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Our first expansion pack to Ashes of the Singularity is out and people like it! They really like it!



The first update is out

During development of Escalation a number of good ideas came up but we didn’t have time to get them in before release.

This afternoon we released version 2.01.  You can read the full changelog here: http://forums.ashesofthesingularity.com/480532

Highlights include:

WASD camera movementRequest region (multiplayer ability to request a region fr...
November 11, 2016 by Tatiora on tatiora
The thing I've been enjoying the most about Escalation is the ability to arrange a custom game to cater to what I'd like to do at that particular moment. Some people (and believe me when I say I am not one of them) are so good at the game that they want the opportunity to practice specific skills or challenge themselves in more unconventional ways. In Escalation, we've focused on two really important core features: AI and Map Options. If you'd like to know more about the AI optio...
November 11, 2016 by Tatiora on tatiora
The thing I've been enjoying the most about Escalation is the ability to arrange a custom game to cater to what I'd like to do at that particular moment. Some people (and believe me when I say I am not one of them) are so good at the game that they want the opportunity to practice specific skills or challenge themselves in more unconventional ways. In Escalation, we've focused on two really important core features: AI and Map Options. If you'd like to know more about the AI optio...
Greetings!
Sorry I haven't been as active lately. It's been Ashes of the Singularity 24/7 here at Stardock.


 

So let's do this:


## Escalation ##
We had to push the release date of Escalation from November 3 to November 10. This is my fault as I just wasn't comfortable with the balance in the campaign. It was a bit too hard on the default setting and we needed to adjust it.


Obviously, you can change the difficulty level (side note: In hindsight,...
Greetings!
Sorry I haven't been as active lately. It's been Ashes of the Singularity 24/7 here at Stardock.


 

So let's do this:


## Escalation ##
We had to push the release date of Escalation from November 3 to November 10. This is my fault as I just wasn't comfortable with the balance in the campaign. It was a bit too hard on the default setting and we needed to adjust it.


Obviously, you can change the difficulty level (side note: In hindsight,...
November 1, 2016 by Tatiora on tatiora
If you're like me, you're not a guru at real time strategy games.If you're not like me, then I'm jealous. I am the kind of person who needs a lot of practice in order to even resemble some level of competency in a game as massive as Ashes. With so much going on at once, it can be hard to understand where my weaknesses are - as well as my strengths - and what I can do to compensate for or take advantage of them. Fortunately for me (and for anyone else new to RTS), the new Esc...
November 1, 2016 by Tatiora on tatiora
If you're like me, you're not a guru at real time strategy games.If you're not like me, then I'm jealous. I am the kind of person who needs a lot of practice in order to even resemble some level of competency in a game as massive as Ashes. With so much going on at once, it can be hard to understand where my weaknesses are - as well as my strengths - and what I can do to compensate for or take advantage of them. Fortunately for me (and for anyone else new to RTS), the new Esc...
The BasicsMassive-scale real-time PC strategy gameRequires Windows 7, 8, 10 with 2GB video memory, DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, 4 CPU cores.Stand-alone expansion to Ashes of the Singularity. Includes everything from the base game plus Escalation. 

 

The Specs

 

The Screenshots   The Details12 new missions further chronicle the story of Ashes of the Singularity:Campaign 1: Memories- See the events of Imminent Crisis from Haalee’s perspective and un...
The BasicsMassive-scale real-time PC strategy gameRequires Windows 7, 8, 10 with 2GB video memory, DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, 4 CPU cores.Stand-alone expansion to Ashes of the Singularity. Includes everything from the base game plus Escalation. 

 

The Specs

 

The Screenshots   The Details12 new missions further chronicle the story of Ashes of the Singularity:Campaign 1: Memories- See the events of Imminent Crisis from Haalee’s perspective and un...
For this journal, I’m going to, in story form, give you a guided tour of Escalation.

 

Background..

Escalation is the first expansion pack to Stardock’s massive-scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity.  It is sold as a stand-alone expansion with its pricing determined based on whether you already have Ashes of the Singularity or not.  To learn more, visit www.ashesofthesingularity.com.

 

The year is 2180…

The human race is at an inflection poi...
For this journal, I’m going to, in story form, give you a guided tour of Escalation.

 

Background..

Escalation is the first expansion pack to Stardock’s massive-scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity.  It is sold as a stand-alone expansion with its pricing determined based on whether you already have Ashes of the Singularity or not.  To learn more, visit www.ashesofthesingularity.com.

 

The year is 2180…

The human race is at an inflection poi...
 

This is going to be long and go into both Escalation, the development of Ashes of the Singularity and discuss the technological singularity.

Our story so far…This past Spring Stardock released the real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity.  It’s a game set in the post-technological singularity future in which humans have begun to expand to other planets.  In this future, a single individual is so powerful that they can manage entire armies of semi-auto...
 

This is going to be long and go into both Escalation, the development of Ashes of the Singularity and discuss the technological singularity.

Our story so far…This past Spring Stardock released the real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity.  It’s a game set in the post-technological singularity future in which humans have begun to expand to other planets.  In this future, a single individual is so powerful that they can manage entire armies of semi-auto...
 

ESCALATE ON NOVEMBER 3On November 3, Ashes of the Singularity gets its first expansion pack: Escalation.  It’s a stand-alone expansion which means that if you don’t already have Ashes of the Singularity, you can just buy Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and get everything that’s in the base game too.

 

TOTAL ANNIHILATION vs. SUPREME COMMANDERThere are a lot of reasons we decided to separate the base game from Escalation.  Much of this came fro...
 

ESCALATE ON NOVEMBER 3On November 3, Ashes of the Singularity gets its first expansion pack: Escalation.  It’s a stand-alone expansion which means that if you don’t already have Ashes of the Singularity, you can just buy Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and get everything that’s in the base game too.

 

TOTAL ANNIHILATION vs. SUPREME COMMANDERThere are a lot of reasons we decided to separate the base game from Escalation.  Much of this came fro...