Hiveswap is coming in January, so here's a trailer

It's been a long and winding journey for Hiveswap, the point-and-click adventure game "based on and loosely related to Homestuck canon." It started as a Kickstarter for the Homestuck Adventure Game in 2012, changed developers, direction, and title in 2014, and in early 2015 was given a release window for the first of its planned four episodes of the spring of that year.  

That didn't work out, and in December 2015 "a new look" for the game, shifting it from 3D to 2D, was revealed. Now, almost a year after that, we have a new (and hopefully accurate) launch window of January 2017. Developer What Pumpkin didn't have much to say about the date aside from "Check out the new trailer," so let's do that. 

"Monsters in the yard. Monsters in the house. Monsters in the hall, beating on your door. Your brother’s trapped in his treehouse, so he isn’t going to be much help. You’re going to have to get yourself out of this. But where did they come from? How are you supposed to deal with this? Well, certainly not by cowering in your room. That’s for, uh, cowards. First thing’s first. You need to open the door." 

Crystal clear, right? If, however, you still have questions, you can look for answers at

Thanks, Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.