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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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,635) - 95% of the 1,635 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 14, 2017

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October 16

V1.3 PATCH NOTES

We promised it, you’ve been asking for it, and now it’s here – today’s new patch officially adds Linux support to HIVESWAP: Act 1!

That’s right, you read that correctly – Linux users, your time has come! We can’t thank you enough for your continued patience on this front, and we’re excited to deliver Linux support so more players can open the door and get started on their HIVESWAP adventure!

But the addition of Linux support isn’t the only update this patch brings. Here’s what we addressed in this patch:

- Linux support added
- In-game text will now only advance when you click the mouse, press the Enter key, or press the space bar, making it easy to take screenshots without further advancing the text
- Various typo fixes

Thank you so much for your continued support of HIVESWAP: Act 1 – we’re thrilled to see so many players continuing to enjoy the game and explore every last corner of it!
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October 3

V1.2 PATCH NOTES

We’ve got a new patch update ready for you, but first we’d like to say thank you all for your continued support! We love that you love the game and can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for upcoming acts!

Here’s what we fixed with this patch:

- Fixed a bug where players were accidentally switched to incorrect characters during cutscenes or entering minigames
- Minor art fixes
- Minor text and typo fixes
- Added missing item interactions
- Minor target ID fixes
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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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