Miniature marvel Empire of the Ants debuts new photorealistic trailer at GDC 2024

Microscopic but mighty real-time strategy phenomenon based on the acclaimed science fiction book series set to explore the world of the infinitely small across PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S later this year.

Paris, March 14th, 2023 – Publisher Microids and development studio Tower Five have unveiled a new trailer for Empire of the Ants, an upcoming photorealistic real-time strategy game based on Bernard Werber’s work of the same name at this year’s GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Francisco. Slated to launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC later this year, Empire of the Ants immerses players in a magnificently microscopic forest ecosystem as 103,683rd, an ant sworn to protect their colony no matter the cost.

In Empire of the Ants, use every move to your advantage on the path to world domination. Strategy, exploration, conflict, and alliances with local wildlife species will be essential for your colony’s survival.

Developed by French studio Tower Five with Unreal Engine 5, Empire of the Ants will offer a real-time strategic experience closely inspired by the book series. Players will crawl across a microscopic world of epic proportions to help a colony prosper through their tactical genius.  Good things come in small packages!


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

About Empire of the Ants

Take part in an epic adventure – Take the role of a brave ant through a third person view and explore unique abilities that can help you in battle and exploration.

A 3D real-time strategy game with progressive difficulty – The game offers an intuitive experience with tutorials for newcomers to learn RTS fundamentals, while providing scalable difficulty and advanced mechanics for veteran players.

Explore vast environments and meet the local wildlifeEmpire of the Ants will invite players to sink their teeth into a photorealistic forest where they will meet and interact with other ants and forest dwellers throughout their journey.

Immersive and photo-realistic – Unreal Engine 5 pushes the boundaries of photorealism – just look at the plants and wildlife!

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

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

Empire of the Ants will be available in 2024 across PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Wishlist the game now on Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store and PlayStation Store.



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