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So here we are with this amazing new, 4th-generation RTS engine. 

If you’re an RTS fan, when was the last RTS engine made before Ashes.  Not RTS game. I mean engine.  I’m trying to think how many years it’s been.  Each iteration becomes more expensive to make.  There is little patience for a new game to implement the niceties that mature engines have developed.

So let’s look at the Pros and cons of the Ashes of the Singularity (technologically):
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So here we are with this amazing new, 4th-generation RTS engine. 

If you’re an RTS fan, when was the last RTS engine made before Ashes.  Not RTS game. I mean engine.  I’m trying to think how many years it’s been.  Each iteration becomes more expensive to make.  There is little patience for a new game to implement the niceties that mature engines have developed.

So let’s look at the Pros and cons of the Ashes of the Singularity (technologically):
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## Post 1.1 Micro updates ##
Since the 1.1 release we've had two micro-updates to the game. They've been content additions mostly in preparation for upcoming Steam sales.


Here is what has been added in the past 5 days:


+ New Mission: Rigel III (campaign mission between missions 1 and 2)
+ Nexus Armor increased from 12 to 16
+ Armor build time reduced from 45 seconds to 40 seconds
+ Quantum Relay radioactive cost reduced from 350 to 300
+ Nova bomb Arm...
## Post 1.1 Micro updates ##
Since the 1.1 release we've had two micro-updates to the game. They've been content additions mostly in preparation for upcoming Steam sales.


Here is what has been added in the past 5 days:


+ New Mission: Rigel III (campaign mission between missions 1 and 2)
+ Nexus Armor increased from 12 to 16
+ Armor build time reduced from 45 seconds to 40 seconds
+ Quantum Relay radioactive cost reduced from 350 to 300
+ Nova bomb Arm...
Substrate are getting a ranged Cruiser class unit shortly.
Substrate are getting a ranged Cruiser class unit shortly.
Greetings!


## Version 1.1 is out! ##

Version 1.1 is out!  We hope you like it.  Here's the change log.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/228880/discussions/1/364039785169009182/

We added some additional maps to this.  As much as I like Knife Fight, I'm ready for more maps.

Our main goals for 1.1 were:

* A couple of new difficulty levels between beginner and normal
* Get the new probing force ability in for PHC as a counter to the Avatar (sorry S...
Greetings!


## Version 1.1 is out! ##

Version 1.1 is out!  We hope you like it.  Here's the change log.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/228880/discussions/1/364039785169009182/

We added some additional maps to this.  As much as I like Knife Fight, I'm ready for more maps.

Our main goals for 1.1 were:

* A couple of new difficulty levels between beginner and normal
* Get the new probing force ability in for PHC as a counter to the Avatar (sorry S...
Gamergate & ReviewsBack in 2014, The Escapist interviewed me regarding my opinion regarding the #gamergate controversy.

My position could be summed up that I felt awful for those who had felt mobbed by jerks on the Internet but that the core issue – that the gaming media has some serious problems – is legitimate.  I was asked if I was concerned that our upcoming games would be retaliated against by social justice warrior (SJW) journalists and I said no. I wasn’t wor...
Gamergate & ReviewsBack in 2014, The Escapist interviewed me regarding my opinion regarding the #gamergate controversy.

My position could be summed up that I felt awful for those who had felt mobbed by jerks on the Internet but that the core issue – that the gaming media has some serious problems – is legitimate.  I was asked if I was concerned that our upcoming games would be retaliated against by social justice warrior (SJW) journalists and I said no. I wasn’t wor...
With Ashes of the Singularity now officially released, it’s time to think about where to take the game next.

This is going to be long and rambling so please bear with me.

Topic #1: The Reviews The game seems to have been reviewed by 3 types of reviewers so far with their scores reflecting opposing views on what a PC game in 2016 should deliver.

The Story Reviewer

The most common reviewer has been the ones who consider the campaign as the primary single player experience....
With Ashes of the Singularity now officially released, it’s time to think about where to take the game next.

This is going to be long and rambling so please bear with me.

Topic #1: The Reviews The game seems to have been reviewed by 3 types of reviewers so far with their scores reflecting opposing views on what a PC game in 2016 should deliver.

The Story Reviewer

The most common reviewer has been the ones who consider the campaign as the primary single player experience....
STATUS: RELEASED ON 4.26.16

 

HIGHLIGHTS

New PHC Unit: SentryNew PHC Orbital Ability: Probing ForceNew Map: Fast & FuriousNew Map: Slow & SteadyNew Map: Dread ValleyDifficulty Levels for Ascendancy Wars!Two new difficulty levels: Novice and IntermediateExisting Campaign updates to support new difficulty levelsFeaturesTachyon better tracks difficulty levels for future Hall of Fame handlingRadar stations show their range when being placedAI updated to use new featuresAI ...
STATUS: RELEASED ON 4.26.16

 

HIGHLIGHTS

New PHC Unit: SentryNew PHC Orbital Ability: Probing ForceNew Map: Fast & FuriousNew Map: Slow & SteadyNew Map: Dread ValleyDifficulty Levels for Ascendancy Wars!Two new difficulty levels: Novice and IntermediateExisting Campaign updates to support new difficulty levelsFeaturesTachyon better tracks difficulty levels for future Hall of Fame handlingRadar stations show their range when being placedAI updated to use new featuresAI ...
If you're new here, you may have noticed how awesome our community is. We have gathered here some of the most experienced RTS players around and together, we are making sure Ashes of the Singularity evolves into the go-to strategy game.

## POSTMORTEM ##

We just sent in our Gamasutra postmortem with all the good/bad/ugly details of a project like this. We'll post a link when it shows up. We think you'll like it.

## MORE CONTENT ##

We're starting to ramp up on the conte...