Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing
Developer: Iron Gate Studios

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'Valheim' Reveals First Mistlands And Biome Early Access Update Details

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2021 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT

Valheim is an exploration and survival game set in a procedurally generated world, offering players unlimited freedom to build and live the saga of their dreams, cooperatively or alone.

Are you worthy of entering Valhalla? You have been sent to Valheim, the 10th Norse world. Only by defeating the mighty beasts of these lands will you win the favor of the gods. This quest will take you to the far reaches of this world, from the deepest forest to the highest mountain peak.

Valheim is an open-world exploration survival game set in a vast procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by norse mythology and viking culture. Players are tasked with taking back the realm from the ancient enemies of Odin, building mead halls and castles, crafting weapons and armour, and sailing the seas in search of new horizons and win the favor of the gods.

Valheim is a game about exploring a huge fantasy world inspired by norse mythology and viking culture. You start your adventure at the relatively peaceful center of Valheim. The further from the center you travel, the more challenging the world becomes. But you will also find more valuable materials that you can use to craft deadlier weapons and sturdier armor. You will also build your own viking strongholds and outposts all over the world. Eventually you will build a mighty longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be wary of sailing too far...

Valheim is a huge procedurally-generated world, inviting players to explore lush forests, snow-topped mountain ranges and mystical meadows, all presented in striking Lo-Fi graphics. Valheim offers a dodge & block based combat system with a wide range of weapons for deathless vikings to battle primordial bosses of myth and legend. The viking adventure is playable solo, or with up to nine friends as no one wants to repeatedly face death alone. Between deaths, Valheim offers a flexible house and base building system, intuitive item crafting and ship building, and dedicated servers.

Hello everyone!

Time flies and it’s already been a little over a month since we released Hearth & Home. It’s been very inspiring to see how everyone is using the new building pieces to make even more creative things than before, and your reactions upon discovering the new stuff have been so much fun – especially the things we made into a bit of a surprise, like the lox riding.

Releasing Hearth & Home was a big milestone for us as it was our first big update, and it feels really nice to have finally gotten to share that with you. There are always more bug fixes and balance adjustments that can (and will) be made, but we have also begun looking at things for future updates, this time focusing more on adventure and exploration than on building.

Those of you who follow Richard on Twitter might have noticed that he’s experimenting with the terrain and textures for the Mistlands, which will be our next big biome update! However, please keep in mind that this is not a final version, and that the landscape will likely change quite a bit before we figure out just exactly what the Mistlands will look like. It’s also still too early to say what the implementation of the Mistlands will mean for your existing worlds, but we will keep you updated once we know more.

While the groundwork for the Mistlands is being done, some of us are having a look at smaller updates. A biome update takes quite a while to develop, and like we’ve mentioned before we also want to offer you some smaller updates before that. Currently, our dungeon master Erik is teaming up with the art department to work on something to make the Mountains a bit more interesting, especially for those of you who love to explore new places.

There is no final version of what this will look like yet either, but we thought we’d show you some concept art to convey the general feeling:

We hope you haven’t missed that you’re now able to craft Jack-o-turnips in the game! The vikings didn’t exactly celebrate halloween, but it’s still nice to have something to brighten up the homestead when the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting darker… At least in our part of the world.

Back in June we had an AMA over on our subreddit, and we’re looking into organizing another one pretty soon. Keep an eye out for announcements about this.

Valheim is now available through Steam Early Access for $19.99.

Key features:

  • Huge procedural world - explore and inhabit mystical lands, from imposing forests to vast snow topped mountain ranges and stunning meadows, complete with their own creatures of legend and wildlife to hunt and battle
  • Flexible house and base building system - raise mead halls, farms, settlements outposts, castles and more.
  • Intuitive item crafting - forge weapons and armour and craft food and mead worthy of skaldic verse
  • Dodge & block based combat system with a wide range of weapons
  • Build & sail ships - from Knarrs to imposing warships, build legendary vessels to traverse the seas and discover new lands
  • Multiplayer (with focus on cooperation) - Valheim supports independent, player-hosted servers and unlimited world creation.
  • Defeat bosses & collect trophies to progress and craft new powerful items

Valheim is in development for PC (Steam).

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