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Empires of the Undergrowth
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Players: Single-player
Nov 17, 2015 @ 2:37pm
Dec 1, 2017 @ 11:01am

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New Demo Out on IndieDB
And we are back on Kickstarter!
Release date: 2017
We have a demo of the underground on GameJolt and IndieDB:

Empires of the Undergrowth is a dungeon management style ant colony simulator with an emphasis on fast-paced strategic encounters. Players will excavate their nest from the earth, build up an army and engage in tug of war style battles as they attempt the journey back to their ancestral mating grounds.

The game’s theme is taken from the natural world, offering a fresh alternative to the usual sci-fi or fantasy setting for the genre. Following the theme, the campaign story is told from the perspective of a nature documentary team studying the insects.

Along the way your colony will face harsh environmental challenges: you must escape devastating floods and cross barren wastelands; deadly real world challenges will test your colony’s strength; huge beetles and fearsome arachnids will make quick work of undefended workers... and you will soon discover that your colony isn't the only insect empire to lay claim to the undergrowth.

Clash with rival ants in huge, frenzied battles. Assimilate powerful new species into your colony as you head for the ancestral mating grounds. Need ranged artillery? Then you will want to make use of the acid shooting wood ants. Trouble breaking through a fortified line of fire ants? Send your exploding carpenter ants into the fray and melt them with corrosive acid!

In the end, only one colony will dominate atop the pinnacle of the ancestral mating grounds and secure its place amongst the great Empires of the Undergrowth.

  • Carve out and construct your underground nest to suit your strategy.
  • Engage in fast-paced colony versus colony combat above ground.
  • Absorb new species into your colony, then enhance them with upgrades and combat boosts.
  • Encounter and overpower awesome Titans of the Undergrowth.
  • Epic campaign story told from the perspective of a documentary team and inspired by real world challenges.
Popular Discussions View All (25)
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:13am
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:51am
I have HAD IT!
Apr 18, 2017 @ 4:30am
The new pheromone system broke the game - soldiers need to react A LOT faster to pheromones (and STAY at a mark)
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[FFS] Weltaz Jul 11, 2017 @ 2:44am 
I have test the demo (version 0.064) and I have decided to PAY for this game :)

BUT : now, steam says : The game is available for early access.
OK !
Oh Yes, I want it ! So please, tell me : How to play it now in early access ???
Sgt.Apples May 13, 2017 @ 6:26am 

matthewhuang03 May 13, 2017 @ 6:15am 
but...but... will it be free?
Custos Apr 19, 2017 @ 4:50pm 
I love the demo, can't wait for it to be offically on steam!!!
Cheezix Apr 3, 2017 @ 3:27am 
When is this game finally gonna be released at Steam???
RagingPapaBear Feb 21, 2017 @ 2:44am 
How is the game coming along? Can't wait to get the key via e-mail for kickstarter (think kickstarter was when I donated on Aug 16 lol) :D The minute I saw this game on Youtube I had to donate to help out, brought back childhood memories of the game Sim Ant by Maxis in 91' lol.
ShadowDeathBlade93 Feb 19, 2017 @ 9:45pm 
This game looks awesome
Slug Disco  [author] Feb 14, 2017 @ 1:00am 
@Thomas the inital release will not have multiplayer, it is something we would love to add but one thing at a time.
@BenevolentGoldfish Physical rewards will be going out soon, with digital ones following a few months later, keep an eye out for updates as we will be making some announcements in the coming weeks