Inside the case was a dueling pistol, a king’s weapon, wheel-locked, chased in gold. Eddis had seen it earlier that day. When Sounis lifted it out and tipped his head over the locking mechanism, she knew he was reading the letters inscribed there: Onea realia. “The queen made me.” Sounis thanked the queen prettily, years of training providing the appropriate words. As he went to replace the pistol in the box, he paused. There was a tab to lift the bottom of the box and clearly room to store something underneath. Keeping the gun in his hand, he reached with the other, but Gen forestalled him, holding the inset bottom of the box down with a single finger. “You have heard my queen’s advice. My gift is below. Would you wait to see it until you have decided what you will do with hers?”
the hired developers scammed hussie out of the kickstarter money and used most of it to make their own game, the ensuing legal battle lasted years. He had to form a new goddamn development team and found a studio from scratch, not to mention the actual time it takes to MAKE a game as detailed as hiveswap looks, coming from a small studio.
I’m not gonna say people’s criticisms are unfounded, of course it’s frustrating to be fed only small teasers and have the release dates be extended multiple times, and I think the hiveswap team could have done a much better job about being transparent. I see a lot of criticisms on the wait time but please remember what a hard time it had just getting off the ground in the first place.
Personally? I’m okay with it. It sucks to wait, yeah, but I would much rather get a polished game in the end than something that feels half finished and untested for bugs, and by the look of the trailers they’re really pouring a lot of quality into this.