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RELEASE DATE:
Dec 1, 2017
DEVELOPER:
Slug Disco Studios
PUBLISHER:
Slug Disco Studios

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.

ABOUT THIS GAME

“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.

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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See More At The Official Web Site:

http://eotugame.com/

Empires of the Undergrowth is a real time strategy set in the world of ants. It features underground tunneling, nest construction and fast-paced battles with a variety of creatures and other ant colonies. We have taken inspiration from classics Dungeon Keeper and SimAnt, and crafted our own unique pheromone control system to stay true to how real-life ants work. The game is inspired by nature – offering a fresh alternative to the usual sci-fi, fantasy and historical settings for this genre. Playable 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.

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About Slug Disco Studios

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Slug Disco Studios is a three person team made up of John Connor, Liam Comerford and Matt Kent creating innovative games mixing old and new ideas.

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Empires of the Undergrowth Credits

John Connor
Game Design, Developer

Matt Kent
Lead Developer, Artist

Liam Comerford
Developer, Music, Video Artist


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Impressions:

Great educational game and having fun at the same time.   Protect the queen, grow the army of ants, collect food, and feed off the enemy colonies and other nasty critters.   This is a great collection for someone who likes educational games and wants to have fun at the same time!   I highly recommend.  The graphics are fantastic and really show of the power of the engine.  The voice acting is good, great tutorials to help you along the way.  Plenty of information to learn the game as you go.