This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Nov 18, 2014 @ 11:19am
Apr 16, 2015 @ 12:59pm
Release date: Summer 2015
What is Formicarium?
Formicarium is a strategic simulation game for mobile devices, Mac and PC. Players become the invisible mind guiding an ant-hive through difficulties and dangers, such as starvation, predators, infestation and invasion. Every organism in the Formicarium microcosm, from plants to insects, lives and perishes according to the biological rules governing the natural world.

What is game-play like?
The casual game-play option allows you to interact with creatures at a comfortable pace. You get to care for your natural world through experimentation, observing how different actions produce different results. This is a mode for exploring, learning, discovering and experiencing the environment of Formicarium, without worrying about relentless attacks.

You can also enter Formicarium’s competitive mode, where the adventure intensifies. Here, your carnivorous ants are racing to secure sufficient sustenance in the form of earthworms and beetles. At the same time, predatory arachnids seek to search and destroy, pregnant wasps are desperate to lay their eggs in your ants’ bodies and uncontrollable infestations of mites or fungi threaten sweep the colony.

What makes it unique?
Far more complex than a simple platform game, Formicarium is strategy-based and tactically-driven. A bit like a chess player who must think several moves in advance, players must anticipate how their interventions will affect the complex, fragile and beautiful ecosystem. Formicarium utilizes the power of modern computers not just for stunning graphics, but also for the procedural creation of an environment in a state of constant evolution, according to a biologically-faithful genetic imprint.

Who’s it for?
If you love challenging cult-classics like Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress, or watching a world unfold under your care and influence, as in the Sims and SimCity, then Formicarium is exactly the sort of game that will delight and engage you.
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Irolden the Coon Sep 4, 2016 @ 8:08pm 
Does anyone know if this game is still in development? I'd love to buy it
Sir JULSSKIEEE Apr 25, 2016 @ 8:15am 
can i play demo :D
viggo1205 Mar 23, 2016 @ 4:24pm 
do you still work on the game (and hopefully release it someday) or did you bury the development?
Would be great to play Formicarium, I'm really interessted in the gameplay!
Please, keep on working!
Burglar Mar 2, 2016 @ 9:36am 
kogda to ja slishal chto eto otmenili
Пионер Feb 16, 2016 @ 10:39am 
выпустите пораньше
AIZEmeister Feb 13, 2016 @ 3:52am 
Пожалуйста, выпутите этот ШЕДЕВОР
KING_ARTHUR Feb 13, 2016 @ 3:23am 
Выпустите это скорее!!!!!!!
Bersaelor  [author] Feb 5, 2016 @ 9:42am 
@cheesehead @altoricus235 @sehrgut42 @ironhead36
Thank you for your interest :)
Without funding it's hard, I am now Lead Developer in a big company and I can only work on formicarium during my free time..
If you want you can subscribe to the newsletter at '', where I will post new developments. Of course I will also make announcements here, when there is something :)
ironhead36 Feb 3, 2016 @ 4:12pm 
so..... any word on when it comes out?
sehrgut42 Nov 6, 2015 @ 1:23pm 
Do you know when the early access is coming out?