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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!


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.

Swarming on the surface


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.

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

Feature 3 comments

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 0.0561 - New Level

EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

Demo 16 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 Win32 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

EotU Win32 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

Demo 1 comment

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

Demo

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

Demo 2 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 Win64 Underground Demo 0.03 *OLD*

EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.03 *OLD*

Demo 103 comments

This version includes multiple updates, please see the version 0.03 video to see what have changed. Windows 64-bit Empires of the Undergrowth is a simulation...

EotU Win32 Underground Demo 0.03 *OLD*

EotU Win32 Underground Demo 0.03 *OLD*

Demo 9 comments

This version includes multiple updates, please see the version 0.03 video to see what have changed. Windows 32-bit Empires of the Undergrowth is a simulation...

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

When should the next update be in? I really want the Bull ant and leaf cutter ant in the game!

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

This could be a while, we want a significant amount of content only for the full release.

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

Okay. I will be patient.

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

Are you planning on adding a mode were you can leave your underground home and visit homes? Also, I love this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD XD XD

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

Awesome job! You are at third place in Real time Strategy!!!

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

Yea we have had a bit of a boost today.

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

Is it okay if I can make a mod from your game? If I can then how do I do it?

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

We don't yet have mod support. It is something we are considering but one step at a time :)

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

Hmm, good point. When I can, please tell me, it would be amazing!!

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

I can't believe how much hard work you have done with this game! So far, it is my favorite nature game! Keep up the hard work! Please add more ant species that are native to the Brazilian world!

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

We appreciate that. We have quite a few species planned including leaf cutter ants.

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

!!!!! Please add Bulldog Ants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus, I see that in your website, there are Wood ants, Black garden ants and other ants, but there not in the game. Please have this next update in a month! It would be awesome!!!! (Not forcing you to do this...)

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

This species will be in the game:

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

That is what I meant. But thanks!!!! ;)

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