Absolutely beautiful game. Played it for HOURS. What really gets me are the little events- The cute art with the writing is just fantastic. Cannot wait for more content!
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Regarding more content, while we do have updates planned, the core of the game as a "set your own goals and play as long as you are having fun" experience is unlikely to change.
Some players have overlooked the variations on gameplay that the Royal Decrees upgrade can give - if you haven't tried making a hive with a Queen that gives you halved Beesitter productivity or any of the handicaps that other negative effects offer, give it a try!
Fantastic job on this, what a little gem of a game!
Many thanks! We worked hard to make Hive Time what it is and are very glad to hear that it's appreciated :)
Beemis is better
my game just crashed and don't know where to report it to say i just put something here i have no clue why it crashed but it just closed itself like it was going to minimise and than crash the game ran great and had no other trouble??
very confused but good game for the rest if you want me to get the log where should i sent it to
The "Log, save, and config file locations" and "Technical help" headings here on the store page have the information you're looking for. If you could send your game log, save file, and a detailed description of what was happening at the time you experienced a crash, I'd be happy to look into it!
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Nice game, great design, excellent screen transitions, great mechanics, I hope you the best in this project. Excellent performance on Linux.
What I saw that may can be improved:
- I think you must add a little of difficulty.
- The icons on save are not user friendly
- The way that events are presented to user breaks immersion, I think you need to show in less intrusive manner.
If you need testers in your final version here I am.
Hi lyoneel! Thanks for your thoughts. If you weren't aware, the game was made on Linux :)
Just to make sure there are no false expectations, we consider Hive Time to be a finished product. There'll be some patches and updates as time goes on, but it's probably best to not assume that there will be any dramatic changes.
For now, difficulty is best found by embracing voluntary constraints (building a hive with no defences, accumulating 600 jelly without ever researching jelly production, building a hive but never allowing your population to go above 60 bees, etc.) or from the negative effects provided by future queens after researching the Royal Decrees upgrade.
Hope that helps!
I didnt think in Royal Decrees. Good point.
Did you plan a steam release?
Thanks for you quick reply.
No plans for a Steam release. For now, I am committed to the pay-what-you-want model and that's not something that Steam offers.
I also prefer Itch in that it allows people to buy/download games without making an account (which is what seems to be the barrier to entry for people who prefer Steam).
How exactly do you extract the file?
edit: Nvm, i'm just stupid. i found it out tho
Glad to hear you're up and running!
How do you run the file
Hi! Depending on the operating system you are running, right click on the downloaded file and select an option that says "extract." Make sure that all of the files and folders are properly extracted, and then run the Hive Time executable (a .x86_64 file on Linux, a .exe file on windows, and a .app bundle on Mac).
If you're still having trouble, you may want to consider using the Itch.io app https://itch.io/app
this game is really fun! slow at times though maybe thats just because im starting out
one suggestion/request i have is that when you follow a bee the camera doesnt shake along with them? makes it kind of hard to focus on the bee
Thanks! I'll have a think on that one :)
In case you haven't spotted, I added a smooth follow camera option a couple of days ago. Enjoy :)
Any chance of tooltips for some of the options in the menus? Also, any chance of a manual for covering things such as custom music?
Do you mean tooltips for radial menu items when clicking on cells or main menu items?
A full scale manual seems unlikely for now, but the way that custom music currently works is that any Ogg Vorbis music files placed in the custom_music/background or custom_music/interstitial folders in your user folder (access this by selecting "Open User Folder" from the settings menu) will override existing game music if they share the same filename, or be added to the relevant playlist if they don't.
Hope that helps!
A friend was saying that they "need an app" for their Chrome Book, I'm not sure if you have any knowledge about whether the itch.io app is available to make this really extra easy for such people?
I'm not certain! I don't have any first hand experience with Chrome OS.
Did a bit of looking. It doesn't look like it is as simple as it could be. It looks like it would be just downloading, and then running that. Which for someone who, "needs an app" probably wouldn't work.
Hmm yeah. I don't know whether the Itch app is available through any vendor provided distribution channels (most distribution platforms don't like having clients for other distribution platforms available).
If it's running an ARM processor or something else that's not x86_64, that's also likely to be a problem for Hive Time.
I hadn't even considered that it might be an issue with the processor. It does seem that there are possibilities that it would not really work with a standard x86_64 or AMD64 build (more or less the same, but somewhat different). I don't really know if our laptop would work, and it *seems* like a lot of the chromebooks are similar processors (eek).
This gonna be available on console if you get enough backing?
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.
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
I'm loving it! Do you plan to add localization? I'd love to help.
Gratz on Release!
Congrats on the release!
This is awesome, will continue to follow
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 :)
The test build for linux works well and is quite fun.