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Apr 24, 2015 | 6:41 PM EDT

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The adventures of larvae who secretly dreamt to be ants.
Explore the world, grow and upgrade your colony in a game between idle, management, strategy and virtual pet.
A slow-paced and peaceful STS (Slow Time Strategy) where you can sit back and enjoy watching your colony take over the wor.... ahem the backyard.

Newgrounds, please add leaderboards API for HTLM5 !

/!\ To make sure you're playing the latest version check at bottom right corner at menu screen. It should be written: version 1.72

This game is in HTML5: that means that if your game is not up to date, wait a few minutes and try again. If it does not work, try force-reloading it (shift +F5 depending on browsers) or to delete the cache (this last action will delete your savegame though. You don't have to delete your cookies).

May 13th

- fixed a bug preventing from muting sounds.
- fixed a bug where resources would float around the screen after resetting the save file and starting a new game.
- several small adjustments.

May 9th

- fixed a bug with wall marks when switching between levels (unclickable walls should not happen again).
- fixed a bug with the save loader at menu screen, and added a "Load" button for those who have cookies disabled.

May 7th

- 1 special skill added, to allow to restart the game with a x2 foraging bonus.
- fixed a bug preventing from reseting a save
- better save management

May 5th

- added shortkeys to scroll the map (WASD or arrows).
- fixed pathfinding bugs. There shouldn't be any worker losing its path and wandering with items, now.
- walls'HP are not reseted when unmarking them anymore.
- Rival queen's HP changed.

May 2nd

- added 1 new level and a new enemy.
- rival larvae don't mimic player's stats anymore.
- added a testing purpose tool.
- various bug and glitch fixing.

May 1st

- added a x10 checkbox to send out multiple units into hunting grounds.
- various bug and glitch fixing, and level balancing.

April 30th

- various bugfixing involving dead woodlice still dealing damages, resources gathering and pathfinding.

April 29th

- added the ability to drag main underground HUD over the screen.
- added the ability to cancel pheromone, trail, or nest placement before they're done.
- berzerk skill does not target dead enemies anymore.

April 28th


- venom not spent when upgrading attack
- wasps spinning on themselves after death.

April 27th

- fixed bug with subimagos and imagos not respawning.
- added information when clicking on an enemy.
- fixed a bug where a tunnel was not leading to the correct hunting ground.
- fixed a bug blocking the save game on outside area.

April 26th hotfix

- Fixed bug of collision with resources and the queen/crack.
- fixed a bug where workers were stealing icons in the menu and bringing it back to the hole -__-'
- Some display glitch fixing.
- added version number on main menu

April 26th

- 1 new special skill added.
- prices have been lowered.
- some resources (legs, chitin, ...) laying on the ground at the start of a hunting ground have been added.
- added hidden shinies.
- raised the frequency of trail drawing to allow fastest drawing.
- added some explanations in instructions.
- fixed bug where imago cocoon would not be created if no other cocoon exists.
- fixed bug where entrance to map 2 is blocked when coming from map 2.
- fixed bug of dead workers moving again.
- fixed tunnels in outside zone in map 2 leading to map 1.
- fixed bug where workers were digging the border of the map.
- fixed a bug where saved game wouldn't load.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

i fucking love this game its so addicting i wish i could get it on ym phone


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Could you please fix this game, or at least host it somewhere else? It's been more than a year since you last updated, and it's unplayable now. I'm giving it 5 stars since it's one my all-time favorite idle games right next to Cookie Clicker, A Dark Room and the Candy Box saga, but please, PLEASE for the love of god, try to host it somewhere else so it can be more stable. I'd be willing to sit through ads, or even pay for it on Steam, and I'm sure more people think the same. Please don't abandon this project, it was a great game that entertained me and others for hours to end, and it'd be saddening to see it waste away.

plopix responds:

Well you have quite the arguments. :)
First of all, thank you for liking this game so much, I guess I owe you a response.

I have good news and bad news: let's start by the bad ones.
Due to some kind of vandalism, I've lost most of the (final) sources of the game. There is one last thing I can try to get them back, I'll give it when I'll have some time.
This is the second bad news, I'm quite away from game-designing at the moment (until then), and I have (soon) to find the time required for game-making.

The good news now. :) You can find the game on indiedb as a standalone. It has its own built-in 'minibrowser' that should not be affected by updates or standards and that should run the game as it was one year ago. You might want to give it a try.
Would you also please send me a pm with the issues you found that made the game unplayable ?
I still don't know if I will be able to fix it, but I promise I'll give it a try.
Also, I should have more time for game making now, the motivation is still there, but I still have to find an artist because I suck so much at art. :)

To be honest I'm not sure I'll ever major-update this game, this was my first try with Construct2, and several hard-to-correct mistakes were made. But I like it too and it is a certitude that there will be a sequel with better foundations. If you tried Larva Evo, Pixel Larva Colony and We're not ants, you know that this is for the good cause. :D I have some other ideas with this genre too. This is only a matter of time (and of opportunity), and about We're not Ants, it also depends on how much sources I'll be able to recover.
Thanks for your review by the way, and for still playing this little humble game I put so much love into. ^^


Rated 3 / 5 stars

It gave a black screen on star, kinda had to explore with things to understand, and upon writing this it froze switching between tabs.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

i liek dis


Rated 5 / 5 stars