Empire of the Ants: A UE5-Powered Strategy About Saving a Doomed Ant Colony

The game is based on Bernard Werber’s eponymous book and is set to release in 2024.

Microids, a French game development and publishing studio, has unveiled Empire of the Ants, an upcoming strategy adventure based on Bernard Werber's eponymous book. Being developed by Tower Five with Unreal Engine 5, the game will put you in the shoes of Ant Savior, tasked to save a doomed ant colony through adventure-filled exploration, strategic battles, and alliances made with other wildlife species.

Moreover, the creators commented that seasons and the time of day affect the game's environments and gameplay mechanics, forcing you to adapt to the harshness of the photorealistic forest in which the story of Empire of the Ants takes place.


  • Take part in an Epic Adventure: Endorse the role of a brave ant with a third-person view and explore unique abilities that can help you in battle and exploration.
  • A 3D Real-Time Strategic game with progressive difficulty: The game promises an intuitive experience for newcomers, with the presence of tutorials to learn the fundamentals of RTS. The game will also offer a scalable difficulty and adaptable experience for veteran players who will discover new game mechanics as well as advanced strategies and combat skills.
  • Explore gorgeous environments and meet the local wildlife: The game will feature a photo-realistic forest to explore. Meet, encounter and interact with other ants as well as forest dwellers through your adventure.
  • Photo-realistic: Unreal Engine 5 allows to push the boundaries of the photo-realistic effect on plants and wildlife.
  • Narrative based on the season's rhythm: The game features a narrative that follows the rhythm of the seasons, to which environments and gameplay mechanics will adapt.
  • Diversity of contrast and adaptation: The game maps will evolve depending on the time of day (day, night, dawn, and twilight).

The game is set to release in 2024 on PC and consoles, you can learn more and wishlist the game here. Also, don't forget to join our 80 Level Talent platformour Reddit page, and our Telegram channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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