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Friday, March 16, 2012


Posted by on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Too many games put us in the role of a dude/lady with a gun/sword killing zombies/aliens. Not that we mind—Mass Effect 3 is eroding our free time even as we write this—but we're still grateful for the indie gaming renaissance that's freeing up new options. For a nice, freaky e.g., check out this promo video for The Ant Experiment a Kickstarter project that aims to create a MMO focused on ants and their busy, busy lives:

The folks involved have made decent-looking games before, and seem to have learned quite a bit from studying Minecraft. They don't specifically call out the old classic SimAnt (which is available for free, at least on 32-bit PCs), but The Ant Experiment feels like a spiritual successor. Just a $10 support pledge toward a $300K goal gets you the game on Android or iOS when it comes out in December, and more $$ gets you sweeter (and sometimes weirder) returns.

The Stranger Testing Department is Rob Lightner and Paul Hughes.


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Will in Seattle 1
Yeah, but in Sim Ant you didn't have Plasma Grenades as a purchasable add on ...
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM · Report this
Jeez, is it too much to ask them to include a sample screenshot?
Posted by paulus on March 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM · Report this
venomlash 3
@1: In SimAnt you could give the spider laser beams.
Posted by venomlash on March 16, 2012 at 7:21 PM · Report this
Sandiai 4
I agree with @2.
Posted by Sandiai on March 16, 2012 at 8:34 PM · Report this

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