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Watch a new trailer for bee management game Hive Time

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I have fond memories of playing SimAnt, trying to avoid death by spider, rain, or human foot while growing my little colony and protecting the Queen. Hive Time is sort of like Sim Bee, a deliberately not too realistic management sim where you have control of a beehive. 

In his write-up, Tom Sykes called it "a refreshing theme, letting you get away from pesky humans and their constant organisational problems. Not that bees have it any easier, of course. While your workers are out foraging, you have to decide which rooms to construct in which cells, research new bee tech, and raise new generations of bees, in this attractive, approachable strategy game."

Hive Time was released earlier this year. Now there's a new trailer to introduce a bee named Penelope and hopefully entice you into giving it a try. Hive Time is available on itch.io.

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.