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Ever wanted beastmaster powers to control a buzzing hive and make it follow your whims?  Today's the day! In this small digital experience you can have a fun five minutes ordering around a procedurally generated beehive of your own, playing around with various values to even further customize its routes and shapes~


Featuring:

  • 5 unique movement algorithms with whooping total 15 of possible formations and infinite variations based on parameters changeable in real time!
  • 3 colors of bees - Clockwork Orange, Maroon 5 and Deep Purple!
  • Two mouse-controlled patterns!
  • True 8-bit color field with mapped transparency and special animation effects!
  • Atmospheric ambience with sounds of real beehive, BZZZZ!

How to play:

(Please use QWERTY keyboard layout - switch to English keyboard)

Enter/Space to confirm menu option
Esc to open/close option menu

<> to change parameters
-+ to change the value
Up, Down arrow keys to change Signature - the movement type which
determines the pattern
Left, Rigth arrow keys to change Subtype - the pattern variant

F12 to take a PNG screenshot
Ctrl+F12 to start/stop recording GIF - feel free to post your most bizarre results in the comments!

Values explained:

Particle count - number of bees, from 1 to 500
rangeX/Y - the movement range for the random number pool
Offset - relative to position on screen
Time - in some cases determines movement speed, positive value
Probability - in some cases determines chance of "reseeding"
Anim range - pattern update frequency
Spriteset - 1,2 and 3 are valid values, changes the color of bees, but
will only update when new particle is created via Particle count


Made with OHRRPGCE game engine in about 3 days

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorPrifurin
GenreSimulation
Made withAudacity, Aseprite
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Creative, endnless, ohrrpgce, Pixel Art, Procedural Generation, Relaxing, Sandbox
Code licenseGNU General Public License v2.0 (GPL)
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Beehive_Simulator_Windows.zip 3 MB
Beehive_Simulator_MAC.zip 4 MB
Beehive_Simulator_Linux.tar.gz 5 MB
Beehive_Simulator_Debian.tar.gz 5 MB

Comments

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Your simulator looks nice, but it's kind of hard to use with a German keyboard, because you (or your engine) use the keyboard scan codes instead of the character codes. So I have to guess where that <, >, +, -, ... character is on an English keyboard.

Yes, exactly, it uses scancodes, I'm sorry for the inconvenience!

Really impressive simulator!

Thanks!