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Get ready to look after your hive once more and create some of that sweet honey in Hive Time, which just had a sweet upgrade for World Bee Day (May 20). A game created by Cheeseness, a developer who has contributed articles to GamingOnLinux in the past.

Hive Time, as the name suggests, is a game all about building up a productive and healthy hive. It's a bit of a management and building sim blended into one. You need to harvest resources, grow your hive, and produce a new Queen before the current one dies. The new update is out now bringing with it tons of new content including loads of new vignettes (106!), an upgrade in the Godot Engine used, new rare Queen decrees that "provide some bigger-impact effects", new worker hats (yes, the Bees wear hats, it's cute) and loads more small changes and additions.

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Sounds like this is the last big update for Hive Time too with the developer moving on. It's still free too, with a suggested price of at least $10 if you do wish to buy it. According to the sales tracker, they've managed to sell 800 full-price copies versus well over 50,000 downloads.

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What kinds of hats? Are there bowlers?
mirv 19 May
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I have to admit this has been one of my favourite games from the past year. Highly recommended.
Cheeseness 19 May
Quoting: Purple Library GuyWhat kinds of hats? Are there bowlers?
There is a bowler hat that the Queen can wear (that went in last year).

The patch notes contain a full changelog, but the new hats are a white bandanna, a pink sweat band, a top hat with yellow trim, a monocle, a hammer, a green visor, a fruit hat, and a bee hive.
Quoting: Cheeseness
Quoting: Purple Library GuyWhat kinds of hats? Are there bowlers?
There is a bowler hat that the Queen can wear (that went in last year).

The patch notes contain a full changelog, but the new hats are a white bandanna, a pink sweat band, a top hat with yellow trim, a monocle, a hammer, a green visor, a fruit hat, and a bee hive.
My goodness! Those are some snazzy hats and things.
I'd been meaning to get this for a while. Now is the time. Strike while the wax is hot! Bought it.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 20 May 2021 at 1:06 am UTC
Ehvis 20 May
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Hive Time has been an exceptionally smooth experience for me. It works on ultrawide without issues. And when I went to do my usual key rebinding, I found that it had bound both the qwerty and appropriate dvorak keys to the actions, which was a nice touch. Only had to rebind one.
Cheeseness 20 May
Thanks all, glad to hear you've had positive experiences :)
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