A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$19.99 USD or more

Empires of the Undergrowth is currently in pre-early access and will be entering early access this summer on steam. Support the development now and you will receive access to the backer's demo immidiately, along with a steam key that will allow you to get early access on steam when it releases summer 2017.

"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 an ant colony management game, in a fast-paced real-time strategy style. The player excavates their nest underground, constructing tunnels and chambers to store food and raise brood. On the surface, the ants claim territory, gather resources, overwhelm fearsome arachnids and clash with other colonies. Nest design, army size, composition and attack timing are key to securing victory.

  • 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


Buy Now$19.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Empires of the Undergrowth - Backers Demo - Win64 1,002 MB
Empires of the Undergrowth - Backers Demo - Linux 1 GB
Empires of the Undergrowth - Backers Demo - Win32 981 MB
Empires of the Undergrowth - Backers Demo - MacOS 1 GB


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im a backer can i have the badge?

Hi! I will take a look at this over the next couple of days on the forum. We are currently in crunch time trying to get the last few things done before Early Access

thank you very much for the linux support and your hard work

No problem! We know there will still be issues with the Linux build but we will solve them!

i hope the game will come out soon :) i really love the idea of the game  as i can tell there no real problems i am having sept for the exit button the game loves me :)

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paid the $20...can't download anything, always says failed

are you suppose to be getting something playable for the $$?

You should be able to download the backers demo and also you should get a steam key. The steam key will not yet be downloadable but you can download the backers demo from itch.io. You should have been emailed a link to the download.

I bought this game and it won't allow me to play it

Hi Sdenning81.

The steam version of the game is not out yet, and will be releasing in a couple of months. At the moment you can play the backers demo which you will have been given links to download via itch.io. can you tell us if you are having trouble playing the backers version?

Hey there, I added this page link and your kickstarter link to my video description. Can't wait to see the full game for sure!

Empires of the Undergrowth - For The Queen!