TyrAnt is an ant-based Real Time Strategy game that teaches players how ants eat, communicate and reproduce within a diverse and delicately balanced ecosystem. Now in its third major iteration, the game is sticking to its nature documentary roots. A voiceover adds drama and depth by narrating the story of the colony’s struggle, while rich and detailed environments provide a range of challenges. Resources are plentiful in the damp and leafy park but out on the desert road, competition is fierce for the limited supply.
Players decide how best to develop their colony, choosing the balance of Foragers, who collect valuable food resource, and Soldiers, who defend territory. Mastering the game means mastering the true-to-life dynamics of ant life. For example, as ants navigate between leaves, they lay a pheromone trail so other ants travel more efficiently along the same route. Soldier ants from competing colonies threaten the player’s chance of reaching the all-important nuptial flight and the chance to reproduce. Through genetic mutation the player’s colony becomes increasingly specialized, improving their chance of completing the toughest difficulty setting.
Source: The Developer Website.