developer: VARSAV Game Studios
publisher: Bigben Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: / split screen, players: 1-2
Bee Simulator is an original arcade and adventure production, which has been enriched with educational elements. We play as a bee. VARSAV Game Studios studio in Warsaw is responsible for creating the game. Besides games, the team also deals with industry consulting and developing VR technologies.
Bee Simulator takes place in a vast park in the heart of a metropolis, modeled on the famous New York Central Park. We play as an ordinary worker bee. Our task is to help the swarm in building a colony, which is threatened by people planning to cut down the tree with the beehive. The brave insect receives orders from the queen herself and begins a mission, which is the first step on the way to save its family.
Bee Simulator is an arcade game in which we can freely control the bee and explore a large map depicting an urban park. The action is presented from the third-person perspective. The controls have been simplified so that even inexperienced players can cope with moving in 3D space. The production was created with children and their parents in mind. The game contains many educational elements thanks to which players can learn more about the customs and biology of bees.
During the game, we have a unique opportunity to see the world from the perspective of an insect. The queen orders us to take part in many activities such as racing, collecting pollen and dancing in the air. We can also interact with the environment, including people, animals, and other insects. From time to time, we are forced to use our sting to defend ourselves against aggressors such as wasps.
The developers have prepared three game modes. The first is a campaign in which we get to know the next chapters of the history of our beehive and we are led by the hand when the game introduces us to the new mechanics of the game. Exploration mode allows us to freely explore the map of the world without focusing on the story campaign. The last variant of the game is a multiplayer mode, in which we can play on a shared screen or online. The participants of the game are transferred to a completely new map, prepared for their possible cooperation or competition.
Bee Simulator offers realistic three-dimensional graphics. The music in the game was composed by Mikołaj Stroiński, who previously worked on, among others, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon HD 7870, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit