Varsav Game Studios, the developer of the upcoming Bee Simulator, has announced a publishing partnership with Bigben Interactive which will see the game launch physically on Switch "at the end of 2019".
If you've missed the news on this one in the past, Bee Simulator has you seeing the world through the eyes of a honey bee. You'll be competing with other bees in races, collecting pollen, performing "waggle dances", and exploring a world inspired by Central Park in New York - presumably every bee's dream destination? It supports co-op and vs. split-screen play, and the developer has been working on expanding the game's features over the last couple of months.
Here are some of those features, as shared in a press release today:
- A unique chance to see the macro scale world from the micro perspective of a honeybee;
- A realistic representation of a place inspired by Central Park;
- Three diverse modes enriched with educational elements:
a) Single-player story mode presents you with a family of bees. Can you save the hive from the threat of human beings?
b) Exploration mode allows you to freely discover a world inspired by Central Park in New York.
c) Split-screen mode can either be used for cooperation or competition. It includes an additional map that makes the game even more fascinating.
- The possibility to interact with your surroundings: people, animals, plants, and other insects;
- A lack of violence – it's a perfect choice for parents looking for a game that their children can safely play;
- Relaxing music composed by Mikołaj Stroiński, who was responsible for the soundtrack of such games as The Witcher 3 and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
Łukasz Rosiński, founder and joint-CEO of Varsav Game Studios, has said the following:
As a unique mix of action game with elements of simulation, and definitely with an educational mission, we deeply believe that Bee Simulator has great potential. Potential not only to give players huge amounts of fun and entertainment from being a bee, but also by increasing their knowledge of the nature that surrounds them, and maybe even change their work-life-nature balance.
No specific release date has been given just yet, but we do know that it will launch simultaneously worldwide across consoles and PC.
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