SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony Free Download (1991 game) – This page will show you how to download and install the full version of SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony on PC.
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony Overview
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony is a 1991 life simulation video game by Maxis and Maxis’s third product, focusing on ants. It was designed by Will Wright. In 1992, it was named “Best Simulation Program” at the Software Publishers Association’s Codie awards.
The game is a simulation of an ant colony. Wright was inspired by E. O. Wilson’s study of ant colonies. The game consists of three modes: a Quick Game, a Full Game, and an Experimental Game. It was released for the IBM PC, Amiga, Macintosh, and Super NES. The Super NES version adds eight scenarios, where the goal in each is to eliminate the enemy red ants in various locales, each with different hazards.
In SimAnt, the player plays the role of an ant in a colony of black ants in the back yard of a suburban home. The ant colony must battle against enemy red ants. The ultimate goal is to spread throughout the garden, into the house, and finally to drive out the red ants and human owners. In this respect, SimAnt differed from other ‘Sim’ games that were open-ended and had no victory conditions.
In the Quick Game, the player establishes a black ant colony in a small patch of yard, shown in top-down perspective. The computer opponent establishes a competing red ant colony in the same patch. Underground ant colonies are depicted in a side view. The player has direct control of a single ant at a time, indicated by a yellow color, and may switch control to a different ant at any time by either double-clicking the desired ant or choosing Exchange from the Yellow Ant menu and clicking on it. The player’s yellow ant may influence the behavior of other black ants by leaving pheromone trails to destinations such as food and enemy ant colonies and can control the other ants in a limited way (by ordering a certain number to follow it, for instance). The quick game is won or lost when either the red or black colony in said patch is defeated.
The player’s yellow ant may pick up food and pebbles, engage in trophallaxis (by receiving regurgitated food from friendly ants), and attack enemy ants. Groups of ants (or yellow ant with his recruits) may attack and kill bigger enemies like spiders, caterpillars, and antlions. Natural hazards include human footsteps, electrical outlets, bugspray, spiders, antlions, lawnmowers, and rain, which washes away pheromone trails and can flood the bottom of ant nests.
How to Download and Install SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony
- Click on the download button below. It should redirect you to your download (a .rar file). Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
- Extract the “SimAnt The Electronic Ant Colony” folder to your desktop.
- Download the software called DOSBox and put a shortcut for DOSBox onto your desktop.
- Open the “SimAnt The Electronic Ant Colony” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
- Drag the file called “SIMANT” on top of the DOSBox icon. The game should now launch in DOSBox.
- Enjoy the game!
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony PC Download
About the download
- This is the original DOS version of SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony.
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony System Requirements
A computer that can run DOSBox