PARIS — June 13, 2018 — Asmodee Digital, the industry leader in digital board games, announced today that Stonemaier Games’ Scythe is now available on Steam Early Access (PC/Mac) for $19.99. Developed by The Knights of Unity and published by Asmodee Digital, Scythe’s digital edition fuses dieselpunk-themed artwork by the game’s original artist, Jakub Rozalski, with a digital interface to bring Scythe to digital audiences while keeping the signature look and feel of the board game.
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Scythe is an engine-building asymmetric competitive board game set in an alternate 1920’s period. In Scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.
The Digital Edition of Scythe introduces an AI who replaces the Automata and excels at utilizing the specialties of each faction while streamlining the bookkeeping tasks — allowing the digital edition to maintain Scythe’s signature gameplay while being approachable to newcomers. Other new features include a custom-built interface, in-game chat and lobby systems.
“Scythe was a breakout hit among board game enthusiasts when it launched in 2016,” says Philippe Dao, Chief Marketing Officer of Asmodee Digital. “We are thrilled to work alongside Stonemaier Games and The Knights of Unity to give Scythe new life on Windows and Mac.”
“Ever since we launched Scythe to gamers worldwide in 2016, fans have asked us to make a digital version. We were excited when The Knights of Unity partnered with Asmodee Digital to make it a reality,” said Jamey Stegmaier, Scythe designer and publisher at Stonemaier Games. “It’s been a pleasure to see how the Knights and Asmodee Digital have combined forces to keep the game’s vision while adapting to the constraints–and perks–of the digital format.”
The physical edition of Scythe launched in August of 2016 where it received critical praise and won multiple awards including five BoardGameGeek Golden Geek awards, the Origins Board Game of the Year award, and many more.
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Asmodee Digital, a fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, is an international publisher and distributor of digital board games with operations located in Europe, North America, and China. Asmodee Digital manages the creation, design, development, publishing, and marketing of board and card games on leading digital platforms for Asmodee studios as well as for third-party publishers. The current Asmodee Digital catalog includes best-selling digital games such as Catan VR, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Agricola, Mille Bornes, Pandemic, Small World 2, Mr. Jack London, Colt Express, Mysterium, Potion Explosion, Onirim, Jaipur, Spot It! Duel, Abalone, Ticket to Ride First Journey, Catan Stories, Talisman, Fighting Fantasy Legends, Smash Up and digital versions of many other well-known board games.
About The Knights of Unity
The Knights of Unity is an independent Unity Software House founded in 2015 by the best Unity developers from Wrocław, Poland. Knights develop 2D and 3D games, simulators and interactive applications for mobile (iOS, Android and Windows Phone), desktop (PC, OSX, web), consoles (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), VR (HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream) and AR (Vuforia, Kudan, Hololens). Till now Knights have developed over 50 white label projects for clients from all over the globe and have worked with companies like Interplay, Team17 and Daedalic Entertainment. For more information, visit Knights website: https://theknightsofunity.com/
About Stonemaier Games
Stonemaier Games is a tabletop game publisher run by Jamey Stegmaier with the support of co-founder Alan Stone and a myriad of talented independent contractors, volunteers, and fans. Based in St. Louis and distributed worldwide, Stonemaier Games’ brands include Viticulture, Euphoria, Between Two Cities, Scythe, and Charterstone. For more information, visit www.stonemaiergames.com.