When I first started gaming on a tablet, I thought that one of the genres that would look great on a touchscreen was real-time strategy games because dragging units around feels like a perfect fit for the interface. While we’ve had some very good real-time strategy games on mobile (like the gorgeous Autumn Dynasty), I’m always on the lookout for more. Army Antz, an upcoming strategy game by Digital World Studio, looks like another good addition to the genre and could be a fun game to play with friends. The game is all about 5 Vs 5 Arena battles over 19 levels of single player action. The game offers 13 different playable classes (some of which you can see in the video below), and a pretty whimsical art style and theme (though not that original in the age of games like Bug Heroes 2). Still, if the units are different enough and the levels designed well, the theme might come into its own.
The game offers multiplayer but only local split-screen mode rather than fully-fledged online multiplayer. While this design decision is definitely easier to develop and also avoids any lag or network issues, it might narrow down the game’s possible audience. At the same time, many of our readers often complain about the lack of single-player offline games in the App Store of 2015, so this one might be right up their alley. And let’s not forget that the iPad Pro releases soon too, so who knows, maybe we’ll start seeing more games offer split-screen multiplayer modes. The game’s coming out soon, so keep an eye out if you are searching for a single-player real-time strategy game that’s full of (intentional) bugs.