Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and end of year Linux support

ashes of the singularity: escalation and end of year linux support in gaming news

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation has cropped up in gaming news. Hence the #strategy RPG simulation #game looks like it will have a Linux build with #Vulkan support by year end. Thanks to the dedicated fan base and avid Linux gamers eager to see a native port. This is just one way we see more native support, a higher demand.

So a comment from a Stardock Entertainment developer has shown up the Steam discussions outlined a rough release date.

“Hi all – Had a discussion about this and at best we’re looking at end of 2017 for Linux support.”

Although it’s a bit too early to tell, the fact that Vulkan is mentioned outlines some positive intent. And personally, I have not put a great deal of time into playing other Stardock Entertainment titles. Yet I do know that the Galactic Civilization’s titles have amicable success. While Sins of a Solar Empire has had tremendous success. Since the average rating for those games ranges from 82 – 92 in the Steam reviews. And the developers just keep adding more and more to the gaming experience.

So to top things off, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation has just received a massive update. Hence including a Game Replay function to replay what you opponents were doing, with up to 3 replays automatically saved. Plus Balance Adjustments, so things like changing core gameplay values while tweaking most the units for both the PHC and the Substrate. Modding Support, which is how games now live longer and improve thanks to the fan base. Hence the modders guide. And finally New Maps, a 12-player Terran map and Aenghus, the 10-player desert map righid for 8 players or enclosed 4v4 team gaming.

Story

The human race has expanded into the galaxy thanks to the wonders of the technological singularity. Player have become so powerful that you can manage vast armies across an entire world. Providing you with an ever greater galactic empire.

So 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. Hence dealing 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. While battling 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.

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Features:

  • ENGAGE IN MASSIVE SIZED GAMES
    Huge maps can house over a dozen players at once and is perfect for a ‘comp stomp’ or a chaotic free-for-all.
  • MANAGE YOUR ARMIES GLOBALLY
    The global view feature lets you use the mouse wheel to zoom out and exercise greater control over your armies. Easily see the entire battlefield and control large groups of units effectively.
  • BATTLE ACROSS UNIQUE WORLDS
    Wage war across landscapes of massive crystal formations or storm your enemy’s base across spans of volcanic pits and burning terrain.
  • CHOOSE YOUR GAMEPLAY DYNAMICS
    Plenty of map options allow for variety and challenge in both single and multiplayer games!
  • EXPAND YOUR STRATEGY WITH ADVANCED UNITS
    Add to the gameplay dynamic with unique units for both the PHC and the Substrate! Battle your enemies with heavily armored units, powerful aircraft, helpful support bots, and more.
  • BOLSTER YOUR DEFENSES
    Surprise your enemies with unexpected orbital attacks to slow their armies and halt their progress or protect your Nexus by upgrading your defensive structures

Since the Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation gaming experience takes players online. This should not be news, yet playing online with friends in ranked or unranked multiplayer modes. Or even playing by yourself against powerful non-cheating AI in skirmish or campaign mode. So no matter how you want to take on the strategy is what it’s all about. Hence figuring out what technologies to research, where to send your armies or how to manage your economy. Therefore the type of units you construct are crucial to winning.

Also, it should not be news to anyone, this a massive-scale real time strategy game. Therefore players will wage war across worlds with thousands of units. So choose a side.

Currently Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is available on Steam, Humble Store and GOG. So Linux support with Vulkan is some great news. More details coming soon.

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