In The Beginning
Man created strong AI, and it was good. The name given to her: Haalee.
With her help, humanity's potential blossomed. The pace of technological advancements increased exponentially, leading to a singularity, an irreversible transformation of human life.
Source: The Game Website.
The game was originally released as Ashes of the Singularity on March 31st, 2016. On November 10th, 2016, the first stand-alone expansion - Escalation - was released, as a game aimed at veteran RTS players. The split divided the player base and on February 16th, 2017 the two were merged into one game, henceforth known as Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation.