Harrison Short

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Studio: Honeyvale Games
Platform: PC/Mac/Linux
Release Date: October 25th 2016
Progress: Complete!

My Role: Sound Lead, Programmer
Engine: Unity (C#)
Soundtrack?: Yes!

Bees Won't Exist

GIANT BEES HAVE DECIMATED HUMANITY! Every day, the low buzz of death approaches further. Can you hear it? Don’t worry! It’s time for some pest control. Grab your sword. I’ll meet you by the hive! Whatever you do though, do not touch those glowing purple orbs. Don't worry about why. OK?

Bees Won't Exist is an isometric-perspective hack-and-slash game, where the player plays as a young boy named Kika. Kika is part of the human rebellion, fighting back against the Giant Bees that have taken over the Earth and, in some parts, have enslaved humanity. Players utilize dash attacks, strong attacks and dodges, whilst navigating various honey-based puzzles throughout their 1 to 3+ hour gameplay experience.


Bees Won't Exist was the project I worked on during my final year in QUT's Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment. Every student completing this course is initially tasked with prototyping a game idea, and then from there, the prototype is developed upon, extensive playtesting and internal QA  is done and the game moves quickly into the marketing/publishing phase. For such a short time span (approximately 8 months from the start of prototype to publishing), Bees Won't Exist was extremely ambitious, but after many sleepless nights and moments of panic and despair, I'm truly proud of my contributions to the project. I served as the Sound Lead on the game, as well as a Programmer.

In addition, Bees Won't Exist won a place at Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) 2016's student showcase down in Melbourne, Australia. The event hasn't ocurred yet, but I plan to write a blog post when I'm back in Brisbane, as I'm due to head down for one of the two days. This is going to be an incredible experience, and for someone who hadn't made a game prior, I'm extremely proud and honoured that I've received this opportunity so early in my career!


To find out more about Bees Won't Exist, you can visit the following pages: Facebook - GameJolt - IndieDB - IndieGameStand