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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Mixed (15) - 66% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Apr 28, 2016

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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?

“Full release of the game is scheduled for September 2018.”

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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September 19

Patch to 0.9.024

Hi all,
so here some hotfix

1. Fixed mouse input issues
2. added some descriptions.
3. castle repair more chipper
4. traps durability is fixed
5. server password issues

working hard on release version:)
See you soon,
Ellada Games team
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September 18

Update #0.9.024

Hi folks,

I’ve got three great news for you:
1. Our latest bugfixes have turned into a full scale 0.9.024 update. Thanks for all the feedback!
2. The game release is scheduled for September 26th.
3. We are currently working on Korean localization, which will be available on release.

Details on the update:

New features:

1. The Horde has been introduced in the game! Now every few days the Horde will assault your castle. You need to build and fortify it so that the skeletons do not plunder your castle. Just place more weapons in the fortress and you’ll be fine. After the plunder mobs and bots will disappear. Their goal is to loot your castle you, and, well, it's possible to kill you along the way :)
2. Ultimatums will appear very rarely, and there will be enough time to fulfill them. They will demand gifts that you can find in the alchemic workshop. We recommend fulfilling these tasks.
3. We have added various visual effects to mobs and players. Burn them or beat them – it’s a lot of fun :) Also you will see a message stating that a certain effect is applied or received. Bleeding, stun, burning, poisoning and hitting!
4. In single player mode the game is PAUSED once you open the interface! I think this should make everyone happy. Obviously, there is no pause in multiplayer mode.
5. Seeds are now in the consumables section.
6. Character description is added to character selection.
7. New Labor Skills are introduced. Level these up, to spend less satiety on digging and chopping. Check out the skills screen.
8. There will be reports indicating that an item is going to break soon and when something gets broken.
9. While you are cutting down trees or digging, an axe and a pick are displayed under the hot panel.
10. The castle is using its stationary defenses while its its health is over 10%.
11. Hints appear over the character informing about the next action you should perform.
12. From now on you will be able to stun enemies, but you also may be stunned by some enemies.
13. Some effects may have additional effects - check the item description.
14. When skeletons kill you, they return to their places of dislocation, and no longer hang around the corpse

Balance tweaks:

Effect powers of mobs increase along with the difficulty level.
You can now craft Portal Scrolls.
Torch inflicts only little damage, but can ignite most targets.

Actually there have been a lot of balance changes and there is no point in writing everything down: durability of items has been increased, some skills were changed, as well as some recipes and various characteristics of mobs and heroes, including buffs and debuffs. Once again I’d like to thank the players for the feedback, it’s a great aid in balance improvement. We are going to continue balancing, so please keep sharing your thoughts.

1. Inventory issues have been fixed.
2. Loot issues have been fixed
3. The portal doesn’t get caved in after an earthquake.
4. Issue with mini-buildings and seed durability has been fixed
5. Various bugs with item durability
6. Various achievements have been fixed
7. Statistics and trophies have been fixed
8. Hel’s appearance has been fixed.
9. Issue with selected items disappearing on window closing has been fixed.
10. You can die on the throne.
11. Woodcutter experience has been fixed in multiplayer mode.

And a few more minor fixes involving GUIs and controls.

Well, see you on September 26th? :)
Ellada Games Team
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About This Game

Survive in the Underworld

Warriors remain warriors even after death. Set out on the path to the last challenge and prove yourself to the Gods. In life you were never frightened by the cold, darkness and death, and you won't fear now. make sure you have enough provision, defend yourself and unravel the mysteries of these lands.

Do not become forgotten

Crush anyone who dares to attack your lands. Each fallen enemy brings you closer to Asgard! Bones, teeth, fur - use all of that as your weapons and armor. Build a fortress that will cover you from enemy attacks as well as help you destroy the attackers. The Death Priests will issue ultimatums. Will you comply or reject their orders and join the fight of their dead minions?

Find a way out

Collect all the pieces of the portal to Asgard. But be careful - these are fiercely guarded by mighty giants, undead and deadly spiders.


Brew various potions from mushrooms and slayed beats to become stronger. Cook the best dishes to feed all you friends. Brew poison that will kill the most powerful troll.

Explore ancient caves

Reach the very heart of the world to find powerful artefacts that will help you win the final battle. Find out what is hidden in the darkness.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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