Empires of the Undergrowth

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Set in the world of ants, Empires of the Undergrowth is a real-time strategy with extensive nest-building and management features
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About Empires of the Undergrowth

About this game

Set in the world of ants, Empires of the Undergrowth is a real-time strategy with extensive nest-building and management features: Control armies of ants in battle against rival colonies, dangerous insects and other critters while autonomous workers respond to your high-level commands to maintain nest operations below ground.

Excavate and construct a nest for your design

Command your worker ants to excavate the earth to your exact specifications. Eggs and food need to flow freely throughout the nest, and soldiers should be able to reach the front lines quickly, so planning out highways and connecting corridors is key to overall colony efficiency.

Command your army with pheromone markers

Ants can be assigned to groups and controlled by placing pheromone markers: They head towards their marker gathering resources or fighting enemies they meet along the way.

You can also assign specific behaviours to your groups. For example, passive workers can collect food even when enemies are nearby, while specialised soldiers can be instructed to ignore food, running straight toward battle. Toggling behaviours efficiently can reduce losses, speed up victory and ultimately turn the tide of battle against a superior foe in your favour.

Battle against opposing colonies, huge insects and other critters

Lots of ant species from all over the world feature in the game with stats and abilities based on their real-world counterparts. For example, wood ants can spray formic acid from their abdomens, making them the artillery of this miniature battlefield. Enemies need to be kept at bay with hordes of disposable melee soldiers to prevent the delicate sprayers from being overwhelmed in close-quarters combat.

It's even got two minimaps - wow!

Both the underground nest and the outworld are filled with food and enemies – you can see both at a glance with dual minimaps.

When invading enemy nests, minimap tabs give you access to view multiple underground zones so you can run several raids at the same time and keep track of everything. In the example above there are two enemy colonies nearby!

Game Details

Release Date:
December 01, 2017
Developer:
Slug Disco
Publisher:
Hooded Horse
Supported Languages:
English +
Features:
Early Access
Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-760 (quad-core) / AMD® Phenom™ II X4 965 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 440 (1 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 6750 (1 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 (quad-core) / AMD® FX-Series™ FX-8100 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 550 Ti (1 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7750 (1 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-760 (quad-core) / AMD® Phenom™ II X4 965 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 440 (1 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 6750 (1 GB)
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 (quad-core) / AMD® FX-Series™ FX-8100 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 550 Ti (1 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7750 (1 GB)
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

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Yes, Empires of the Undergrowth is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-760 (quad-core) / AMD® Phenom™ II X4 965 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 440 (1 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 6750 (1 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 (quad-core) / AMD® FX-Series™ FX-8100 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 550 Ti (1 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7750 (1 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-760 (quad-core) / AMD® Phenom™ II X4 965 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 440 (1 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 6750 (1 GB)
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 (quad-core) / AMD® FX-Series™ FX-8100 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 550 Ti (1 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7750 (1 GB)
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
Empires of the Undergrowth was released on December 01, 2017
Yes, Empires of the Undergrowth supports MacOS.
Empires of the Undergrowth is published by Hooded Horse
Empires of the Undergrowth was developed by Slug Disco

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Trademarks, tradenames, and copyrights are property of their respective owners, Slug Disco (2023) and Hooded Horse Inc.™ (2023). All Rights Reserved.

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