We’re buzzing with excitement for this announcement…
BlueLine Game Studios has been given an exclusive license to bring the extremely popular Hive boardgame to Xbox!
If you’re not familiar with it yet, Hive is a boardgame that’s grown a huge following. It was created by British Inventor John Yianni of Gen42 Games. In his own words:
Hive is a board game with a difference. There is no board! The pieces are added to the playing area thus creating the board. As more and more pieces are added the game becomes a fight to see who can be the first to capture the opposing Queen Bee.
The gameplay is really easy to pick up, but just like chess the possibilities in gameplay are endless. This makes it great for starting right up with family, friends, and roommates but complex enough to give even the sharpest minds a challenge for years to come. …and I really do mean that: the geniuses at American Mensa saw fit to give Hive the prestigious Mensa Select award!
I think the versatility has a lot to do with why Hive has become such a worldwide favorite. People really go nuts for this game… in this fan gallery (all 42 pages of it) you can see pictures of people playing in front of the Great Pyramids, using hand-made sets, next to a pool, at the bottom of a pool, on the ocean floor (seriously), and pretty-much anywhere at any time.
We’ve already begun development and we think we have some great ideas on how to work with Gen42 Games to bring a great version of this game to the Xbox 360 …and we would love to hear your thoughts too. So if you’re a Hive fan, pipe up in the comments!
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Update: As of Feb 8th, 2013 – Hive is now available on Xbox 360!