Hiveball was the twelfth created Hive game, after Hive Infection. Overall, the idea for this game in general came from Hive member untimentcreeper. Hiveball was based on the idea of dodgeball and was known as an alternate 2-team Hive game to OHF, but its presence of only garnering one mode of play over the years eventually caused its decommissioning in Update 10.1 to become Combi mode of Operation: Hive Frontier. The name "Hiveball" would later be used for another mode within the same game.