A hand-drawn tribute to hilarious '90s adventure games (with none of the accompanying frustration). Play as Joey Claire, a puzzle-solving teen snatched out of her time (1994) and place (Earth) and stranded on a hostile alien planet on the brink of rebellion.
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Sep 14, 2017

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December 5

V1.4 PATCH NOTES

Happy December, everyone! We hope you’re having a wonderful time exploring HIVESWAP: Act 1 and all that it has to offer, whether you’re about to start your first playthrough… or your fifth! And on that note, today’s new patch includes the following fixes and tweaks:

- Fixed a bug where giving milk to the deercat lusus would cause it to disappear, making further progress impossible
- Typo fixes

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the bug described above and hope this patch resolves the issue for those of you who encountered it. Thank you so much for your continued support of HIVESWAP: Act 1!
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November 8

MINOR LINUX VERSION UPDATE

Hello everyone! We can't thank you enough for your continued support of HIVESWAP: Act 1 and we hope you're having a blast with the game. We just pushed a minor update specifically for the Linux version of HIVESWAP: Act 1 that addresses the following issues:

- Fixed a bug related to the spice mix not appearing properly in the intro cutscene to the kitchen strife

- Fixed a bug that would cause Joey to appear twice during the intro cutscene to the kitchen strife

That's all for today! We hope these bug fixes improve the gameplay experience for those Linux players who encountered them, and we apologize for any inconvenience they may have caused.
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About This Game

Monsters in the yard. Monsters in the house. Monsters in the hall, beating on your door. Your brother's trapped in his treehouse, so he’s not gonna be much help. You're going to have to get yourself out of this. But where did they come from? How are you supposed to deal with this? Well, certainly not by cowering in your room. That's for, uh, cowards.

First things first. You need to open the door.

A LOVE LETTER TO '90s ADVENTURE GAMES
...without the accompanying frustration. As fun and well-paced as you generously remember them being. No dream-logic solutions, no hearing the same “those items don’t work together” message over and over. HIVESWAP has unique responses for everything you can try. Spend hours trying everything on everything, if you want to -- but not because you have to. Learn about the characters by exploring their homes! But like, in a good way! No audio logs split up and scattered around -- GUARANTEED.

HAND-ANIMATED IN TWO DIMENSIONS
Strange homes to explore, every room brimming with secrets. The world of HIVESWAP is beautiful and alive, from its hyper-detailed environments to its gorgeous fully-rendered animations. Come take a look!

MUSIC TO MAKE YOU WEEP
An eclectic, ambitious, genre-spanning soundtrack, featuring contributions from Undertale’s Toby Fox and, regrettably, at least one third-wave ska song. Also featuring at least one pseudo-revolutionary garage rock duo, with regrets of their own.

WORLDS TO SEE, TEENS TO BE
Play as JOEY CLAIRE, EXTRAORDINAIRE, a teen trapped in her room *and* in 1994. Play as JUDE HARLEY, BIZARRELY, her kid brother, trapped in his treehouse. Play as XEFROS TRITOH, ALIEN REBEL, wait. Aliens?

JUST GETTING STARTED
HIVESWAP: Act 1 is the first of a four-part series set in Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck universe, with a companion series, Hauntswitch, to follow. Continue your save from chapter to chapter, then from game to game, to carry your story, choices, friendships and frenemies across them all--then do it again! Once released, HIVESWAP and Hauntswitch will be playable in either order. Haven’t read Homestuck? That’s fine! This game is set in 1994! Homestuck hasn’t even been invented yet!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual core 2.2GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual core 3.0GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or later
    • Processor: Dual core 2.2GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or later
    • Processor: Dual core 3.0GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual core 2.2GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Dual core 3.0GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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