Engage in intense real-time battles with underground nest construction.
Empires of the Undergrowth is a strategy simulation game made by Slug Disco Studios. The game is based around the world of ants. It features underground tunneling, nest construction and fast-paced battles with insects, arachnids and other ant colonies. The player excavates their nest underground, constructing tunnels and chambers to store food and raise brood. The game’s theme is taken directly from nature, and offers a fresh alternative to the usual sci-fi, fantasy and real-war settings for this genre. On the surface, the ants claim territory, gather resources, overwhelm fearsome arachnids and clash with other colonies.
Release Date: Summer 2017
Developer: Slug Disco Studios
Publisher: Slug Disco Studios
Genre: Action, Simulation, Strategy
Empires of the Undergrowth
OS: Win 7
OS: Win 10
- Carve out and construct your underground nest to suit your strategy.
- Encounter and overpower awesome Titans of the Undergrowth.
- Engage in fast-paced colony versus colony combat above ground.
- Epic campaign story told from the perspective of a documentary team and inspired by real world challenges
- Absorb new species into your colony, then enhance them with upgrades and combat boosts.
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Empires of the Undergrowth Review
Empires of the Undergrowth is an ant colony management game, in a fast-paced real-time strategy style. The first children of the nomadic Formica Ereptor must grow quickly if they are to survive. Soon the ants will embark on a vast and treacherous journey through thick jungle and scorching desert. In the single-player campaign, the player takes control of a unique colony of DNA-harvesting, nomadic ants embarking on a great journey; they must set up temporary nests, gather food, and defeat neighbouring colonies. Nest design, army size, composition and attack timing are key to securing victory. The game takes inspiration from classics Dungeon Keeper and Sim Ant, as well as elements of Starcraft 2's popular 'Desert Strike' arcade game for colony vs colony combat. The story is narrated from the perspective of a documentary film maker studying the ants, adding a light touch of humour.