"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."
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.
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.
Official Website: Eotugame.com
YouTube Channel: Youtube.com
Stomt Page: Stomt.com
Dev Blog: Slugdisco.com
Facebook Page: Facebook.com
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.
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.
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!
A new formicarium tier, featuring fire ants, is arriving on July 27th! Watch the updated trailer now!
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...
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...