Songs of Syx nearly triples player count following Sseth video

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The fantasy city-builder Songs of Syx has nearly tripled its player count after a video from YouTube reviewer SsethTzeentach.

Sseth’s review currently sits at almost 1 million views only two days after it was uploaded and recounts his experience with Songs of Syx (or more accurately, its very thorough tutorial).

At the time of writing, Songs of Syx currently sits at around 1600 active players, a sharp increase from its past record of 739 in January 2024, and more than triple its March 2024 peak of 529.

In Songs of Syx, build up their own city-state, balancing the needs and cultures of disparate groups (or engineering their society to work with only a select few) while interacting in the living world of the game’s setting. There are other factions, each with their own economies and populations being simulated at the same time as yours, these aren’t abstract enemies that only manifest when relevant to the player, they’re always out there and their situations will impact the geopolitics of your world.

You can check out Sseth’s review for yourself here.

Songs of Syx is a fantasy city-builder where you start off as an insignificant colony and build, scheme, and fight your way towards a metropolis and empire. The mechanics are complex and true to life, where small events can spiral into the collapse of kingdoms. Easy to learn, but impossible to master. It’s set in a low-fantasy world with graphics aimed at stimulating your imagination.

Sseth is a YouTube reviewer and content creator largely known for his irreverent humor and thoughtful critique of the games he plays. You can find his YouTube channel here.

Songs of Syx is available now as an Early Access title on Windows PC (via Steam).



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