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About the StorySam lived among aliens for five years. Coming back home has been harder than he thought.
The Hive Abroad is an experimental, nonlinear sci-fi short story about friendship, community, and changing yourself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:A well-written sci-fi tale about belonging with non-linear narrative, March 22, 2020
This story reminds me of a lot of sci-fi from that era: humans and aliens trying to understand each other. I guess that's always been a huge genre, even now with shows like Steven Universe exploring the same thing.
In this story, you play a human in a future version of the universe where aliens have established diplomatic relations with earth. You have tried to renounce your identity and become an alien, and humans are in an uproar over it.
The story is presented non-linearly, with custom-made graphics to take you from section to section. Generally, you can choose to see another cutscene before or after the one you're in. However, going forward and then back doesn't bring you back to where you were; it seems like you always see new material.
I enjoyed the story, and found it polished, descriptive, and emotionally satisfying, but I don't feel an urge to play again. I'm satisfied with the story I found.
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