Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation -The human race is under assault by machines who seek nothing short of total annihilation
Take command of an entire world's resources to build up vast armies, research new technologies and destroy all who stand in your way! This massive-scale real-time strategy game is powered by Nitrous, the world's first native 64-bit RTS engine, which seamlessly launches maps of unprecedented size and detail for large multiplayer games of up to 16 people. Conquer new worlds and claim victory with Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation.
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.