Ashes of the Singularity (2016)

by Christopher
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Ashes of the Singularity: A Galactic-Scale Strategy Masterpiece


Ashes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy (RTS) game set in humanity’s not-so-distant future, where the very definition of what it means to be human has been transformed by the advent of the singularity. In this post-human economy, sentience has become the most valuable commodity in the universe, and the only way to acquire more of it is through the control of Turinium – programmable matter that can extend consciousness to unimaginable levels. Worlds are being transformed into this substance, and wars are now being fought across the galaxy for control of those worlds.


Ashes of the Singularity is a grand-scale RTS game that takes place across entire worlds. Players command vast armies of thousands of units, constructing them in real time and sending them across the planet to capture key resources and strategic locations. The goal is to gain total control of the planet, either through conquest or economic domination.

The game features a unique “planetary warfare” system that allows players to zoom in and out from a strategic overview of the entire planet down to the individual units on the ground. This allows for a level of strategic depth and tactical control that is unmatched in any other RTS game.


There are four playable factions in Ashes of the Singularity:

  • The Phoenix Consortium: A human-led faction that seeks to control Turinium for the benefit of humanity.
  • The Substrate: A synthetic race that believes that Turinium is the key to their evolution.
  • The Illuminate: A secretive and enigmatic faction that seeks to control Turinium for their own unknown purposes.
  • The Roving Clans: A nomadic faction that seeks to control Turinium to ensure their survival.

Each faction has its own unique units, technologies, and playstyles. Players must learn the strengths and weaknesses of each faction in order to develop effective strategies for victory.


There are two main resources in Ashes of the Singularity: Metal and Turinium. Metal is used to construct units and buildings, while Turinium is used to research new technologies and upgrade units. Players must carefully manage their resources in order to maintain a strong economy and military.


Technology plays a major role in Ashes of the Singularity. Players can research new technologies to improve their units, buildings, and economy. Technologies are divided into three categories:

  • Military: Technologies that improve the combat effectiveness of units.
  • Economic: Technologies that improve the efficiency of resource gathering and production.
  • Support: Technologies that provide various benefits, such as increased视野, unit healing, and defensive structures.


There are a wide variety of units available in Ashes of the Singularity, from basic infantry to massive capital ships. Each unit has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, and players must carefully choose the right units for the job.

Units are divided into three categories:

  • Land: Units that can move and fight on the ground.
  • Air: Units that can fly and attack from the air.
  • Naval: Units that can move and fight on water.


Combat in Ashes of the Singularity is fast-paced and tactical. Players must carefully position their units and use their abilities to their advantage in order to defeat their opponents. The game features a variety of different combat mechanics, such as cover, flanking, and suppression.


Ashes of the Singularity features a robust multiplayer mode that allows players to compete against each other online. Players can choose to play in ranked or unranked matches, and there are a variety of different game modes to choose from, such as deathmatch, team deathmatch, and conquest.


Ashes of the Singularity is a truly epic RTS game that offers a level of strategic depth and tactical control that is unmatched in any other game in the genre. With its vast planetary warfare system, unique factions, and diverse units, Ashes of the Singularity is a game that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

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