A downloadable ant game for Windows

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Made in a month for the Sokpop Community Jam

Made to be an unofficial prequel to Sokpop game Kochu's Dream

Inspired by Pikmin and Sokpop Collective's many bug themed games.


The queen ant has ordered her subordinates to collect 5 pieces of food for the day, some lives will surely be lost in the effort. Traverse a labyrinthian grassland, fight off and harvest treacherous creatures. It's a tough life being an ant.




Controls

WASD or Arrow Keys to move

Aim with mouse

Left click to command ants

Right click to call back ants

Mouse Wheel to change camera angle



This game does not have a save system so returning back to the main menu will erase your progress.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorE.E-Wick
GenreAdventure
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Tags2D, Cute, GameMaker, nature, Real time strategy, Singleplayer

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ant game.zip 28 MB

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Very good! How did you achieve the pseudo 3d effect? I saw some sprite stacking, I was wondering about the plants.

Thank you! 

For most things I drew them with circles and lines, the plants are made up with an array of points (Number of points varies with a random range). With each point the fake z position of each stored point increases linearly and more slowly the points x and y positions extend further out in a random direction determined when it is created. Then I just drew a couple leaf sprites and had them drawn at the last point. Then I loop through the array and draw a line at each point, the fake 3d coordinates are calculated almost exactly the same as sprite stacking.

Hope this helps!

It does, thanks a lot! I've been looking for examples of pseudo 3d like this game for a while.

i like it

ah... This is a Pikumin Parody? Nice Work!!

Thanks :) yep I’m a big pikmin fan

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Love the art Style and simplicity..

<3

Sorry about the commentary haha

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This game absolutely rules and i love it. recommended for anyone who likes pikmin or just ants in general. 10/10, totally worth your time.

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Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it. 

I've been thinking about making a sequel at some point since there's a lot I think I could improve on :)

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That'd be awesome! I can absolutely see this as something that would work well with multiple levels and other power-ups or things to gather, etc etc. 

Looking forward to it if that happens :D

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So far I'm enjoying it! I've never played pikmin before so this is my first real look at this style of game, and I'm definitely seeing the appeal.


It unfortunately crashed on me and slowed down as I was clicking? I'm wanting to guess that's on me with some of my recording equipment, so I'm going to change some settings and give it another shot soon. Can't wait!

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Thanks I’m glad you’re enjoying it :)

Sorry it crashed though, it probably is something to do with recording I’d guess since I don’t think anyone else has had that issue. But the game also isn't the best in terms of performance since it is a fairly large world and lots of things need to be active all the time. 

Hope everything goes well! But if you can't solve the problem I'd just recommend playing Pikmin honestly (or pet  pursuit, one of my best games)

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I played it again over on my channel and yes, it was my software causing problems. Once I tweaked some things it ran smoothly. Had a very wonderful time playing and now I can't wait to try out Pikmin and Pet Pursuit! Well done!

Glad to hear that :)

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It's funny :)

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Increadible ! 

you really nailed the sokpop style