Northgard is a strategy game based on Norse mythology in which you control a clan of Vikings vying for the control of a mysterious newfound continent.
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Very Positive (680 reviews) - 88% of the 680 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (4,595 reviews) - 90% of the 4,595 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 22, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access was planned since the beginning for Northgard. We are big fans of strategy games and we know the level of perfection we need to attain with player experience, game flow and game systems. This can only be achieved with thorough testing and iteration. Simply put, we need experienced and passionate strategy players to make Northgard the best it can be!

Join us to make Northgard the strategy game of your dreams!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This will depend a lot on the feedback we receive. A rough estimate would be 4 to 12 months, 4 being the strict minimum we need to implement features we already have in mind and take your feedback into account.”

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

“There are 3 main areas we will work on during Early Access:
  • New playable clans with unique gameplay specificities
  • A full story driven campaign
  • A multiplayer (now available) mode
And a host of smaller features (improved trading and diplomacy options, more events, map specific victory conditions...)

As always, although we're very confident in the items on these lists, this is subject to change depending on Early Access feedback and testing.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version is our Alpha version, meaning all the core gameplay is in a good state with some non-core systems awaiting implementation or optimization. Some parts of the core systems still require some tweaking, but the game is playable, enjoyable and relatively bug free.”

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

“Our plan for now is to have the Early Access version slightly cheaper than the full release. Both as a thank you to our testers and to reflect the amount of content that will be added during Early Access.”

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

“We will be using the Steam Community forums to gather and discuss feedback. Will also have an in game feature that you can use to send bug reports easily directly to us.”
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August 18

Patch notes #14 - v0.2.5876

Hello Northgardians!

As planned, this patch will mainly correct some disturbing bugs, and change some aspects of the balance between clans!

Here is the detail of what we've changed :-)

Clan Balancing

Clan of the Goat - Buff
  1. Sheepfold costs now 60 Wood instead of 80
  2. Barricades increase the villagers resistance by 30% instead of 20%
  3. Team Work (Fame 2) now also grants you a free fest

Clan of the Bear - Buff
  1. Food production loss in winter is reduced to 30% instead of 20% (Fame 0). This bonus now also affects wood consumption
  2. Fame 2 : You'll win less fame by unit killed (5->3) but for each 100 fame points, the bear military units gain 1% power (when reaching 500 fame, the player will get a 5% bonus power, going up from there)
  3. Winter festival reduction loss of food during winter goes from 10 to 30%

Clan fo the Raven - Buff
  1. With the Ranger tech, the raven's scout can no longer be hurt and consume no food
  2. Mercenaries have higher resistance (+15%)
  3. The colonization of new tiles by spending Krowns is cheaper (you needed to spend 50% of the food cost when colonizing with Krowns, this ratio is now 40%)
  4. The mercenaries also loot ressources from the tiles they attack (depending on the tile, there will be a little icon to show which ressource you'll get)
    • 60 food if raid on empty tiles
    • 80 food if raid a food providing tile (fish, deer, farm)
    • 5 iron or 5 stone if raid on iron or stone providing tile
    • 50 lore if raid on lore providing tile

Clan of the Wolf - Nerf
  1. The wild animal will give less food ==> 20 for wolves instead of 30 & 140 for bears instead of 150
  2. The happiness provided by a military unit came from 1 to 0.5 (you will need 2 units to get 1 happiness)

Bug fixing & other modifications

  1. There is now a cooldown when breaking an attack (prevent hammering and animation skipping)
  2. We enhanced the animation synchronization, fixing the damage bugs where different animation dealt different amounts of damages.
  3. Farmer, miner and smith get +10% attack bonus
  4. The scout camps upgrade stone cost has been halved (5 Stone instead of 10)
  5. We added color variants for the giants, the wolves and the deers
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August 11

Ask Us Anything next thursday - 17th of August

Hello my fellow Northgardians!

We will be answering your questions live next Thursdayat 3PM (Paris hour) on the following Discord channel:

The Discord channel will be unlocked on the 17th of August, a countdown will there be available on the channel for you to be prepared for the beginning of the session ;-)

We truly hope many of you will be there!

Thank you so much for your support!

Edit: You can post your questions in advance in this thread =)

Please keep them well written and organised!

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“If Odin played Early Access strategy games, I imagine he’d be pleased.”
PC Gamer

“It’s an impressively well-made thing, a finely-embroidered cloak of an RTS with all the elements sewn together in a pleasing and sensible way.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Northgard is already worthwhile, and it could easily become a must-play for strategy fans if Shiro Games continues to add to and improve the already solid foundation that they’ve laid so far.”
Tech Raptor

About This Game

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 the harshest winters ever witnessed in the North.

  • Build your settlement on the newly discovered continent of Northgard
  • Assign your vikings to various jobs (Farmer, Warrior, Sailor, Loremaster...)
  • Manage your resources carefully and survive harsh winters and vicious foes
  • Expand and discover new territory with unique strategic opportunities
  • Achieve different victory conditions (Conquest, Fame, Lore, Trading...)
  • Play against your friends or against an AI with different difficulty levels and personalities

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista or better
    • Processor: Intel 2.0ghz Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum display resolution: 1366x768
    • OS: Windows 7 or better
    • Processor: Intel i5 3.1 Ghz Quad core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended display resolution: 1440x900
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