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Title Screen


Developer: What Pumpkin Games
Publisher: What Pumpkin Games
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Released internationally: November 25, 2020

AnimationsIcon.png This game has unused animations.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

PrereleaseIcon.png This game has a prerelease article

HIVESWAP: Act 2: Dead Freight is the second of a series of point-and-click adventure games set in the universe of the webcomic Homestuck. Continuing the story of HIVESWAP: Act 1, Joey and Xefros board a train in hopes of getting help from a fellow rebel, Cridea Jeevik.

To do:
This game and Act 1 apparently have a debug menu? Not sure how it's activated though.


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info
Unused Graphics
Several unused character animations.

Unused Text

To do:
Check for more unused text, and obtain the full dialogue scripts.


Text for characters reacting to being presented with an unused "cane" object.

Character Reaction
Boldir (psst put that thing away!) NEUTRAL
Kuprum and Folykl go ahead and try it
Bronya No thank you. We colistered Jades are only permitted to carry weapons in self defense.
Lanque Are you trying to suggest something, sWeetheart?
Lynera -dont aim that thing at me!
Tagora You'll have to bring something more impressive if you want to barter.
Tegiri What is a cane but a sword /acking a b/ade? Remove this offensive object from my presence.
Wanshi []my favourite character in soldier purrbeasts is a canekind user too What a coincidence![]
Elwurd you gotta get to know me a LittLe better before you puLL out the cane baby
Galekh Can I help you?
Remele Oh, no thanke you.

Mind Honey

Text for characters reacting to being presented with an unused "mind honey" object.

Character Reaction
Chixie um. / no thanks. /
Elwurd not even i wouLd do that shit
Folykl get that shit away from me
Fozzer Don't_much_have_a_use_for_that.
Diemen (| No. |)
Marsti Don't you dare drop that -_-
Skylla hmm? oh, that's okayy, i'm not one for sweets, honeyy
Cirava lmao dont even think about pulling that out around me
Polypa olives * arent * psychics *|

Charun Krojib

Charun Krojib, as shown in the 2019 teaser trailer, was scrapped from the game, leaving only their cave. Some of their unused dialogue remains, though.

Item Reactions

Item Reaction
Flarp Manual I can't do anything with this..
Flashlight Bright..
Hoverboard Wee
Mic (No Batteries) Hello
Mic (With Batteries) HELLO
Vet Medkit What's that do..

Other NPCs

Karako has an a scrapped interaction for when you show him Byers. The text used to read HONK! BYERS: TWEET!, but in an updated version (titled 09CC.0000.MP01.BYERS.KARAKO Updated), it just reads HONK!


A list of counters reveals some interesting details:

  • At one point, you may have had to choose between visiting Charun's cave or Zebede's hive (002 Mountains Chosen/003 Plains Chosen).
  • There is mention of a fishing minigame you would have done with Charun, for which musician James Roach composed the song The Perfect Cast.
  • Like Charun, Zebede was also featured in Hiveswap Friendsim, but does not appear in the game itself. Some of his conversations are still referenced, with counters such as Learned About H2D From Zebede, Looked at Zebede Chittr, Zebede Chittr Add and Zebede Name Learned.
  • 008 Elwurd Post Baizli Convo suggests you may have been able to talk with Elwurd after killing Baizli.
(Source: homestuck.info)

Revisional Differences

November 28, 2020 Update

  • The game released without any credits implemented, and this update added them into the game.
  • The game released with a bee-themed rhythm minigame that you were required to beat to progress. This update removed it entirely, due to accessibility concerns.

January 7, 2021 Update

  • The bee minigame was added back, and can be selected optionally at the exterior of Zebede's hive.
(Source: homestuckteam)