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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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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November 20

Shiro Games Roadmap - What's coming next?

Hey guys!

We're so glad to see that you adopted the Clan of the Boar!
We know you cannot wait for new stuff coming to Northgard ;)

As the official release approaches, it seemed important to give you an overview of what's coming in the game for the last phase of Early Access!

Until multiplayer patch

We've identified a few problems and bugs with the current version of the game, and we're working on solving these :)

Multiplayer Patch - December

This update will introduce something that many of you asked: Dedicated servers.
Those servers will hopefully grant you more stable and less laggy games, solving the issues of hosts disconnecting!

We'll add many more things to make the experience more fun and intuitive:
- The possibility to choose a different difficulty for Northgard (as the environment) and for each AI individually
- The possibility to kick someone from the lobby (he won't be able to join again)
- The players leaving a game will be replaced by an AI
- The AI will have a more human behavior

In this patch we plan to entirely revisit the Trade Victory, more information about it will soon come.
We'll also add some other smaller things that were missing in the game.

First Campaign update - January 2018

We'll unveal the first 4 chapters of the campaign in the beginning of 2018.
This campaign will tell a story about a young Viking Warchief and his quest for colonizing Northgard!
The player will meet each clan one after the other, interact with them (not all of them have good intentions ;) )

Some changes to the UI and Key Binding will also be implemented at this time.

The end of Early Access Period

We intend to fully release Northgard in Februray-March 2018 (this is an objective, not a certainty ^^).
The period of time between the January update and the official release will be dedicated on solving every little problem that we identify!

Northgard after its official release

The official launch of the game will not mean the end of new features addition, and we're looking into adding new clans, gameplay mechanics, etc...

What would you like to see added into the game? Tell us :-)

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November 16

PATCH NOTE #17 - v0.3.6656 - Clan of the Boar

Hello Northgardians!

A new clan will be released tomorrow: The Clan of the Boar!


A reclusive clan once forgotten by their brethren but recently rediscovered, the Clan of the Boar is both mystical and untamed. Their understanding of the world is unmatched, as are their boorish and primitive ways.

Starting bonuses
  • The Mender's Hut replaces the Healer's Hut. Menders produce +2 Lore while they're not healing.
  • Under The Stars: Each additional tile gives +2 max population.
  • No happiness penalties for non-upgraded houses.
Heritage (200 Fame points)

1 Free Lore (does not count towards Lore victory or Blessing unlock)

Greater Blessings (500 Fame points)

Blessings have upgraded effects:
  • Freya: Blizzard penalty reduction: 30% => 50%.
  • Baldr: happiness +3 => +5
  • Jörd: Warchief and upgraded towers get +10% att

Lore tree changes
  • Trading => Bartering: +3 Krowns, Allows trading routes with neutral factions (not other clans)
  • Mining efficiency => Handiwork: +10% production for non upgraded buildings
  • Coinage => Simple living: -50% wood construction costs for buildings
  • Medecine => Herbalism: Each active Mender give +5% production in the Mender’s Hut Territory
  • Carpentry Mastery => Nature’s Gift: +1 Krowns each 5 clan members
  • Growth knowledge => Legacy: Altar of Kings production is doubled
  • Wealth knowledge => Osmosis: Forests, Swamps & Fishes gives +2 happiness

You'll be able to find the full presentation of this clan in this video!


  • Vedrfolnir now has a different description text once he’s healed
  • As Vedrfolnir crashed after being wounded, there is now a mark on the ground (may need some work)
  • Vedrfolnir cannot spawn on Magma Flows tiles
  • There is now a healing icon above the health bar of the healed clan member
  • Many new sound FX (victory and loss of a game, ally trading with you, feasting, etc…)
  • A new special effect for the warrior's charge
  • Non upgraded silos now grant a +300 max food stock. Upgrading them will raise this to 500.


We corrected some issues in the game, here is the list:

  • Fixed a bug in the way bonuses granted by upgraded silos were calculated
  • Fixed an issue with the way the game calculated winter food consumption (depending on the size of the clan population)
  • The Altar of King bonuses weren't always displayed
  • Forests had a chance not to be occupied by wolves
  • The mining exploit has been fixed: it is not possible to extend indefinitely the stone and iron reserves in a mine
  • When reaching 0 in a traded ressource, the trade route just stops
  • A lot of "NULL ACCESS" and "CALLED FROM" errors have been fixed

We worked hard on this update, and we hope you'll have fun playing the Clan of the Boar! :-)

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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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