Published on October 14th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Empire Of The Ants: First Teaser Revealed

Publisher Microids and studio Tower Five are proud to unveil a first glimpse of the photorealistic strategy adventure game based on Bernard Werber’s book Empire of the Ants.

Immerse yourself in a new ecosystem in the heart of a French Forest. You play 103 683rd, an ant determined to guide the colony towards new and more prosperous horizons.

In Empire of the Ants, each decision counts, each move is strategic and each conquest reflects your ability to dominate a world where the little ones are mighty.

Developed by the French studio Tower Five with Unreal Engine 5, the video game Empire of the Ants will offer a strategic experience close to the book series. Players will dive into the universe of the ants to live an epic adventure where they will have to help a colony prosper through tactical and strategical battles, in a microscopic world of epic proportions. Strategy planning, exploration, combat skills, but most of all, setting up local wildlife alliances will be necessary to survive the many challenges awaiting.


Bernard Werber’s novel has captivated millions of readers with its fascinating universe and its reflections on human nature. We are very proud to offer gamers the opportunity to discover this universe from a new perspective, through this video game adaptation.

About Empire of the Ants:

Take part to an epic adventure – Take the role of a brave ant, with a 3rd person view and explore unique abilities that can help you in battle and exploration.

A 3d real-time strategic game with a progressive difficulty – The game promises an intuitive experience for newcomers, with the presence of tutorials to learn the fundamentals of RTS to help them get used to the game. At the same time, the game will 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 vast environments and meet the local wildlife – The game will feature a photo-realistic forest to explore. Meet and encounter other ants and forest dwellers through your adventures and interact with them.

Immersive & photo-realistic – Unreal Engine 5 allows to push the boundaries of the photo-realistic effect on the plants and wildlife.

Narrative based on the season’s rhythm – The game features a narrative that follows the rhythm of the seasons, with an effect on the wildlife’s attributes such as speed, resistance, buffs, and more.

Diversity of contrast and adaptation – The maps in the game will also change depending on the time of day (day, night, dawn, and twilight).

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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