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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Very Positive (17) - 88% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,128) - 79% of the 1,128 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 10, 2016

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Includes 9 items: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation - Co-Op Map Pack, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation - Juggernaut DLC, Galactic Civilizations III, Galactic Civilizations III - Builders Kit DLC, Galactic Civilizations III - Map Pack DLC, Offworld Trading Company, Offworld Trading Company - Almanac DLC, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion®


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June 4

Dev Journal: Experiential Unit Design

Experiential unit design is the realm of making units and other game components feel different from each other. Ashes Designer Callum McCole analyzes some RTS franchises for examples of successful experiential unit design.
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May 17

v2.75 for Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is Now Available

This Update provides Substrate with more anti-air tools, features Substrate King of the Hill and launches ladder season 3

Update also includes new Retributor audio, improvements to campaigns, balance, economy and movement speed

For a detailed list of updates, view the changelog at the bottom of this post.

Update Highlights:

Substrate Anti-air
Substrate mobile anti-air is now more flexible with new late game options. The Overmind and Nest of the Queen will help clear the skies with their new anti-air drone swarms in place of some of their ground damage.

Economy Changes
We are making some changes to the economy in order to make defensive play styles more viable.

Substrate King of the Hill
King of the Hill is one of our most popular Scenarios, and now it’s playable as Substrate! King of the Hill has also received a number of improvements aimed at balancing the difficulty curve. How long can you hold out for?

Balance Changes
Many balance changes improve strategic diversity and refine unit roles. Anti-air defenses are tougher, and higher Quanta costs on many Orbital Abilities means players have to think about where and when they use these powerful abilities.

Ladder Season 3
Players will have a fresh new chance to climb the leaderboards with the launch of ladder season 3. Also featured is an updated map pool for automatch.

Retributor Weapon Audio
The Retributor has new and improved audio to better reflect the power of this Substrate Dreadnought!

The v2.75 update is ready and waiting for you in your Steam client!

v2.75 changelog:
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“Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is a fresh coat of paint for an already-revolutionary RTS.”
90/100 – GamingTrend

“...Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is still one of the coolest, most smooth, and vast real-time strategies out there.”
8.5/10 – GameWatcher

“Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation turns a good RTS into a great one with more units, a better campaign and big zoom.”
8.1/10 – IGN

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.

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.

Experience a massive-scale real time strategy game where you wage war across worlds with thousands of units. The conflict has escalated, and it’s time to choose a side.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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 (GeForce 900+ / Radeon 290+ for Vulkan)
    • 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
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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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