Indie studio Slug Disco has been working on a new kind of RTS which shakes up the formula combining it with simulation. Empires of the Undergrowth is based in the world of ants! Players construct a nest underground by tunnelling, exploring and creating then take the fight to the surface to take down large insects, arachnids and other colonies.
You do not directly control units, instead selecting what you want done and the ants go about it themselves. The skill comes from deciding your colony composition, organisation and speed of expansion. This removes barriers to entry that traditional RTS game have had with very complex controls, and makes the game much more accessible.
The game will be available early next year on Windows, Mac Linux and is currently on Kickstarter where you can access a demo.