Hiveswap Friendsim (or Hiveswap Friendship Simulator) is a visual novel spinoff of Hiveswap made with the Ren'py Engine. The base game was followed by 17 downloadable episodes (or volumes) released between April and December 2018.
Vol. 1 Backgrounds
|Friendsim (unused)||Hiveswap Act 1 (cropped)|
An altered palette background of Xefros' living room from HIVESWAP: Act 1.
|meatlocker (unused)||meat_locker (in-game)|
The drawn background in Diemen's route is more consistent with the art direction than the edited stock photo, despite being less detailed. A blurred version of the photo is also unused.
Vol. 7 Bushes
Sketches of portraits used in the game, except for Vikare's where a finished asset does not exist and no portrait is shown after his accident. diemen_die was removed in later patches.
An early UI element.
While bugfixes were common between volumes, noteworthy changes are listed here.
Title Screen Logo
|title_idle/title_hover (Old)||title_idle (Revised)|
The new logo was changed with the release of Volume 2. It shakes when hovered instead of formely displaying title_hover (that no longer exists).
Character Select Screen
This screen was changed with the release of Volume 2. When hovering with the mouse, characters on the new screen now display another portrait rather than just glowing.
On Volume 4's release, the image for Tagora's good ending did not include his horns. This was later patched.
On Volume 2's release, a chapter/volume selection screen was added to fit more selectable characters.
On Volume 18's release, an achievement page for each character's good ending(s) and menu buttons for it were added.
|The Homestuck/Hiveswap series|
|Windows, macOS, Linux||HIVESWAP: Act 1 • Hiveswap Friendsim • Pesterquest|