Embark on an epic Viking survival adventure on the Isle of Skye. Join Einar as he braves the elements and confronts fierce predators, unravelling the island's mysteries. Sharpen your axe and set sail - Valhalla awaits!
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Mixed (17) - 47% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 18, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

After three years of development with a year and a half in Pre-Alpha, Skye: The Misty Isle is ready to move into its Alpha stage, and we feel it is finally time to open up and show you what we have been working on. At Aurora Game Studios, we believe that you, the community, play a vital role in the development process. By participating in Early Access, you can join us through the game’s evolution and help our small team craft a legend worthy of the gods!

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

Development has been planned into distinct phases based on the nine Norse realms. Early Access will begin in Phase 0.3, Muspelheim, and will see the game undergo six major updates before its final full release. We cannot currently confirm the exact duration of the Early Access period, but we will provide regular development updates to keep players informed.

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

During Early Access, a temporary border will be added to limit the playable area and allow us to carefully craft regions of our vast maps. This border will be expanded periodically throughout development, with both maps fully available at full release. As the game develops, we are also planning to introduce a rich narrative in which the player will follow Einar through his journey from curious explorer to legendary raider, as well as comprehensive performance and visual updates to ensure players achieve the best possible experience.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Alpha Early Access will begin in June 2024 with the release of Phase 0.3, Muspelheim. Featuring the initial regions of Norway and Skye, 15 settlements, and 140 encounters and points of interest, so players will have no shortage of places to explore.

For a full overview, head to our YouTube channel for the Early Access Dev Diary!

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

The price of the full release has yet to be determined. However, it will likely increase to reflect the additional features and content we plan to introduce and develop throughout the Early Access period.

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

All updates and information can be found across our Steam and socials to inform the community about our progress in development. We are always open to comments, suggestions, and feedback, so head over to our official Discord Server, where you can ask questions, participate in polls, and even chat with the devs. Follow and wishlist to stay up to date!

Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey. We can't wait to see you on The Misty Isle!

The Aurora Team 🌙
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About This Game

Embark on an epic journey through a hyper-realistic, Viking survival game, set on the majestic Isle of Skye. Join Einar as he braves the elements and confronts fearsome predators, unravelling the fate of the land and the mystery of his arrival.


Immerse yourself in the stunningly realistic terrains of Mørsvikbotn and Skye, crafted with real-world heightmaps on a 1:4 scale. Explore vast and dramatic landscapes, adapting your survival strategies to each season with dynamic day-night cycles and changing weather, all rendered with Lumen Global Illumination. Enjoy exceptional performance with NVIDIA's DLSS 3 and Intel's XeSS for breathtaking resolution, smooth gameplay, and reduced latency.

Survive and thrive by mastering resourcefulness, planning, and resilience. Tend to your wounds, manage hunger and thirst, and endure harsh environments. Balance fishing and farming to sustain yourself, and hone your hunting and foraging skills to gather essential resources. Mine, log, and craft tools, weapons, and structures to suit your playstyle, continuously unlocking new crafting recipes to expand your capabilities.


◈ Survive the wilds with resourcefulness, managing stamina, hunger, and exposure to harsh climates. Tend to your wounds, maintain your health, and navigate the icy peaks where every breath is a battle.

◈ Master fishing and farming to sustain yourself, balancing skills between sea and soil. Cast your line for various fish and tend to your fields for a bountiful harvest.

◈ Hunt and forage in untamed lands, using stealth and skill to gather resources while evading predators. Choose wisely between hunting for meat or foraging for edible plants to maintain health and stamina.

◈ Mine, log, and craft tools, weapons, and structures to shape your environment and play style. Build grand fortresses or cosy shelters, and unlock new crafting recipes to expand your creative realm.

◈ Navigate using a realistic night sky, guided by constellations to uncover the island's secrets. Follow the stars to walk the path of your ancestors and forge your own legendary journey.

◈ Ride horses and command longships, exploring new territories and uncharted waters. Gallop through verdant meadows and navigate the open sea, discovering legendary lands and ancient treasures.

◈ Forge alliances or face adversaries, shaping your destiny and leaving a legacy on the Misty Isle. Immerse yourself in the stories of locals, clans, and cults as you navigate trials and challenges.

◈ Master diverse combat styles with a range of melee and ranged weapons to conquer your foes. Face swift and elusive adversaries, cunning ranged combatants, and heavy-armoured brutes, using timing and positioning to your advantage.


System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-9700k or =
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB or =
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
      • available on NVIDIA's GeForceNOW
      • (for players who do not meet minimum specs)
    • OS: Windows 11
    • Processor: Intel i9-10900k or =
    • Memory: 32 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce RTX 3060 12GB or =
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
      • NVIDIA DLSS 3 & Intel XeSS
      • (optional features, subject to specs)

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