Category Archives: Ant Game

EGX Thoughts

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Crystal Rift played with a VR headset.

Crystal Rift played with a VR headset.

We had a great time at EGX. We got to speak to a load of other indie developers and had a go at their titles. I particularly enjoyed having a go on EITR and getting completely destroyed by the boss on the demo level. I am a massive fan of both the souls series and Diablo so this little indie game was right up my alley.

I also tried out Crystal Rift with a VR headset. It is great fun and I cannot wait till the day I can pick up a VR headset of my own.

We had the opportunity to chat to different publishers and we learned a few things by going to a series of workshops. Needless to say the future looks bright generally.

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Why so quiet? Dev Update!

Yes we have been unusually quiet this past week. We will try and post things but there will be a little lull until the last week of the month.

But do not fear it is not because we are not doing anything… in fact it is the opposite we are working harder than ever! Reason being we are attending EGX on the 24th and 25th and so we are getting together a game build and preparing promotional material. By the moths end there should be much more available here for you to sink your teeth in to, and in the following month the main site will get an update as well!

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Facts About the Fire Ant

This painful ant is well know for its sting, it is also incredibly numerous. A terrifying combination!

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This Weeks Focus – The Fire Ant

The fire ant packs quite a punch, you would not want to be attacked by their acidic venom!

Solenopsis Invicta - Fire Ant

The fire ant is the first specialist unit we have mentioned, and they work quite differently to the other units we have spoke about. To find out more about the special mechanics of this unit and the facts from nature, check back later this week!

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Leaf Cutter Gameplay

The leaf cutter is the tank of Empires of the Undergrowth. Large and imposing it will taunt enemies around it forcing them to focus on it and ignore the other ants around.

The leaf cutter is the tank of Empires of the Undergrowth.

 

Check us out on Stomt we often have in depth development discussions there and would be happy to hear any feedback.

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The weekly dev update has arrived!

Hello everybody! Quick dev update here.

So in the past week Liam has been sinking his teeth into the code. He has been exploring ant positioning and calculating ways to spread the ants out often to hilarious outcome. He assures me he has improved it since, but below is one of his early formation algorithms. Joy!

 

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Leaf Cutter Facts

The leaf cutter Majors are huge imposing mini beasts that defend the foraging columns of ants. These strong ants will not be ignored. Tomorrow we will be mentioning how these facts translate into game play in Empires of the Undergrowth.

Leaf Cutter Facts

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