Scythe transports you to an alternate reality in 1920s Europa, one ravaged by the First World War. Take up the role of leader by assuming command of one of 5 factions, and set out to conquer the coveted "Factory". Lead your mechs to war and your people to victory!
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Very Positive (127) - 92% of the 127 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (508) - 77% of the 508 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 5, 2018
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May 29

The Invaders From Afar are here!



Dear players,

The first expansion to Scythe: Digital Edition is now available with a 10% discount for the first 7 days!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1021190/Scythe_Digital_Edition__Invaders_from_Afar/

What’s in this expansion?
  • 2 new factions: Clan Albion and the Togawa Shogunate, with their own starting positions, abilities and units available in two cosmetic variants
  • 2 new mats: Innovative and Militant
  • 4 new music tracks (2 per new faction) which have been added to the free Soundtrack DLC
  • Support for local and multiplayer games with up to 7 players (instead of 5)
  • Official rules changes for some Crimean and Polanian abilities in 6-7 players games [see the official expansion rules page 3]
  • A new background for the main menu featuring the Togawa Shogunate

Can I play with the new factions if I don’t own the expansion?
If you don’t own the expansion you can’t play as Albion and/or Togawa, but you can play against them in online games created by owners of the expansion. This way, the community will not be split between owners and non-owners of the expansion.

Can I toggle the expansion on and off if I own it?
Yes: when you create a new game, whether local or online, you can choose to play with or without the expansion.

What else is new?
This update adds several bugfixes, 25 new achievements and redesigned screens for the game creation menu and the online lobby featuring extra artworks by Jakub Rozalski.

If you experience any issue, please report it in this thread and we'll investigate:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/718560/discussions/0/1643164558917320083/

Happy invasions!
- Asmodee Digital & The Knights of Unity
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May 23

The Invaders From Afar are coming...



Dear players,

The first expansion to Scythe: Digital Edition will be released next Tuesday. Add it to your wishlist today!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1021190/Scythe_Digital_Edition__Invaders_from_Afar/

What’s in this expansion?
- 2 new factions: Clan Albion and the Togawa Shogunate, with their own starting positions, abilities and units available in two cosmetic variants
- 2 new mats: Innovative and Militant
- 25 new Steam achievements
- 4 new music tracks (2 for each new faction) which will be added to the free Soundtrack DLC
- Support for local and multiplayer games with up to 7 players (instead of 5)
- Official rules changes for some Crimean and Polanian abilities in 6-7 players games [see the official expansion rules page 3]
- A new background for the main menu featuring the Togawa Shogunate

Can I play with the new factions if I don’t own the expansion?
If you don’t own the expansion you won’t be able to play as Albion and/or Togawa, but you may play against them in online games created by owners of the expansion. This way, the community will not be split between owners and non-owners of the expansion.

Can I toggle the expansion on and off if I own it?
Yes: when you'll create a new game, whether local or online, you'll be able to choose to play with or without the expansion.

See you next week for the release!

Cheers from the Factory,
- Asmodee Digital & The Knights of Unity
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Reviews

“Evocative, clever and rewarding”
PC Gamer

“Runner-up Golden Geek Best Board Game App 2018”
Board Game Geek

“Scythe (...) is truly a brilliant 4X game.”
Rubber Chicken Games

About This Game


In an alternate reality in 1920s Europa, it's been several years since the "Great War", but the ashes of the conflict are still hot and the war is entering a new phase. The first conflict saw the emergence of some incredible engines of war known as Mechs.


Built by "The Factory", an independent city-state which has since become the object of everyone's desire, these technological monstrosities roam the snowy landscapes of Europa.
Be the hero of one of the five factions – Saxony Empire, Crimean Khanate, Rusviet Union, Polania Republic or Nordic Kingdom – and become the richest and most powerful nation in all of Europa during these dark times! To assure the victory of your people, you will need to explore and conquer new territories, enlist new recruits and deploy your forces by building formidable and terrifying combat Mechs. Replay history in a fictional past full of mechanical engines and technology, where each choice you make will be critical. Choose your battles with care, because in Scythe, victory is achieved with and for the people!






  • Asymmetry: every player starts the game with different resources (energy, coins, keen combat sense, popularity…), a different starting location and a secret objective. The starting positions are specifically set to contribute to the uniqueness of every faction and the asymmetrical nature of the game.
  • Strategy: Scythe offers players almost complete control over their fate. The only elements of chance apart from each player's individual secrete objective card are the Encounter cards, which players draw to interact with the citizens of newly explored lands. Combat is also handled by way of choice; no luck or chance is involved.
  • Engine Building: Players can improve their construction abilities to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits into their faction, activate mechs to dissuade opponents from invading and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources. This aspect creates a feeling of energy and progression over the course of the entire game. The order in which players get to develop their economy and technologies adds to the unique feel of every game, even when playing as the same faction several times.




System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 class GPU with 1024MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    Minimum:
    • OS: Sierra (10.11 and +)
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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