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 6 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 7 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 143 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

Demo 6 comments

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 4 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

Demo 4 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 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 51 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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infinitepower98
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why do i need DX11 10.0 Help plz

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Hello,
I have a problem with running your game.

Please help

Version 0.5.61 goes smoothly. The problem is with version 0.064

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camilords1996
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I'm looking forward at seeing this game on sale on steam. :)
Can not back the game so I will purchase it later.
When is your summer btw?

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When will the next update released?

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My fps is really low (8) I have my settings down almost all the way. Any tips/ideas?

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Matt has been making some major changes to the UI. Everything should be much cleaner now with extra functionality!… T.co

8hours ago by slugdisco

RT @VoidfoxTV: Empires of the Undergrowth by @SlugDisco is an ant colony management game in a fast-paced RTS style! Super rad.… T.co

Aug 16 2017 by slugdisco

We made this level - allowing us to spawn units at will - to help balance our ant RTS. #ProgressPost #Indiedev #EotU Youtu.be

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RT @NicheGame: Niche has a release date! 21. September 2017 :D Now is the time to wishlist <3 Store.steampowered.com #swissgamesT.co

Aug 14 2017 by slugdisco

Matt has been working on the map art passes and beach textures. We're really liking the way our game is looking!… T.co

Aug 12 2017 by slugdisco

This is how our #UE4 specialist Matt shares knowledge. Nothing works quite like quick Photoshop sketches & screensh… T.co

Aug 9 2017 by slugdisco

Sadly, this is not crab Tetris : the boxes are where the crabs are pathing. A fun way to visualize it to debug it.… T.co

Aug 5 2017 by slugdisco

It's a joy seeing Matt's amazing models & anims. Here's the ladybird animation set - that wing detail!… T.co

Aug 2 2017 by slugdisco

RT @SlugDisco: Segestria florentina, a funnel web spider; She can detect even the slightest vibrations of her lair with her sensit… T.co

Jul 26 2017 by liamslugdisco

RT @SlugDisco: [ARACHNOPHOBIA WARNING] My my, who's this lovely creature? She's a beach wolf spider! #screenshotsaturday #indiedevT.co

Mar 18 2017 by mattslugdisco

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