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Hiveswap is an episodic adventure video game based in the same fictional universe as the webcomic Homestuck by Andrew Hussie. The story revolves around the protagonist Joey Claire, a human girl from Earth who switches places with the troll boy Dammek from the planet Alternia.



On September 4th, 2012, Hussie launched a Kickstarter for a "Homestuck adventure game" (shown below). Within 32 hours, the campaign reached its goal of $700,000. Eventually, the campaign accumulated more than $2.4 million, becoming the fifth Kickstarter game to gather over a million in funds.


On October 30th, 2014, Hussie's company What Pumpkin announced that the game would be titled Hiveswap and would be released as an episodic story. On April 10th, 2015, What Pumpkin Studios uploaded a teaser trailer for the game with 3D graphics (shown below, left). On October 6th, 2016, a teaser trailer was released showing gameplay from Act 1 of the game with updated 2D graphics (shown below, right).


On August 29th, 2017, a launch trailer for the game was released, which gathered upwards of 220,000 views and 3,100 comments over the next month (shown below). On September 14th, the game was released for Act 1 of the game was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux systems.


On September 16th, 2017, YouTuber jacksepticeye uploaded a Let's Play video featuring the first episode of the game (shown below). Within 48 hours, the video received upwards of 878,000 views and 4,500 comments. Within four days of release, the game received a score of 94% on Steam.[7]


On October 30th, 2014, the /r/Hiveswap[2] subreddit was launched for discussions about the upcoming game. On May 27th, 2015, a page for the game was created on TV Tropes.[6] Several fan-created blogs dedicated to the game have been launched on Tumblr, including Incorrect Hiveswap Quotes,[3] Hiveswap Fanatic[4] and Hiveswap Countdown.[5]

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[1] Kickstarter – Homestuck Adventure Game

[2] Reddit – /r/Hiveswap

[3] Tumblr – Incorrect Hiveswap Quotes

[4] Tumblr (via Wayback Machine) – Hiveswap Fanatic

[5] Tumblr – Hiveswap Countdown

[6] TV Tropes – Hiveswap

[7] Steam – Hiveswap – Act 1

[8] Facebook – Hiveswap

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Bilbo Swaggins
Bilbo Swaggins Moderator

please let this game be good, given the recent streak of crowdfunding failures we need at least one success story

I don't even care about Homestuck, I'm just sick of seeing the recent streak of crowdfunded video games turning into disappointments


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