Recent Articles In Ashes Dev Journals
Version 2.9 of the award-winning massive-scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation goes out this week. This version is the biggest AI update since the original release.  It also has numerous visual improvements including higher resolution textures. Let’s take a look… This is one of the Hunter / Prey expansion turrets.  In v2.9 you can rapidly drop down Emergency Turrets.  They can now be upgraded into a Machine Gun Turret (pictured here) or a Shotgu...
Version 2.9 of the award-winning massive-scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation goes out this week. This version is the biggest AI update since the original release.  It also has numerous visual improvements including higher resolution textures. Let’s take a look… This is one of the Hunter / Prey expansion turrets.  In v2.9 you can rapidly drop down Emergency Turrets.  They can now be upgraded into a Machine Gun Turret (pictured here) or a Shotgu...
Next month will mark the third anniversary of the original release of Ashes of the Singularity! It's amazing how much things have changed since then.  I was looking at screenshots and gameplay video and the game has come so far from its first release. This first image is from Ashes of the Singularity v1.0: And here is what today's opt-in update looks like. The first thing tto notice is how much bigger the buildings and units are.  Here's a sc...
Next month will mark the third anniversary of the original release of Ashes of the Singularity! It's amazing how much things have changed since then.  I was looking at screenshots and gameplay video and the game has come so far from its first release. This first image is from Ashes of the Singularity v1.0: And here is what today's opt-in update looks like. The first thing tto notice is how much bigger the buildings and units are.  Here's a sc...
Greetings! Lots to go over this month so I will do my best to keep it short. ## NEW Ashes Game ## We are about to announce a new game in the Ashes of the Singularity universe.  It's in the tower defense genre.  This originally was going to be released as a DLC for Ashes but the gameplay changes required made it impossible to keep it part of the same EXE so it's being released as a stand-alone game.  Lifetime Founders of Ashes will get this added automatically. We'l...
Greetings! Lots to go over this month so I will do my best to keep it short. ## NEW Ashes Game ## We are about to announce a new game in the Ashes of the Singularity universe.  It's in the tower defense genre.  This originally was going to be released as a DLC for Ashes but the gameplay changes required made it impossible to keep it part of the same EXE so it's being released as a stand-alone game.  Lifetime Founders of Ashes will get this added automatically. We'l...
Greetings! Lots of exciting things happening with Ashes of the Singularity.  With Star Control: Origins released, we've been able to give Ashes some new attention and I wanted to use this post to update you on where we are. Engine porting Under the game is the game engine which in Ashes 1.0 was pure Nitrous.  These days, we have taken the Nitrous engine and integrated all the cool stuff we've developed over the years (Game engine wise) to create a game-specific engine we call ...
Greetings! Lots of exciting things happening with Ashes of the Singularity.  With Star Control: Origins released, we've been able to give Ashes some new attention and I wanted to use this post to update you on where we are. Engine porting Under the game is the game engine which in Ashes 1.0 was pure Nitrous.  These days, we have taken the Nitrous engine and integrated all the cool stuff we've developed over the years (Game engine wise) to create a game-specific engine we call ...
October 16, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
STEAM DAILY DEAL: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is on sale for 66% off. Or, get the base game and all DLC in the Gold Bundle, which is also on sale! Hurry, sale ends Wednesday at 1pm ET. http://store.steampowered.com/app/507490/Ashes_of_the_Singularity_Escalation/  
October 16, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
STEAM DAILY DEAL: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is on sale for 66% off. Or, get the base game and all DLC in the Gold Bundle, which is also on sale! Hurry, sale ends Wednesday at 1pm ET. http://store.steampowered.com/app/507490/Ashes_of_the_Singularity_Escalation/  
September 13, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Designer Callum McCole (GGTheMachine) faces off on the Frosthaven map against one of the community's top players, Amelie, in the grand final of the August Escalation Tournament. 
September 13, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Designer Callum McCole (GGTheMachine) faces off on the Frosthaven map against one of the community's top players, Amelie, in the grand final of the August Escalation Tournament. 
September 5, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
“In 2012, Stardock was at a point where we wanted to make games that couldn’t be made with current engines,” Ashes of the Singularity designer Derek Paxton told GamesBeat. “When I first came to Stardock, I said, ‘Hey, listen, let’s quit making a game engine and concentrate on making games. We’re a small company. We don’t have a huge staff. Let’s focus on the part that we’re really passionate about. Let’s make the games.’ [CE...
September 5, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
“In 2012, Stardock was at a point where we wanted to make games that couldn’t be made with current engines,” Ashes of the Singularity designer Derek Paxton told GamesBeat. “When I first came to Stardock, I said, ‘Hey, listen, let’s quit making a game engine and concentrate on making games. We’re a small company. We don’t have a huge staff. Let’s focus on the part that we’re really passionate about. Let’s make the games.’ [CE...
August 31, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Want to know what's in store for Escalation? Check out the newest dev journal and learn more about the new juggernauts and the rest of what's coming up when we release v2.5!