CONTEXTDMA 171: Worldbuilding
PEOPLEDavid Gao : Game Designer
The Hive is a meditative journey through the interior of a cavernous, musical space populated by strange plants that emit sound and light. Players fly through the world from the center of the hive, surrounded by tunnels and cryptic passages. They can choose to observe the life that grows within, or navigate through the tunnels to find a way into open air. Eventually, players who leave the hive find themselves in a garden of floating terrain, with different plants growing in each island. The Hive creates a meditative space that engages the player through the joy of exploration for exploration’s own sake.