Empires of the Undergrowth is an ant colony management game for Linux, Mac and Windows. The games in a fast-paced real-time strategy style on Steam Early Access for 2017. The player excavates their nest underground. While constructing tunnels and chambers to store food. Also raise brood. On the surface, the ants claim territory and gather resources. They have to face fearsome arachnids and clash with other colonies. So nest design, army size and composition all matter. As attack timing is key to securing victory.
The gameplay seems to be reminiscent of games like Dungeons 3. Since the whole concept is rather similar. Players have to create the underground while managing above ground resources. Therefore it would appear that establishing ones base takes priority. While venturing out to claim territory and such.
Empires of the Undergrowth – Linux Early Access Trailer
Empires of the Undergrowth Features:
- 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
- Grow your pet formicarium over time by completing missions
Also, to add to the adventure, missions are narrated. This means showing off details from the perspective of a documentary film maker. While studying the ants, they offer intelligent insight. Highlighting the goings-on of the colony and the undergrowth beyond. The primary game mode in early access is Formicarium. Where you take ownership of a home colony of unique DNA-harvesting ants. While they work to assimilate the desirable traits of their foes. You can upgrade them by playing one-off missions. Sometimes with your home colony and sometimes with other ant species. Which is impressive for a singleplayer game.
Empires of the Undergrowthis currently in Early Access via Steam. The games intriguing and also available on Linux, Mac and Windows. So Early Access will extend past 2017 and possibly into 2019.