Outlaw Sectors DLC is here with new gameplay and lots of new maps Challenge yourself with new strategies and unique setups with the new “Outlaw Sectors” gameplay option and brand new maps for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. The variety of map sizes and designs will let you enjoy any kind of match you want, from intimate 1v1 duels all the way to epic 10-player brawls.
Outlaw Sectors GameplayThe lawless fringe is increasingly hostile, but for those with a criminal m...
Turtle Wars DLC Adds New Maps and ScenariosBunker down and turtle up - it's time for war! This new DLC pack for Stardock’s massive RTS features new unique gameplay scenarios and new maps to keep your skirmishes fresh. Prepare your defenses for any punches your enemies throw at you and be ready to launch a devastating counterstrike to seal your victory in Turtle Wars.
Implosion - Race against three enemies to be the first to crack the defenses of a crashed Post-Huma...
The beta for the new IconPackager 10 is now available for current Object Desktop members. After being gone due to incompatibilities with Windows 8 and Windows 10 it's back and we welcome you to try it and provide feedback before the full release.
With a new, modern user interface, IconPackager works with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and even integrates with Start8 and Start10.
The IconPackager 10 beta is only available to Object Desktop members right now, so now is a gre...
I think long before global climate change matters one way or the other that the fate of humanity will be determined by how we make use of strong AI.
In the near term (next 5 to 10 years) we’re going to see a huge swath of jobs disappear. This past week Panera bread added a kiosk to let me order my food. Wendy’s and McDonalds are already heading that way too.
Transportation is next. My Tesla Model X with auto-pilot is on the way. I should have it in the next mon...
So if you haven’t already see the v1.2 Preview, click here: http://forums.ashesofthesingularity.com/477887/
Lots to talk about this month!
## Version 1.2 is a pretty big deal ##
From 1.0 through 1.13 the game has been operating on the Nitrous engine that was built during early access. For those of interested in how games are made, think of a game has two pieces: The engine which is 90% of the work and the “game” which is a thin icing on top of the engine. 1...
Why does it seem like we are all so inclined to pick a side and and dig in, defend it and block out anything that comes from "the other side"? It is obviously the case in U.S. politics these days. You pick a party/candidate and only listen to points coming from their "side". Everyone denies they do it but most get caught doing exactly that.
It isn't just politics though. If you aren't ready to declare your support of gay marriage then you're a homophobe. If...
Originally posted by Brad on the Steam forums.
Lots to talk about.
## Ashes v1.12 ##
This week we should have Ashes v1.12 out. The PHC Refinery is in this build along with bunches of small, UI tweaks and fixes.
The main balance change will come in the form of the Punisher's damage being reduced and the Brute getting some more HP. The Reaper will probably also get a minor buff t...
Galactic Civilizations III turns a year old this week. I'm both shocked that it has already been a year, and surprised it has only been a year. When GC3 shipped I was very proud of what we had done, but I am even prouder of what the game has become over the last year. As a designer, I know that a game is really never done, so it has been a pleasure to continue working on GalCiv3 with such a great group of people.
Lets look back at Galactic Civilizations III’s first year...
Another week has passed and thus another update.
NEW UNIT: PHC Athena The new PHC Athena will be going out shortly. This won’t be DLC but rather an update to the base game.
The PHC Athena was designed by Haalee, one of the architects of the PHC. To build it, she created a new entity called Athena to specialize in militarized constructs.
As some of you know, the PHC did not originally have arm...
Brad posted his latest dev status post over on Steam, so I'm copying the post here.
## v1.11 change log ##
This is supposed to come out this week but between Ashes, GalCiv III and OTC the QA guys are pretty busy.
## Staffing Changes ##
We've added a lot more artists to the game since release. Obviously, we wish we could have had more artists earlier but part of Stardock's policy is that we ...
Gaming Nexus gives Ashes of the Singularity an 8 out of 10 in their review!
"What I found was a rock-solid RTS that felt both familiar and new, and that left a big smile on my face. The game echoes many of the great RTS games that have come before it"Read the full review here....
Impulse to GameStop
Back in 2011 Stardock sold its digital distribution platform, Impulse, to GameStop and began migrating its titles to Steam, GOG, Green Man Gaming, Gamersgate, and other sites.
Stardock Strategic Investment Fund
In 2013, we announced the formation of a strategic investment fund in which we invested in two types of studios: Ones that we directly founded and helped manage (see above) as well as helping fund promising new game studios (Mothership,...
So here we are with this amazing new, 4th-generation RTS engine.
If you’re an RTS fan, when was the last RTS engine made before Ashes. Not RTS game. I mean engine. I’m trying to think how many years it’s been. Each iteration becomes more expensive to make. There is little patience for a new game to implement the niceties that mature engines have developed.
So let’s look at the Pros and cons of the Ashes of the Singularity (technologically):
He does some great streams of Ashes of the Singularity a few times a week.
Be sure to give him a follow on Twitch and check out some of his streams.
## Version 1.1 is out! ##
Version 1.1 is out! We hope you like it. Here's the change log.
We added some additional maps to this. As much as I like Knife Fight, I'm ready for more maps.
Our main goals for 1.1 were:
* A couple of new difficulty levels between beginner and normal
* Get the new probing force ability in for PHC as a counter to the Avatar (sorry S...