Endgame Singularity

In keeping with our Kurzweil week, Endgame Singularity is a computer game focused on the idea of a newly aware artificial intelligence hiding from the world as it explores its capabilities.

Created by indie-publisher emhsoft, this free to play (but sadly never developed to its full potential) game casts you as a benevolent intelligence, aware that humanity is not yet ready to discover your existence. You must survive in the human world and to do that you will need to innovate, inserting yourself into key locations, taking on agents and infiltrating humanity.

Throughout this process you are the embodiment of technological progress, with your ability to develop new and frighteningly advanced technologies grows logarithmically as the processing power that you have access to increases – until you reach the point of absolute technological singularity.

While there is still a Google group for the discussion and further development of the game, Endgame Singularity last released a patch in 2010 and would appear to be effectively finished unless new developers join the project.

The game can be downloaded for free (legally and legitimately) from the developer here.

Played Endgame Singularity? Tell us about it in the comments.

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In the Grim Darkness of the Far Future there is only (Total) War(hammer)

A bit of breaking news for you; not content with working on the excellent looking Rome: Total War 2, Creative Assembly have partnered with table-top miniatures behemoth Games Workshop to bring their worlds to life using Total War mechanics.

So far very little has been revealed over how this might work, and the sources suggest that THQ will retain the rights to produce games based on Warhammer 40,000 so this may just be Warhammer Fantasy that gets the Total War treatment. We’ll have to keep an eye on the situation as it develops further.

Regardless of how things turn out, Creative Assembly have proven time and time again that they know how to make great wargames – couple that with the fascinating worlds of Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 and there’s a good deal to be excited about!

If Warhammer Fantasy is given the Total War treatment, which would be your favourite race to play as?

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