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[Update: Greenlit] Stuck In Greenlight Limbo: ‘Formicide’


This time the spotlight will be shining on Formicide, which is essentially… Worms with ants. Weapon wielding, pissed off ants. With explosives. Yeah. KABOOM! So let’s see if we can’t help it escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo, eh?

Formicide is an intense, 2D, fast-paced multiplayer platformer featuring bloodthirsty ants. Think Worms meets Team Fortress 2. Choose a class and face off with teammates against enemies in destructible environments.

See? Worms! Wait, destructible environments? Hell yeah. KABOOM, sucker! Right. Anyway, it’s time to answer the call of duty. The other call of duty. These ants are itching for some player-vs-player fighting, and you’re their best bet against… well, the other players. With drop-in/drop-out enabled online multiplayer and the fact that the current build (alpha) is 100% free, finding other people to play against shouldn’t be an issue. Whether or not you’ll live to tell the tale, now that’s another matter entirely, as these tiny creatures are relentless. So maybe you should be too, you know? Relentless that is, not tiny. Classes are a thing too (hence the Team Fortress 2 bit in the quote), with everything from stealthy to battle-hardened being present and accounted for, complete with a twist of… chaos. Fight? FIGHT!

So riddle me this, dear reader: why is Formicide still struggling to get through Greenlight? It’s not out yet, but an alpha is available. So, might I recommend visiting its Greenlight page and handing over a ‘yes’, if you like what you see? Remember: your vote matters!

Formicide Alpha v0.16 Footage