Swarm Queen

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Big ICE Tower Tiny Square
Songbird Symphony
Jan 28, 2018


Swarm Queen is a challenging single-player real-time strategy game about hideous insectoid aliens trying to murder each other. Spawn an army of minions that control themselves, and watch them tear into the enemy, covering the battlefield in green blood.

Inspired by insects, Swarm Queen is an attempt to make a strategy game focused on "macro" strategy: building units and upgrading tech, without having to control your army. Instead, each minion has its own AI, controlling its behavior on the pseudo-3D battlefield. So mutate your eggs, spawn your swarm, spit some goop, and watch the chaos of battle.


The menus require a mouse, but the game could be played with just a keyboard, or just a mouse.

Controls are gradually enabled during the first level:
[1][2][3][4][5] (or click on the button) to create minions.
HOLD [1][2][3][4][5] (or click and drag the button up) to mutate that build slot into something else. A new mutation is unlocked each level.
[A][D] (or click and drag the ground) to scroll the map. (unlocked during level 1)
[Q][E] (or click the buttons) to launch attacks from your Swarm Queen, and then click to shoot. Or double-tap to auto-shoot. ([Q] is unlocked in level 4 and [E] in level 5)
[SPACEBAR] (or hold the button) to speed up the game, or progress dialogue.
HOLD [S] to skip intro dialogue. (after the first level)
Click the gear icon in the top right to pause, restart, exit, or review the current level details.

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