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Empires of the Undergrowth

Great for Beginners
Competitive Community
Take control of your own ant colony in this real time strategy set in the world of insects. It features underground tunnelling, nest construction and epic miniature battles with a variety of creatures and other ant colonies.

This is an Early Access Game

Early Access games are still under development and may change significantly over time. As a result, you may experience unforeseen issues or completely new gameplay elements while playing this game.

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Empires of the Undergrowth

Empires of the Undergrowth is a fast-paced ant colony strategy game. Underground you will excavate your nest, constructing tunnels and chambers to store resources and raise your brood, before venturing above ground. Here, your ants will claim territory, gather resources and overwhelm fearsome creatures. Nest layout, army size and composition along with knowing when to attack or retreat are key to securing victory for your colony of ants.


  • 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

The Formicarium

The fully-voiced campaign in Empires of the Undergrowth has two elements to it, first is the formicarium where you start with just a queen and a few workers. As the game progresses, you will have to withstand the experiments of a mad scientist, growing stronger and genetically adapting your ants to survive his machinations. The Formicarium also acts as a hub in which you can launch scenario missions, which allow you to take control of a variety of ant colonies. To unlock the next tier of scenarios you must withstand the aforementioned experiments.

Documentary Scenarios

"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."
Scenarios 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 scenarios are presented in "tiers" with five planned for the full release (three are currently live). Each tier's missions are presented in a nature documentary style, and vies to be scientifically accurate whilst also being fun to play. Each tier allows you to play as a different species of ant, each with their own differences and play style. The settings for each level also vary, to reflect the environment.

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Epic Player Ratings

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This game is
Great for Beginners
This game has
Competitive Players
This game is
Extremely Fun
This game has
Amazing Storytelling
This game has
Quickly Understood Controls
This game is

Empires of the Undergrowth System Requirements



OSWindows 7
OSWindows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
Direct X11
Direct X11
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English, Chinese - Simplified, German, Russian, Spanish - Spain
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