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:
Mar 7, 2018

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December 18, 2018

Update - Northgard Winter Festival

Winter Festival

Today sees the citizens of Northgard begin their Winter Festival. This brings with it plenty of holiday cheer, a brand new map and a new event.

  • New Map - Permafrost
    Brave the elements and get into the Winter Festival spirit with this all new snow covered map.

  • New Event - Frozen Sea
    The Frozen Sea event will cause the Sea of Northgard completely freeze over. A thick layer of ice completely blocks the harbour, making it impossible to navigate, obtain resources, organise raiding parties or buy Thralls.

We’d also like to wish every one of you a happy holidays! We are truly thankful for your continued support and will continue to improve the game even more in the coming year .
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December 4, 2018

PATCHNOTES - Clan of the Dragon


The most alien of all clans, the Dragons follow ancient customs and embrace sinister traditions. They use sacrifice and slavery to further their goals, often earning the other clan's distrust.

Starting Bonuses
  • Your civilians can go into neutral territory.
  • No Happiness or Production penalty for being wounded.
  • You start with a Sacrificial Pyre. You can build a Dragonkin Altar instead of other military buildings.
  • You start with 2 Thrall and 3 regular Villagers. You can buy Thralls from your Longship Dock


Slavery is an important part of the clan’s economy. Like the regular civilians, Thralls can travel in neutral territory and fight.

Thralls do not count towards your population and do not require housing. Their maximum number () is based on your current population number: 33% of current population.
They consume only 33% of what a Villager usually consume and they gather 50% less resources than a civilian.

How to get new Thralls

There are 2 different ways of getting new thrall:
  • You can buy them from your longship dock. the price of each thrall will increase after each purchase (+40 ) , and this price will slowly decrease over time (-2 /month).
  • After getting the Capture Lore, you’ll be able to enslave enemy civilians. You’ll need to get them to 33% HP to have a chance (10% chance per hit) to enslave them. This also works for neutral factions. Please note that each enslaved Kobold will take 1 slot in your Thrall population , each Myrkalf will take 3 slots, and each Jotunn will take 5 slots.

Thrall are a powerful economic and military asset but beware of their number! If by any chance your regular population falls under your Thrall population (if < ), they will rise against you!

The Clan of the Dragon starts each game with a pre-built exclusive building: the Sacrificial Pyre. Through this building, you’ll be able to send every unit you have (except warchief, Jötnar and Bláinn, spectral warriors) to be sacrificed to honour the gods and gain their favours.

Sacrificing a unit will earn you some Dragon Essence that can be used to unlock various bonuses:
  • Sacrificing a regular (non Thrall) unit gives 2 Dragon Essence Units ()
  • Sacrificing a Thrall gives 3 Dragon Essence Units ()

Each Fame step will improve the available bonuses and will unlock additional parts of your Dragon Essence gauge.

The different bonuses that can be unlocked are:
  • Nanna’s Influence: +2 in (Thane: +3 / Jarl: +4)
  • Andhrimnir’s Influence: +2 in production (Thane: +4 / Jarl: +8)
  • Niorun’s Influence: +2 in Production (Thane: +4 / Jarl: +8)
  • Njörd’s Influence: +2 in Production (Thane: +4 / Jarl: +8)
  • Mimir’s Influence: +2 in Production (Thane: +4 / Jarl: +8)
  • Hönir Influence: Your slightly increases over time
  • Idunn’s Influence: Will heal your Dragonkin, wherever they are (if not in combat)
  • Magni’s Influence: +10% for your Warband and non-thrall units (Thane: +15% / Jarl: +20%)

The Clan of the Dragon does not have access to the regular Military Building. The only military camp you’ll be able to build is the Dragonkin Altar. Each Altar increases your warband size by 1 (2 if upgraded).

Giving a Villager his Dragonkin form is a non-reversible process and will consume 50 Krowns (+10 per new Dragonkin) and 1 Dragon Essence Unit .

Dragonkins are ferocious military units, more powerful than warriors.

Thanks to the Frenzy Lore, they can get a +50% bonus when fighting alone in a tile.

The Clan of the Dragon has 5 new Lore:
  • Hard Labor: Your Thralls can be conscripted to production buildings to increase their output (You can assign a maximum of 1 Thrall)
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears: You can assign 2 extra Thralls to production buildings. (You can assign a maximum of 3 Thralls)
  • Capture: Gives a chance to enslave wounded enemy civilians or neutral faction units. Enslaved Myrkalfar count as 3 Thralls, Jötnar count as 5 Thralls.
  • Slave Trade: Thralls are cheaper by 50% and minimum price is also reduced by 50%
  • Draconic Frenzy: +50% for a Dragonkin with no other ally unit in their zone.

  • Clan of the Wolf: The berserker now costs 200 and 5 . His defense has been raised to 10.
  • Clan of the Bear:
    • The Clan now starts the game with Kaija .
    • Fame 500: Kaija can now go into enemy territory
  • Clan of the Goat: 1 sheep has been added in nearby territories
  • Warcry: the time effect has been decreased from 4s to 3s. The CoolDown time has been increased from 1 month to 3 months. Only 1 Warcry can be shouted each month per tile and per team.
  • The Myrkalfar’s life has been decreased from 60 to 50
  • The Kobold spawn rate has been decreased, and they won’t start expanding on the players' territory before the middle of the year 802

We really hope you have as much fun with the Dragon as we did creating them! We still have a lot of awesome ideas for the future and cant wait to share them all with you.

Thank you for your continued feedback and support!

Have Fun!

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

“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
  • Enjoy dedicated servers and grind the ranks to reach the final Norse God rank!


The Viking High King is murdered and his REGAL HORN is stolen by a man named HAGEN. This event kickstarts a saga that will take RIG, his son and heir accompanied by his right-hand man BRAND through the new continent of NORTHGARD, where he will make new friends and foes and discover a much greater threat than HAGEN, and the reasons behind his father’s assassination.

In order to complete the 11 chapters campaign, the player will have to master the specificities of all 6 clans and tame the unforgiving wilderness of Northgard.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • 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: 1 GB 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: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended display resolution: 1440x900
    • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
    • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2012 or later
    • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2014 or later

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