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Empires of the Undergrowth: Rise of the Colony

A project in Birmingham, UK by Slug Disco Studios

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Simulation strategy ant colony game - excavate your nest and engage in RTS battles with large insects, arachnids and other colonies
Backers: 1019
Average Pledge Per Backer: £18

Funded: £18,087 of £10,000
Dates: Apr 26th -> May 26th (30 days)
Project By: Slug Disco Studios
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Latest News

Backers Game Build

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Final 24 Hours Live Streamed!

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We will be live on twitch in less than an hours’ time for 24 hours! We have a range of things planned including playing Empires of the Undergrowth, running speed run and hold out competitions, playing other nature based games, talking about what... (Read More)

New demo and Stretch Goal - Social Insects

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
You people are amazing!We have passed the second stretch goal! You must be hungry for a third. But first here is a brand new demo with a whole new map included! This is not the backers only demo - we will be releasing that in the next few days. We... (Read More)

Exactly 1 week left! New rewards!

May 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everybody!We enter our final week on Kickstarter, and it is going to be an exciting one! We have so much planned! We are closing in on our second stretch goal but we still need some help to push past that fire ant bridge checkpoint! New... (Read More)

Live Development Streams

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everybodyAs you can see we are moving nicely towards our next stretch goal which is fantastic! Keep it up and we will be seeing fire ant bridges in the game, my fingers are eager to get coding them! Speaking of coding, I thought I would... (Read More)

It is about time for another stretch goal!

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks everybody for helping us beat our first stretch goal! The enthusiasm and support we are receiving for our game means so much to us. I believe it is past time for another stretch goal! This time we have an exciting feature taken straight from... (Read More)

Stretch goal reached! And more ants on Kickstarter!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks so much to everyone who has backed the project so far! We are now at our first stretch goal! Welcome to the game Bullet Ants! Facebook shares: 21Facebook likes: 26Twitter retweets: 20Twitter likes: 31 Total: 98 The Dracula ant was no so far... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal!

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks so much to everyone for getting us this far. If you had told me a week ago we would be funded in a week I wouldn't have have believed you. Thanks for believing in our project! Some people have been asking for stretch goals, and we have our... (Read More)

100%... let me say that again... 100%

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Here we are, just under a week after launch looking at 100% goal reached (and rising)! This is incredible! Thank you so much to everybody who has pledged! We have been a little blindsided by this to be honest, we were not expecting the project to do... (Read More)

Wow 68% reached!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Where to begin! We had an explosion of interest in the project yesterday on Kickstarter. Cutting to the chase we are now 68% funded and rising, that is a jump from 45% yesterday morning. I still can barely believe it! Additionally Kickstarter have... (Read More)

Nature on Kickstarter!

April 28th - via: kickstarter.com
We are not the only nature game on Kickstarter! Good friends of ours have just launched their campaign for Niche – a simulation/strategy game about population genetics. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/80250451/niche-a-genetics-survival-game We... (Read More)

What a whirlwind of a launch!

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
To compare with our previous campaign, we have received more than double the number of pledges in the first 24 hours. It’s a really great start and we would like to thank our old backers who have stuck with us as well as people new to the... (Read More)

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