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Platform(s): Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Shiro Games
Release Date: March 7, 2018

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'Northgard' Reaches 3 Million Players As Developer Shiro Games Celebrates 10th Anniversary

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2022 @ 9:41 a.m. PST

Northgard is a strategy game deeply ingrained with Norse mythology in which brave explorers have discovered a new world filled with mystery and danger, where players are tasked to help them survive and thrive in a hostile land.

After years of tireless explorations, brave Vikings have discovered a new land filled with mystery, danger and riches: Northgard.

The boldest Northmen have set sail to explore and conquer these new shores, bring fame to their Clan and write history through conquest, trading, or devotion to the Gods. That is, if they can survive the dire wolves and undead warriors roaming the land, befriend or defeat the giants, and survive winters so harsh even the boldest Vikings will shiver!

To conquer the new world and become its master, the explorers have different strategies to lead their clan to greatness: explore, trade, or defeat your enemies in battle.

In Northgard, the player takes control of a Viking clan who arrive on unknown and unforgiving shores, where they have to establish their village, gather resources, grow their society and defeat their opponents. In their quest to conquer a new and mysterious world, clans will face off against undead warriors, giants, dragons and other foes while surviving the harshest environments.

French developer Shiro Games is thrilled to announce that Northgard has reached 3 millions players since its original launch in 2018.

The studio has kept adding new content to the game since its release, lately with the Clan of the Eagle, now offering 15 clans to choose from, multiplayer options, and varying difficulty levels to suit any play style. More content is coming soon, to grant more challenge and novelty to historic and new players.

Alongside this huge accomplishment, the French indie studio also celebrates its 10 year anniversary this month. Based in Bordeaux, the video game developer and publisher recently welcomed 10 new hires, bringing the total number of employees to 60. The company has been growing strongly, supported by the historic success of Evoland and Northgard and the recent launches of Dune: Spice Wars and Wartales in Early Access, both garnering critical and public acclaim.

The studio manages a large part of its technology and has a diverse catalogue of six gamesTwo unannounced projects are also currently being worked on and Shiro Games plans to hire 20 new people in the upcoming year.  At the same time, the studio is also developing a publishing activity called Shiro Unlimited, to support young independent studios in the development of original titles such as Decarnation or Abyssals (planned for a release in 2023).

“We founded Shiro Games with the goal of creating the video games we would like to play, and we have followed that path since the beginning. During a decade, we have created our own franchises from the ground up including Evoland, Northgard and Wartales, and worked with renowned partners in the industry on projects such as Dune: Spice Wars.” says Nicolas Cannasse, CEO of Shiro Games. ”We’re already working on two new games, our talented teams are growing, and we are ready to keep this creative mission alive in the years to come”.

Key Features:

  • Build your settlement on the newly discovered continent of Northgard
  • Grow the village by assigning Vikings to various jobs (Farmer, Warrior, Sailor, Loremaster)
  • Choose between six different Viking clans, each with unique benefits, buildings and units
  • Manage your resources carefully to survive the harsh winters and vicious foes
  • Expand and discover new territory with unique strategic opportunities
  • Achieve different victory conditions such as Conquest, Fame, Lore and Trading
  • Play against your friends or against an AI with different difficulty levels in single player or multiplayer modes.
  • Follow the brave Viking Rig in his quest for vengeance in a brand-new single player campaign that spans over 11 chapters.  

Northgard is available for Android, iOS, Xbox One, PS4 and nintendo Switch on PC (Steam).

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