A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Mikki lives in a world where the Bluue Corps implant has changed society forever. Individuals can connect their minds to others wirelessly and have created a hivemind political system where various hives live together and choose their king, queen or monarch to represent them at the congress. 

Mikki's hive is in trouble and they decide that the best way forward for them is to form a strong alliance with another hive by marriage.

Will Mikki find love and can she lead her hive out of trouble? It's up to you!


Sweet and flighty, Mikki is the type to change her mind from moment to moment with new information and her mood. Probably not the best character trait in a leader but then again, flexibility could be a strength!


Loy is your typical know-it-all guy, full of witty comebacks and advice, not so good with the emotional intelligence. Will that be enough to win Mikki over?


Titch is a vocal 'Luddite' as they are called, the rebels against the hive system who refuse to be chipped. Will you join forces with him and fight back against the hive system?


Nea is the gentle but fair leader of the Marrow hive, where people and Earth care are paramount. She might be quite a suitable match! But does she get your heart beating?

Demo created by Galactic Gradient 22 for NaNoRenO 2022.

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
AuthorPandora Alcorn
GenreVisual Novel
Tagsamare, Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Game Jam, LGBT, nanoreno, Narrative, Otome, Sci-fi, Yuri


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

To Hive & to Hold (NaNoRenO 2022 Demo) (Windows) 100 MB
Version Demo-1.4.0
To Hive & to Hold (NaNoRenO 2022 Demo) (Mac OS) 82 MB
Version Demo-1.4.0
To Hive & to Hold (NaNoRenO 2022 Demo) (Linux) 88 MB
Version Demo-1.4.0


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Great demo! I love the concept and really liked the main character, and the other characters we meet feel well-developed too. The music fits the game quite well, and I hope you'll consider releasing a soundtrack alongside the full game at some point. Can't wait for the full game.

I loved the concept of this game so much that I had to record it, if that's okay.


Ha, thanks for playing / recording the game! We all enjoyed your playthrough ๐Ÿ˜†

Thank you! I'm still fairly new, so I'm finding my voice and all that. Can't wait for the full game!

That was awesome, I loved it, it made me worry about and like the world being talked about. Can't wait for the full game

Aw, thanks! ๐Ÿ˜„

I loved the demo especially the bgm and the plot, can't wait for the full game !!

Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚