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...
You spoke and we listened!
Ashes v1.1 is here with new units, additional campaign options, new maps and more!
Engaging with our community and hearing what you have to say is really important to us here at Stardock.
Over the last couple of weeks since Ashes' release, we have been reading your reviews and applying your
comments to updates for the game. v1.1 is ready to go, and so far, we've added:
New Campaign Difficulty Level Selection
Whether you feel like casua...
With Ashes of the Singularity now officially released, it’s time to think about where to take the game next.
This is going to be long and rambling so please bear with me.
Topic #1: The Reviews The game seems to have been reviewed by 3 types of reviewers so far with their scores reflecting opposing views on what a PC game in 2016 should deliver.
The Story Reviewer
The most common reviewer has been the ones who consider the campaign as the primary single player experience....
It has been a few months now since I have have been able to do the weekly GalCiv Twitch Stream, and I find myself missing the weekly GC3 progress report and Q & A. I thought I would take a page out of Brad's book and try and start doing some more regular Developer Journals. This week I’m lucky because we are going to release 1.7, and there are lots of new features to talk about, and a few questions that I can preemptively address.
1.7 for the most part is a gam...
Gaming Trend has their review of Ashes of the Singularity posted and gives it an 85!
"Ashes of the Singularity may be a technical triumph, but it also delivers an experience we’ve not seen in this genre for at least a decade."
Read the full review at Gaming Trend here....
We have released several software updates today to address some issues reported by our users. We always appreciate the community feedback!
The updates can be downloaded from your Stardock account here.
WindowBlinds10 compatibility tweaks.Fix for UI configuration when viewing on a high DPI monitor.Learn more about Start10 here.
Fix for black screen after user locks computer, before restarting Windows after install. Learn more about DeskScape...
Starburst Magazine reviews Ashes of the Singularity and gives it a 9 out of 10!
"Ashes of the Singularity mixes the best qualities of Supreme Commander and Sins of a Solar Empire, offering fast paced continual wars on an unprecedented scale. It takes the best qualities of recent RTS titans but sidesteps the easy pitfalls which could have made this all too derivative a release. If you have any investment in this genre at all, if the idea big Star Wars sca...