Rod Tyson

is creating Hive Quest - a game about Magic and Mystery in the Wild Woods

2

patrons

$8

per month

Hi I'm Rod! The artist, programmer & 3D artist behind the indie video game Hive Quest.
I have been working solo for around two years now. I'd love to show you more about the game and take you with me on the next stage of the journey.





Hive Quest will be an unusual journey through an enchanted woodland filled with ancient magic, strange creatures, and intriguing puzzles.


Exploration, growth and discovering secrets will be important parts of game play along with gentle strategy as you manage an insect colony and overcome curious challenges.

The Wild Woods are full of wondrous creatures waiting for you to find them. Elusive fairies, wandering rocks, magical snails and annoying spriggans to name but a few.

There is a host of odd characters to meet who are in the woods for their own reasons. Make friends with the snail rider clan, help out the grumpy gnome or awaken an ancient woodland sprite to become your very own pet!



This page is dynamic and will be updated regularly with the latest progress on the development of Hive Quest. Sign up for access to exclusive content, news and behind the scenes stuff.

Hive Quest is currently in its first iteration. This Patreon page has been set up to take the game forward and provide enhancements that will improve it's look, feel and appeal.

This will help increase its popularity, grow its fan base, grab the attention of the press and enable the game to be the best it can be.


The next iteration of Hive Quest will include the following improvements - 
- Better 3D models, terrain & animations - hopefully by bringing on board a 3D artist.
- Bringing on board more music
- A much better promo video than the current one
- More game play features- taking over other hives, more encounters & puzzles, better creature pet AI behaviour 

The original Hive Quest alpha demo will be discontinued soon, as I feel it will wind up mis-representing the game's appearance in its current state as work continues to progress.

Also, anyone donating $25 in total (no matter which tier they have chosen) will receive a digital copy of the game on release.









Tiers
Seedling
$1 or more per month

You'll get:


  • Access to Alpha builds & updates
  • Exclusive backer posts
  • Special supporter title & Discord channel


Stay on this tier for 5 months & appear in end game credits as 'Supporter'.

Includes Discord rewards
Woodland Sprite
$5 or more per month

You'll get:


  • All the stuff from the Seedling tier
  • Get your name featured in end game credits as 'Supporter'
  • Stay at this level for 2 months & get early access Beta version on release
  • Stay at this level for 5 months & get an advance digital copy of the game on release
Includes Discord rewards
Fey Spirit
$10 or more per month

You'll get:


  • All the stuff from the first two tiers
  • Early access Beta version on release
  • Unlock a special Hive Drone supporter skin in the Alpha builds
Includes Discord rewards
The Seelie Court
$25 or more per month

 

You'll get:

  • All the stuff from the previous tiers
  • Advance digital copy of the game on release
  • I will make a hand drawn, personalised digital sketch of an enchanted woodland denizen especially for you using my art software and digi-pen! As soon as its ready I'll send it to you.
Includes Discord rewards
Ancient Secret
$100 or more per month

Hive Quest is currently being created on a shoestring budget - so 100 bucks will help enormously and speed up its final release, as well as helping to ensure high quality standards and earning my eternal gratitude.


(I solemnly swear that I will not spend it all on comic books & bubble gum)


It's difficult for me to come up with an award for this tier tbh, but I used to be a professional pewter smith and still have many ornamental figurines & samples of my work available.


This work was always themed around fairies and enchanted folklore creatures.

I personally hand sculpted the original masters, hand cast in (lead free) pewter and hand polished the final castings.


I would be honoured to talk on a one to one basis to see which you might like from the fairly extensive collection I still have available :)

I can email some images of the figurines for those who are interested.


These items were of extremely limited production runs (around 100  to 200 per item) originally sold in both the US & Britain, and are, basically, very rare. 


Alternately, hang on and I'll get you some merch as we produce it!


This includes benefits from all other tiers.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$8 of $100 per month
This is a huge confidence boost! 
Folk are interested in what I'm trying to achieve on Patreon and now I can work on making things even better.
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Hi I'm Rod! The artist, programmer & 3D artist behind the indie video game Hive Quest.
I have been working solo for around two years now. I'd love to show you more about the game and take you with me on the next stage of the journey.





Hive Quest will be an unusual journey through an enchanted woodland filled with ancient magic, strange creatures, and intriguing puzzles.


Exploration, growth and discovering secrets will be important parts of game play along with gentle strategy as you manage an insect colony and overcome curious challenges.

The Wild Woods are full of wondrous creatures waiting for you to find them. Elusive fairies, wandering rocks, magical snails and annoying spriggans to name but a few.

There is a host of odd characters to meet who are in the woods for their own reasons. Make friends with the snail rider clan, help out the grumpy gnome or awaken an ancient woodland sprite to become your very own pet!



This page is dynamic and will be updated regularly with the latest progress on the development of Hive Quest. Sign up for access to exclusive content, news and behind the scenes stuff.

Hive Quest is currently in its first iteration. This Patreon page has been set up to take the game forward and provide enhancements that will improve it's look, feel and appeal.

This will help increase its popularity, grow its fan base, grab the attention of the press and enable the game to be the best it can be.


The next iteration of Hive Quest will include the following improvements - 
- Better 3D models, terrain & animations - hopefully by bringing on board a 3D artist.
- Bringing on board more music
- A much better promo video than the current one
- More game play features- taking over other hives, more encounters & puzzles, better creature pet AI behaviour 

The original Hive Quest alpha demo will be discontinued soon, as I feel it will wind up mis-representing the game's appearance in its current state as work continues to progress.

Also, anyone donating $25 in total (no matter which tier they have chosen) will receive a digital copy of the game on release.









Recent posts by Rod Tyson

Tiers
Seedling
$1 or more per month

You'll get:


  • Access to Alpha builds & updates
  • Exclusive backer posts
  • Special supporter title & Discord channel


Stay on this tier for 5 months & appear in end game credits as 'Supporter'.

Includes Discord rewards
Woodland Sprite
$5 or more per month

You'll get:


  • All the stuff from the Seedling tier
  • Get your name featured in end game credits as 'Supporter'
  • Stay at this level for 2 months & get early access Beta version on release
  • Stay at this level for 5 months & get an advance digital copy of the game on release
Includes Discord rewards
Fey Spirit
$10 or more per month

You'll get:


  • All the stuff from the first two tiers
  • Early access Beta version on release
  • Unlock a special Hive Drone supporter skin in the Alpha builds
Includes Discord rewards
The Seelie Court
$25 or more per month

 

You'll get:

  • All the stuff from the previous tiers
  • Advance digital copy of the game on release
  • I will make a hand drawn, personalised digital sketch of an enchanted woodland denizen especially for you using my art software and digi-pen! As soon as its ready I'll send it to you.
Includes Discord rewards
Ancient Secret
$100 or more per month

Hive Quest is currently being created on a shoestring budget - so 100 bucks will help enormously and speed up its final release, as well as helping to ensure high quality standards and earning my eternal gratitude.


(I solemnly swear that I will not spend it all on comic books & bubble gum)


It's difficult for me to come up with an award for this tier tbh, but I used to be a professional pewter smith and still have many ornamental figurines & samples of my work available.


This work was always themed around fairies and enchanted folklore creatures.

I personally hand sculpted the original masters, hand cast in (lead free) pewter and hand polished the final castings.


I would be honoured to talk on a one to one basis to see which you might like from the fairly extensive collection I still have available :)

I can email some images of the figurines for those who are interested.


These items were of extremely limited production runs (around 100  to 200 per item) originally sold in both the US & Britain, and are, basically, very rare. 


Alternately, hang on and I'll get you some merch as we produce it!


This includes benefits from all other tiers.

Includes Discord rewards