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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."

The Nest


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

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The long-awaited Fire Ant update releases today for our ant colony management game, Empires of the Undergrowth!


To celebrate the launch of the update, we have updated our demo to include The Promised Land, a previously exclusive demo level featuring Fire Ants.

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 and grow large enough to escape to "The Promised Land!"

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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 your 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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This demo includes 4 underground-only levels from the game’s early development days and two more recent additions:

The Crucible! Take control of leafcutter ants, gather leaves to raise a brood whilst defending against troublesome spiny devil crickets and ferocious rove beetles!

The Promised Land! Command the fire ants to form floating pontoons to reach valuable resources, defend from the explosive bombardier beetle and grow large enough to escape your fate.

The Crucible and The Promised land are more full-featured, giving you the opportunity to dig out of your nest and explore the rainforest environment!

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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...

Empires of the Undergrowth November 2020 Update

Empires of the Undergrowth November 2020 Update

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A round-up of recent goings-on: a new team member joining Slug Disco, news on tier 4 levels, recent changes & more!

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Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.30103

Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.30103

Demo 4 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...

Empires of the Undergrowth Win32 Demo - V0.202

Empires of the Undergrowth Win32 Demo - V0.202

Demo 17 comments

This demo includes 4 underground levels and a new level, The Crucible! Take control of the new leafcutter ants, gather leaves to raise a brood whilst...

Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.202

Empires of the Undergrowth Win64 Demo - V0.202

Demo 66 comments

This demo includes 4 underground levels and a new level, The Crucible! Take control of the new leafcutter ants, gather leaves to raise a brood whilst...

EotU Win64 Underground Demo 0.064

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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how do i play empires of the undergrowth

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SlugDisco Creator
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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

An out of touch Dad

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SlugDisco Creator
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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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Matt02
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My wife's new hobby is ant collecting. So I brought this for her off GOG a few weeks back. She loves it and is still playing it. Very good job, Well done!

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McDev02
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Nice! Had that idea myself already, it looks like my dreams came true :)
I'd only love to see the ants climbing on bigger insects, that always looks devastating in reality.

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