PREVIEW: Hive Jump


Hive Jump is an action platformer set in a futuristic sci-fi world where giant alien bugs threaten your existence. Jump, shoot, and unlock a variety of perks and upgrades that help you deal with the creepy-crawly menace.

Status: Steam Early Access

Developer: Graphite Lab

Publisher: Graphite Lab

GenreSci-fi Action Platformer

Release Date: TBA

Type: Single-player, Co-op (online, local), Multi-player (online, local)

 

In its current state, Hive Jump Offers a daily challenge and an arcade mode which you can play by yourself or with up to three friends both locally and online. Combat is fast-paced and frantic, requiring quick reflexes and proper use of your abilities.

You can use a controller or your mouse and keyboard to control your JUMPER. Your objective is to clear out the enemies found in the procedurally generated hives, which means jumping from platform to platform and avoiding death while simultaneously doling it out.

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You have a variety of guns at your disposal, including freeze rays that slow the enemy and flamethrowers that have a high damage rate, but a low rate of fire. Those of you who are more trigger happy will have to tone down on their spraying and praying because your gun will overheat and you have to wait for it to cool down before you can shoot again. Firing in short bursts is your friend!

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Friendship is magic ❤

And speaking of friends, playing with them is even more fun than playing solo because you can find a sort of synergy between loadouts. The action is nonstop and the ruthless A.I. will keep you on your toes.

The game also offers:

A variety of weapons and equipment (12 Rifle Mods, 7 Grenade Mods, 9 Utility Mods)

-Small cosmetic customizations, including colour changes, emblems that float over your head, and one of five skins for your JUMPER.

Rogue-like elements like “Unique permadeath,” which functions as a pool of lives. So long as your backpack isn’t destroyed, you can keep respawning.

Hidden Areas with loot that reward exploring.

Procedurally generated stages.

An upbeat, electronic soundtrack that suits a sci-fi world.

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A Codex that offers additional information about the game’s universe.

Daily challenges that can be challenged only once a day and only in single player. Equipment you’ve unlocked cannot be used in this mode.

A weekly challenge that can be done multiple times a week, but only in single player. Equipment you’ve unlocked cannot be used in this mode.

.Coming Soon.

Strategic Campaigns: The results of your jumps directly impact the ongoing galactic war against the aliens. Manage your planetary campaign between jumps in a turn-based strategy mode.

Hive Queen Boss Battles

Planetary Strategy Campaign Mode

Jumper Shouts and voice overs

Steam Achievements and Trading Cards

Localization for EFIGS+R

Re-configurable controls

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Thanks for reading!

Stay in the know, gamers ❤

~Dawn, NeedtoKnowGaming

 

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