Beyond Earth Mod of the Week: Affinity As Yields

Welcome to Mod of the Week, where we highlight Civilization: Beyond Earth mods created by the community. This week: Affinity As Yields.

Do you wish Affinity progression worked differently in Civilization: Beyond Earth? Have you ever envisioned your peoples' adoption of Affinity to be a byproduct of your developmental choices rather than technology adoption?

Affinity As Yields, a mod created by Steam user HandyVac, completely reworks how Affinity works in the game. With this mod, you'll earn Affinity points each turn, rather than in bursts from successfully researched technologies. Now Affinity comes from what you choose to do with your knowledge, rather than where you plan to steer your civilization.

You can download Affinity As Yields from Steam Workshop here. The mod is also mirrored on

So what do you think about this interpretation of Affinity development? Do you have any ideas on other ways Affinity progression should work? Which is your favorite Affinity? Tell us on Twitter at @CivGame or on Facebook.

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