HIVESWAP: Act 1

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!
Minimum Requirements
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 Specifications
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 Requirements
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 Specifications
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 Requirements
Processor: Dual core 2.2GHz+
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
Storage: 6 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
Processor: Dual core 3.0GHz+
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 2 GB VRAM
Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Hiveswap: Act One is brief, but I already have a lot of hope for the world and cast introduced here. (And the music. Oh god, yes, the music.) There’s a lot to see, and anyone looking for a light-hearted adventure will have a great time. Despite its minor bugs and short length, both Homestruck devotees and those who never experienced the webcomic will find a fantastic, humorous introduction to this new pocket of an already-massive universe.

  • The game looks good and plays well, and I only encountered one minor glitch while I was playing.

HIVESWAP: Act 1
$7.99 $3.57
Title: HIVESWAP: Act 1
Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG
Released: 14 September 2017
Developer: What Pumpkin Games, Inc.
Publisher: Fellow Traveller
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
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