Your avatar is a brave warrior who has fallen in battle. But instead of finding well-deserved peace in Asgard, his soul is trapped in the harsh world of Niffelheim. Survive in this hostile world, ransack the neighboring lands, explore dangerous dungeons and find your way to Valhalla.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We'd like to invite gamers into the fantasy world of Niffelheim as soon as possible. We see the Early Access program as an opportunity to join forces with active community members for further development and polishing of the project. This is our chance to test a variety of multiplayer modes and gather valuable player feedback. We are keen to hear user suggestions and comments on GUI, game balance, AI behavior and other game play aspects.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access release is scheduled for Q1 2016, with the full release to follow next year. Overall the game will spend about a year in Early Access.”

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

“The full version will include final visuals for three of the four playable worlds: each location will feature unique hand-drawn graphics. We also plan on adding an Arena for battles between players. During Early Access, we plan to focus on further optimization and bug fixing, correcting the errors revealed during player testing. We will take some time to polish multiplayer modes, perfect gameplay balance and improve AI scripts.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, Niffelheim runs on Windows, Mac OS, Steam or Linux. Control options are keyboard and mouse, gamepad and Steam controller. The current build showcases all core gameplay features: exploring the game world (travelling on the surface or underground), building the player's castle and workshops (to craft weapons, armor, potions and food), resource gathering and fighting hordes of enemies, a unique character development system and the item store. Shrines in the game world activate special charms. The "ultimate charm" allows you to tame a mighty dragon, giving you the chance to beat the game.”

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

“We've decided not to raise the cost of the final game. But as a thank you for the support all players who've bought Niffelheim during Early Access stage will get a DLC with music for the game for free as well as any other DLC we may release in the future.”

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

“We aim to take into account valuable player feedback as we further develop and perfect Niffelheim. The game will be updated with every major change. We will be fixing errors based on player bug reports and will take into account player comments on various game aspects. A user-friendly interface, precise game balance and enjoyable multiplayer modes are all top priorities for us. Player suggestions will be implemented as much as feasible. Purchase early access, post your feedback and comments on Steam forums and get directly involved in the development of Niffelheim.”
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June 12

New Steam Chat

Hi there,

Welcome to Niffelheim Steam Chat !

you can talk directly with us and people who are interested in our games.

How it works here

Let's check out:)

Ellada Games
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June 5

Devs News #8



Hi everyone,

Lately we’ve been adding a lot of interesting and useful things to the game, so we just didn’t have any time to post about our progress. But we should not forget about news updates.

So, where were we last time? Oh yeah, I’ve told you about the new inventory (BTW, right now we’re finishing a neat feature - a beautiful display for when you equip an entire armor set)

And for now - a few words on the new chest features.

1. You can put everything in the chest and take everything out - this has been requested a lot by the community.
2. Quick transfer of a stack - using a single button (there will be a text hint displayed below).
3. You can take half a stack and put it away item by item.
4. You cannot use an item from the chest - you have to place the item in your bag first.
5. The chests in your workshiops will be available once you open any of them. You don’t have to run around the workshops in search of an item.
6. Items are sorted in the chest the same way as in your inventory.

As you can see, many of your requests and suggestions have been implemented for chests and inventories.
Currently we are working on the game window. And next time I’ll tell you about the diplomacy window, what will be displayed in there and how will it work.

Ellada Games Team,
Enjoy the games!
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About This Game

Niffelheim is a 2D action exploration game in a Nordic fantasy setting, with a huge hand-drawn world.


Death means nothing to the Gods. Arise and face the demons of death. Fight against the blind rage of spirits. Triumph against the ancient forces that rule over this harsh world. Your path is steeped in blood and sweat, for it is the path of the true lord of these lands.


Immerse yourself in darkness and face the evil that lurks below. Dig deep beneath the earth, explore the underworld, harvest food and resources. Fight your way through ominous caverns, build up your stronghold. Battle, trade, hunt and build farms. Craft unique weapons and tools. Enslave an ancient force to conquer enemy lands. March against demons of death.


Key game features:

• Huge open world of ancient burial mounds and gravesites, sinking players into the world’s darkest corners;
• Beautiful hand-painted visuals with astonishing levels of detail.
• Four playable locations, each with its own unique look;
• Great freedom of action: explore a world ruled by ancient spirits, complete priests' quests, battle foes and conquer territory in the struggle for supremacy – the possibilities are virtually limitless;
• Uniquely implemented random generation of the underworld with endless dungeons and caverns swarming with extraordinary creatures and monsters as well as countless treasures;
• Struggle for survival in a ruthless world of treacherous spirits: gather resources, hunt animals, build up your stronghold, craft unique items, weapons and tools in workshops;
• Unique character development system based on demon sigils;
• Shrines and charms allowing you to tame an ancient force and triumph in the battle against fierce demons;
• Various game modes: single player, PvP, team and co-op.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 4800
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4:3 and 21:9 screen ratio supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9XX or AMD
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4:3 and 21:9 screen ratio supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4:3 and 21:9 screen ratio supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9+
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9XX or AMD
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4:3 and 21:9 screen ratio supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4:3 and 21:9 screen ratio supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9XX or AMD
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4:3 and 21:9 screen ratio supported
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