Nyheim is a single-player digital boardgame about rebuilding the titular city of Nyheim after a lethal pandemic. As survivors of the disease, your party must explore the districts of Nyheim, face mutated rats, gather supplies and lead the efforts towards a new society!
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Positive (27 reviews) - 85% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 31, 2017

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March 1

Update 2

- Rebalanced all location loot probabilities
- Snow storm setback can now trigger multiple times and stacks
- Snow (Hardship card) countdown reduced
- Cold snap setback now spawns threats on whole map instead of hardships
- Adjusted book countdowns
- Increased rewards from Development cards
- Reduced rewards from HQ levelup upgrades
- Reduced countdown on injuries
- Slightly reduced threat spawn chance at the start of the game and increased at the end
- Increased countdown on crises

- Game ending scenes are no longer skippable by clicking to prevent accidents. Works with Space or Esc.
- Continue game now has loading screen
- Main UI now has a supply panel which shows amount of supplies in HQ and progress to next level
- Secondary exclamation mark over locations to indicate secondary projects

Card activation phase
- Dice can now be selected and they are prioritized when using cards
- Dice are no longer re-arranged after every reroll

Resolve phase
- When finding books, character's current skill is shown
- Current food count is shown when gaining food cards
- Text notification when taking supplies from HQ
- Removed countdown animations from upgrade and crisis cards to reduce excessive waiting every turn
- Removed animations from upgrade cards giving supplies in HQ view
- Supply panel triggers animations and sound when gaining more supplies from upgrade cards

HQ view
- HQ view now shows exact amount of population in addition to percentage

Location view
- Added a panel showing all dice in your party
- Added a panel showing current location's loot probabilities
- When hovering over Explore or Rest buttons, only cards usable in that phase are hilighted

Tooltips for
- Main UI
- Locations on map, showing loot probabilities
- Dice, showing all sides
- Cards, description for all different elements

- Countdown image (top left circle) now changes depenging on if the card automatically ticks down every turn or not. Circle for automatic and Square when player activated
- Fixed title text overflow

- Removed most of the tutorial popups as they became obsolete with new tooltips and in game help pages

In game help
- New help pages explaining all parts of the game. Accessed by question mark in main UI

New hotkeys for die roll phase
- 'Q' Open/Close reroll selection
- 'E' Select all dice. Second press selects all non-usable dice
- 'Space' reroll all selected dice
- 'Right mouse click' Select/Deselect all dice with same results

New hotkeys for map
- Map panning with arrow keys or WASD
- 'Esc' to open/close menu

New settings
- Slider for tooltip delay
- You can now set your own image as your main character portrait from settings menu

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February 4

Update 1

Small bug fix patch to address most critical issues with an added bonus of more character names.

- Fixed couple of bugs that caused the game to freeze
- Minor UI tweaks
- Added ~800 more names to character name pool

So what next?

It has been exciting to see people play and enjoy the game, but watching the let's plays in youtube made us realize that the game's help system is far from perfect.

We are working on overhauling the whole tutorial and moving a lot of the game mechanic explanations to separate help window. You can then check out the help when ever you need more information about something, instead of the tutorial spamming text on your face, page after page.

In addition there's going to be some tooltips when hovering over elements, which again should make the whole learning experience more intuitive and less wall of text.

If there are some specific things you find confusing and not well explained in the current tutorial, feel free to drop a comment or write on the forum about it.

Thanks for everyone who bought the game and happy surviving!

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About This Game

A lethal pandemic swept through the globe, mutating vermin into an aggressive menace and threatening to snuff out the light of humanity. Now my children, the survivors of the disease are rising back up, unwilling to let me become a hollow shell on the coast." - The city of Nyheim

Nyheim is a game of risk management and rolling dice. In Nyheim you will gather a group of survivors, each contributing one or more eight-sided dice to the party. When you rest or explore in a location, you roll the dice and attempt to get the results that cards in the location require. Food, items and skills will grant you rerolls and ways to manipulate the dice, while injuries, threats and hardships will reroll them when you don't want to or remove them altogether!

Your ultimate goal is to survive through the winter, gather enough population, or rebuild Nyheim's hydroelectric dam. Crises, threats and ever-looming threat of starvation will make the road to victory harsh and unforgiving.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: shader model 3.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: shader model 3.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: shader model 3.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: shader model 3.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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