A downloadable NanoHive for Windows and Linux


NanoHive is a fast-paced top-down shooter playing out inside of a human body. You are the Operator of a high-tech hive of nanobots with only one goal in mind, eradicating all the pesky bacteria and viruses as fast as possible.

Go deeper and deeper as you explore a whole other world inside the human body. Grow your hive of nanobots as you take on bigger and bigger foes.


Eradicate all bacteria and viruses to advance to the next body.


The hive follows your mouse cursor.

Left-click to shoot a hive robot where the cursor is.

Tap Right-click to activate a booster at the expense of a nanobot (up to a maximum of 4).

Hold Right-click to make the hive move in one direction while being able to aim your shots.

Hover over the hive to stop it.

Middle-mouse-button/Tab to cycle through the minimap zoom levels.

Escape/P to pause the game.

R to restart the level.

The original version of the game was developed in 42 hours as part of Create Jam Spring 2021.

Winner of Create Jam Spring 2021


PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
AuthorEmpty Box
Made withAdobe Photoshop, FL Studio, Unity, Audacity, Aseprite
Tags2D, bacteria, Mouse only, Pixel Art, Singleplayer, Synthwave, Top down shooter, Unity, virus
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


NanoHive Windows 97 MB
NanoHive Linux 105 MB

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The levels were slightly different from the playtest the last week, so that tripped me up and made it exciting to play through again. Great stuff guys, keep it up! Gonna check back in a few days and see if anyone dares challenge my leaderboard supremacy.