£750
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49
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 16 2019 11:36 AM UTC +00:00
£750
pledged of £14,000pledged of £14,000 goal
49
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 16 2019 11:36 AM UTC +00:00

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Hive Quest is an unusual journey through an enchanted woodland filled with ancient magic, strange creatures and intriguing puzzles.

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Hive Quest is a single player real time strategy adventure that will take you through an enchanted woodland filled with ancient magic, strange creatures and intriguing puzzles.

As you struggle to find your embattled tribe a new home you will learn the Ways of the Wild Woods. Eventually you will grow your Hive into a powerful kingdom, lead your tribe to victory and make friends (and enemies) along the way. 

The world of Hive Quest will challenge you with unusual puzzles, it's beautiful immersive ambience will enchant you and the many new discoveries and secrets that lie hidden within the woods will surprise and even make you laugh.

But Hive Quest is also more than this - it's a trip into the world of fairies, folklore and the hidden realms of the little people that live in forgotten woodlands and overgrown gardens.

Take mind control of your hive drones and explore the Wild Woods, or manage resources and expand your Hive in Hive Mind mode. With lots of things going on, places to explore or characters to interact with, you'll be drawn into this mysterious world.

Hive Quest is meant to be an unusual game. It doesn't fit snugly within any genre and there's certainly a lot going on - real time strategy, adventure, puzzles, exploration & mystery, it's all there. It will tickle your curiosity and leave you wondering what will happen next.

Hive Quest offers a rich, interactive world filled with places to explore and strange things to discover. To grow your tribe you must manage your hive and find resources like food and building materials as well as uncover and learn about the ways of ancient magic. 

The Wild Woods are also home to other hives with capricious personalities that can stand in your way. These challenges can be overcome by using subterfuge and stealth or direct warfare.

The Wild Woods are full of strange and wonderful creatures waiting for you to find and interact with them. Elusive fairies, wandering rocks, magical snails or annoying spriggans and even a horrible old hedge witch. There is a host of odd characters to meet who are in the woods for their own reasons. Make friends with the snail rider clan, help out the grumpy gnome or awaken an ancient woodland sprite to become your very own pet!

Magic plays an important role in Hive Quest. Your pet creature can uncover the necessary ingredients to fashion spells that can help you in various ways. Create your own food out of thin air or produce building materials (gloop!). You can create magic beacons that beguile the drones from an enemy hive, or even create magical guardians from old sticks that can help you defend your hive from some of the nasties that come looking for your drones as a tasty snack.

 The four insect tribes even have their own pantheon of gods! Each of which will play a role in the game.

Mara - the goddess of peace and harmony. Her servant is Yuna the guide, who you will meet very early on in the demo.

Angrith - the god of destruction, too be invoked in times of war. 

A third god, Nexir - the dark god of betrayal also exists, but his motives are shrouded in mystery.

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    Seedling

    Thank you - you've sowed some seeds and helped the Old Orchard grow a little :)

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    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - Get the Game

    Get a digital copy of the game for Win, Mac or Linux. Also, be immortalised in the game credits as a 'Supporter' and possibly attract fairies to the closest outside green space to your place of residence.

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    Deluxe Game

    Get some special relaxing digital wallpaper to stick on your desktop background. Use it at work to transport your thoughts out of the mundane and into the lush, imaginative world of fairies, folk lore & tall tales.

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    Rescue me from the solo development vacuum and at the same time help make the Hive Quest world an even better experience than it already is. Try the game before release and take part in a Beta test, then chuck some feedback in my face.

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    Bringer of Gifts

    TIER EXCLUSIVE - Make a gift! Get a second Steam key and share the Hive Quest experience with your friends & family - they're gonna love you for it.
    Also, appear in special game credits as 'Guardian of the Wild Woods'.

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    Woodland Sprite

    Reveal secrets & forgotten lore. Uncover the background behind stuff that's going on in the game. Impress others with knowledge contained within the super amazing digital art book.
    Filled with images, thoughts and ideas from the developer about all sorts of eyebrow raising aspects of the game dev process.

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    Alpha Aphid

    Get access to juicy and possibly magically unstable Alpha uploads and test the game during this early phase of development. Join the exclusive alpha tester channel on Discord to share your discoveries & stuff. Your name will also appear in the Alpha Tester section of the credits.

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    Hive Mind

    Get access to a special in game kick starter drone skin spell. Use the spell to change the appearance of your hive drones and make them look totally sweet (& very sparkly). Ooooh...we like the shiny shiny...

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    Magic Portal

    Most of the other stuff plus a handsome A3 wall mounted portal* that will transport you into your favourite make believe fantasy world every time you stare at it. Embellished with an untidy & possibly unnecessary scrawl from Rod.

    *Results may vary. Wall not included

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    Busy Beta Bee

    Comes with access to the Beta version for 5 seats when it becomes available and the Beta Discord channel.
    Plus get 3 digital copies of the game, game credits & lots of other cool stuff.

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    Ancient Secret

    TIER EXCLUSIVE - Your name and a short message hidden somewhere in game either as an Easter egg or in a super secret location (vetted for content).
    Plus most of the other gubbins.

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    VIP Alpha package

    Five Alpha tester seats. Your name will also appear in the Alpha Tester section of the credits.

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    High Egg-spectations

    TIER EXCLUSIVE - Collaborate with Rod on an egg.
    Not a normal one but a cool Easter Egg feature that will delight & entertain other players and immortalise a tiny part of your soul within the Wild Woods. Your pals will be amazed, your mum might think you've lost your mind and the world of Hive Quest will love you for it.
    This wondrous surprise should be in line with the style of the game, fun, possibly ROFL-worthy and not too complex & will be vetted for content.
    Get most of the other gubbins too.

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    Walk on part

    TIER EXCLUSIVE - I will re-create your likeness as a character within the game. (Might need a photo) How much fun would THAT be? If you fancy doing a tiny bit of voice acting we might be able to get that in too ;)

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Funding period

- (30 days)