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Ant Rush!

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hello everyone!

I'm wondering if anyone here has ever heard of the game called ant rush. sadly i don't think you can get the game because last i checked the website to get it is gone. i very well enjoyed the game but didn't have it for long, it was on my old laptop and that laptop is gone now so i don't have it anymore.

just curious if anyone else heard of it...

oh! and here is the link to the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJNhRqZVU2g
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 08:13:53 AM by Yolo_quickscope »
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Not heard of this one personally! Looks like it had some similar ideas to ours but with a more traditional RTS control style.

Whats the red ant doing, Throwing fire?

Oh my god, I miss this game. The computer I had it on had a corrupted harddrive so I could never save the files, and it was sad that no one played anymore.

It was a wonderful little game and each ant (or termite) species played in a unique way.

There was the 'normal' ants. Nothing special about them. Just...normal ants.

Slave-makers relied on attacking enemy colonies early not only to improve their economy but also to expand their military. Literally only they could have every ant in the whole game through raiding other nests and making it back with the spoils.

Leaf-cutters has the best economy of the game, but they had to give more to get more. Leaf harvesting workers, and then smaller garden tending workers. And, of course, they have normal strength soldiers and much larger major soldiers.

Termites were for the turtles. They had watchtowers to get an early warning of attack and multiple castes of soldiers. The tunnel guards were stronger than typical soldiers but forever bound to the boundaries of the termite territory. Elite Tunnel guards couldn't even leave the nest until a hole left behind from a destroyed structure was made. But if they had a lot of tunnel guard at that point...you better pray you have a lot more soldiers. The termites also anates. (I thought they were alates though?) If your king or queen was killed, an anate could take over. Perhaps a prevention from assassination attacks. I mean I wouldn't know, I never played online with people.

The gliding ants could attack from above, catching the enemy by surprise and able to use their maneuverability to outflank enemy ants. They also did passive damage to enemies when they were attacked due to the spikes on their bodies.

It's sad that this game never made it off the ground, it was fun! But, maybe there can be a takeaway for EotU. Some ideas for new ants perhaps! Like, in case you guys ever decide to add the treetops into the game, there can be a home for the gliding ants!

I don't know how the game is going to pan out though. Going to have to wait and see.

hey! i am glad i'm not the only on this forum who know's of this games existence
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I'm really really REALLY sorry for necroing this topic, but as soon as I found out I couldn't bear not to spread the news.

After much searching, I found out that the developer of the game released the full version for free, which can be found here: http://lordofthestack.com/blog-entries/antrush-returns

There are three issues, however, with this release. First is that, sadly, the online multiplayer does not function. The only way to play this game multiplayer is to have some friends download and have a LAN night at home.

Issues two and three are errors you'll run into for reasons I'm not sure, likely the game's age and the lack of online servers. There are, however, solutions to this. I can confirm that they work given I'm playing the game right now, but if people would rather not risk obtaining these files, this is understandable, however the game WILL NOT work without them.

http://originaldll.com/file/sdldotnet.dll/32674.html

http://originaldll.com/file/tao.sdl.dll/32679.html

You simply need to place these two files into the AntRush folder the installer created. These two files were provided by the user 'VonHeer' on the Bay12 Forums. It is because of the kindness of the developer and of VonHeer that this game can rise from the ashes. Perhaps not to its full glory, but at least small pockets of people will once again be able to play this game.

Wow, this is looks like an amazing game. There's an incomplete let's play of it on youtube that I watched, and it seems incredibly realistic and fun. The underground part of the game impressed me too.

The only actual gameplay of it I could find: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6JYAZ_2Kis&list=PL81425707CD816496
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