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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Release Date: Mar 31, 2016

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October 20

Ashes of the Singularity v1.4 Released

We are releasing an update to the game that improves the unit AI and balance, as well as making the tactical unit AI smarter. We've also improved stability. Please read below for details.

Please note that previous save games are not compatible with this version.

  • MRM targeting is now the same as the weapon ranges. This may help with unit AI issues
  • Brute plasma weapon targeting ranges same as its weapon ranges. This may help with unit AI issues.
  • Fix issue where units could get stuck when the local waypoint finder generates a sub-optimal path.
  • Ensure that units stay selected when army leader dies when unit is in a control group.
  • Armies will now form properly around mountains.
  • Fixed issue with local waypoint search causing erratic movement
  • Fixed issue where units can pile up if they were built within the search radius of the target location.
  • Increase the search range for rally point declumping
  • Fixed a crash when attaching engineers into an army.
  • Fixed a crash caused by forming an army with a lot more T2's than T1's
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling the mouse while exiting a map would crash the game.
  • PHC T3's armor increased from 12 to 16
  • PHC T3's logistics increased from 40 to 100
  • Zeus Armor increased from 8 to 12
  • Brute Armor increased from 4 to 8
  • Substrate T3's ship logistics increased from 40 to 100
  • Overmind HP increased from 3000 to 5000
  • Retributor HP increased from 6000 to 7000
  • Retributor shields increased from 5000 to 7000
  • Savager shields increased from 3000 to 5000
  • Avenger hose shot count increased from 8 to 10
  • Nemesis primary weapon damage increased from 600 t0 700
  • Nemesis primary weapon pierces all armor
  • Nemesis reload time increased from 9 to 11 seconds
  • Nemesis secondary weapon now fires 2 shots instead of 1
  • Ramp cost on Orbital Strike and Detonate changed from 0.25 to 0.4
  • Destructor Building decomposer damage increased from 12 to 20
  • Destructor weapon range increased to 1.4km
  • Destructor AI driver updated to make it fire from a distance better

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October 18

Version 1.4 is nearly done!

Faster faster faster!

We are so excited for you to see the integration of your suggestions, ideas and feedback into the game.

We'll have the full change log shortly but here are a few highlights:

1. The unit AI continues to improve. This is a big challenge in a game like Ashes because you can't use "formations" in the traditional sense. Your armies are supposed to take care of guarding each other and being smart on their own when you create them. This improvement should be immediately obvious.

2. Balance improvements. This is another area that should be pretty obvious, especially to top players. The Athena's primary weapon no longer targets buildings. It has a secondary weapon that will but it does relatively little damage. The Zeus has gotten tougher and the capital ships a lot tougher but also more logistics intensive.

3. The tactical unit AI, which is a different system, is smarter. This will be most obvious with the Destructor (Substrate) which not only does more damage but is much better about hanging back out of trouble to destroy buildings.

These are just 3 examples of improvements we've done for this month's update.

We are also working on new maps in preparation for Season 3. While most people (>95%) play Ashes of the Singularity as a single player game, the active multiplayer community is having an exciting time with season 2 top 3 players within a handful of points of each other.

We are not ready to declare the end of season 2 yet. We will give a specific timeline shortly.

Season 3's maps will probably be a bit larger than season 2's. Stay tuned.

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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.”

Hardware Requirements Notice

If you like strategy games, especially real-time strategy games, you will probably like Ashes of the Singularity. However, make sure your video card has 2GB of video memory (that means a recent AMD or NVIDIA video card). As the Steam reviews often make clear, many users are paying attention to that requirement and those negative reviews end up hurting everyone.

The reason we require 2GB of video memory is that the terrain supports true line of sight. The mountains and valleys and hills and such aren't just eye candy. You can hide armies behind mountains, move units on top of hills and gain those benefits but that resolution also requires video memory. Thanks for listening!

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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Very addictive strategy game with alot of Multitasking due to the map scale and endless waves of enemy units. The type of games where the best defence is offence.

I have purchased many games i hardly play, but this is not one of them.

Music and graphic part of the game is great. I have not encountered much game breaking bugs, maybe units stuck sometimes in between high level terrain and one crash, but overall a very satisfying experience.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Not really a Sucom successor but has its interesting stuff.
Also, always good to see a new mass RTS game and using recent tech like DX12 + multi-gpu is a + in my book.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
If you like large scale RTS like the good old Total Annihilation or Supreme Commander. Make sure to add this game to your selection. Like these games, Ashes allows you to automate production which gives you more time to focus on the tactics needed to be succesful, which I think is the part that makes RTS games fun.

It looks great and renders a great number of units without any trouble. And given the amount of updates the game has already received, it looks to only get better over time.
Easily worth it. :)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
76.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
This is easily the best RTS made since Supreme Commander Forged Alliance. A strong and diverse set of units and buildings with a unique resource gathering base to the economy drives the need for strategy and tactics. Well worth the money!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Ashes of the Singularity as of patch 1.32, is my favourite RTS to play. I’ve played the campaign a couple of times (since it changed for the better after some patches) and mainly do skirmishes against the A.I. And in my time playing, the A.I. has been the most realistic real player imitator I’ve encountered.

One aspect of the campaign I love is the story. It follows through a theme of an A.I. realizing that humans are the cause of all the destruction in the universe and it wants us dead. The voice acting is solid and the visuals are just amazing. Sometimes I just leave the title screen running just to listen to the great soundtrack.

The developers and the community seem to be working together because I’ve seen a lot of feedback being implemented in the game. This alone opens the game to becoming what us players want it to be.

Now, let’s pull the plug out of Haalee’s ♥♥♥!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
great stratergy game simple to learn and tons of fun to just watch 1000's of units in epic fire fights recomend it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Ive followed this game from EA, its been rough development process, but at the moment the game is quite good for a modern RTS game. The game keeps developing, more and more features are being added. Surely there are a few minor balance issues, but they are adressed.
Would i recommend it? Yes, please, its a positive experience for RTS lovers.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
For anyone who has been turned away by micro intense RTS games then Ashes of the Singularity is for you. It takes away the need to micro units and focuses on the overall macro picture. Highly recommend giving this RTS a shot.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
45.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Nice game, entertaining on all levels. Good challange with logistics in combination with multiple fronts. And, streaming resources is the way to go for RTS.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Overall I like the game but it is a bit linear with not the same variety of strategy that I'd expect.
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126.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
Intense High Quality Real-Time Strategy Game - 64 Bit engine not only looks great but is able to able to fully use all of the CPU power you have available and as many CPU cores or threads you can give it to push the game beyond the limits of ordinary 32 bit games. While it supports Direct X 11, with Direct 12 (windows 10) the full power of your game is reached (game engine is better able to communicate to your graphics card(s), Multi-card support allows you to leave 1920 x 1024 graphics resolution if you want and actually not have the game slow down for higher resolutions. All of these things are possible with this game and if you don't have the latest hardware the game will run fine 1080p graphics till you upgrade.

Escalation DLC standalone upgrade to the game (due November 3rd 2016) will expand the base game in November to include more units - strategic zone - upgradable defenses and even more for those that have the hardware, time and interest to see an even more intense gaming experience. Even larger maps and more player (up to 16) multi-player support will be coming soon.

While this game is an intense RTS strategy game, it still allows for a relatively short hour or two intense game play session for those that don't have hours to play a RTS game. Watch the various game plays you see on YouTube or even see Ashes be uses as a performance benchmarking tool to see what you are missing out on.

While neither exactly like Total Annihilation or Supreme Commander it contains elements of both. Game is a work in progress - early reviews might rated it against a fully modded and upgraded version of either of these games. But neither of these games can run over 5000 units without any slow down on performance or graphics. If you like either of those games and want something more than Age of Empire type RTS games then give it a try and ask for a steam rebate if you don't like it.
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2.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
I tried to like this game. I'm a big fan of TA so I expected a lot more. This game is a dud. Don't bother buying it they already left it a broken mess. They're not adding anything new to it (at least for what us early buyers expected). You're better off getting supreme commander, any of them, all of them are better than this waste of time and money. I tried to like it, I expected so much that's why I bought it early on. I expected a great strategy game after the failure that was planetary annihilation. I didn't expect these developers to pull the same scammer ♥♥♥♥! Instead of giving us a full game for the god damn high ♥♥♥ full game price we paid, they give us a demo and then want us to buy the rest of them game through their DLC's. I'm ♥♥♥♥ing tired of this ♥♥♥♥!!!!! ♥♥♥♥ing scummy. Don't buy. Not worth it, keep playing supreme commander! ♥♥♥♥ THIS!!!! I'M GETTING SO ♥♥♥♥♥♥ WITH THESE ♥♥♥♥S!!!! Steam is starting to turn into a bait and switch market!!!
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36.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
Good game. Needs more missions
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My Name Is Mommy
5.1 hrs
Posted: October 20
very bad game lacking units not many diffrent. u get op units way to fast . the game looked so good got bored after 2 hours there are no strats go for fleet send fleet like what well u can atleast cusstomize ur fleet with 3 diffrent types of capital ships they are very cheap other wise u can go for the smaller ships that i think has 6 models they have all the same funtion almost. this is a 40 euro benchmark nothing else dont buy ioot if u dont want it as a benchmarking app i did not know that so i got mad i have to say that i got tricked so good

if u want strategy games sins of solar empire rebellion just go get it know my self i got 100 hours+ cuz u can do diffrent strats
i hate this game and the company stardock should get sued this was a greatly over rated benchmarking game
but the benchmark is fantastic i have to say so that was good otherwise the sound and name of the game is good the rest of it is completly ♥♥♥♥
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23.5 hrs
Posted: October 20
In all I bought this game expection MORE!. Im a Supcom player by heart and the videos and reviews on this were mixed so thought id give it ago.

Whats good:

AI is extremly good and diffcult to beat
Landscape are gorgeous, hiding units behind hills is nice. And using height advantage is something ive never seen before and really adds some strategy to the game.
Unit count is insane, you can monster up some huge armies like never before, 2k +
The strategic capture of power generators is a clever way to force your opposition to expand and NOT turtle.
Theres a good map variety
Army control and pathfinding is great no problems there

Whats bad:

Campain was super easy to me on normal setting, it took me just 1 day to complete it. Expecting way more diversity and more STORY to the whole thing. The cutscenes were pretty damn rubbish considering and i felt a lack of connection to the whole thing. This was my biggest dissapointment.
CRASHES - The number of time this game crashed on me is up to about 5 in 3 days playing. Must do better developers.
Multiplayer is poor - not many players, not many games (this could get better if popularity improves but i doubt it. The lobby could be better, like chatting to other players whilst hosting etc (modding comes to mind)
Lack of units, factions - 2 factions although only 1 campain. A very limited number of units and i became very bored with the repetative gameplay this forces you to have.

Things that could make this game better.

Navy - Omg navy would be so cool on this.
Endgame buildings --- maybe some nukes?
Carriers - Let me transport my armies !.
When you Zoom out have strategic units icons so you can bloody see them - I found it so hard to see where all my army was
More epic end game units.
More factions
Mapmaker --- Let the community make this game good!.
Allow multiple selections of factorys and add repetative build queues..... (frustrating)
Allow multiple selections of factorys and allow all unit production to be stopped with 1 click, not each by each (this was so annoying)


If your looking for something simple, easy, repetative this is the game for you. For me in this day and age and looking back at games like Supcom Forged Alliance this game is MILES off and the game designers need to look at what makes a stratehy game GREAT, theres some core concepts missing in this and without some major changes updates this game will probably stay a good 4/10 for me..... And for my money i feel i have been robbed. Having now completed the game in 2 days, and nobody being available to play in multipler i feel i have nowhere else to go but back to forged alliance forever....

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Rub My Analog
0.7 hrs
Posted: October 16
Product received for free
This is by far one of the worst games I've played. For the amount of money they are asking for, it's just not worth it. I found it boring, to put it mildly. There is no satisfaction when playing this game. I cannot understand how people can recommend this game, let alone say positive comments. The action is slow and repetitive. If you buy this game, your a sucker. Thankfully I received this game as a gift.
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220.4 hrs
Posted: October 16
The game is one of the best RTS games I have ever played, and I've been playing them for over 25 years. One huge recommendation would be to add a few more factions. This would increase the replayability of this game 100 fold.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: October 15
I recommend it to who has played C&C Tiberium Wars and Homeworld Series.Nice graphs and units.Maps little bit boring.Its optimization isn't good and if you want to play with high-ultra settings at 1920x1080 resolution you need at least GTX 1060 (you need a CPU that will not bottleneck with GPU).Story of game is good too in my opinion.If you are a fan of Homeworld I mostly recommend this game to you.
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