DEAD IN VINLAND is a survival/management game, mixed with RPG and adventure elements, about a Viking family trying their best to survive on a mysterious island.
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Release Date:
Apr 12, 2018

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August 13

New game announcement: The Last Spell

Hello survivors,
we hope you're okay!
As for us, it's summer here, but today it's so cold it feels like it's already autumn... Well, at least it's not Drought ;)

Since early 2019, we had actually divided our team into two smaller teams:
  • One team that kept on working on Dead in Vinland, especially for the DLCs, the bug fixes, implementing new languages...
  • One team that has been working on our brand new game!

We released Dead in Vinland more than a year ago (April 2018), and since then, we've kept on working on it for more than a year.
We’ve released 3 DLCs, made a lot of free patches too which enhanced quite a lot the overall experience (ie. ultra detailed difficulty starting options for the game, a cool hotbar for tracking important items, sorting options in the character bar, fast-forward options and rapid share the food/water interactions). We also released the game on Nintendo Switch a few weeks ago, it’s an accomplishment for the studio because it’s our first game showing on console!

Now, we like how the game is, and we're happy to officially announce our new game:

What if Final Fantasy Tactics & Dynasty Warriors had an illegitimate daughter?

The Last Spell is a turn-based tactical RPG immersed in roguelite mechanics in which you lead a team of hardened heroes to defend the last bastion of humanity against hordes of monsters.

As you have noticed, it's not a new "Dead in". Don't fret, we want a new "Dead in" to happen in the future! However, we wanted to do something different this time. We're big fans of Tactical RPGs, and we've been thinking about this project for quite a long time now, and we're very happy to be working on it now!

We are so grateful to all of you for supporting Dead in Vinland with us, you're all the best <3

If you want to stay with us for this new adventure, don't hesitate to wishlist The Last Spell! We're a small indie studio, so wishlists are very helpful for us, and you'll be the first to know about the latest news!

Happy surviving!

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July 11

Dead in Vinland is 50% off! Tell a Viking friend!

Hello survivors!

Dead in Vinland is currently 50% off for a limited time! Already own the game? There's no better time to gift it to an unsuspecting friend ;)

Get the True Viking Edition containing all 3 DLCs now at a reduced price:

Watch our latest trailer to get a taste of what awaits you in the Vinland...

Good luck surviving!
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“[...]Dead in Vinland is compulsive, and a great example of systemic roguelike storytelling.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Super complete and addictive, you won't see the time fly: "one more turn" is a recurring phrase.”
8.5 – Actu Gaming

“Everything interlocks with its complicated little gearwheels, battles break up the constant events of the day beautifully and even the figures make me with the time much more curious.”
79 – GameStar

About This Game

DEAD IN VINLAND is a survival/management game, mixed with RPG and adventure elements, about a Viking family trying their best to survive on a mysterious island.

Exiled on a faraway and unknown land, lead Eirik and his family on their quest to survive.
Manage their physical and mental health, explore the island, organize your camp and deal with other human beings. Some will help you, and some will be less... friendly.
Unveil the esoteric mysteries of Vinland. They could save your life… or lead you to your demise.


  • Deep survival management simulation : find and gather resources, secure a supply of food, take care of the mental and physical health of your characters, fight diseases and wounds, ration your water supplies, endure the elements (storm, drought, rain…).

  • Challenging: the game is turn-based so you have time to take the best decisions, but the challenge is high! You’ll have to adapt to the crisis the game throws at you, with your own reasoning.
  • 3 modes of difficulty: if you just want to enjoy the story, we added an easy mode and, for the crazy lunatics, we added both an extreme difficulty and iron man mode, that even the developers of the game can’t beat!

  • Build your camp: expand your shelter with 18 activity stations, each one with its own mechanics. Craft more than 130 upgrades and dozens of items to give you precious bonuses. Choose well, you won’t be able to craft everything.

  • Manage a community: 14 playable characters, each one with their own strengths, flaws and stories. Influence how their relationships evolve with meaningful dialog choices, achieve one of the 7 possible romances or kick annoying characters from your camp and recruit new ones. And some surprises!

  • Explore the island: 150 areas to discover with hundreds of objects to interact with. Unveil the many secrets of the island and its beautiful, hand-painted landscapes.

  • Don’t just survive, settle: you can hunt, harvest, fish… but you can also grow a garden and breed sheep! Advanced camp stations with special mechanics.
  • Live your own adventure: complete 70 non-linear quests to reach the end of the game. Depending on your choices, learn about what happened to your characters after the end.

  • Animosity and tribute system : be “welcomed” by the infamous tyrant Björn Headcleaver and his merry band of robbers. Bend the knee and pay him weekly tributes, or rebel… and face the consequences.
  • Full RPG system: 5 health states to care for, 20 skills to develop, more than 600 character traits, 100 items to collect, 30 diseases and 20 wounds to die from… Customize your characters: choose from 5 randomly generated special traits every time they level up.

  • Turn-based tactical combat: quick and deadly 3 vs 3 battles against Björn’s minions. 5 unique playable character classes, each with its own set of fighting skills, and 5 passive classes.
  • HUGE content: more than 150 000 words - twice the size of the first Harry Potter book - telling a mature yet humorous story.


    DEAD IN VINLAND is the second installment in the “Dead In…” universe, after DEAD IN BERMUDA. The two games are standalones, but you’ll learn a bit more about the secrets behind these strange islands and the general background in each game of the series.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
    • Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 minimal screen resolution
    • OS: MacOS X 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 minimal screen resolution

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