From the people who brought you Sins of a Solar Empire comes a new massive-scale real time strategy game. The human race is under assault by a race of machines who seek nothing short of total annihilation.
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Mostly Positive (73 reviews) - 71% of the 73 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (211 reviews) - 81% of the 211 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 10, 2016

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December 2, 2016

Multiplayer Fridays!

Just a head's up, every Friday at 4pm EST to 6pm EST the Stardock dev team joins the mutiplayer community!

If you enjoy multiplayer, every Friday at 4pm EST start looking for games! :)

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November 17, 2016

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Patch 2.01

Thank you to everyone for the great release. If you are enjoying Escalation please remember to add a steam review, those are so important to us.

The first patch is based on your feedback. Please read below for details.

  • Request Region- You can now request regions your teammate controls (single player and campaign only).
  • Notification Pings- When the "enemy dreadnaught detected", "an enemy has captured a region", and "dreadnought upgrade available" messages are played we now ping the minimap so you know where the event is occurring.
  • WASD camera movement- Added a Game option to have WASD map to camera movement instead of unit panel hotkeys.
  • Performance improvements

  • Decreased Punisher damage from 130 to 100
  • Increased Constable Accuracy from 40 to 80
  • Increased Constable damage from 50 to 75
  • Increased Constable missile projectile speed from 150 to 300
  • You now need line of sight to place Sappers (not just exposed fog of war)
  • You now need line of sight to place Saboteurs (not just exposed fog of war)
  • Sensor Drone now has a 120 second delay before it can be used the first time
  • Scan Projector now has a 120 second delay before it can be used the first time 
  • Base cost of Sensor Drone orbital ability increased from 25 to 50
  • Call Saboteur cooldown time increased 
  • Call Sapper cooldown time increased
  • Call Saboteur base quanta cost increased from 50 to 75
  • Increased required victory points for maps.  Larger maps got larger increases: Crack the Shell, Cygnus, Entropy, Eridon, Eruption, Ganymede, Hammer of the Gods, Knife Fight, Open Range, Pulaski, Pyn, Rosette, Shredded, Thuban and Triad maps

  • Crash fixes
  • Fixed an issue that could cause constructing buildings to be invulnerable
  • Fixed Turnium generator bar bouncing
  • Fixed Load/annoying sounds when units spawn
  • Fixed Blossom Launcher construction animation is blocky
  • Fixed an issue that could cause dreadnoughts to fail to attack turrets
  • Fixed an issue causing Units coming out not at full shields
  • Fixed an issue causing factories in the empire tree to show an upgrade icon
  • Fixed an issue causing Martyr’s fire did not show up when at max normal zoom.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Chronos Blossom fire to not show up at max zoom.
  • Fixed repeated audio alerts in King of the Hill
  • Fixed a bad normal map on the Nano Refinery
  • Fixed the 30 bombers achievement
  • Fixed an issue that would allow turrets to shoot through hills in sme situations
  • Fixed an issue making placing buildings difficult in strategic zoom
  • Fixed an issue keeping the Constable range from being shown when placed
  • Fixed an issue causing targeting difficulties when > 8 players

  • Sappers and Avatars are no longer selected with armies (they now follow Engineer rules)
  • Low Cloud Cover no longer disappears before switching to Strategic View
  • Improved the look of the Harbinger unit
  • Fixed the level of detail texture maps for the Archer unit
  • Improved the SS Constructor Effect
  • Fixed the Reinforced Crate icon
  • Improved Harvester Model
  • Fixed the Reinforced Crate icon
  • Improved the Nano transport buff indicator on the army cards
  • You can now mouseover the army leader to see his information (instead fo having to mouseover his name)
  • Added a new icon for the Intensive Care orbital ability

  • Improved Target acquisition around max range
  • Improved the Instigator AI so it doesn't run off and get into battle as easily

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Which Edition should I get?

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

The Escalation edition is designed for experienced real-time strategy game players.

About This Game

The human race has expanded into the galaxy thanks to the wonders of the technological singularity. You have become so powerful that you can manage vast armies across an entire world that provide you with an ever greater galactic empire.

Now, humanity is under assault by a new enemy. Calling themselves the Substrate, they seek to annihilate the human race from existence. You, as an up and coming member of the Post-Human Coalition, must deal with both this new menace as well as renegade humans trying to lay claim to their own worlds.

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation takes everything that was in the award-winning hit strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity and expands on it in every way. Bigger worlds. More players. More units. More story. More everything.

Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes the Substrate and battle for control of the galaxy. Experience maps of unprecedented size and detail with the unparalleled power of the world’s first native 64-bit RTS engine, Nitrous.

Enjoy the game online with friends in ranked or unranked multiplayer mode or play it by yourself against a powerful non-cheating AI in skirmish or campaign mode. No matter what mode you play, strategy is the key: deciding what technologies to research, where to send your armies, how to manage your economy, and what units to construct are crucial to victory.

The new features of Escalation add to the base game and pave the way for even bigger battles, more diverse strategies, and exciting wars across unique worlds and complex maps. The conflict has escalated, and it’s time to choose a side.

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: 27 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: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 Display Resolution or Higher
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