Collect, raise and breed an army of beetles to rise up and lay claim to the abandoned lot! The game features a complex genetics simulation and real-time tactics missions with a full campaign.
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Positive (25) - 84% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 22, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game is playable, stable and nearly complete. However, development is still ongoing and we would like some player input to make sure everything is just right before we call it “finished”.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will leave Early Access in 2020”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“There may be further changes to the user interface and tutorial to better guide the player through some of the more advanced breeding mechanics. Any identified bugs will be cleared up (beetles withstanding).”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The main game campaign is functionally complete although we have additional missions planned. All game mechanics are working: Breeding, Genetics, Combat, Behaviours, Inventory and Stats are all complete. We'd like some more play testing, and feedback about balance.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may increase.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want fans of the game to participate on the Beetle Uprising Steam Community Hub pages. We'll be checking there often. Between working feverishly on delivering the rest of the game.”
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About This Game

Breed an army of beetles, feed and raise them, then send them into battle!


Beetle Uprising is a combination of real-time tactics gameplay, breeding simulation, and home building. Your mission: conquer the abandoned lot and smite all who stand in your way! Featuring a complex genetics system based on real-world science, your army of beetles can be interbred to bring out the best traits for combat, aesthetics and survivability.

Key features
  • Beetle breeding is built upon a complex genetics simulation, placing the most immense beetle possibilities behind tactical biological decisions.
  • Look after your beetles as if they were your pets. They need food, shelter, company, toys to play with, and cleanliness: every beetle appreciates a well-kept nest.
  • Play through 16 unique real-time-tactics (RTT) style campaign missions with your personal beetle army.
  • Send beetles on dozens of additional solo-missions to gather resources for the home nest.



From the relative safety of your nest, you will breed generations of beetles that will fan out over the treacherous abandoned lot to conquer territory and unearth its riches. Unlock the secrets of your genetic potential through careful pairings of select members of your swarm. Learn new abilities and enhance the performance of your species over generations of offspring. Biting is a dependable attack that no beetle should underestimate, but what if you could spit caustic bile? drain your enemies' vital fluids? or perhaps explode in a wondrous shower of carapace flavored shrapnel! This and more are only a few choice alleles away... should you discover them.

But your domination isn't all biting and slashing. You must rear your beetles and tend to their needs of food, comfort and health. As you conquer new territories, you will retrieve the necessary resources like seeds, berries, and that most prized of delicacies: rotting meat. Send out your beetles to explore new areas, learn of their defenses and treasures. If your chosen champions are up for the task, they may well find rare items to aid the swarm in its rise to power. Perhaps they’ll retrieve a soothing bar of soap, a rubber ball, or even some nutritious brains! Nothing tickles the ganglia like comfort foods.



New beetles joining your ranks will inject fresh DNA into the gene pool. Not only will they unlock new abilities and enhance their foraging and fighting traits, crossbreeding will also reveal rare beetle aesthetics like horns, spikes, ridges, colors, textures and metallic finishes! Each beetle you raise will be uniquely yours, a master of statistics, looks, and stature.

Taking over each territory will require specialized abilities and tactical decision-making as you lead your swarm into battle. Feel the fluid joy of your horde in battle. You don’t push individuals about like puppets, you usher them about as a maestro would lead a symphony building up to a crescendo and crashing them upon your enemies like a tidal wave of destruction.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 2GHz 2 Cores
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT or 540M, ATI Radeon HD 6570. (1GB) @720P
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 2.7GHz 2 Cores
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970, Radeon RX 480. (2GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device

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