The Hive is RTS RPG 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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October 30, 2016

The Hive General Information and FAQ



Hello everyone,

I wanted to make this thread to answer some of the basic questions that the community has had. If you want some additional information, feel free to ask :)

Basic information

Story of The Hive is inspired by novel "The Descent" released in 1999. In the novel humans discover caverns of hell beneath pacific ocean and send expedition to explore them.

Gameplay is inspired by Homeworld and Dawn of War series. Level names like "Gehenna" or "Great Wastelands" are homage to Homeworld. There is also Kadesh eye symbol painted on the Chala'toi helmets.

Homeworld is my personal favorite game of all time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Descent_(novel)

Design

Design of the Insectoid race is based on Crustacean and Arachnid creatures. We did not want to make the insectoids disgusting for players and went after "cool" factor instead.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crustacean

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachnid

In the original script, first of the Insectoid race is born as you start the game. The waters in planet Eden have special property, that speed up evolution of new primordial creatures significantly.

Insectoids were going to be amphibian race, that adapted to the dangers of the new world.



Q&A

Q: Intro is confusing, what do the humans have to do with the game?
A: Intro is prelude to explain how the humans arrive on planet Eden. Player is going to encounter them later in the story.

When the game starts, first of the Insectoids is spawned in the underground world of Eden. The human faction is currently on the planet orbit and surface.

Q: Derelict ship is millions of years old, are they the humans?
A: Derelict ship had crashed on Eden millions of years before the events of the game. They are not human faction but something entirely different.

It's not the only ship.. there are many more burried on the surface..
Human campaign is going to shed more light, on what caused them to crash on the planet.



Q: How is the story going to continue after Insectoid campaign?
A: Story would continue with human campaign. Starting from the events happening after arrival on Eden. Human campaign gameplay would be turn based instead of real-time. We had great ideas, that we could not do with the current real-time mechanics.

Q: What is going to be in the next update?
A: We are currently working on "save where you want" feature and making the gameplay feel smoother.

Q: How big is the development team?
A: We are small Finnish game studio with core 3 people.

Q: What other games have you worked on before?
A: My first personal game "Joutomaa" was released on Moddb back in 2010.
It's currently scheduled for Steam release.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=372020592
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http://steamcommunity.com/app/325730/discussions/0/305510202675378444/

All the best
~Sauli

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About This Game

Game setting




The Hive is RTS RPG 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.

Story




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

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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