Empires of the Undergrowth
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 a real-time ant colony management game. You will excavate your nest underground, constructing tunnels and chambers to store food and raise brood. As the colony expands, you’ll send your intrepid ants on trails to explore the treacherous overworld and gather resources. Along the way your soldiers will need to outmass rival colonies and overwhelm other fearsome (but succulent) invertebrates including fast hunting tiger beetles, burrowing mole crickets, hidden mantids and huge whip spiders to name a few.
Nature Theme & Narrated Campaign
The game tries to remain as close to nature as possible, with all of the ants and other creatures based upon real world counterparts (apart from a single genetic experiment outlier for gameplay purposes). The events that occur in the game reflect the true everyday struggles of these tiny insects, and should leave you with an added appreciation of the worlds that exist beneath your feet. The main story mode missions are narrated from the perspective of a documentary filmmaker studying the ants, who offers intelligent insight into the goings-on of the colony and the undergrowth beyond.