MASSIVE SCALE REAL TIME STRATEGY GAME, ASHES OF THE SINGULARITY RELEASED TODAY (Video)
Stardock released its highly anticipated real time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity.
Set in a future where humanity has expanded into the stars and is now in conflict for control of key planets in the galaxy, players wage planetary warfare on a massive scale to conquer opponents and control worlds. In Ashes of the Singularity players command vast forces as they fight for control over the galaxy’s most prized resource, Turinium.
“We want to deliver a game that lets players feel like they are fighting a planetary war, not just a battle,” said CEO and President of Stardock, Brad Wardell.
The game includes a story driven campaign called the Ascendancy Wars, a variety of single player scenarios, dozens of maps for skirmishes, the first multicore RTS game AI, co-op and competitive multiplayer modes, and much more.
“As cool as the technology in Ashes of the Singularity is, our goal is to introduce a new generation of gamers to real time strategy games,” said Wardell. “For us, that means a game that has long term replayability both in single player and multiplayer, has good modding support, continuous free updates for our customers, seamless multiplayer either in ranked matches or in comp stomps with friends, and can evolve over the coming months and years.”
Key features of Ashes of the Singularity include:
· Massive numbers of units in the world that can be easily organized into armies, allowing players to fight wars across several different fronts simultaneously.
· The world’s first multicore real time AI allowing for a non-cheating AI that can beat most players.
· A story driven campaign that tells the story of a post singularity Earth and its expansion into the stars.
· Strong modding support so players can create and share their own takes on gameplay.
· Ranked and custom multiplayer modes with an active multiplayer community.
· The futureproofed Nitrous 3D engine whose 64bit, multicore foundation supports DirectX 11, DirectX 12, and multiple GPUs.
About This Game
Take command of an entire world’s resources to build up massive armies, research new technologies, and annihilate all those who stand in your way! This new, massive-scale real-time strategy game will have you managing vast armies and fighting a war on multiple fronts against your enemies.
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 construct thousands of units with details that are normally reserved for games with only a few active units. Huge, kilometer-long Dreadnoughts can have a half dozen turrets, each with their own firing solutions. Smaller units will intelligently target enemies based on true line of sight physics since every unit’s vision is based on line of sight instead of a radial fog of war.
Command Unique Units, Factions, Orbitals, and Abilities
Play as one of two factions, the Post Human Coalition and the sentient AI beings, the Substrate. Each side has their own unique array of orbital abilities, units, and research options, allowing you a variety of choices while you build your armies.
Experience a Multi-Core, Non-Cheating AI Engine
While Ashes has a strong multiplayer feature set, it includes what is arguably the most sophisticated AI engine ever devised for a real-time strategy game. Ashes of the Singularity requires a minimum of 4-cores on your CPU. In exchange, you get an AI that can create complex strategies and plays by the same rules as you do, providing a level of challenge never before seen in a single-player RTS.
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.