>You play as an ant
>You can't talk to other ants, only secrete pheromones
>Other ants have no name tags so you can't just cheat with your friends in vent
>goal is to feed the constantly growing colony
>have to use logic and pheromones to figure out what the other ants want
>advertised on 4chan
>game is full of swastiska formation ants
>nothing gets done
honestly sounds interesting as a premise, but knowing you faggots it'd be stupid raid shit all the fucking time.
nigga ants are all business no play. they will work themselves to death and pheromones are the truth in their life
>zombie survival in gmod
>you can make "woooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" noises with right mouse button
>people do it out of sheer fun because they are zawmbies
>its actually fun to be a zombie hoarde and killing humans
>you dont even need to talk
>just enjoy genuine group instinct and brutal killings that comes natural to you.
No other game really managed to replicate this feel for me, but ops idea might be a good contender.
wow you literally turned my webm and made a shittier verison of it. good job
only if in they have this "winged 3000 ant queens into the sky" kind of mechanism to spread themselves. If they kept long term colonies instead of breeding like niggers it might not be so bad. They would basically just be gated communities.
I think its some kind of centipedey thing. Either way that whole webm was gross. I would try to kill it all with fire not film it. That or run away screaming losing what little masculinity and dignity I had left.....which is little.
Ants are little people. With that said, an Ant would fuck us up. You think you're gonna fight off a huge ass ant that can lift a hundred times it's own weight? Hell no, he's going to snap your neck with his mandibles, toss your carcass on his back, and march back to the colony.
>bunch of fucking ants all over a piece of candy left in my back yard
>immediately start scraching my head violently
I can't be the only one who does this when you see a shit load of ants.
When I was little, I sat down on a very thick patch of grass while wearing shorts, a couple seconds later I stood up screaming with a bunch of bumps on my legs, didn't see the ants there
Anytime I see ants, my legs get tingly and I feel the need to rub my legs
>Ants find their way through the floor boards and into the liquor cabinet
I don't even need to be bigger to make you cry like a little bitch.
Ya know, a multiplayer pikmin would actually be kinda neat. Like imagine it being 10 players only and you're given a random colored pikmin. When you die you respawn out of one of those onion pod things, but there's like a limited number in there. Mechanically each pikmin type would still be the same, but you'd have to work together to accomplish shit.
I distinctly, distinctly remember my first encounter with ants. I was at a friends house and there was this weird moving black mass on a window sill or something. It was so fucking bizarre because I genuinely had no fucking clue why this black stain was moving like it was so I touched it, I immediately get this weird electric shock tingly feeling in my finger so I place my entire hand on it. Whole hand feels like its getting a light electric shock. Fucking weird. Eventually realized they were ants when they started dispersing.
all I did in tech ed in middle school was play simant and lemmings
We need multiplayer for all those old sims games, simant, simtower, simfarm
goddamnit i wasnt prepared for this
Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the Gate:
"To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods."
Apparently, their bite is like... 2nd or the 3rd most painful bite among insects according to some dude that let every insect bite him. Akin to being shot by a gun some say. Fucking hardcore.
>you succesfully fly to another nest
>get your wings eaten off by the ants so you can fit into the nest
>mate with the queen, quest complete
>get eaten, nigga you a free meal now
>spiders befriending us
>when they can secrete one of natures strongest substances on a whim
they come with built in body armour thats capable of also building structures, what the fuck would they need us for.
they dont even like themselves.
>they come with built in body armour thats capable of also building structures, what the fuck would they need us for.
I don't know man, I just like the idea of a sci-fi setting where Humanity's firmest ally turns out to be something we'd associate with terrifying bug-monsters.
No they wouldn't. Individually ants are little more then a machine with no intelligence. Each and is like an individual bit, can't do anything unless there are enough of them. Even then humans could easily manipulate them using hormones.
>tfw insects and arachnids have been around for millions of years and have stayed tiny and versatile
>tfw dinosaurs evolved and became smaller
>tfw Sharks, Gators, Crocodiles, etc. became smaller
>tfw humans want to be taller so they aren't manlets
It's evolution baby.
There will be two ant clans that you can choose from when you join. After one in game ant month to setup your base and prepare defenses, the barrier between the ant clans comes down, and an all out war breaks out to destroy the other ants queen. After the enemy queen is killed, one clan earns a short celebration period and the game restarts. Hows that sound for a game?
>They all turn out to be really weird and alien
>Meet spiderbros, totally relocatable with human-like thought processes.
>Bro it up with spacespiders.
I like this a lot.
>Ants genetically engineer a human woman to try and communicate with humanity
>She secrets pheromones wildly
>Gullible young people are tricked into allying with ants
What I'm trying to say here is that DEWEY WAS RIGHT
I think Flypeople would be our allies, seeing how much they love waste, and how much we produce. I'd feel as if Antpeople would be too expansionist and territorial, and would try to wipe man out. And they'd probably succeed since they're much harder workers and aren't as burdened by emotion.
>Literally an army of the blind leading the blind
If the ants like us could start to think big (get a consciousness) they would be natural allies to us in a way. Many of their values are also ours, even though we are different species. Did you see how they drag off wounded soldiers to their hive? I bet if they had tiny hospitals they would treat them too. Not many other animals do this.
The expansion "Zombie ant fungi"
>A parasitic 'zombie' fungus controls its ant hosts to die outside their nest so it can find fresh prey easily, researchers have found.
>Researchers say Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis, known as the 'zombie ant fungus,' controls the behavior of carpenter ant workers - Camponotus rufipes - to die with precision attached to leaves in the understory of tropical forests.
>It also manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, so it can drop infected spores onto the ground and infect others.
Found this on /pol/
Not sure how accurate the ant stuff is
I've seen ant documentaries that confirm it.
One type of and will go to another species of ants colony, kill the queen, bath in her guts to fool all of the workers into thinking that she is their queen. There are also many types of ants that will keep other species of ants as slaves.
Don't think so m8. They'd have no reason to be. What you're asking for is a species that's as intelligent as humans (with even more intelligent leaders), immensely stronger, immensely more prolific, and much, much better organized.
There's literally nothing they'd gain from us, they wouldn't even consider enslaving us since we're too weak by comparison to be worth shit as slaves.
We'd just be annoying pests to them at best. Maybe a controversial delicacy for some colonies, like us eating other "intelligent" animals.
>massive underground ant colonies
>now this shit
All they need to do is obtain a immunity to all forms of pesticides and they're liable to take over the world.
>yfw Spiders are actually undercover race Aliens in mechs.
They've already taken over the world. There's literally nothing stopping them when they decide to periodically invade my house for no damn reason. Only mercy stays their blade.
Read this you doubleniggers. Ants are literally mini-humans.
Ants would revolt against their glutinous masters, sacrificing themselves to protect their families from being enslaved.
See image or http://discovermagazine.com/2013/may/05-how-ant-slaves-overthrow-their-masters
Actually it's more analogous to something like Sparta, since the ants that keep the slaves are a race of warriors that are completely unable to survive without their slaves. Their bodies are made for combat to the exclusion of everything else.
Did you read my posts from that thread of a day ago haha? About the humanoids always being used as aliens because people have more empathy for them? Ha, neat.
And yea, reverse expectations are also very neat. Why wouldnt a smart alien type out there try to manipulate us. Why does it always have to be this casual and standard of nice faced aliens.
Outer space is supposed to be spooky and strange, limiting yourself to feel good human feels is just lame, its not what sci fi should be about.
there is more ant biomass on this planet than there is human biomass
we have just found that a certain type of ant has hypercolonies spanning entire continents
they already took over the earth, we just don't know it yet
I read in a magazine about how a breed of wasp lays its larvae in a ladybug along with some chemicals that fuck with its brain to protect the larvae. It lives inside the ladybug, eating it from the inside out.
After the larvae outgrows the ladybug and cocoons itself, the ladybug attaches itself to the cocoon and defends it from predators until the larvae reaches wasp status. The ladybug usually dies afterwards, but some survive the ordeal.
>in Dominican Republic
>see a cockroach with a mouth like a predator battling like 50 ants
>it's kicking their ass at first but there are so many they somehow overpower it
>they start carrying it towards the soil nearby
>somehow manage to drag the cockroach up a small rock wall
>mfw watching this after a few minutes