Start with nothing and build up your viking settlement in harsh Nordic climate in this survival strategy town building game. Start with nothing and prepare for winter. Set forth on raids on other viking settlements and defend yourself from them.
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Mostly Negative (73) - 38% of the 73 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 5, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Because of you, my friend. You are our most valuable asset when developing this game. Without you guiding and hating on us, we'd be like Odin without Hugin and Munin: dumb, lost and out of our minds!

Currently, the game has a strong foundation, but not much else. We have all the systems in place to build a great game, but without player feedback we are stumbling in the dark; in the end, we want you to play the game, so the best way to ensure we are heading towards Valhalla is to let you guide us there!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We hope to have the game out of early access before the end of 2018, but of course it's hard to predict, maybe the community comes with a bunch of awesome ideas, that will take time to implement, so the real answer is - when the community and us are happy with the game!”

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

“The full version will include many, many more hours of gameplay. While most of the content is up for debate, as we wish to build the game together with the community; we do have a few things that can be expected:
  • More viking traits that will change the way they act
  • More buildings and props to decorate your village with
  • More environmental factors such as water, animals and flora
  • Difficulty settings, random generation settings and of course mod support!
  • Your idea here?

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the game you can currently build a small viking village with a functional city-building toolset, and vikings will be strutting around with some basic personality traits. (both of which will be continuously be improved upon during early access).

I'd estimate we're 30% done, and we are looking for your help to determine the next 70%.
The game is in early access - but it bears saying again - THERE WILL BE BUGS and we will squash them without mercy, but it will take time. So we ask you to have patience with us.”

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

“Yes, we plan to gradually increase the price as we ship new content and features.”

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

“This is the most important question.
The way we involve you, our player, into the development of the game, is by doing one thing, and one thing only:

We will listen.
Every time you have feedback.
Every time you hate on us, or the game.
Every time you love something.
Every time you found a bug.
Every time you have an idea.
Unconditionally we will lov.. LISTEN *ahem* to you, and together we can build this game into the giant northern Jörmungandr it deserves to be!”
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About This Game

Struggle to keep your viking settlement alive in harsh Nordic climate in this survival strategy town building game. Start with nothing build up your settlement, prepare for winter and set forth on raids on other viking settlements while also defending yourself from them.

At its core Mind the Vikings wants to be a thematic, strategic and personal take on the city building genre. Games like these often focus on grandeur and numbers. Mind the Vikings wants to turn that on its head and let you in closer. Get to know your citizens personally, learn the nooks and crannies of the settlement and make you think twice before starting a feud.

Ultimately though, I'm a solo developer and my time is severely limited. In order to reach this vision i need your help:

Your feedback is crucial:

As a solo developer my time is occupied mostly with finding bugs and play testing. As a player you can help me save enormous amounts of time simply by giving me feedback and reporting bugs. I want this vision to be a reality, and to be a journey for all of us, so please, join us on our discord! (links in blog posts)

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD FX-6300 with at least 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 6850
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: It's a work in progress, that means required minimum specs will change during development, when we add stuff, it will rise, as we work on performance, it will hopefully decrease.
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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