After the initial Early Access success where Songs of Syx managed to quickly shift over 11,000 copies the developer has been toiling away on a massive update that's now in Beta.
What is Songs of Syx? A fantasy city-builder where you start off as an insignificant colony and build, scheme, and fight your way towards a metropolis and empire. It blends together elements of so many different games into quite a unique experience, and now even more so. V58 Conquest adds in entirely new game mechanics for the overworld, along with a big visual refresh and it looks quite fantastic. There's also now "basic Civilization/Total war mechanics" allowing you to " sally forth and conquer your foes and do that which Conan the Barbarian loves so".
There's masses more that's new including various UI overhauls, dynamic yield for mines based on assigned workers, they added "some kind of growth inside mountains" (sounds ominous…), races now have a terrain/biome preference in addition to climate, two new races, three new music tracks, middle mouse button now nicely grabs the map to easily move the camera and much more.
You can get a full overview of the update below, where the developer walks through various parts of the update (at least, the new parts they actually remember).
V58 Conquest can be tested on Steam if you opt into it. Right click the game in your Steam Library, go to Properties, Betas and then select "ea58beta" from the dropdown. Once stable, it will roll out to other stores. Update: not too long after the article went live it was released to public, no more Beta needed.