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New Inception DLC Released for Massive-Scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation

DLC adds brand new split scenario with different choices and endings, plus new maps perfect for solo or online play

Plymouth, MI. April 13, 2017 - Today, Stardock released " Inception," a new DLC for its massive-scale RTS game, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. This DLC contains four new maps and a unique split-scenario where the player's choices directly affect the outcome of the campaign.

"Until Inception, choices within each scenario have been pretty linear," said Derek Paxton, VP of Stardock Entertainment. "This time, the player gets to choose which faction to play as. The dialogue, direction, and results of the scenario are different depending on whether they're the PHC or the Substrate. To get the full story, you'll need to play through once as each."

The main scenario in Inception places the player on the planet Oneiros. A mysterious entity, known as Nihilon, has corrupted the consciousnesses of all of the PHC and Substrate on the planet. Players who choose to experience the scenario as the Substrate must rescue their brethren and find out what Nihilion has done to them. Players who choose the PHC, however, only have one goal: to neutralize all of the threats on Oneiros, regardless of the source.

Inception also features four new maps of various sizes and player counts. Each map has been newly designed to accommodate many different game types such as free-for-alls, comp stomps, team matches, and more. The new maps are:

     •  Oneiros: 7-player map with a strong central starting position, vulnerable north and south positions with abundant resources, and four isolated corner starts.

     •  Bayern: 3-player Terran map with vulnerable starting locations and massive metal deposits in the center.

     •  Brasil: 10-player ice map with a resource-rich central valley and several defensible points around starting areas.

    • Polska: 5-player desert map with strategically critical hills and passages between regions.

The Inception DLC is now available on Steam or through Stardock for $2.99 and requires the base game to play. Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation retails on Steam or through Stardock for $39.99. For more information about the game, please visit www.ashesgame.com .

Please contact press@stardock.com for all media inquiries.

About Stardock: Stardock is a developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software founded in 1991 by nationally recognized technology expert Brad Wardell. Located in Plymouth, Michigan, Stardock is a powerful leader in the video gaming and software development world. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, Offworld Trading Company, Galactic Civilizations and Ashes of the Singularity.

About Oxide Games: Oxide Games is an independent digital entertainment studio focused on delivering revolutionary leaps in PC and console gaming. Its groundbreaking Nitrous engine provides industry-leading visuals and powers its first game, Ashes of the Singularity. Oxide Games is based in Timonium, Maryland. Learn more at www.oxidegames.com .


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