From the people who brought you Sins of a Solar Empire comes a new massive real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity. Take command of an interstellar empire as you battle across the surface of entire worlds.
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Mixed (35 reviews) - 45% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (1,310 reviews) - 65% of the 1,310 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 31, 2016

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December 15, 2016

v1.5 is Now Available!

New Features, WASD Camera Movement, and Audio Alerts in v1.5!

Check out the full list of updates in the change log below

You spoke, and we listened! We are committed to providing updates for Ashes of the Singularity and we know this newest one will provide a lot of what you've been asking for.

Some of v1.5's highlights include:

WASD Movement: To make it easier to scan the map, we have added WASD enabled panning. Keep directing units and move into tactical positions without having to use your mouse to adjust the camera.

Unlimited Storage Feature: The Substrate is now able to stockpile an infinite amount of resources (metal, radioactives) and does not need to research Quantum upgrades to increase storage capacity.

Map Ping and Audio Notifications: Keep track of everything that’s happening all at once with the new mini-map “ping” feature. This ping, accompanied also by audio alerts, will tell you when someone has captured a region or an enemy dreadnought has appeared on the field, among other things.

In addition to this update, we want to continue to add value to the base game. We are also releasing a free DLC containing a new unit for the Substrate and a new tactical building for the PHC. Check out the details for that here.

v1.5 is now available and waiting in your Steam client.
To see the full list of changes, please check the changelog below.

For more information on Ashes of the Singularity, please visit

v1.5 Changelog:


  • Added Unlimited Storage for the Substrate, in other words the Substrate no longer waste resources, they can stockpile an infinite amount of metal or radioactives for when they need them.
  • Added the Camera Pan Key Controls option so you can switch from arrow key movement to
  • WASD to scroll around the map

  • Fixed an issue with the option to modify radioactive levels of worlds

  • Added map ping to audio notifications for things like "Enemy Dreadnought Detected" and "Dreadnought Upgrades Available"
  • Added audio notifications and map ping for "Nexus Destroyed"
  • Added audio notification and map ping for "Enemy Captured region"
    fixed an isue causing clipping with some icons and text in foreign versions of the game

  • If you order units to go capture and area and the area is captured while they are in transit they will continue to that destination instead of stopping midway

  • Reduced the damage from the Destructor's Plasma Rain weapon

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December 15, 2016

Enjoy a Free DLC on us!

New Ashes of the Singularity Reinforcements DLC is Available!

If you own the base Ashes game, the DLC has been added to your Steam account

Up your strategic game with the new Substrate Harvester unit and the new PHC Artillery Post building! We've added a little something to each side of the war to open up new strategic possibilities.

Substrate Harvester Unit: This unit can gather resources from any region, regardless of who controls them, allowing you to send covert sneak attacks on enemy regions to snipe metal and radioactives.

PHC Artillery Post: Build a Smarty System and upgrade to the Artillery Post to devastate enemy armies. This long-range turret can be used to bomb enemies from a safe vantage point, taking down portions of an army before it even reaches its destination.

We are committed to continuing to update Ashes of the Singularity. Your feedback has been important to us, and we always want to know what you think! If you have thoughts on the DLC (or the v1.5 update, which you can take a look at here), leave us a comment below.

The Free DLC is available and waiting in your Steam client.

For more information on Ashes of the Singularity, please visit

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“Large scale armies of course make for large scale battles, which is where Ashes shines.”
9/10 – PCGamesN

“If you want thousands of units on a sweeping board, Ashes of the Singularity will serve you well.”
9/10 – Gameranx

“One of those games that comes along every few years and slaps us in the face to remind us what the word “strategy” means.”

Which Edition should I get?

There are two editions of Ashes of the Singularity: Standard Edition and Escalation. This page is for the Standard Edition.

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Steam page:

About This Game

The year is 2178 and humanity has begun to expand to new worlds. Now, they are confronted by a new threat called "The Substrate" that seeks the annihilation of the entire human race. As a rising power of the Post-Human Coalition, it is up to you to save humanity's future by beating back the Substrate menace.

Wage a War Across an Entire World

With the unparalleled power of the world's first native 64-bit real-time strategy game engine, Ashes of the Singularity allows for maps of unprecedented size and detail.

Over the course of your war, you will upgrade your technology, build orbitals, construct thousands of units and conquer the regions of the world in an effort to annihilate all opposition.

Command Unique Units, Factions, Orbitals, and Abilities

Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes, the Substrate as you battle for control of the galaxy planet by planet. Each side has their own unique array of abilities, units, and research options, allowing you a variety of choices while you build your armies.

Experience a powerful, Non-Cheating AI Engine

While Ashes has a strong multiplayer feature set, its single player skirmishes and scenarios pit you up against what is arguably the most sophisticated AI ever seen in a real-time strategy game. With dozens of included worlds to choose from as your sandbox, Ashes of the Singularity has been designed as a single-player game with unrivaled replayability.

Battle with Friends in Multiplayer Matches

Compete in ranked games against strangers or set up custom, un-ranked competitive or cooperative games with friends. Use our worldwide system to find where you stand in comparison to others and match up to players of like skill based on your numerical rankings.

Claim Victory with Strategy, not Speed

Games are won or lost based on your strategy, not how fast you can click. Deciding what technologies to research, where to send armies, how to manage your economy, and what units to construct are critical.

As the conqueror of an entire world, you will be battling on multiple fronts with multiple armies. Scouting your opponent's strategy, determining their priorities, tracking where they are, and capturing strategically vital resources will lead to victory.

Encounter Mysterious New Threats in Ascendancy Wars

In the year 2178, humanity has begun to evolve into god-like Post-Humans and are now expanding out into the galaxy. Learn more about how the Post-Human Coalition formed and what mysterious threats they encounter as they explore new worlds in this exciting campaign mode. Try the "scenarios" mode and take on unique challenges like "King of the Hill," a scenario that pits you against an endless onslaught of enemies to see just how long you can survive.

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel / AMD Processor
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB GDDR5 NVidia GeForce 660 / AMD R7 360 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 Display Resolution or Higher
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or Equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 GB GDDR5 NVidia GTX 970 / AMD R9 390 or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 Display Resolution or Higher
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