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Exterminate Waves of Alien Insects in Roguelike Hive Jump 2: Survivors May 29

Wreak havoc in the survivors-like follow-up to Hive Jump on Steam Early Access

Green Bay, WIMay 6, 2024Hive Jump 2: Survivors, the sci-fi bullet heaven roguelike sequel to critically acclaimed action-platformer Hive Jump from developer Graphite Lab and publisher Midwest Games, explosively repels pests on PC via Steam Early Access on May 29, 2024. 

Check out the new trailer here!

After a squad of intrepid jetpack jumpers is decimated in an intergalactic ambush, one survivor must escape the hostile planet alone. Engineer a lethal combination of augmentations to annihilate droves of murderous bug-like aliens in a desperate attempt at survival.  

Every Jumpers’ not-so-secret weapon? Jetpacks! Strap in and engage the thrusters to dodge incoming hordes and maneuver around obstacles. Zip across lava pools, an icy tundra and rocky terrain while unloading firepower on unsuspecting pests below. Incorporate jetpack enhancements into Jumper builds with augments like additional damage and increased health reserves.  

Exterminate enemy hives, slaying a variety of foes from plasma-spewing Bombarders to claw-snapping Crushers. Expert jumpers can opt into manual aiming for control amongst the chaos, while fresh recruits can get a leg up with auto-firing. Convert bug carcasses into currency, exchanging “goo” for weapons, utilities, and relics of varying rarity. Snag precious Amber to boost builds with permanent upgrades. 

Select the ideal Jumper for each swat at the swarm. Detonate explosive Tesla orbs with Runabout, discharge deadly poison clouds with Scout, or fry pests to a crisp with Bruiser’s flamethrower. Each Jumper has distinct stats that impact speed, rate of fire, health, and other attributes. Experiment with different combos of power-ups and weapons to prolong survival.

“Following the success of Hive Jump, we wanted to create a follow-up that would satisfy fans of the original game and bring new fighters to the hive,” said Matt Raithel, Studio Director of Graphite Lab. “The fast-paced combat of Hive Jump 2: Survivors combined with its distinctive jetpack mechanics make for a roguelike that stands out from the swarm.” 

Hive Jump 2: Survivors will be available on PC via Steam Early Access on May 29, 2024 in English language with more localization support to come in 1.0.  

For more information, please visit Midwest Games on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram, join the community on Discord, and search #HiveJumpSurvivors on all social media platforms.

About Graphite Lab

Graphite Lab is a talented independent development studio led by owner and Studio Director Matt Raithel based in St. Louis, Missouri. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the team strives to produce hit titles featuring some of the world’s most visible and iconic brands. Graphite Lab specializes in bringing brands to life in fun and entertaining ways, including critically acclaimed projects such as Atari’s Kombinera, Mr. Run and Jump, Qomp2, and more including its first big original title, Hive Jump.  

About Midwest Games 

Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Midwest Games is a video game publisher focused on creating opportunities for the abundant talent across the Midwest and other underrepresented regions. Led by industry veterans and entertainment enthusiasts, Midwest Games believes that great games can come from anywhere. For more information, please visit www.midwestgames.com