2019-05-13 Preview Patch

Buzz buzz!

A new build is up with a bunch of changes, mostly focused on HUD improvements  (note that there's still a bunch of temp stuff, and that's why the bottom HUD isn't centred properly!) and bee behaviour/presentation.

I spent this morning quickly slapping together a build system. That doesn't mean much for you as a player, but it does mean that builds can go up faster (it has automated deployment via Itch's "Butler" tool) and be free from any of the human errors that creep in from manual handling. Yay.

Full changelog is below:

  • Added version number and in-development notice
  • Added a new film name
  • Added a bunch more bee names
  • Added new nursery vignette
  • Added a bee pun to serous business Defender vignette
  • Added names to bees
  • Added Queen name to throne vignettes
  • Added Queens to population HUD
  • Added build script with automated itch deployment for Linux, Mac and Windows
  • Added pan gesture support (alternative to middle click and drag panning on Mac touchpads)
  • Added magnify gesture support (alternative to scroll wheel input on Mac touchpads)
  • Added automatic pause when events/vignettes/tutorials are up
  • Added pause/play button
  • Added radial dissipation transition to effect indicators
  • Added new effect details pop-up
  • Added pause shortcut (Space)
  • Added cheat to raise resource limits (H)
  • Added kill bees cheat (K)
  • Removed lamp attached to Builders' hats
  • Clicking top left HUD corner now shows/hides population HUD
  • Clicking top right HUD corner now shows/hides queen jelly target HUD
  • Hats now change when a bee's role changes
  • Initial population is now spawned behind the throne
  • New bees are now spawned in nurseries when available
  • New Queens now inherit last queen's name (plus a roman numeral)
  • Old Queen now bumbles around the throne room when new Queen is installed
  • Refactored new bee generation
  • Queens now grow with age
  • Vignettes now use relevant bees' names if one is available
  • Fixed new queen not spawning
  • Fixed bees facing the wrong direction for their first movement
  • Fixed bees getting stuck outside the hive if they change roles or have their exit deleted
  • Fixed Builders travelling to Workshops that were already being worked by 3 bees
  • Fixed vignettes trigged by adjacent cell click not using specified bee names
  • Fixed randomness being less random than expected
  • Fixed left button being clickable for events/tutorials/vignettes that only have one button
  • Fixed a bunch of typos reported by Chiitoo


hive-time-linux-preview.zip 87 MB
Version preview-196-g775a7160 Dec 12, 2019
hive-time-mac-preview.zip 88 MB
Version preview-196-g775a7160 Dec 12, 2019
hive-time-windows-preview.zip 85 MB
Version preview-196-g775a7160 Dec 12, 2019
hive-time_linux_preview_2019-05-13.tar.gz 87 MB
Version preview-4-g4a85a454 May 13, 2019
hive-time-mac-preview.zip 88 MB
Version preview-4-g4a85a454 May 13, 2019
hive-time-windows-preview.zip 85 MB
Version preview-4-g4a85a454 May 13, 2019

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