HIVESWAP: Act 1 (2017)

About This Game

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Game Details

Genre Adventure – Point-and-click – Puzzle
Works on Windows (7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.9+) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released September 14, 2017
Size 1.9 GB
Company What Pumpkin Games, Inc. / What Pumpkin Games, Inc.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Dual core 2.2GHz+
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
Storage: 6 GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard


Recommended system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Dual core 3.0GHz+
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 2 GB VRAM
Storage: 6 GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard


Minimum system requirements – Mac:

OS X 10.9 or later
Processor: Dual core 2.2GHz+
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
Storage: 6 GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard


Recommended system requirements – Mac:

OS X 10.9 or later
Processor: Dual core 3.0GHz+
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 2 GB VRAM
Storage: 6 GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard


Minimum system requirements – Linux:

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 or newer
Processor: Dual core 2.2GHz+
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
Storage: 6 GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard


Recommended system requirements – Linux:

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 or newer
Processor: Dual core 3.0GHz+
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 2 GB VRAM
Storage: 6 GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard

Thereby

HIVESWAP: Act 1 (2017)

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