Songs of Syx base building strategy game doing well on Kickstarter for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Thanks to developer Jakob de Laval. The crowdfunding campaign is more than 57% funded. Which also is well on it’s way to reaching the $22,136 USD funding goal.
Songs of Syx starts as base builder. While ending in a grand Strategy. While creating deep, true to life mechanics which are easy to learn, but hard to master. This also takes place in a low fantasy world. With graphics aiming to stimulate your own imagination.
Six years ago Jakob de Laval started making a game. Basically progressing through intuition. But knowing that he wanted to build a city. While creating the feeling of controlling real lives, real armies and real cities. During this time similar games have passed through Kickstarter, early access and full release. While still struggling with the overly ambitious foundation of Songs of Syx.
Which is now live in the world. Due to release on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. And the reception has been overwhelming! So it seems this is more like a game the strategy community craves. Which reminds me of Factorio, but it’s not.
Full of different races, cultures, old and new gods and strange creatures. Night turns to day, climate and weather change. And migrations of animals and people flow in Songs of Syx. Droughts and pestilence, pirates and bandits. While new discoveries will ensure kingdoms and empires come and go with or without your intervention. No game will ever be the same, as all content, background stories, and easter-eggs are generated uniquely each iteration, while still sticking to a rich background story that you will unfold piece by piece.
Base Building on a Huge Scale
Take your settlement further that you ever have by winning the hearts of your subjects or by whipping them into submission. Have their number swell your insignificant colony into a metropolis of tens of thousands. Be careful not to overreach, as everything you build requires upkeep. And a slight disruption of your production, or a dip in your standing. Could certainly spiral out of control and your people will not hesitate to depose a thoughtless king. GRAND
Songs of Syx Kickstarter Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows PC)
As your capital grows, it must be sustained by the villages, towns, lumber camps, castles and ports that constitute your kingdom. But you’re not alone in. Other kingdoms and despots are eager to forge an alliance or expand their borders, so tend to your relations and try not to stand culturally. To grow your might, you must engage in global trade, where there are no fixed prices, no currency to mint, but based on supply and demand, turning you rich one day, and your goods worthless on the next, if you’re not paying attention.
Massive Tactical Battles
Gather forces from allies and vassals. Conscript traveling mercenaries and heroes to bolster your ranks. With up to 20k individual units in Songs of Syx. Use tactics and skill to encircle your enemy, or let your reputation demoralize them before clashes of up to 40k units, which outcomes dictate the rise and fall of empires.
Nobility & Slaves
Break the backs of slaves as they make your beds and swab your floors. Just throw them a bone from time to time to keep them from rising up in revolt. Appoint nobles, or import them from other kingdoms and have them manage different aspects of your kingdom to boosts your production and standing, but be careful with whom to trust, and reward them accordingly as some might get the idea to usurp you or join your enemies.
Songs of Syx is more than 57% funded on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding campaign is worth checking out. With a full release due to arrive on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.