A-mazing Ants is a retro style maze game with over 250 single player mazes and 30 two player mazes . And if that is not enough a full level editor so you can build your own mazes. Also the game has a great retro feel with an awesome soundtrack

OBJECT OF THE GAME

The object of the game is to move your ant to the finish line but standing in the way are the enemy ants. You can attack the ants with your player ant but your odds of killing the ant are at best 50/50.
When you do kill an ant though you are awarded a life but when you die you lose a life so it balances out.
You can also build tunnel blocks to either (A)block the path of the enemy ants (B)Protect your newly activated allied launcher and (C) help steer your ants in the right direction.

Blocks Example


Launchers

Enemy ants emerge from what are called Launchers. These Launchers produce ants constantly so the maze will fill up with ants. On some mazes you will have your own allied ant launchers which will produce ants that will help you complete the maze.


Powers:

There are some powerups available to give your player ant a boost these are located on the mazes or awarded if you kill a large ant.


The Homepage for the game is Belowzerogames.ca

Game is available on the following web stores:


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A-mazing Ants was my first indie game and it's been a while since I done a major update on the game. Last summer I worked on some improvements to game save and load functions bringing in elements from my game Gavin's Quest and making the game work in full screen mode.

I started this update a few weeks back as I always go back to my older games and look at things I can do to improve them. So for the next little while before my next gamedev project I will be working on some more improvements to this game.

The bulk of this update is improvements to the games look. I overhauled a lot of the graphics including some new backgrounds and new game HUD's.

AAS1

The other changes I am working on is to get game control support working again. The original GM8 had the game control D&D functions built in and I had all these working good. When I switched the game over these functions didn't work as well anymore so I went back and worked on getting them back up and working. I also done the same for my other games as well.

The other change I made was updating the late game mazes in the Black Ant Story. I reworked the inventory system and got rid of the split screen view opting for a closer view. All these improvements make the game look a lot better and I have been applying everything I have learned working on other projects to try to make this game the best it can be.

AAS2


I done an update to the demo as well which I uploaded here so folks can try it out. I will be working on some more improvements to this and my other games.

Thank you very much for reading and have a great day.

-Andy


Game Maker Studio work

Game Maker Studio work

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As A-mazing ants was built with Game Maker 8 I have been busy moving the full version to Game Maker Studio.

Amazing Ants Update

Amazing Ants Update

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A-Mazing Ants has seen some updates and improvements since the beginning of the year. This is because at long last the game was reviewed by a couple of...

Amazing Ants Celebrates Christmas

Amazing Ants Celebrates Christmas

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With Christmas fast approaching Below Zero Games has put together a special edition Christmas themed demo free to download.

Multiplayer Option In The Works

Multiplayer Option In The Works

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Below Zero Games is working on a multiplayer option for Amazing Ants

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This is the latest demo of A-mazing Ants , I made a few bug fixes from the last version.

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This is a newer version of the Studio Final demo I just updated today with some updates to the HUD and menus . Also instead of a high score table just...

Amazing Ants Lan Game

Amazing Ants Lan Game

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To use just unzip and run the game there is no installer. This is something that I worked on during the development of Amazing Ants it is a Lan Version...

A-mazing Ants Festive Demo

A-mazing Ants Festive Demo

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This was a promotional demo I made last Christmas shortly after the release of my game. It contains 10 extra festive mazes.

A-Mazing Ants Demo - Studio Final

A-Mazing Ants Demo - Studio Final

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This is a new A-mazing Ants demo built with Game Maker Studio. 10 new single player mazes. Simply unzip the contents and run the simple installer to load...

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Amazing Ants is an indie title by Below Zero Games. This is the games demo to install simply unzip and run the installer. The demo includes both single...

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ahatch Creator
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I added my game on :) Mangotron.com

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AMH6012
AMH6012

Hi Andy. I see your game has been in the top 100 this last while. I still think it has promise, with a little tweaking.

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ahatch Creator
ahatch

It's very encouraging to see the visitor count here I would love to see more folks download the demo especially the Studio Final Demo which is the newest one.

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I think my haircut is amazing, and feel it could encourage a trend.

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ahatch Creator
ahatch

Have a great 2014 everyone and watch out here for my new game!

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ahatch Creator
ahatch

Merry Christmas everyone :)

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AMH6012
AMH6012

Merry Christmas, Andy and all the best in the new year.

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ahatch Creator
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Happy New Year :)

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Merry Christmas Andy.

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ahatch Creator
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Just built a new website and homepage for A-mazing Ants Belowzerogames.ca

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