A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Build a hive, make some honey! Hive Time is a small, bee themed management/base building sim. Harvest resources, grow your hive, and produce a new Queen before the current one dies.

Manage different bee roles in a totally scientifically inaccurate depiction of hive dynamics. Send Foragers out to find pollen and nectar, have Builders research new cell types, and ensure you have enough Beesitters to raise the next generation of bees.

Make interesting choices that affect the hive. Respond to wasp attacks, deal with outlaw slugs, or help a caterpillar realise a lifelong dream.

Updated 1 day ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 3 days ago
AuthorsCheeseness, Mimness
Made withGodot
Tagsbee, City Builder, Cute, hive, Management
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
LinksHomepage, Twitter, YouTube


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hive-time-linux-v1.0.zip 87 MB
Version v1.0-2-g25aca123
hive-time-mac-v1.0.zip 88 MB
Version v1.0-2-g25aca123
hive-time-windows-v1.0.zip 85 MB
Version v1.0-2-g25aca123

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I really enjoy this. I have some minor issues however:

~ Looking in other windows while the game is active totally locks up the windows os. This is something to possibly look into.

I can't seem to find the reason or way to replicate how this is happening. Attempting in using any forensic tools to analyze behavior for errors is just freezing the os.

~ One of the controls is using the "Alt" button. This is something I had to change since "Alt + F4" or "Alt + CTRL + DEL" are system based shortcuts.

Having alt in the game cuts off the system shortcut access when the app is frozen.

Sorry to hear you're experiencing troubles. This isn't something that any of my Windows testers reported before release, but it's something I'd like to look into further. Would you mind emailing through some more information on your system (system specs, OS version, graphics driver version, etc.) and a copy of the game's logs from a play session where this has occurred to support @ jbushproductions.com? The logs folder can be found by selecting the "Show User Folder" option in the Settings menu.

Does this happen when the game is running in a window, or only when it's fullscreen?

Both actually. I tried to isolate the issue by only viewing the game window and nothing else, when I tried to get rid of a cell I didn't need, the game froze again. This behavior is really weird. I sent some info though.

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nice game but plz put a are u sure  about deleting saves
(and congrats on release)

Delete and overwrite confirmation prompts are on the todo list (but weren't worth delaying the game for). Sorry for any inconvenience!


The current build should now prompt for confirmation before deleting or overwriting saves https://cheeseness.itch.io/hive-time/devlog/114464/v10-2-changelog

wow that was fast

I'm loving it! Do you plan to add localization? I'd love to help.

No plans for localisation right now, but thank you for the offer!

Gratz on Release!



Congrats on the release!


This is awesome, will continue to follow

Cheers ^_^

Much improved!  The sound effects and UI changes make it a lot easier to play.  I got through it and made a new queenie just in time thanks to the vinehopper :)

Nice :D


The test build for linux works well and is quite fun.