derekthedj | Added on: October 18, 2010
At 9.9MB it's a really small download and I was surprised to see it ran on my Win 7 x64 system. The object of this game is to grow your ant colony to 5M and "take over the world". You do this by allocating your resources among four different categories. 1) Scout Ants, which forage for food 2) Nursing Ants, which grow the number of ants 3) Engineer Ants, which grow the size of the nest 4) Soldier Ants, which fight invaders for food and defense. Sounds great so far. The game seems old and the graphics are very rudimentary. Almost no animation, just static pictures. In a way it reminds me of old-school resource management games like "King" and "Hamurabi" except you're growing an ant empire instead. Lots of potential. Unfortunately the actual gameplay turns into a giant snoozefest. After allocating your resources you click "Go" and... almost nothing happens. You look at a static picture and messages flash with things that may have happened. For instance, your scouts may have found an apple core or a butterfly may have flown by. The worst part is very little happens each day. It becomes so boring after clicking each day over and over that it seems like you really are watching an ant colony in realtime. Complete snoozefest. Pass on this junker. Maybe somebody will take this idea and make a real game out of it.