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Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« on: August 15, 2008, 11:42:50 pm »
Ok so I loved SimANT back in the day. I still play it pretty often, and I want to make a massive intergalactic colony of alien-ants! The thing is, it gets kind of boring if I make all of them, and there have to be others out there who like ants or SimANT!
So I'm looking for a few good ant-people!

Basically your goal is: Make at least one "ant-ish" creature. Send it to me, post it or link the sporepedia entry! Eventually I will make them a sporecast.

Submissions:
     *There are lots of good insect parts (Gobsterclaw mouth, antenna, compound eyes) to make realistic ants. They DO NOT need to look earth made!
     *Real life recreations of ants are welcome, but go outside the box! Try to go as wild as you can with your alien ants, while still having somewhat of a noticeable insect quality. (Feathered ants? Octopus ants? Splice an ant with your favorite creation!)
     *Descriptions are nice! But not required.
     *There's no minimum requirements.

And there's one last thing (optional!) ant colonies have roles for their ants. Feel free to tell us how your ant fits into the colony (or maybe it doesn't! Gasp)

Is it a? (just to start, come up with whatever you see fit)
    soldier (military)
    worker (economic)
    breeder (religious)
    egg
    larva
    queen
    yellow-ant
    hybrid

    -or-
    spider (oh noes)
    antlion (ah the hole!)

Please tag any ant with "GalaticAntSwarm"!
(Colony members do not have to be specifically made for this to join up. However, please add the tag if able!)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2008, 07:15:07 am by Zamaza »



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Re: Glactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 11:43:10 pm »
-Ants-


-Spiders & Bees-
« Last Edit: August 25, 2008, 11:00:57 am by Zamaza »

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Re: Glactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 12:53:34 am »
I made a little ant a while back, It has 3 sets of jaws, so I guess it'd be a good soldier:


I also loved SimAnt back in the day! =D
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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 06:54:06 am »



The Moo-Ants of Drebus-1 are a popular addition to any galactic insect swarm.  After all nothing says "Good job drone!" like a fresh spray of ant milk!
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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 07:13:47 am »
Oooo yea he's a nice army ant Pietoro. Definitely an ant I'd want on my side in a fight.

Rusted, your cow ant made me lol. Something tells me that milk might be a bit toxic to humans!

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 11:58:47 am »
How about a cootie? Close enough?

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008, 06:31:34 pm »
Cootie works. Kinda like a cute, small ant....right XD

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2008, 10:20:52 pm »
Saw this, and I just had to try my hand at making an ant, and I must say I quite like the result, especially its walking animations.


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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008, 11:02:32 am »
Awesome guy, kind pretty :)

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008, 11:31:16 am »
I'll make that spider that was in there, but I'm going to make it into that laser shooting spider which shows up in freeplay. Your game was over, period, when that freaking spider with laser eyes showed up. I always wondered why the hell its shooting lasers, but once it shows up, you can't get rid of it as they come back.

Edit: Here it is :)

I already had a creature that had the spider shape, just had to do some modification and repainting. I only remember it as a hairy brown spider (supposed to be a generic spider I guess). Also, I know it doesn't look like it could shoot lasers, but the one in SimAnt didn't either until it started doing so. There is no laser ability ingame (the closest would be the electrical thing from cell phase), so I gave it max spit ability.
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008, 12:06:00 pm »
If you stop and think about it, Your life's longer as an old guy than a kid. Scary o.o

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2008, 12:13:01 pm »
I made this a while ago back when I only had the free trial.  I like him a lot though.  Feel free to use my Space Ant.

http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500002724155%3Asast-500002724155

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2008, 12:17:01 pm »
Oh noes a spider has come to eat all the ants! Quickly - swarm powers! Yea I think I had that happen once with the lasers and thought it was a bug.... Love the super long mandibles and all. Now we need a couple ant lions, a giant shoe, and a lawnmower...

Pixxel the Antsolider is awesome. Our first ant that's evolved to bipedal-ness. (Plus it's kind of cute and looks like it would do well at tribe!)

Love the space ant, very colorful. She has a great body shape too!

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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2008, 12:25:56 pm »
I liked to play sandbox mode on SimAnt and I found that if you had a very high population (if that was the trigger), the laser toting spider would appear and melt the ants before they even got close. So, I saw that laser spider often.

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2008, 03:18:17 pm »
The Ratnei!

The Ratnei Hierarchy
-Rateni Queen  (queen/breeder)
-Rateni Elite (Soldier)
-Rateni Soldier (soldier)
-Ratnei Scavenger (Soldier/Worker)
-Ratnei Worker (Worker)
-Ratnei Builder* (worker)
-Ratnei Larva* (egg)

*not made yet

Ratnei Scvanger
  (worker/soldier)

Ratnei Worker
(worker)

Ratnei queen
(queen/breeder)

Description can be found in the creative commisions thread HERE!

Here is my sporepedia page where all of my Ratnei (including soldiers, elites, and more soon to come) can be found! LINKY!
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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2008, 03:20:24 pm »
O those guys are sweet. We need more queen-class guys, and they're all so nifty and matching :)

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2008, 06:05:18 pm »
Loved that game.. and love ants. Had made some Spore-ones... Hope you like them. Mines evolved pretty soon to biped stance, and formed a republic so have no queens at the time... XD.



Some other himenopterous on my profile, but bees are off-topic...
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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2008, 08:36:05 am »
WOOT FOR SIMANT!


My Antlian:



Queen Antlian:



And I'll throw in my Bee just for good measure:


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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2008, 12:55:45 am »
Our colony swells! Bwahahaha... -ahem- Updated the list post with all the guys so far, they are great.

Bees are nifty and colony like...

Virakotxa love your pre and bipedal ant. A republic of ants sounds awesome, even without a queen they must cooperate well :)

DarthBlakley the Antlian and it's queen are very cool, fleshy ants. And a very strange but cool bee :)

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2008, 07:10:05 am »
Ooh, I like the sound of this thread.  I'll report back with some ants.

EDIT: Here's an attempt at a Honeypot ant.

http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500009361742%3Asast-500009361742

Honeypot ants are stuffed to the bursting point by the rest of the colony, used as living storage containers during drought.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypot_ant
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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2008, 03:32:08 pm »
Bees are nifty and colony like...

Virakotxa love your pre and bipedal ant. A republic of ants sounds awesome, even without a queen they must cooperate well :)
Cheers. There it goes then... But I wouldn't trust bees... They're slackers no-matter what they tell ya around there!
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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2008, 12:07:27 pm »
Here we go, yet another Ratnei

The Ratnei Empress!
http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500009476773%3Asast-500009476773
She is a Queen Type

unfortunately the animations aren't the best in the world, lots of clipping (coming from a guy who hates clipping :P) but the point of the creature is to be Aesthetic not 100% functional. I guess that makes sense seeing as Empresses only live in one well protected spot their entire lives, growing too large to move easily.

ENJOY ;D

EDIT: the colors didn't come out on the sporepedia right, she still matches the other Ratnei.
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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2008, 11:02:53 am »
Ant post updated, great additions guys!

Soon not even massive amounts of raid will be able to stop us!

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2008, 11:11:34 am »
Sorry for being slightly off topic, but did anyone notice the adds? xD
'A great solution for your ant problem!'
I thought it was kinda funny :( :P

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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2008, 11:21:41 am »
Oh no, I know what you mean. Gamingsteve's adds are routinely humours. See below.
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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2008, 12:32:49 pm »
 Amazon, Soldier Ant.
http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500009765709%3Asast-500009765709  (Notice the patch has put shadow)
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« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2008, 08:15:11 am »
Something was bugging me  :D about Amazon, Antenna I forgot to put them on ;D

Amazon II
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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2008, 11:21:50 am »
This guy came out sort of ant-ish. I dunno if its what you are looking for, though.

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2008, 09:56:55 pm »
I have two that i made, that are kinda that same. Add em both, or just pick one :P

http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500008328274%3Asast-500008328274


this one is like i fed it some roids
http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500008328549%3Asast-500008328549


Wish i had a full demo. I would be able to make way better creaters >.>.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/500008014350.png

and

http://ll-476.ea.com/spore/static/thumb/500/009/476/500009476773.png

I thought were sick as. makes me want the full demo more. poor me >.>.

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2008, 12:38:07 am »
That spider gave me nightmares.



I gave it a shot.

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« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2008, 01:24:24 am »
I had a cool Spider creature. But due to the "missing creature in da Sporepedia" bug. I lost it before i could load it up.

I shall try make a tiny spider.

EDIT: http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500010314971%3Asast-500010314971

Without the "behind" area. I could of made it with only two units of Spine.
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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2008, 11:31:47 am »
I could kick myself, I found a guy that made a whole set of 'ant hil' buildings for Civ but I didn't think to share them here until later on, and I can't find them again. =(
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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2008, 10:15:05 pm »

http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=usr-Neini%7C2262961087%3Asast-500141544809
Y'latyr

I aimed for the "centaur" look, and I got it. It's a soldier ant and it has six eyes, and specialized claws on its front legs, for grasping. It also has a venomous bite.

Expect an antlion and possibly a "RAID!ed ant".  :P

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2008, 11:04:10 pm »
I have a bunch of ant and ant-like bugs ...


Cranky Bugg


Bubblefly


Leafy Bugg


Hunger Bugg


Buggalo


Krugg


Terabyte


Mutant Antoid


Antoid


Larvoid


Insectoid


Formicidasapien


Leaf-Cutter Ant

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« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2008, 02:53:39 am »
I made a Ant-Beast:

Target Ant:
While these arrows may look just for novelty, they are actually a homing device, homing in on enemies so that it can use it's skin melting spit.

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« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2008, 05:59:30 am »
My Winged Octant


http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=usr-OpDDay2001|2250852326%3Asast-500000432754%3Apg-340

You have to load it up to appreciate it's design. :-p
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« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2008, 09:01:04 am »
Wiseanter:


Enjoy :)

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2008, 12:17:02 pm »
Creatures


Giant Worker Ant



Galactic Giant Worker Ant

Theese Giant ants are yet another unfortunate outcome
of humans reckless experiments, that they could not
contain... as usual... those amateurs! Oh yeah.. they
also added a robotic arm and battlearmor:/...




Buildings


The queen herself took alot of time to make:P!






Food;)


Vehicles (military)
   Land


Cyborg Ant Warrior Remains

All that is left of most warrior ants are
artificially enhanced to meet the requirements of
the battlefield. Making them far more robotic than
organic

   Water


Hover Ant Cyborg

Some of the Cyborg-Ant Warriors has been
specialized to warfare over open water.by adding
2 powerful hovering fans and alot of firepower!

   Air


Senior Ant Cyborg

With superior range and the abillity to force any
obstacle the senior warrior ant are by far the
best you can get!


UFO


Empress

The Empress Class Spacecraft is the absolute best
of all Ant technology mixed into one big mean mama!

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2008, 04:22:24 pm »
  - The QueenAntor


- The WorkerAntor

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« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2008, 07:15:01 pm »
Holy Cow.

Chaotic, you win.
Probably not a Goat, either.


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« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2008, 12:57:22 am »
Quick. Someone give CC an internet.

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Re: Galactic Ant Colony! (Join up SimANT fans!)
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2008, 01:17:21 am »


better picture

Glad you like them Inkling;)
and Yuu... what the heck are you talking about? :D!!

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« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2008, 01:35:58 am »
Just sayin' your ants are awesome! 8)

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« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2008, 05:05:48 am »
Just sayin' your ants are awesome! 8)

ahhh
Thanks alot:). glad you like them:).

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« Reply #47 on: October 31, 2008, 06:46:03 pm »
I don't think I've posted this here before, you can check my spiders, ants and stuff like that on a Sporecast I made, I know people don't give my stuff much attention (probably because I rarely have the time to comment on other peoples stuff myself, so I understand) but have a look, I'm specially proud of how that Trisilver spider turned out  ;D

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