AstroViking is a horde-survival shoot em' up with RPG elements! Forge your own superpowered Viking with 60+ upgrades and take on an endless swarm of aliens!
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March 19

The Entropy Update (Blog #4)

We're back with more progress! After 7 months of work on this update, we're finally nearing the home stretch. So many things have been added by this point that this update might as well be a full on re-release of AstroViking.

It’s taken a long time to get this far, and we’re very grateful for the your patience. Our core team is only 4 people, so major improvements take a huge amount of time to finish.

Without further ado, here are the biggest new features we've added to the game:

  • An all-new arena for classic mode, Niflheim! This arena will replace the old one. Instead of being boxed inside that abstract space area from the current Steam release, you'll be fighting on a blizzard-stricken frozen lake floating in outer space:


  • The Expanse, a new area for completing tutorials and testing your weapons before moving into the actual combat arena:



  • New VFX for the Vortex and Dash. Practically everything visual has been reworked throughout the game, but your abilities have been especially polished:


  • New pause screen. Instead of just a black overlay with the word "Paused", we stepped it up a notch with a neat vaporwave visual effect which looks like a paused VHS tape. Add in some spicy visuals and we've got ourselves a really cool pause screen:


  • A loading screen with randomly selected tips. Replacing our simple black loading screen is an actual stylized loading bar:


  • Ragnarok mode rework. Ragnarok mode will be getting an easier unlock condition as well as a new arena specifically for it. The menu art for selecting Ragnarok mode is also pretty cool now:


  • New skill tree. We've reworked the skill tree with the introduction of status ailments. From now on, you can simply jump into one of 6 paths, each with their own branches, right from the start. Now there's an EXPONENTIAL number of ways to build your character, and we've even introduced a progress bar to show you how close your run is to a "maxed out" character:


  • FULL CONTROLLER SUPPORT, FINALLY!. Yes, it's finally coming. The game is fully playable in every sense with a controller. Menus, equipment selection, gameplay, and even the leaderboard all support controller-based navigation. DualShock 4 controllers even have fully integrated LED support!

Thank you guys for all of your support. This update will be out sometime soon, for real this time. Let us know what you think of the new content in the comment section, we'd love to hear from all of you.


- The Artii Games Team

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December 20, 2018

The Entropy Update (Blog #3)

Happy Holidays from the Artii Games team!
We're here to provide some quick updates on the Entropy Update's progress!

We couldn't release before Christmas :(
First off, I'll say that we intended to get this out before the Steam Winter Sale started, but controller support set us back on art progress by about a month. (And boy, it was NOT fun to do.)

Our custom controller solution for navigating the menu turned out to be a behemoth that took a lot of time off of other things. One good thing about that is that controllers are now fully supported! The downside is that we are going to have to delay the update to January, as a lot of important features didn't get the attention they deserved yet.

Previews of new features
The best way to keep you updated on our progress is through screenshots, so here's a TON of them.

  • Boss Waves have been reworked to Mutant Waves. Mutant enemies are modified versions of existing ones with crazier bullet patterns and new designs.




  • Status effects have been added! You can now infuse your bullets with 3 different kinds of effects (freeze, poison, and spark). Each effect has highly variable build paths to help you make really awesome combos.



  • You can now shop for items that will mutate your initial loadout. We'll be adding a few before this update, but will probably roll out more items at random. We intend for these effects to be drastic and game changing. Also, the currency to buy items is unlocked from playing the main game (currency persists between your play sessions.)


  • The game has gotten tons of art polish! From a totally new mode select screen to a new HUD for the main game, EVERYTHING is better looking.



  • New seasonal events! The title screen changes in the winter months to be snowy! In the future, we may expand this beyond aesthetics and add more seasonal changes.



There are seemingly hundreds of minor changes to the game that are probably too boring to report here, but practically everything has been dramatically improved. The game should also be receiving large updates after this one that are more content focused.

To all the players, thank you for supporting Artii Games, and thank you for playing our games! We'll keep doing our best to make this update a great one, and we hope you enjoy it when it's done!

Happy Holidays!
- The Artii Games Team



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Reviews

“Fast paced and challenging, AstroViking is a top-down bullet hell with RPG elements that feels just all kinds of right.”
Nerdier Tides

“A cheerful and bright arcade scrolling shooter that will happily kill your time.”
Steam Curator: Indie Champions

“...dynamic upgrade system that gives the player plenty of enjoyment and replay value. Definitely yes!”
Steam Curator: IndieGems

Just Updated

Introducing the all new, ultra-hardcore Ragnarok mode!
Can you survive against an onslaught of foes with minimal upgrades?

About This Game


AstroViking is a wave-based survival game with arcade shoot em' up elements!
Play as a superpowered viking warrior and fend off hordes of aliens in an endless battle!


With a massive selection of upgrades, forge your own ultimate warrior!
Mix and match from a skill tree of over 60 nodes to evolve into an overpowered god! Amplify your bullets with piercing needles, multi-shot, super speed, damage, gigantic size, and more! Customize your dash attacks and vortex lure to build your own character class from the ground up!


Classic arcade action meets horde survival!
Stay on your toes with fast-paced shoot em' up action, built to capture the hyper-addictive gameplay of 90's arcade machines. Combined with Zombie horde mode inspirations and a Vaporwave art-style, AstroViking is a fresh twist on the classics!


Compete online against the world in a global test of survival!
Earn divisional rankings and badges for your best records as you climb the leaderboard! Players are globally ranked for every wave they survive. Outlast the competition and beat down your rivals!

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Celeron CPU N2840
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet is required in the game's initial setup, but afterwards, internet is no longer required.
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS High Sierra
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet is required in the game's initial setup, but afterwards, internet is no longer required.
    Minimum:
    • OS: tested on "Manjaro"
    • Processor: Intel Celeron CPU N2840
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet is required in the game's initial setup, but afterwards, internet is no longer required.

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