Fences and Start10 are two popular apps from Stardock. Fences is an app that lets you organize your desktop icons into customizable fences. Start10 is an alternative Start menu for Windows 10 that brings additional options over the default Start menu. Both of these are also included with an Object Desktop membership.
One of the great things about having both these apps is they work wonderfully together and Start10 has an integrated feature with Fences which allows you to show your f...
What kind of people are you?[[..]]I think the biggest reason the Galactic Civilizations series has been so popular over the years has been because each game is your own epic story.In fact, the biggest request we get is to make the galaxy feel move alive. With this Spring's mega expansion to Galactic Civilizations III, we hope to do just that.With Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade, we've been able to use the new, 64-bit, multicore game engine to create a much more lively universe ...
Today is Pi Day, and if we need another reason to eat actual pie well then this is as good as any. To celebrate, we had a “pie-off”.
Congrats to the winners and all the others who got to taste these wonderful creations.
1st: Frozen Key Lime Mousse pie (Kristy)
2nd: Candy-bar (Amy)
3rd: (Not)Beef & broccoli pie (Aaron)
## ASHES OF THE SINGULARITY IS EVERYWHERE ##We just came back from the Game Developer's Conference. It was a great week for the Nitrous engine (the underlying engine used in Ashes of the Singularity).
Big News: AMD is bundling Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation with more and more CPUs The hardware bundling keeps a steady stream of new players coming into our community.
Moreover, the AMD Ryzen chips, which are 8-cores, really show off the power of the game. As ...
Spying on AliensGalactic Civilizations is a game that asks the question: What happens after we start colonizing other planets? For our purposes, we are going to assume that we will come into contact with alien civilizations.
Alien civilizations will have their own histories, cultures and ideals that we can only fathom. In Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade, you will be able to train your citizens to learn more about these other civilizations and, if necessary, do very bad things to...
We’ve had a bunch of new and updated WindowBlinds skins submitted over the past few weeks. Since we have started a new month, lets take a look back and feature some of these fantastic skins.
You can see all the latest WindowBlinds skins here: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds
Pinpoint by DaveBax
True Classic by codewar65
Blue Sapphire by don5318
Black Sails by LightStar
Coming December 15, 2017.
“THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.”
I'm on my way to GDC. I write this from first class on a 752-200 from Detroit Metro. 25 years ago I lived in poverty. How did I go from having nothing to being one of those 0.1%ers? The usual, hard work, self-discipline, delayed gratification. But there's another element that rarely gets talked about: Being born lucky.
I took a political test and one of the questions struck me, "Some people are born lucky." as a True or False statement. I remember watching a vide...
If you are a Windows 10 user, we have a great set of apps that can help you customize and enhance your user experience. The best part is, this can be done for under $10 each!
Below is a quick overview of each app and what it can do to improve your Windows 10 experience.
Fences lets you organize your icons and shortcuts by placing them into fences, which are customizable shaded areas located on your desktop. You can even create folder portals, which gives you easy access to freque...
Tons of Map Rebalancing, Single Player Observer Mode,
and More in Escalation v2.1! Map Rebalances are a huge part of v2.1! One of our partners, Callum McCole over at General's Gentlemen overhauled some of our maps and streamlined them for better gameplay. Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell details the adjustments in a recent dev diary over on our community site. Check it out and let us know what you think of the changes!
v2.1 also adds Single Player Observer Mode! In thi...
4X strategy. You may have heard of the term. It stands for: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate. They are a specific genre of strategy game. Today we are going to talk about them and how Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade, aims to innovate the genre.
Besides 4X, there are other genres: Real-Time Strategy games (RTS), such as Ashes of the Singularity and StarCraft, focus on harvesting resources to build units in order to destroy the enemy with it all happenin...
Fences, Stardock’s desktop organization app, has become quite a fan favorite since it was first released. The app lets you automatically organize your desktop icons and shortcuts into fences to keep your desktop area clean and organized. The latest version, Fences 3, added several new features, including compatibility with Windows 10.
Get Fences here.
Fences has lots of cool features to help you organize your desktop just the way you want it. I’m going to share my top 3 ti...
By definition, there can only be one singularity.
Ashes of the Singularity and Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation are being merged. There will be only one game: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation.
Everyone who already has Ashes of the Singularity will also have Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation.
To understand why we have decided to do this a little background on the development of Ashes of the Singularity is needed...
Once upon a time...Ashes of the S...
Sliders. Knobs. Checkboxes. Such is the spread-sheet roots of strategy games. Let's fix that.
Going back 15 years to Galactic Civilizations I for Windows, players managed their economy like this:
GalCiv I: Sliders. In Galactic Civilizations I, you would set your tax rate. Your tax rate affected the approval rate on your planets. You could then decide how much of your GDP the government would take control of with the spending slider. From there, player...
I’d like to introduce you to Callum McCole. You’ll be hearing about him a lot in the coming months as I have asked him to take an ever great role in helping me on design elements of Ashes of the Singularity. He runs the popular RTS YouTube channel, General’s Gentlemen.
As an RTS player of many years, I have often lamented when game developers fail to make the most use of the RTS community when it comes to design and balance that can be helpful both for the expert...