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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January 18


Hello Northgardians!

We have exciting news to share with you :^)


We’ve reach the final stage of the implementation of our dedicated servers. During the latest tests we made, they seem to behave quite well.
The next phase is to perform some stress tests, and to do this, we need you!

If you wish to enter the open BETA for the servers, just follow this link and fill in the very little form we prepared for you.

At the end of the form, you will get a BETA-Servers code, that will allow you to play on our brand new servers :)
Once you get your code:
1- Right click on Northgard on your Steam library
2- Click on Properties
3- Open the BETA tab
4- Enter the code you received and choose "open-beta" in the drop-down menu
5- Wait for the Download of the update (you may have to restart Steam)
6- Start Northgard and enjoy the Servers :-)


We also changed a few things in the game (which are also available on the default version):

  • Tile transfer will appear normally in the end screen summary
  • We fixed a bug that caused Draugar portals and many other things to remain visible in the end screen summary
  • Clan members won't start healing before they transform into healers anymore.
  • We fixed a visual bug sometime occuring with the lighthouse
  • We fixed a bug in the Fishermen’s animation
  • We fixed a bug in the skin of the Warchief when summoned for the second time
  • You can now train a clan member to become a Sailor even if the boat is at sea!
  • The exclusive mode will now work properly for two monitors users
  • The cooldown of Domination (Wolf Clan’s fame 500) has been reduced from 12 to 9 months
  • Left click on a unit's portrait will now select the closest unit to the camera
  • We fixed many Null Access errors


As we planned when starting the Early Access period, we will be raising Northgard price on Steam from 19,99€ to 27,99€ starting this Friday January 19th. Be sure that there will not be further price raise when the game is officially released! We are also planning to release a Deluxe version of the game, including the Development Artbook and the complete OST!

Thank you so much for your support, you guys are the best! <3
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January 1

ShiroGames - Bye bye 2017 and WELCOME 2018 !!!

Hello Northgardians,

As the end of 2017 is upon us, we wanted to share with you a few thoughts.

What a year! At the beginning of 2017, Northgard was about to start its 6-months Early Access period. At the time, the game was supposed to be a fun, solo strategy game with 4 clans and ShiroGames was only a team of 9. It soon became clear that the game would be much more than that. To match the new ambitions of our little Vikings, the Early Access period has been doubled, and the team grew.
Today, after 10 months and almost 500k unit sold, Northgard has 6 clans, a Multiplayer mode with dedicated server coming in January and a lot of new tiles, units and buildings. The 15 person team now gets ready for the official launch of its baby. In January, we’ll launch the dedicated servers, and we’ll open access to the test version of the campaign! We cannot wait to have your feedback on these, as we worked hard to make them as enjoyable as possible!

One thing we know for sure, is how much we owe you, our beloved community. You helped Northgard become what it is now in countless different ways and we cannot thank you enough for your support and your feedback.

We’re so proud of the way the game has evolved, with its own personality, and you’ve been a key part of this!

So thank you and enjoy a wonderful 2018!

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