Valheim, a new indie Viking-themed multiplayer survival game has just hit Steam Early Access earlier this week. Up to 10 players will be able to work together to explore and survive the harsh environments of the tenth world of Yggdrasil.
“A battle-slain warrior, the Valkyries have ferried your soul to Valheim, the tenth Norse world. Besieged by creatures of chaos and ancient enemies of the gods, you are the newest custodian of the primordial purgatory, tasked with slaying Odin’s ancient rivals and bringing order to Valheim.”
The game features a Norse mythology-themed procedural-generated world where players will have to craft, build, hunt, sail, and slay mythical beasts to survive.
“Your trials begin at the disarmingly peaceful centre of Valheim, but the gods reward the brave and glory awaits. Venture forth through imposing forests and snow-capped mountains, explore and harvest more valuable materials to craft deadlier weapons, sturdier armor, viking strongholds and outposts. Build a mighty longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be wary of sailing too far…”
The developers also published a development roadmap alongside the game’s launch that promises several major updates this year, including a new biome called the Mistlands.
Valheim is available on Steam at $19.99 and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Some players even claim that the game is better and more polished than most big-budget games while still being in Early Access.
The game is being developed by a small Swedish studio called Iron Gate and published by Swedish game publisher Coffee Stain Studios, best known for Goat Simulator.
You can check out the official Early Access trailer below to see what the fuss is all about. You can also head over to the Valheim Steam Page for more info.