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An adventure game based on Homestuck, by Andrew Hussie.
24,346 backers pledged $2,485,506 to help bring this project to life.

Steam Greenlight, New Music, Prints, and Merch!

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Hey everone! There’s a lot to cover today, so we’ll try to keep it brief. First and foremost, the Steam Greenlight for Hiveswap: Act 1 is now live! Please head over to the page and vote YES so we can get the game approved for Steam as quick as possible, since our planned launch is still January 2017—next month! The page features the recently-released trailer for Act 1, which should have been posted here first, but wasn’t! An unfortunate oversight on our part. The page also has some new screenshots of the game, a new description, and minimum system requirements for PC and Mac (Linux coming soon). 

Speaking of videos, we’ve got BROOM TEMPERATURE, a new, leaked track from The Grubbles that’s getting a lot of play in Outglut right now. If you haven’t heard The Grubbels yet, well, it’s time to catch up. The revolution won’t wait. 

There’s also a lot to check out at the HIVESWAP HIVESHOP at Welovefine! By the time you read this, the secret GRUBBLES MERCH will be unlocked. CHECK IT OUT.

While you’re at it, why not check out the KILLER new prints, featuring The Grubbels, available at the WhatPumpkin shop?

Finally, we just want to thank everyone for sticking around. Lots of ups and down, but we’re ALMOST THERE. We’ll be posting another trailer before launch, and this time, backers will see it before anyone else. We promise we haven’t forgotten who made this all possible. We’ll also be answering queries about changed emails and addresses soon, so have no fear!

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    1. Hussie Zahhak on

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    2. Joanie Rich on

      I'm one of those rare people who would gladly wait another decade to get an awesome game like this. Can't wait to play it. :)

    3. Ruben van Ophuizen on

      Oh jeez, updates? It's been so long, I nearly forgot this game existed.

    4. Matthew Philip Clark on

      Ignore the haters. Considering the update from this time last year about scrapping the previous direction and effectively having to start over, a January release is pretty impressive. I was hoping for a surprise Christmas gift, but I guess a ~~Wriggling~~ Birthday gift will have have to do.

    5. Lulu on

      i don't give a shit i want my $15 back

    6. Peggy Twardowski on

      I've backed over 70+ Kickstarter campaigns at this point. Yours has been one of the most egregious offenders in the treatment of its backers. Radio silence. Lots of radio silence. Barely an apology for how long it's taken. The game was promised January 2014, and now we're being told one chapter of it will be offered 3 years late, January 2017. And you want us to give you more money and buy stuff. That's the rub--you've barely acknowledged your poor treatment of us, the backers, and now you want more money from us. For the first time, out of all of the campaigns I've backed, I'd opt to forgo the reward I backed and request a refund of my Kickstarter money.

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      Lyndal on

      Hi, My name is Lyndal Armitstead. Several years ago several kickstarter reward packages were sent to my address. My address has changed since then and I would like to know how to update where things that would have been sent there will be sent. thank you.

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      AmazingAdrian on

      Well that's a surprise. I was convinced this project was dead.

    9. Beatriz Canelas on

      SO.
      You want us to go vote yes on Steam for this game after all those years of almost no feedback on work made with our money AND still giving those who go to steam page new material (again made with our money) wich we didnt have access first? Are REALLY serious? And in the and all you can say is "you wont for get us next time"? Make this work. Finish for good and let us put and end on this, THAT is a nice way to say TRY tô say sorry.

    10. luisa on

      I'd like to be salty for the years you made us wait but the game actually looks great!! I can't get angry at those graphics and pigeons!!! thanks for not giving up <3

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      Veronica on

      Has nobody in this thread ever backed a video game project before?

      If you backed for a digital copy of the game you will be sent a Steam code at (or shortly before) the official launch.

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      Laura on

      Grubbles is the band 1 of the MCs are in the game.........

    13. Porcupine on

      Oh, so backers suddenly exist again when it comes to voting and further spending...? Cute, but how about NO.

    14. Rick Terr on

      Totally forgot this was still a thing, so my money for the homestuck game went to something else then? I refuse to spend anymore money i gave you $105 in 2012...its 2016...i honestly have moved on to other things unless , i hope im still getting whatever this new thing is for FREE, i havent been interested in anything uve done in years , as long as i get what i ordered

      a SIGNED physical copy of the game

      i dont want a digital download if i did i would have backed for that but a physical copy , good luck with whatever this new thing is

    15. Christian Floyd on

      Is it Grubbels or Grubbles? Is this some kind of trick or just really poor proofreading? Truly a mystery...

    16. Eliza Orlando on

      This feels like an update to try to get us to spend more money and run errands for you.

    17. Tolentino on

      So excited! Thanks so much to the hiveswap team and Hussie for working so hard these past few years. I'm super amped to play it :D

    18. Jean-Paul Gagnon on

      Just saw the "We’ll also be answering queries about changed emails and addresses soon, so have no fear!" Please disregard my previous question.

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      Kyle on

      Why the hell would I give you more money?

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      Lang Strife on

      hussie i love you

    21. Jean-Paul Gagnon on

      Are we still getting a physical copy of the game if our backer level stated that was included? And if so, how do we update our address for you if we have moved?

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      viktoryia on

      I'm a backer. I donated the amount needed to get the game. If Act 1 is ready then how can I download it?

    23. Daniel Cavalcanti on

      So... when you guys need something you turn to us, right? Nice PR, guys... Really cool, and I'm totally not pissed off at you for not updating us about anything, except when you need us for something. I don't even feel used...

    24. Stephanie Rainey on

      Finally, an update after almost a whole year! Since the game is being released in "Acts", are backers going to get all acts, or just the first one?

    25. Mr. Shiny (Jeff Carey) on

      What about the beta test stretch goal?

    26. Jackie on

      How will those who backed the game receive it?