Empires of the Undergrowth is a simulation strategy game hybrid where you control an ant colony, excavating a nest underground and taking on large insects, arachnids and other colonies on the surface!

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The game has similarities to other games but nothing is quite like it. We have influences from the classic Dungeon Keeper for nest construction, others will notice some Sim Ant in our game. Combat with large insects and other colonies plays like a tug of war that you would get with some of Starcraft 2's arcade maps.


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The game's theme of insects and the story being told like a documentary programme add something more unique into the mix, all of this comes together to make a truly different experience. A strategy gamer looking for something new should really appreciate our game.

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Official Website: Eotugame.com

YouTube Channel: Youtube.com

Stomt Page: Stomt.com

Dev Blog: Slugdisco.com

Facebook Page: Facebook.com

Twitter: @slugdisco

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New Demo Build 0.05 Released

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We have just released a brand new build, head over to the file section and get hold of it!

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This build is for Windows, Mac and Linux!

Although the full game still won’t be available until next year there have been a number of significant changes to the graphics and control system, along with a new level to test out. If you want the full breakdown, we have uploaded a “what’s new” video here:

What are you waiting for? Go get it!

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Note to Mac Users:

The Mac build is missing some performance enhancements which will be added in a future update. If you spot any problems, please let us know.

Note to Linux Users:

Empires of the Undergrowth requires OpenGL 4 to be installed on Linux systems to render. Unfortunately, due to a problem with Unreal Engine 4.12 (on which Empires of the Undergrowth is built), some of the more complex materials will not compile properly - in particular, the water on the main menu and some of the more complex wall materials. Instead these will show as grey materials. This problem should be fixed in a future update and we will notify the community when a new version of the Linux binaries is available to download. (Note that by reducing the graphical quality using the Visual Effect option slider, the complex wall materials will be replaced with low quality materials which don't suffer from this problem).

 What are these? Controls for ants?

What are these? Controls for ants?

Feature 5 comments

Empires of the Undergrowth has gone through many iterations in many areas since the beginning. We began building the Unreal Engine version of the game...

Designing a single-player campaign story for ants

Designing a single-player campaign story for ants

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It wasn't easy to come up with a compelling single-player campaign for a strategy game about ants. We really want the Empires of the Undergrowth campaign...

Swarming ant Algorithms & Combat

Swarming ant Algorithms & Combat

Other Tutorial 4 comments

In Empires of the Undergrowth the majority of the combat takes place above ground in open spaces, where large armies of ants clash and fight for territory...

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EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.064

EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.064

Demo 27 comments

Updates include improved trail mechanic, re-balanced levels and optimisations (more ants!). Windows 64-bit Empires of the Undergrowth is a simulation...

EotU Win32 Underground Demo 0.064

EotU Win32 Underground Demo 0.064

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Updates include improved trail mechanic, re-balanced levels and optimisations (more ants!). Windows 32-bit Empires of the Undergrowth is a simulation...

EotU Win32 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

EotU Win32 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

Demo 3 comments

This version includes multiple updates, please see the version 0.05 video to see what has changed. New Level, new enemy, updated graphics, updated controls...

EotU Mac Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

EotU Mac Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

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This version includes multiple updates, please see the version 0.05 video to see what has changed. New Level, new enemy, updated graphics, updated controls...

EotU Linux64 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

EotU Linux64 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

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This version includes multiple updates, please see the version 0.05 video to see what has changed. New Level, new enemy, updated graphics, updated controls...

EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

Demo 49 comments

This version includes multiple updates, please see the version 0.05 video to see what has changed. New Level, new enemy, updated graphics, updated controls...

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how do you donwload it
can anyone make a video

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SlugDisco Creator
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Go here:
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Press the red "Download now" button

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how do you download this?

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The files button at the top!

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Erik2017
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If you can create a color editor for a colony

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create multiplayer online version, 1 vs 1. 2 vs 2.

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We'd love to eventually do multiplayer but we'll be completing the single player experience first.

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How much memory you need to run UR4? Or ram. Can I run it on a lap top? iPad just asking..

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8gb is recommended. UE4 is a very scale-able engine that can run on lots of hardware, but a dedicated graphics card is highly recommended.

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.@cheru2016 continues his grand adventure in the undergrowth! Guy's a veteran by now. #eotu #indiedev #gamedev Youtube.com

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RT @YKYMisterFalcon: We continue our coverage on #EotU. Be sure to follow @SlugDisco for updates! Youtu.be

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RT @YKYMisterFalcon: Ant Colony warfare! We check out the public build of #EotU from @SlugDisco Youtu.be

Apr 26 2017 by slugdisco

Watch @AnthomniaGAME trying out the latest Empires of the Undergrowth build! #eotu #indiedev Youtube.com

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Thanks to @GrayStillPlays for giving Empires of the Undergrowth a spin! Great seeing new players to the game. Youtube.com

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RT @BaronVonGamez: @SlugDisco @YouTube loving this game, can't wait to see how it progresses!

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Many thanks to @BaronVonGamez for his enthusiasm for Empires of the Undergrowth! A gent. Youtube.com

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