's just too early to tell. ?/10

Overall this is a fun game, with good artwork and an intriguing story but it is too soon to give a real rating for it. If I were basing a rating on potential and vision I'd say 9/10. But it's just too soon to say much other than it's ?/10.

If you're undecided here's a first impressions video of the first ~15 minutes of the game -
At this stage in the build I'd say buy it if it's on sale or just give it a little more time.
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 21, 2014
I've only played about 20 minutes of The Hive (you can see those 20 minutes in my video here.

However, the game already shows potential. A couple of things were missing when I recorded my video (such as tool tips) but the developers have assured me that those problems have been fixed now.

Essentially, you are a bug overlord and you have to create troops and workers in order to establish your magnificent bug civilization. However, there are fantasy-based enemies around your base, so you have to strategically fight your way through them on your journey to the surface.

I get a bit of an Age of Empires feel from the game, and I think with a bit of work it will become a really good game.
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3.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
The game itself seems pretty good, there's just one major problem:


If you lose, you have to go back to the begining of the chapter. Same goes for if your game crashes. Even an option to start from the point of your last compleated mission would improve things, but since gathering DNA and items seem to be significant features of the game saving is really the only sensible option.

Not having a save feature in a game like this is a major game killer.
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2.2 hrs
Posted: September 20
I've tried to pick up items by basically pressing all of my keys on my keyboard while the item was highlighted however could not pick up ANY item, neither open the door mechanism. I think this could be a great game but i am unable to advance any further than step 1 and cannot pick-up items, definitely will not recommend this to anyone, please fix this major issue.
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3.9 hrs
Posted: September 4
Really fun little game, with rare playstyle, It has very nice environments Storyline is engaging to a degree and voice acting is good along with some good RPG elements in play (enemies drop items that u pick up and can equip gear onto your units, not visibly but stat wise and you can redo previous levels to get more items and Dna - stuff you use to upgrade units) so thats a plus. The only issues I picked up on are that there arent many units to choose from, act 4 is really hard regardless of playstyle other than that its fun and the Devs actually read these reviews which is allways good !
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7.4 hrs
Posted: September 2
Its a promising game. Great graphics and visuals of the game. Gameplay is interesting as well as the unique story of the Insectizoid empire you are currently trying to build as the sotry progresses. To the creators, i suggest adding hero units that are similar to the hive queen, but have different roles in their unit type. I also like the concept that, throughout the story/gameplay, the player is constantly looking for parts, equipment, and especially DNA that would help evolve currently owned and unlock more units to help you through the game. I would like to have more buildings that the workers can build like a blacksmith building or a market building where the player can collect pieces of raw material and uing those materials, create weapons and armor that units can equip. Overall, it is an amazing new game. There are still a lot of things missing that the would make this game very addictive to players, but it shows potential to become one.
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6.4 hrs
Posted: September 1
This game is pretty well done. It is player friendly and although kept simple, there is the ability to become really good at it.

This game is NOT for hardcore RTS players like those who spend all their time on something like Starcraft but I do think this game is a fun time to be had if you have a good amount of free time or want a nice adventure.

The concept of controlling an army of insects via a hivemind is quite awesome! and the art is BEAUTIFULLY DONE!

all that is really missing from this game is multiplayer (preferably Co-op)

if they had created some sort of multiplayer setting I would have ranked it significantly higher, but alas at least for the moment, it is a single-player game.
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6.9 hrs
Posted: August 31

I feel like maybe I wasn't clear enough. This game is garbage, no offence to the dev (but a little), you start with three combat units Legion(zerglings), hunters(hydralisks) and a Queen(duh). The UI is basicly nonexistant and there isnt really a point to mircomanage your units as they come out in groups but each (zerg) has individual health so you can just retreat one of them back to the "hive" before their death then get the whole squad back.

There is a part in the game where I was exploring with my combat units ( as you do ) and suddenly a ( bad ) cutscene started then 3 high health, high damage units were spawned mere inches from my base with no warning who then proceded to kill 1/2 of my workers ( then most of my army when I returned). Also as I said earlier on like the last lvl I played I aggroed one monster to drag it away from others to kill without a lot of danger to me. OHoh that was a bad idea tho cause I seemed to have angered the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ AI so it sent ALL of the units on the map to attack my base. Now I'm no noobie to RTS games so I had two of the defense towers set up and I just sold all of my Items for the DNA to get a new unit, which was the medic, so I thought maybe by laying some solid cheese slices down and getting constant heals from my "hive" I could pull through. But noooo It was a map where a single enemy can kill two or three units by themselves so they ripped through my constant heals, wiped off the phlem coming of my defense towers, then started killing squads. What about my new unit "THE GLORIOUS MEDIC" you might say, well I'll tell yah; that peice of ♥♥♥♥ took all my DNA to buy then I figure out all he does is lay a healing ring, now you might say "ah well that sounds like something a medic would do" well ya, you would be correct BUT this ability is on like a 70 second cd and lasts for a paltry 5-6 seconds and heals for a small amount each second ( WHICH DOESNT HELP WHEN THEY ARE WEARING YOUR MELEE UNITS AS WINTER GLOVES ). So then I thought maybe, MAYBE I'm meant to lose this misson or something so I sat and watched the wholesale slaughter of my base and workers after they decimated my army. Then I lost and had to restart the level, so I turned it off for fear of a repeat of that garbage.

Now You may look at the trailer and think oh, cool, humans have ♥♥♥♥ed themselves again and are ♥♥♥♥ing off into deep space to find a new home and that will have some big part in the game or something. You may be right but ( cause I'm gonna tell you a secret, I never finished the game) but it cuts from that concpet and sends you deep deep deep underground like where I live and shows you your first ♥♥♥♥♥♥ little worker and starts up the tutorial. Now you may wonder in a game where it's an utterly alien race of a hive mind like dealio how they would give you a tutorial like I did, I'll tell you, it's a picture of one of your aliens who stands upright and wears a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ torn up robe who speaks engilsh in a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ raspy voice.He then tells you go fight skeletons BUT BE CARFUL of the spooky lich that can only take damage if you light the torches on the wall ( which is not at all hard) then it just takes constant damage and dies.

There is a part where you talk to like the god of the underworld. Now you may be thinking to yourself "I thought this was a game humans moving worlds and meeting an alien race and befriending them or dying horribly Waffledoom" and you may be right reader but you take some strange ♥♥♥ turns to get there like supernatural ♥♥♥♥ and like magic and ♥♥♥♥ which is not at all what i was expecting.

Plus the DNA system is probs the only "original" *shudder* thing about this game and it's stupid AF. I tried to figure out how you get it by watching when you kill stuff or gather resources or ♥♥♥♥ but you only really get it from "salvaging" usable item ( which are trash ) or unusable items ( which are literaly trash) to buy damage/armour upgrades ( which are not cheapo ) or new units ( Super not cheapo). I ended up just salvaging everything or putting all the items on my "Queen" which changed nothing noticable.

RE: my original review, DoN't bUy ThIs GamE. NOt EvNE On SALe. Don't. Please. For my sake.

Basicly a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ zerg campaign, I swear they even use some of the same sounds. On like the fourth lvl all of the enemies on the map attacked me at once.

Just shell out the money for starcraft.
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9.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
Having played the first two levels on normal and hard I am not sure if this game is worth it or not.

Please do not play on hard unless you want to spend the whole game kiting units. It doesn't make the game more challenging but just more tedious. Even on normal, though, the gameplay isn't great. The movement is clunky and for only one small reason, when you rightclick on a place you cannot reach your characters will just stop. I wish it just moved you to the closest spot on the map to that unreachable area. The combat is functional but would be a whole lot better if using special unit abilities was easier (instead of having to click or tab through each unit).

The levels need to have some checkpoints so you can actually quit the game. I don't want to play this game unless I have at least an hour free in case a level runs too long.

With all this said I love this game's presentation. The art, aesthetics, and voice acting really sell the story.

I would pick it up at a heavy discount, but be sure to watch some gameplay before you follow suit.
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