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Honey Tribe - Great art and music

05-05-2011, 07:19 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2011
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Honey Tribe: Colony Collapse - Great art and music

Hi, Shaz here from Honey Tribe Studios. We're a few weeks away from releasing Honey Tribe: Colony Collapse, our great new game that blends fact and fiction. We're looking for beta testers, just let me know if you want to help us test the game.





Playtest feedback so far:

"Gameplay is good, very compelling, seems it's all about getting in that top speed zone and then drifting through as close as you can - kind of like a sidescrolling Wipeout in a weird way" - Jon

"And I love the music you've used, I have actually stopped what I was doing to have a go on it just to have a listen to the music." - Bart

"I love the story line, the characters comments are hilarious!" - Jordan

There are two game modes, a level-based story mode and an endless mode with leader boards.

The story mode is based on the real world phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Honey bee populations are declining globally and this is considered a big deal for humans as bees pollinate about a third of our food.







Even though Corbee is a drone bee it's up to him to save the Honey Tribe colony. With the help of the Doc and your other friends in the hive you'll figure out what is making all the worker bees ill.





Features:
Beautiful hand drawn art.
Retina supported graphics.
Dynamic and immersive music.
Easy to pick up, hard to put down gameplay.
2 game modes: a level based story mode and an endless mode.
Likeable characters and an entertaining story line.
Seamless play - no loading times between levels and menus
Move over birds, the bees are coming!



Here's a video where I show the gamplay and talk about the music. All feedback welcome - just say what you think!


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Last edited by Shaz; 06-28-2011 at 05:41 AM. Reason: More details
05-07-2011, 03:29 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 426
Another gameplay video:


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Let me know what you think. Feel free to be blunt, it's more useful than being polite.

Play Yam Yam!
Download some great music for your game projects.
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05-08-2011, 05:01 AM
#3
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 3
This looks great. Love the art. I might just keep looking at the pictures and forget to play the game!! It looks really playable as well. Me and a friend have been looking in to keping bees recently. They're really are amazing. Anything that brings attention to them has got my vote. I know you said be blunt but I'm just really impressed. I think what you've done with the music is really clever as well. Good luck with the game. Let me know when it's out
05-09-2011, 01:21 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 426
Cheers Smithy. I wasn't sure how well received the art style would be on these forums - so its nice to hear the enthusiasm about our game. (Do touch arcade fans prefer xbox style action games?)

It should be out at the end of May or start of June. Click one of the links in my forum signature and we'll be able to message you when it's on itunes.

Play Yam Yam!
Download some great music for your game projects.
Official Site | Facebook | Twitter
05-21-2011, 08:50 AM
#5
Hypnotic

I really love the game, the art is strangely charming, and you're idea for the music really work well. And I love the music you've used, I have actually stopped what I was doing to have a go on it just to have a listen to the music.
The game play is simple but fun, I always feel kind of happy playing, what have you cut this honey with, just a great little game!
05-21-2011, 10:17 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 426
Cheers Bart, glad you're liking the gameplay. As its an iphone game simple but fun is what we're going for of course.

I should point out that Bart is one of our beta testers. If anyone else wants to test the game for us just let me know. We should have a new build out in a few days ready to be tested again.

Play Yam Yam!
Download some great music for your game projects.
Official Site | Facebook | Twitter
05-22-2011, 08:55 AM
#7
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 3
bees

Nice graphics and looks fun. When is it coming out? Is there anything else like levels and points?
05-22-2011, 09:02 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2009
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I like the music and the art, except for the exterminator guy. His look seems so out of place from the rest of the graphics. Is this like a copter game?

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05-22-2011, 03:57 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2011
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@qftrader - Yeah, there are two game modes. A level-based story mode with achievements where your character helps to figure out what is wrong with the colony. And a challenge mode where you try and get the highest score (with leaderboards)

@PhagoCychotic - You mean his art style looks different? Or just having a human is weird when everything else is an insect/animal? (He's a feature of how the story progresses so we couldn't take him out altogether). The game plays like an avoid 'em up, yeah. Although the way the music works combined with the art and concept/story make it feel different from other games.

We've been cleaning up the game and adding stuff - it's looking really good and flows well. The playtesters so far have been reporting good things about the gameplay. Here's a quote from one:

"Gameplay is good, very compelling, seems it's all about getting in that top speed zone and then drifting through as close as you can - kind of like a sidescrolling Wipeout in a weird way"

I'll post some new screenshots/vid clips soon.

The bees are coming...!

Play Yam Yam!
Download some great music for your game projects.
Official Site | Facebook | Twitter

Last edited by Shaz; 05-24-2011 at 07:02 AM.
05-23-2011, 05:32 PM
#10
Still looking for testers?
I'd be happy to help!

I review apps on my YouTube channel! If you would like me to review your app then message me! CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF GAMES I'VE BETA TESTED