Empires of the Undergrowth is in Early Access on Steam!
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"Your queen has set up home beneath a rotting log. She is fat, and vulnerable. Her first brood will need to move quickly if the colony is to survive. Their priority now is to find food, and there is plenty around; but there are other hungry creatures in the undergrowth. The workers will need to be vigilant."

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Empires of the Undergrowth is an ant colony management game, in a fast-paced real-time strategy style. The player excavates their nest underground, constructing tunnels and chambers to store food and raise brood. On the surface, the ants claim territory, gather resources, overwhelm fearsome arachnids and clash with other colonies. Nest design, army size, composition and attack timing are key to securing victory.

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Missions are narrated from the perspective of a documentary film maker studying the ants, who offers intelligent insight into the goings-on of the colony and the undergrowth beyond. The primary game mode in early access is Formicarium, where you take ownership of a home colony of unique DNA-harvesting ants as they work to assimilate the desirable traits of their foes. You can upgrade them by playing one-off missions, sometimes with your home colony and sometimes with other ant species.

  • Carve out and construct your underground nest to suit your strategy
  • Engage in fast-paced colony versus colony combat above ground
  • Play as different ant species and explore their unique traits and weaknesses
  • Encounter and overpower dangerous beetles, arachnids and other awesome arthropods
  • Grow your pet formicarium over time by completing missions

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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*EDIT* In the end we were approved and have since launched Early Access on steam, you can get it now at:
Store.steampowered.com


TLDR: We cannot launch on Steam today however we are launching on itch.io RIGHT NOW and you can buy and download the early access version of the game from here RIGHT NOW:

Slugdisco.itch.io

This includes a Steam key that when it does release on Steam next week will allow you to download it from there!

As you'll no doubt have gathered by the multitude of YouTubers playing the game, Empires of the Undergrowth is ready to go into early access on Steam. Outside of some small intermittent issues, this has been the case for a few days now. We were hoping for a smooth release to Steam and were looking forward to sitting back a little and watching you all play, like proud parents watching their toddlers seeing the snow for the first time. Sadly it didn't work out quite as idyllically as that (what does?) this time around. And we're somewhat to blame.


Steam has very rigorous standards for the curated set of games that live there. In our haste to prepare EotU for release to the platform, we've forgot to set up a few things in our Windows and Mac builds (with some noted irony given the headaches it's been causing us lately, the Linux build is the only one that passed!) and have therefore run afoul of some rules owing to the UE4 engine we use. Being entirely new to it, we hold our hands up and take the blame - it's our fault. Unfortunately the way that the review process works, we are unlikely to be able to launch on Steam until next week.


So, the question is, what do we do now? The game is ready for early access as far as we're concerned and we'd love you all to play it as soon as you can. So - we're going to make the game available through itch.io! This will include a Steam key so when it does finally come out on Steam next week you will also be able to download it from there!


We are really sorry about this, this is our first game on Steam and we will learn from this.
In the meantime the game is now available on itch.io!

Slugdisco.itch.io

Empires of the Undergrowth Enters Early Access

Empires of the Undergrowth Enters Early Access

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You’ve all been amazingly patient, understanding and supportive as we’ve worked through our list of tasks and solved our problems, but we are entirely...

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New Demo Build 0.05 Released

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What are these? Controls for ants?

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Designing a single-player campaign story for ants

Designing a single-player campaign story for ants

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EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.064

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

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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...

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EotU Win32 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

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EotU Mac Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

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EotU Linux64 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

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EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.0561 - New Level

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

congrats on your launch... going well!!

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

Thanks! Been a bit of a crazy few days but yes going well!

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KjuMe
KjuMe

Great game. Only need small updates and this game is perfect.

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great game so far keep doing what your doing

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Thanks, our game dev journey continues!

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LETS GO FEW MORE DAYS UNTIL EARLY ACCESS

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6 days for the EARLY ACCES!!!

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6 days for the EARLY ACCES!!!

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RT @GeeksUnderGrace: We got to check out Empires of the Undergrowth (#EotU) from @SlugDisco! It's like an updated #AntSim! T.co

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RT @sl1pg8r: COLONY UNDER ATTACK! Youtu.be

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RT @SlugDisco: Empires of the Undergrowth so far in gifs. Scroll down to see spiders in hats. Imgur.com #ants #indiegame #gaming #spiders

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RT @SlugDisco: None of the devs have manages this, we weren't 100% sure it was possible 😮 T.co

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