Virtual Digital Ant farm for your Desk

June 30, 2008 – 8:19 am

ant iconHopefully the sight of the virtual ants toiling away endlessly won’t parallel the work you feel you do at your workplace

ant graphicBandai Ants Life Studio is an interactive LCD desktop accessory that features a virtual ant farm that you can watch ants mill around and toil away in their little virtual LCD world.


The user is able to control the ants’ lives by dropping things such as salt, pebbles, worms, sugar, and fruits on to the ground. Watch how those hard workers react to the nature. Stun the ants by shaking the device. Sometimes enemies will approach to the ant hole, sometimes an ant will drag a dead insect back to the ant hole. Anything can happen to their little world when the season changes

Similar to the cube-world, I think I would sadistically enjoy that feature that you can shake the heck out of the device to wreck havoc upon their world.

Ive always been fascinated by digital virtual life. From the classic Commodore 64’s ‘Little Computer People’ to the hit of the 90s ‘Tamagochi’ and now, the onslaught of life-like robotic interactive consumer toys and since this virtual ant farm is small and compact, the gadgety factor is high.

Bringing a life size robotic toy is somewhat conspicuous to work, so this subtle ant farm can grace your desktop and allow you to glance down and see your ant minions toil away while you waste your time on random gadget websites.

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  1. One Response to “Virtual Digital Ant farm for your Desk”

  2. This is really cool. Anything that you can stare at in your cubicle and pass time with is worth it’s weight in gold if you ask me.

    By spamlova on Jul 6, 2008

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