The New Hive is an adult text-based gay monster game. Travel across the great desert, explore the ruined wasteland, transform yourself, meet big monsters, have sex.
The game is complete and contains roughly 280k words of text in total. It's very sexually explicit; there's a content listing in the game itself, from the title screen. It's nearly entirely M/M, with varying monster/alien transformations.
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main plot guide
start the game and allocate points as desired. the 'knotted dick' option is only available through character creation; all the other tfs can be gotten in-game at some point.
you start out on the world map, at the X at the center. to progress in the main plot, you have to find one of the 'glimmering' treasure spots. you can identify them by the "try digging" action turning into "there's a glimmer in the sand". four of them are randomly placed on the map, and each time there's a sandstorm their positions are rerolled.
once you find one and trigger its event, remember where that position is because you'll have to revisit it shortly.
after that, head to the village (if you started with a knotted dick, or have talked to brulvundojn already, you'll have another option here, where you can visit him first and then head to the village)
after going through the scene at the village, return to the treasure site, and then you'll be automatically returned to the village.
this opens up the survey team section of the village. there are six different characters with locations they want to visit, which you can do in mostly any order (jinn's needs 3 others to be completed first)
at some point during this process, you'll return back to the town to see a human military squad has arrived. mechanically, certain interactions get you points for each characters, and when you get enough points overall (or when you run out of time) they leave. i haven't written up an exhaustive list of which talk options on who trigger actions, but generally:
(those might not be 100% accurate, but that's a rough guideline)
after the human squad leaves, you can resume going through the survey team escort missions. when you complete all of them, return to town and check in with the survey team to trigger the ending scene.
other interactions & misc sidequests
visiting astau lets him pump you full of eggs, which you can then have fertilized by brulvundojn. after your pregnancy progresses past a certain point, fertilized or not, check in with the survey team to lay your eggs.
starting with a knotted dicks basically makes your character fuckbuddies with brulvundojn, and aside from the knotted variants in a lot of sex scenes, this changes a fair chunk of dialog in all the scenes with brulvundojn, and also a bunch of the human military squad dick reveal scenes
there are four ways the jinn survey mission can go:
there's a pair of travelers wandering randomly across the northern half of the map. talking to them twice opens up a sex scene. talking to them if you have the womb tf lets you offer to be a surrogate for them, which is another way to get impregnated
the titan ophion is randomly placed in one of three positions daily, and you can visit him once per trip out into the wasteland (or more if you bring your own crystallized lightrot, which can be dug up in a few places) to get a dick or ass tf
after the human military squad leaves, depending on their individual point values they do different things -- some of them might stay in town, whereas others might either leave to set up camp somewhere on the map, or leave the map entirely. if they stay, you can visit them once per trip out into the wasteland to advance their stage.
how to get different transformations
certain sex scenes will give you transformations, either immediately or with a tf sequence while resting at camp.
despite the mutation bar going up to 10, there are actually a total of 17 transformations. you can get all of them (with the exception of only being able to get one of knotted dick vs. ĝheist dick), but the mutation level will stop visibly increasing after 10.
if you're not already pregnant, astau (in his den) will have a scene where he pumps you full of his eggs. impregnating jinn during his survey will lead to him pumping his eggs into you. talking to the wanderers and going down their surrogate path will get malsatante to impregnate you, though that requires you to already have the womb transformation.
Call me crazy, but I see these kinds of games and play with them as survival, not as someone looking for ways to get in trouble. I made five or six greenhouse panels but never saw any suggestion of how to do anything with them and the game doesn't seem to register the worn wires; I had seventeen of them and two shredded tires but couldn't make a new tire. I also had absolutely no idea what I was doing until I looked at the walkthrough tab here, but I'd probably have stumbled on a glimmering eventually as I sought out materials to make a ballustrade.
I decided to try the game since I'm a fan of hive stuff and I didn't need to download anything, even though I'm not a fan of M/M. It ended up being pretty intense. The game really emphasizes the monstrous side of monsters and some of it was a bit disturbing to me. The NPCs are described as 'grotesque', and there's a lot of slime, drool, warts, crust, and that kind of stuff. If you are ok with that kind of content. there seems to be a lot here for you. The descriptions are long and well written for what they are. Otherwise, stay away.
M/M stuff is pretty rare, Male pregnancy stuff even more so - the writing is pretty good, descriptive and interesting but the context sometimes got too nasty even for my taste (chunky jizz, prolapse everything) but if that turns your crank this is probably perfect for you. The naming sense though (both species and individuals) was too garrish, it reminded me of going feet first into Guild Wars 2 with out any context or lore to turn to and made the initial impression pretty confuzing as they are tossed at you as if you (the player) are as familiar with the world as the character your playing.
An incredibly deep game with a surprising amount of scene variations based on your other prior decisions. I've been following it for a while (the entire two years in fact) and i'm so happy to see it in a finished state. Xax has always been at the top of my list as a developer when it comes to M/M game (and story) content. And this game fully lives up to my expectations in that regard.