In our previous entries, we've discussed specific major new features of Crusade. For this entry, we're going to go through a guided tour of what's new in Crusade over GalCiv III in terms of features and gameplay. Strap in!
Let me preface that this is long and probably a bit full of typos. I wanted to get this out to you as soon as possible. It's long, but I hope you like it! -brad
Prior to the age of digital distribution, Crusade would be a sequel....
Greetings! Spring is here and there's lots to talk about. So let's do this!
## Multiplayer population ##
While Ashes of the Singularity is primarily a single player game, we are concerned about the multiplayer population. While people at the lower ranks are having no problems finding people, it gets harder (meaning longer) to find a match the higher up you go. This is a real problem.
What we are doing:
Use the Escalation browser:...
Inception DLC features a new type of split scenario, new maps, and more!
Choose your story in the first split-faction scenario in Ashes of the Singularity: EscalationGet it on Steam | Get it at Stardock A mysterious entity known as Nihilon has returned to wreak havoc on the planet Oneiros and has seized control of some of the Substrate consciousnesses residing there. As the Substrate, you must rescue your corrupted brethren and find out what Nihilon has done - as the PHC, your only c...
Stardock Magazine April edition is about to go out.
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Let's begin this diary with the understanding that conquest is not the primary means to victory in Galactic Civilizations.
While warfare is commonly seen as politics via other means, it is not the only or even the easiest way to "win".
That said, when you do go to war, you are dealing with battles on a scale that humans of the 21st century could scarcely imagine. Invading a planet is an immense task.
Invading entire worlds: BEFORESince the start of th...
Game Replays, Huge Balance Updates, New Maps, Modding Support, and More
in v2.2 of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
New features, updates, and adjustments have been made. For a full list, see the change log below!
You've been asking, and here it is! The game replays remove the fog of war so that you can see absolutely everything that went on during your game. Scope out what your opponents were building and how they were laying out their str...
Recently, Ironclad Games and Stardock released version 1.9 of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion to players, marking the 5-year anniversary of the latest expansion. I've had the pleasure of working on Sins of a Solar Empire since we released the original title in 2008, and it's been great to see fans continue to play both the base game and the many mods that have been created for it.
If you're new to the series, or looking to join in the fun, what is Sins of a Solar Empire all abou...
Fences and Start10 are two popular apps from Stardock. Fences is an app that lets you organize your desktop icons into customizable fences. Start10 is an alternative Start menu for Windows 10 that brings additional options over the default Start menu. Both of these are also included with an Object Desktop membership.
One of the great things about having both these apps is they work wonderfully together and Start10 has an integrated feature with Fences which allows you to show your f...
What kind of people are you?[[..]]I think the biggest reason the Galactic Civilizations series has been so popular over the years has been because each game is your own epic story.In fact, the biggest request we get is to make the galaxy feel move alive. With this Spring's mega expansion to Galactic Civilizations III, we hope to do just that.With Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade, we've been able to use the new, 64-bit, multicore game engine to create a much more lively universe ...
Today is Pi Day, and if we need another reason to eat actual pie well then this is as good as any. To celebrate, we had a “pie-off”.
Congrats to the winners and all the others who got to taste these wonderful creations.
1st: Frozen Key Lime Mousse pie (Kristy)
2nd: Candy-bar (Amy)
3rd: (Not)Beef & broccoli pie (Aaron)
## ASHES OF THE SINGULARITY IS EVERYWHERE ##We just came back from the Game Developer's Conference. It was a great week for the Nitrous engine (the underlying engine used in Ashes of the Singularity).
Big News: AMD is bundling Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation with more and more CPUs The hardware bundling keeps a steady stream of new players coming into our community.
Moreover, the AMD Ryzen chips, which are 8-cores, really show off the power of the game. As ...
Spying on AliensGalactic Civilizations is a game that asks the question: What happens after we start colonizing other planets? For our purposes, we are going to assume that we will come into contact with alien civilizations.
Alien civilizations will have their own histories, cultures and ideals that we can only fathom. In Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade, you will be able to train your citizens to learn more about these other civilizations and, if necessary, do very bad things to...
We’ve had a bunch of new and updated WindowBlinds skins submitted over the past few weeks. Since we have started a new month, lets take a look back and feature some of these fantastic skins.
You can see all the latest WindowBlinds skins here: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds
Pinpoint by DaveBax
True Classic by codewar65
Blue Sapphire by don5318
Black Sails by LightStar
Coming December 15, 2017.
“THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.”
I'm on my way to GDC. I write this from first class on a 752-200 from Detroit Metro. 25 years ago I lived in poverty. How did I go from having nothing to being one of those 0.1%ers? The usual, hard work, self-discipline, delayed gratification. But there's another element that rarely gets talked about: Being born lucky.
I took a political test and one of the questions struck me, "Some people are born lucky." as a True or False statement. I remember watching a vide...