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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

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We've made some updates to the free demo - if you've not taken the plunge yet then now's a great time to try out the demo, and if you like it, the game is 10% off for Steam's Autumn sale!

You can try out the new demo here on IndieDB!

This update adds the tutorial level that we recently added to the main game, as well as a limited form of the Battle Arena - a mode where you can easily pit the various critters found in the demo against each other to see what wins.

Demo Changes

  • Tutorial added to demo
  • Battle Arena added to demo with creatures included in the demo
  • Demo levels The Nest and Hold Out updated to use rotting log textures
  • New menu added to demo
  • Various smaller changes from the full game are now reflected in the demo
  • Support in demo for recently-added languages

The demo update is the most recent in a line of updates to the base game of Empires of the Undergrowth.

Up above you can see a trailer for the Fire Ants, which added new levels, a new ant species and a whole range of fearsome foes, including the giant Titan class enemies, which your ants can climb, which brings a new sense of verticality to the battlefield.

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The most recent update gave a visual overhaul to the early levels set in a rotten log, as well as saw the tutorial mode added (the one which is now in this demo) to help get new players up to speed on how the mechanics of your ant colony work!

Fire Ant Update Release Today - Demo Updated!

Fire Ant Update Release Today - Demo Updated!

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The long-awaited Fire Ant update releases today for our ant colony management game, Empires of the Undergrowth. To celebrate we've updated our demo to...

Fire Ant Update Coming July 27th - Trailer

Fire Ant Update Coming July 27th - Trailer

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A new formicarium tier, featuring fire ants, is arriving on July 27th! Watch the updated trailer now!

May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

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Good lord, it’s May already. This newsletter will spotlight some more enemies coming for the fire ant update, with a particular focus on nature’s...

March 2021 Update

March 2021 Update

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We’ve got another few Empires of the Undergrowth critters and some size comparisons from the upcoming fire ant update to show you in this edition of...

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Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.302

Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.302

Demo 4 comments

In addition to the previous 6 demo levels this update includes the tutorial level to help those new to the game get up to speed. Also included is an updated...

Empires of the Undergrowth Mac Demo - V0.302

Empires of the Undergrowth Mac Demo - V0.302

Demo 1 comment

In addition to the previous 6 demo levels this update includes the tutorial level to help those new to the game get up to speed. Also included is an updated...

Empires of the Undergrowth Linux Demo - V0.302

Empires of the Undergrowth Linux Demo - V0.302

Demo

In addition to the previous 6 demo levels this update includes the tutorial level to help those new to the game get up to speed. Also included is an updated...

Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.30103

Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.30103

Demo 11 comments

This demo includes the opportunity to play as the tenacious fire ants in a new level. Excavate your nest, form floating pontoons to reach valuable resources...

Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.2314

Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.2314

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It's Gamescom and we are here (digitally) as part of the Indie Arena Booth! To celebrate we are giving players the opportunity to try out fire ants for...

Empires of the Undergrowth Linux Demo - V0.202

Empires of the Undergrowth Linux Demo - V0.202

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THIS IS THE LINUX VERSION OF THE DEMO. This demo includes 4 underground levels and a new level, The Crucible! Take control of the new leafcutter ants...

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how do i play empires of the undergrowth

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You can buy the game on Steam, Itch.io, GOG or EGS - there's also a free demo too!

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Hi everyone

My son is really excited to be able to play this game. I am getting too old and can’t figure out how to get the Empire of the Undergrowth game for him to play. From what I can see it looks like a free download but wanted your help. My boy would be on cloud 9.

Many thanks

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Hi, sorry that we have only just seen this - the game is available on Steam here: Store.steampowered.com

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So, SimAnts for 2020?

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Our game isn't a simulation like Sim Ant, this is more akin to Dungeon Keeper :)

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