Your avatar is a brave warrior who has fallen in battle. But instead of finding well-deserved peace in Asgard, his soul is trapped in the harsh world of Niffelheim. Survive in this hostile world, ransack the neighboring lands, explore dangerous dungeons and find your way to Valhalla.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (27) - 85% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (430) - 82% of the 430 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 28, 2016

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We'd like to invite gamers into the fantasy world of Niffelheim as soon as possible. We see the Early Access program as an opportunity to join forces with active community members for further development and polishing of the project. This is our chance to test a variety of multiplayer modes and gather valuable player feedback. We are keen to hear user suggestions and comments on GUI, game balance, AI behavior and other game play aspects.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access release is scheduled for Q1 2016, with the full release to follow next year. Overall the game will spend about a year in Early Access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will include final visuals for three of the four playable worlds: each location will feature unique hand-drawn graphics. We also plan on adding an Arena for battles between players. During Early Access, we plan to focus on further optimization and bug fixing, correcting the errors revealed during player testing. We will take some time to polish multiplayer modes, perfect gameplay balance and improve AI scripts.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, Niffelheim runs on Windows, Mac OS, Steam or Linux. Control options are keyboard and mouse, gamepad and Steam controller. The current build showcases all core gameplay features: exploring the game world (travelling on the surface or underground), building the player's castle and workshops (to craft weapons, armor, potions and food), resource gathering and fighting hordes of enemies, a unique character development system and the item store. Shrines in the game world activate special charms. The "ultimate charm" allows you to tame a mighty dragon, giving you the chance to beat the game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We've decided not to raise the cost of the final game. But as a thank you for the support all players who've bought Niffelheim during Early Access stage will get a DLC with music for the game for free as well as any other DLC we may release in the future.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We aim to take into account valuable player feedback as we further develop and perfect Niffelheim. The game will be updated with every major change. We will be fixing errors based on player bug reports and will take into account player comments on various game aspects. A user-friendly interface, precise game balance and enjoyable multiplayer modes are all top priorities for us. Player suggestions will be implemented as much as feasible. Purchase early access, post your feedback and comments on Steam forums and get directly involved in the development of Niffelheim.”
Read more

Buy Niffelheim


Recent updates View all (58)

January 10

HotFix 0.9.022

Hi there,

thank you for bugs reports.

HotFix [16.01.2018]
1. Dragon statue issues fixed

HotFix [10.01.2018]
1. Minor bugs are fixed

HotFix [10.01.2018]
1. Chests in dungeons are fixed
2. Stamina is fixed.

HotFix [10.01.2018]
1. Dragon Land is fixed
2. Dragon flight is fixed.

Working on other bugs also.

EG team
26 comments Read more

January 9

Update 0.9.022 [The One-Eyed Wolf Forest]

Hi everyone,

We’ve finished working on new playable locations. And as promised earlier, the
Forest of the One-Eyed Wolf
is now available in the game. The remaining two locations are complete as well, but will become available at the day of the game launch.

Currently we are working on several core tasks that will be implemented prior to release:

1. GUI and game controls are currently at the active development stage.
2. New characters and new mobs – the art is completed and integrated into the game. What are left now are playable characteristics and sound effects.
3. Global balance in the game and some new items. We have a new system implemented, which is now being tested.

What else we are planning to add or improve prior to the actual release:

1. Various effects and visualization.
2. Game optimization.
3. Earthquakes in the dungeons to restore resources.
4. Description for all items in the game.
5. Tutorial for newcomers.
6. Gamepad control.

What else we’d like to add prior to release:

1. New achievements, as well for the multiplayer mode.
2. Additional in-game statistics.

These would be the key features to implement in near future!
We will keep you posted!

Ellada Games Team

:bullhead: Official Discord
:headache: Facebook
:iamold: Twitter
:iamtheking: VK
26 comments Read more
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards


Niffelheim has its official Discord server, where all players discuss the game, you can find friends for co-op and our team shares work in progress. Use this link to join!

About This Game

Niffelheim is a 2D action exploration game in a Nordic fantasy setting, with a huge hand-drawn world.

Death means nothing to the Gods. Arise and face the demons of death. Fight against the blind rage of spirits. Triumph against the ancient forces that rule over this harsh world. Your path is steeped in blood and sweat, for it is the path of the true lord of these lands.

Immerse yourself in darkness and face the evil that lurks below. Dig deep beneath the earth, explore the underworld, harvest food and resources. Fight your way through ominous caverns, build up your stronghold. Battle, trade, hunt and build farms. Craft unique weapons and tools. Enslave an ancient force to conquer enemy lands. March against demons of death.

Key game features:

• Huge open world of ancient burial mounds and gravesites, sinking players into the world’s darkest corners;
• Beautiful hand-painted visuals with astonishing levels of detail.
• Four playable locations, each with its own unique look;
• Great freedom of action: explore a world ruled by ancient spirits, complete priests' quests, battle foes and conquer territory in the struggle for supremacy – the possibilities are virtually limitless;
• Uniquely implemented random generation of the underworld with endless dungeons and caverns swarming with extraordinary creatures and monsters as well as countless treasures;
• Struggle for survival in a ruthless world of treacherous spirits: gather resources, hunt animals, build up your stronghold, craft unique items, weapons and tools in workshops;
• Unique character development system based on demon sigils;
• Shrines and charms allowing you to tame an ancient force and triumph in the battle against fierce demons;
• Various game modes: single player, PvP, team and co-op.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9800 GTX+ or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 21:9 screen ratio supported
    • OS: OSX 10.9+
    • Processor: 2,7 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 21:9 screen ratio supported
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 21:9 screen ratio supported
Customer reviews
High Volume of Reviews Detected:
Exclude  or  View Only
Review Type

Purchase Type


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph

Display As:
Review Beta NEW!
When enabled, will sort reviews by new Helpfulness score. Read more about it in the blog post.
Show graph
Hide graph
Review Helpfulness Beta Enabled
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...