Start an ant colony

Dig a chamber for your new ant queen where she can safely lay her eggs. Care for your larvae as they hatch and develop into worker ants.

Forage and grow

Gather food for your ants by scavenging, hunting, farming fungus, and collecting seeds. Tunnel deep underground and expand your nest to fit the growing colony.

Defend your nest

Bite, sting, and spray formic acid at predators and competing ant colonies. Recruit soldier ants to crush threats with powerful jaws or block the nest entrance with their massive heads. Protect your queen at all costs!

Reproduce and evolve

Raise young queens and males to join the nuptial flight in search of a mate with sharper mandibles, bigger eyes, longer legs, or any trait you desire. Create new ant species through selective breeding.

Game Details

Antkeeper is a 3D ant colony simulation game. Raise ant colonies by helping them forage, grow, survive, and reproduce. Guide and influence your ants as an all-seeing antkeeper, or take control of any ant in your colony to experience the world from an antโ€™s point of view.

GenreSimulation, Indie
DeveloperC. J. Howard
PublisherC. J. Howard
Release Date

Antkeeper early-access is coming to Windows in 2023


System Requirements

OSWindows XP
ProcessorCore 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz
Memory4 GB RAM
GraphicsOpenGL 3.1 512 MB VRAM
Disk1 GB HDD space
OSWindows 10 64-bit
ProcessorCore i5
Memory8 GB RAM
GraphicsOpenGL 3.1 1 GB VRAM
Disk2 GB HDD space



Supported Languages

  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)

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