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October 2, 2017 by Frogboy
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February 13, 2017 by Frogboy
If all goes according to plan, most, if not all, Ashes players will have Escalation in the next few days.

Why are we expanding the criteria?

Simply put: While people like Ashes of the Singularity, the overwhelming message is that the community needs to be merged together.

We originally planned to allow players to play MP against each other but as time has gone on, it has become increasingly apparent that this would have both technical and fairness issues (i.e. do Ashes players get strat...
December 21, 2016 by Frogboy
Any of you interested in multiplayer (ranked) you can download and run this:


Basically, you run this and it goes into your system tray.  When there are ranked games available for you in your region, it will notify you.  Then, just load up Ashes and join the multiplayer queue.

Future updates will let you launch and go right into the queue, this is an internal alpha.

Do not distribute this link as it...
November 10, 2016 by Frogboy
The basics

Ashes of the Singularity is a massive-scale, real-time-strategy game set in the future where individual beings command vast armies of machines to conquer entire worlds to add them to their empires.

Ashes of the Singularity was released first. It was designed to target both new players to the genre as well as veteran players. After release, however, veteran players provided a wealth of feedback that indicated they were looking for Ashes to evolve into a substantially mor...
September 25, 2016 by Frogboy
Hey guys.

Wanted to get some feedback from you as to whether you think this would be a good idea or not.

After Escalation ships, we are considering creating a multiplayer only edition of Ashes of the Singularity (Tournament).  You wouldn't be able to buy this version.  Instead, everyone who buys either Ashes of the Singularity or Escalation would get 8 keys to give out to people.  Those people could then download the Tournament edition.

They'd only be able to play...
July 6, 2016 by Frogboy

Season 2 has been delayed until the end of this month so that we can get in contact with the finalists.  That gives us a bit more time to get the observer mode feature in and prep for Season 2 balance changes.


Below, in no particular order, are some of the upcoming balance changes:

T1 units are now slightly fasterPHC Athena is somewhat slowerPHC Brute squad size reduced from 6 to 5, firepower and HP on each unit substantially increasedPHC Falcon Flak Cannon fir...
May 30, 2016 by Frogboy
[Not released yet]



Deluxe Campaign: All dialog now voiced, 3 new missions, 2 new cut-scenes, dialogs no longer modalNew Units!Hall of FameLots of UI improvementsSubstantial AI improvementsUI

Health bars and more informative tool tips for unit within an Army in the Army unit panelUnit panels can be data driven such that new units can be added by modders and hooked into the UISkirmish map sortingSelect air hot key (F2)Add someone as a friend from the MP lobbyUI will d...
May 28, 2016 by Frogboy
Ok, so internally we've been playing on huge maps and another type of map size called massive.

Huge maps are (I believe) 4X larger than Large.  Massive maps are 16X larger than the large maps.  We won't support Massive in Ashes 1 (you have to have 4GB of video memory to run them and at least 6 CPU cores).

However, even on huge, yes, we are going to need a way to zoom out and see a strategic view of the map.  

We aren't going to turn every individual unit into ...
May 19, 2016 by Frogboy
* PHC Falcon AA armor increased from 8 to 16
* Substrate Nexus shield regen rate increased from 0.5 to 1
* Substrate Rengeerator shields increased from 760 to 800
* Substrate Regenerator cost reduced from 360 metal to 180 metal
* Substrate Drone Hive shields vision decreased from 600m to 500m
* Substrate Drone Hive metal cost increased from 210 to 310
* Substrate Mauler metal cost increased from 355 to 380
* Substrate Punisher max shields reduced from 900 to 800
* Substrate Punisher radi...
May 4, 2016 by Frogboy
Greetings! This week's micro update is now live.   We like to do these little updates whenever there's an opening in QA for something small that is data only.  Avatar speed reduced from 250 m/s to 200Nemesis logistics increased from 3 to 4Zeus logisitcs increased from 3 to 4Fury logistics incresed from 4 to 8Hades HP increased from 1200 to 1250Avenger rad cost increased from 24 to 39Avenger logistics increased from 3 to 4Dronehive metal cost recuded from 340 to 210Dro...
April 6, 2016 by Frogboy

In a few moments I"ll be previewing v1.01

April 5, 2016 by Frogboy
Just a head's up:

+ Your Nexus now provides 2 metal per turn (instead of 0)

+ Controlled metal deposits provides 0.5 metal per tic instead of 1

+ Meta extractors add +1.5 metal per tic instead of 1

+ PHC Brute max velocity increased from 118 to 120

+ Engineer max velocity reduced from 200 to 180

+ Artemis max velocity reduced from 84 to 80

+ Zeus max velocity increased from 95 to 96

+ Reaper max velocity increased from 97 to 110

+ Constructor max velocity reduced f...
March 31, 2016 by Frogboy
Hi guys,

Whether it be a positive or a negative review, we'd love to get some reviews of the game from people who have spent time with the game.

We'd really really appreciate it.

Post-release reviews count more towards the review score than early access reviews so if you've got an early access review you may want to update it.

To review go here:

You may have to scroll down slightly to see the review field.

March 13, 2016 by Frogboy

Your cutting laser has FOUR lights!

March 9, 2016 by Frogboy
Click on the thumbnail to see the detail you get when running at high resolution.  While 5K seems like a crazy resolution, even 4K monitors are already selling relatively inexpensively.


This second image is interesting because the resolution is high enough to see that each drone isn’t just some little dot but rather a full blown unit complete with hover pods and antena.