The mechs of Scythe: Digital Edition stomp out of Early Access

The digital port of mechs and economics 4x Scythe is now out of Steam Early Access and into a proper release. The full version of the game has a number of improvements, including a Hard difficulty setting for the game’s AI. We took a look at the game on its early access launch and called it slick and sharp—it’s a distillation of the 4x that many strategy fans are going to enjoy.

Scythe: Digital Edition is a port of Jamey Stegmaier’s board game, developed by The Knights of Unity, and published by Asmodee Digital. Scythe is well known for prominently featuring the 1920+ alternate universe of polish artist Jakub Rozalsk, a world also featured in upcoming RTS Iron Harvest

Here are the highlights of the release version changes

  • Hard difficulty AI 
  • Action Assist Display
  • Camera Rotation 
  • Stats for local games
  • Steam Content (badges, Trading cards and backgrounds)
  • Mac OSX support
  • New languages supported: Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian.

The Knights of Unity also promise more updates in "the coming weeks and months," with some great tabletop-esque rules like bribing other players to take actions, as well as a spectator mode for online play. You can check out Scythe: Digital Edition on Steam

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.