I created some realistic ants while practicing my AI routines for enemies to go into my main project. These little guys were so much fun I thought I'd make them into a simple game/experience. This is web based so no download is necessary.
Read the simple instructions before playing... Enjoy!
Virtual Ants has had an minor AI update and more importantly a spawn 100 ants button added. Simply click or tap the small search bar with the magnifying glass to spawn 100 ants at a time. You can now spawn thousands in seconds. I've had several hundred running on my mobile phone and several thousand on my PC.
Keep pressing the down key if you want to have a panic attack.
Hehe. I presume you mean when the size wraps and they are suddenly bigger. On a monitor they do look a bit creepy when they are big :)
I will be adding a counter for the ants soon so you will know how many are on screen :)
The Ant counter is now live. I'd love to know how many ants you can spawn before your PC or phone slows down.
I've had 3000 ants on my Moto Z phone with 1800 being the maximum it can display smoothly.
My laptop can handle 18000. I didn't go more than that as I could hardly see the screen :) The ants were a little slow at this speed. 8000 run smoothly.
Yeah I was referring to when you tap down to make them smaller then it cycles round so they appear huge, I still have nightmares.
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Sorry about the nightmares :) The bigger ants are really only there for phone users so they can make the ants a sensible size on their small screens. I have to increase the size 5 times above default on my Moto Z and on my old Samsung Galaxy S2 I need to increase them 7 or 8 times to get something of a realistic size.