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Pasta Batman
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I can't find Hive in the apple app store anymore. I wonder if this has something to do with why they were blowing them out for free recently.
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Maybe they're preparing an update or something? It's an incredibly slick app.
 
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For the time being, it appears that the will be no further availability or updates to the Hive iPhone app as the developer of the software, LotusLand Studios (http://lotuslandstudios.com) has ceased operations, per their notice on their twitter feed (http://twitter.com/lotuslandstudio):

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A majority of our shareholds has decided they want to dissolve Lotusland Studios. To celebrate this, Hive is free for a while. Enjoy.
12:27 PM Feb 15th via web



This is a shame as I was looking forward to the ladybug expansion on my iPhone after having purchased it for my physical set.

I hope Gen42 can chime in and shed some further light on the status of the app.
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LotusLand Studios, unfortunately is no longer trading.
Because of this the Hive game is off of the App store for the time-being, until all the legal stuff is sorted out.
We are in communications with 'Tom Schulz' the main guy of the former LotusLand Studios.
Our main ambition for the App is to get it back on the App store as soon as possible, then have a plan of action about future updates.
We do feel the Hive App has a lot of potential and we will be working towards getting it back and updated ASAP.

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Thank you for the update John. I've enjoyed many, many games of Hive both on the iPhone and on our gaming table, and look forward to seeing any future development, and hopefully on other platforms as well. It's a great game.
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Yea, it looks like Hive developers forced Hanto developers to pull their game off iTunes then abandoned their own, screwing customers in two ways.

On second thought, "abandon" is probably too strong of a word. Maybe put into a deep freeze is more accurate. I heard Hanto has a good computer player AI, and I know the graphics were wonderful. Sad to see it pulled.
 
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Alex delenca
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John,

Any update on when to expect the Hive app back in the market? I just discovered the game and would love to spread the word - the app world is perfect for that! Hope you guys get the issue resolved soon...

-Alex
 
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delenca wrote:

John,

Any update on when to expect the Hive app back in the market? I just discovered the game and would love to spread the word - the app world is perfect for that! Hope you guys get the issue resolved soon...

-Alex


Hi Alex
We seem to be at the mercy of the developers at the moment.
The last word I got from them is that they are busy updating Hive for OS 5
But that's all I know.
I guess once OS 5 is out, Hive will follow, whenever that is soblue

John


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I'm very interested in finding out when it will be available again as well.

I downloaded this game and played it a time or two, but at the time wasn't in the mood to learn the rules. Now after playing Army of Frogs I am interested in playing it again.

It seems in the meantime I have removed it from my iPhone, meaning I can no longer get it. I could be wrong, but I think I actually paid for it before it went free, which makes it worse.


 
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Greybear wrote:
Yea, it looks like Hive developers forced Hanto developers to pull their game off iTunes then abandoned their own, screwing customers in two ways.

Yeah! Don't they know that people are entitled to rip them off?

The nerve!
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Jon Clinkenbeard
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Any updates now that iOS5 has been released?
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DoctorCowboy wrote:
Any updates now that iOS5 has been released?


I too would love the hear of any progress on hive for ios
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Scott Dye
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Me too
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porkozone wrote:
Me too


Forget that, Hive for Android!
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Ios 6 is out now! C'mon developers lets have retina and ladybug. It's such a good game! Any news?
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Hi John, love your game! Any updates news now Ios6 is out?
 
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Hi Steve
Don't really know for sure. Last time I talked with the developer he said that he wanted to add the ladybug, but unfortunately that seems to be just talk at the moment, I don't think that there is any work going on in that respect

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Andrew McCormick
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So I just started playing Hive a couple weeks ago. I was saddened to hear there used to be an iOS app. I don't suppose we have any new info on it do we?
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Any update? This would be a great way to play across distance as I have moved 1000 miles away from my gaming friends
 
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I played it on my Android tablet, which now has a screen problem. My phone is iOS and I miss Hive terribly. But if 6 years weren’t enough, the future of hive on iOS is very obscure.
 
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I agree. We want Hive for the iOS cool
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