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

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 30 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 104 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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Guest
Guest

I love insects, especially ants, this game is awesome!I'm eager to see future updates and such, please keep going!!!

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

We will!

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Guest
Guest

Hi, I like the game. I think it's a good idea. However, I encountered some issues that you might be interested in. For instance, pretty much all my ants clumped up on one tile and didn't move anymore causing me to lose the game. Also, when you change the gathering point for a group of ants, sometimes the old point just stayed (in gray) until the end of the game. I have screenshots if you want them.

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

Hi, we're aware of these issues and will be providing fixes for them. Thanks for the report!

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Guest
Guest

Q; A very Interesting game.., pls add Toturial., like: eg: How to use camera, keyboard etc

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

These are all going to be added, the game is in an early stage at the moment.

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Guest

Will there be another update for the demo? I really enjoy this game and do you think that you could give us a release date.

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SlugDisco Creator
SlugDisco

There is a planned update to the demo - it'll mainly be balance tweaks and AI improvements.

We're not able to provide a release date yet, but as soon as there is any news we'll post it up right away.

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

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rh5sucho
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Okay. I will be patient.

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Some of the wonderful music Liam is working on- imagine this telling the tale of a colony from beginning to victory. Soundcloud.com

Feb 26 2017 by slugdisco

RT @SlugDisco: Something different for #screenshotsaturday - our artist Matt has been working on some awesome poster art for the g… T.co

Feb 25 2017 by liamslugdisco

RT @SlugDisco: Something different for #screenshotsaturday - our artist Matt has been working on some awesome poster art for the g… T.co

Feb 25 2017 by johnslugdisco

Something different for #screenshotsaturday - our artist Matt has been working on some awesome poster art for the g… T.co

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RT @SlugDisco: Introducing: The Empires of the Undergrowth community forum! Join the discussion, converse with fans and devs alike. T.co

Feb 24 2017 by liamslugdisco

RT @SlugDisco: .@cheru2016 has a go at the Backer's level and is taken aback by the over-loud coach horse death sound :( Sorry man. T.co

Feb 23 2017 by liamslugdisco

.@cheru2016 has a go at the Backer's level and is taken aback by the over-loud coach horse death sound :( Sorry man. Youtube.com

Feb 23 2017 by slugdisco

Thanks to Charlie Shepherd for playing the demo! He has 3 videos on the game, check them out! Youtube.com

Feb 23 2017 by slugdisco

The highly unusual Camponotus saundersi - the "exploding ant" - will feature in Empires of the Undergrowth. En.wikipedia.org

Feb 22 2017 by slugdisco

RT @jakobe_3ci: I liked a @YouTube video from @cheru2016 Youtu.be ANT EMPIRE TOWER DEFENSE || Let's Play Empires of the Undergrowth

Feb 22 2017 by slugdisco

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