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Save the date, as the eagerly anticipated Conquest update is making its way to Northgard on October 22nd!

Including the new standalone mode "Conquest", which brings 100+ hours of content, brand new adaptive challenges, formidable new foes and the opportunity to master the continent with a friend in the brand new co-op mode, alongside a host of other additions, this is one of the biggest Northgard updates yet!
Northgard

Autonauts, the colony management game with programmable robots, is all set to exploit new worlds next month. It's a crafting affair where even making a pie, judging by the release trailer above, takes a lot of steps, but that's why you've got robotic helpers. 

Using a simple visual programming language, colony bosses can teach their robots to do everything, as long as the bot has enough memory to store the command.  Despite the robots, you'll start off pretty low-tech, simply growing crops and chipping away at rocks, but eventually you'll be able to build and programme more elaborate production lines and create fully-automated industries. 

If you want to skip the build-up and get straight to the more advanced projects, there are modes that unlock all the structures right away or give you unlimited resources to play around with. The campaign, meanwhile, will teach you how to play and get you set to tackle endgame objectives. 

Autonauts is due out on October 17. If you're at TwitchCon this week, however, you'll be able to take it for a spin early. 

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Hey everyone!

We were at Gamescom last week (in the business area), and we had a lot of exciting news that we shared with journalists that we want to share with you today!




First of all, this was the first time that we've had a booth of this kind of quality, and we were so proud of it! This is why we would like to thank you guys for making Northgard a successful game and for participating in the growth of Shiro Games

It's so satisfying for us to see that our work is paying off, and it's at this kind of event that we see the evolution of our beloved indie studio.

This is only the start of the Shiro Games adventure, and your support drives us onward. So that's why during the last few months, we prepared a lot of new exciting content that we hope you will enjoy as much as we enjoyed creating them.

Let's start with the news!


Northgard Conquest



We know that you were waiting for the next huge update of Northgard, and it's coming!

We're proud to present you the 3rd major free update, and the biggest one: Northgard Conquest.

Forget the lore, choose your clan, and let's fight!


Northgard Conquest is a standalone game mode that can be played solo or co-op, with a succession of various missions offering a gaming expansion of +100 hours. The difficulty of the co-op mode will be based on strong collaboration between players

The missions are completely independent between themselves and will challenge you with specific victory conditions and rules for each mission.


Challenges examples
  • Valdemar the Cursed:
    • Defeat a powerful boss in an undead infested land.

  • Winter Has Come:
    • Permafrost map with blizzards every winter.

  • The Uprising:
    • Ragnarök map with numerous and very aggressive Myrkalfars.


These missions are completely adapted to the strengths of the clans, which means that you'll get adapted missions depending on if you start the Wolf's campaign and then the Stag's one.

As you progress through your conquest you'll get to choose specific rewards to power up your clan and help you win the next mission (only work in Conquest mode). If you succeed to beat the entire campaign of a clan, you'll get a marvelous Townhall skin you'll be able to use in the online mode.




Northgard Conquest is planned for Fall 2019, you'll get more information about it very soon!



Northgard Consoles Version



We're glad to announce you that our beloved Northgard will be available on consoles (Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One) from the 26th of September on digital edition (you can already pre-order it on the Nintendo Eshop), and then on physical edition!

Additionally, you'll be able to get a physical Signature Edition of Northgard, which includes:
  • The region free copy of Northgard
  • An art Book
  • The soundtrack
  • An art Card
  • A certificate
  • Two Metal Pins



Click here to get more information about it!


The consoles version of Northgard includes a brand new control system that allows you to do all the in-game actions in an ergonomic and instinctive way: The Dynamic Control Wheel.



Consoles version content
  • Solo mode
  • Campaign
  • Coop and competitive online mode
  • 6 clans
  • Ragnarök and Relics updates


Northgard Uncharted Lands



Finally, we're proud to announce the boardgame version of our beloved game: Northgard Uncharted Lands!

This boardgame is the faithful adaption of Northgard, and as the video game, you'll find similar game systems on the boardgame version.



Caracteristics:
  • Play time: 25mn / Player

  • Actions system:
    • Move,
    • Attack,
    • Recruit,
    • Build,
    • Move,
    • Explore...



  • Harvest system:
    • Gain Food,
    • Wood,
    • Lore,
    • Fame,
    • Trade resources...

  • Seasons system (Summer / Winter)

  • Deckbuilding system (add a new card to your deck)

  • Tile laying system

  • 5 clans available with specific starting powers:
    • Wolf,
    • Bear,
    • Stag,
    • Goat,
    • Raven





    Components:

  • Viking models and unique Warchiefs models

  • Modular board tiles

  • Over 100 cards with unique effects

  • Special Viking and Warchief dice

  • Resource tokens and building tokens

  • Creature Models:
    • Wolf,
    • Bear,
    • Valkyrie
    • Draugr

  • 5 Clan boards


The Kickstarter campaign will start Fall 2019, We'll have more to come soon!


And that's all!

We hope that you enjoyed reading this and are excited as we are!

This is only a preview of this news, you'll be able to find all the details soon.

This is important to us to thank you again. Without you, Shiro Games is nothing! Be sure that we're working on so many huge and different projects that we can't wait to share with you!

Stay tuned for more information, and have a good time on Northgard!


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You wimps. So what if there’s a terrifying eldritch beast spooking about the ocean: you’re still Vikings, aren’t you? A Norseman without a longship is laughable. Though I have to admit your replacement fisheries look rad. And the kraken does seem nasty.

RTS Northgard has added the Clan of the Kraken as paid DLC. They’re a motley non-crew of squid-worshipping, Valkyrie-training spellcasters. I’ve spent too long away from Northgard’s shores, and whacking a kraken right next to them is a promising way to tempt me back.

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Autonauts is all about delegating the challenging work of building a colony on a new world. When you land on your charming little globe, you'll need to do the busywork yourself, chopping down trees and crafting items, but eventually you'll be able to build and program a legion of little clockwork bots to do your bidding. 

Using a visual programming language that's apparently easy to learn, you'll be able to teach your bots to cook, farm, mine and build, transforming your humble colony into planet-wide, automated factory. That doesn't mean you can put your feet up, though, as you'll need to teach them what to do, program all the steps and upgrade them so they can perform more complicated tasks. 

Developer Denki Studios was founded by DMA Design developers, creators of Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto, and it looks like there's a bit of the classic puzzle romp in Autonauts. You didn't need to do any coding in Lemmings, but you still had to give the suicidal little critters tasks, building an automated system that allowed as many lemmings as possible to get to the exit.

Autonauts has been in development since 2017 and an alpha build has been available on Itch.io for a while, so you can check it out right now. Judging by the trailer, however, the release version looks like it will be a significant upgrade. It's due out this Autumn. 

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Description



The Clan of the Kraken knows first hand how dangerous the sea can be.

They worship the gigantic Creature, fearing it's brutal might, honoring it's instinctual knowledge, and using its powers when he deigns bestow them.



Starting Bonuses
  • No commercial Victory. No port. No Lighthouse. Can build Fishery on lake tiles and beaches to assign fishermen.

  • +50% colonising and building cost on non coastal zone. -30% on non coastal zone.

  • Can build Hörgr to assign Norns. Only female vikings can become Norns. Replaces Tavern.

  • Norns produce and Wyrd (new resource).

  • may activate special abilities.
  • The Clan of the Kraken starts with 400 .





    Fame Bonuses

    When you gain more , the clan of the Kraken will get the following exclusive rewards:

    • Thane : Future Sight - 200
      • You are warned of events long before they happen.
      • You gain 400

    • Jarl : Howl from the Sea Master - 500
      • Whenever you kill military units on enemy or neutral zones, they have 10% chance to become Spectral Warriors under your control (max 5). Spectral warriors bring to the zone controller.





    The clan of the Kraken introduces its exclusive units:

    • The Norns try to elucidate the will of the Kraken, bringing foresight and good fortune to the clan. They produce and .

    • Wielding divine power, the Valkyries are the most powerful members of the Kraken's army. Your clan can only control one at a time.







    The Fishery is an exclusive generating building for the Clan of the Kraken. This building can be built on shores and beaches. You can assign 2 Villagers to this building to transform them into Fishermen (3 Villagers if upgraded).







    The Hörgr is the second exclusive building for the Clan of the Kraken. You can assign only female villagers to this building, transforming them into Norns. You can assign 2 of them to this building (3 if upgraded).






    is a Kraken Clan's exclusive resource. It can be spent to activate special abilities. The Clan of the Kraken starts the game with 400 and a passive production of +1 .



    Shallow Waters - Costs 100


    • Improves a coastal zone to accept one additional building.
    • It can be cumulative with usual zone improvement.

    High Tide - Costs 300


    • You can only cast HighTide on a non-coastal zone adjacent to non-coastal zones or zones affected by HighTide.
    • This cancels the Kraken's building and attack penalties.
    • You can colonize this zone at the normal cost.


    Road to Valhalla - Costs 600


    • Consecrate one of your Norns.
    • She becomes a Valkyrie and joins your army.
    • You can control only one Valkyrie at a time.

    The Valkyrie is one of the exclusive units of the Clan of the Kraken.




    Ancient Spirits - Costs 1 000


    • Summons 5 hostile Spectral Warriors to target enemy's coastal zone.







    The Clan of the Kraken has 5 exclusive lore:

    Near the Sea Spirit - Replaces Trading


    • Generates +1 every 3 buildings on coastal zones.
    • Enables Trade Routes with Trading Posts.


    Endless Tide - Replaces Weaponsmith


    • Reduces the cost of military units by 20%.
    • Each military camp gives +1 .
    • Gives +20% to military units.


    Knowledge from Beyond - Replaces Shipbuilding


    • Reveals all neutral factions.
    • Trade routes with neutral factions earn you 20% more .
    • All Trade Routes give you +3 .


    Fresh Fish


    • Fishermen produce 20% more .
    • Their tool improvements are free and their forging time is reduced by 2.


    Foresight


    • Norns generate 20% more and 50% more .





    The Kraken clan has its own Relic, the Edda of Vör. Given by Vör, wise and curious, so that no one can hide anything from her.

    • This Relic allows your Norns to earn .
    • When the Relic is built, it gives 1 000 .






    • The Valkyrie’s weapon gives +10% .
    • After forging the Valkyrie’s weapon, they gain the Purify ability and can sacrifice themselves to instantly colonize a neutral zone or an enemy zone being uncolonized
    • Cooldown: One year







    The Kraken itself roams around Northgard and punishes those who do not fear it. The Kraken attack lasts for 3 month, sinking boats and damaging ports.

    No one can survive the attack of the Kraken.

    • This event is not linked to the presence of the Clan of the Kraken.





    Statistics
    We've added various statistics to the end game screen (via a new View Statistic button).

    They will show:

    • Production
    • Usage and changes over time for many resources
    • Population
    • Military units
    • ... and more!


    Clan of the Snake
    • Stolen Lore can steal "Knowledge from Beyond".


    Achievements
    • Day of the Tentacle
      • Win with the Clan of the Kraken [not in Story Mode].

    • Kraken Master
      • Achieve 50 Victories with the Clan of the Kraken [not in Story Mode].

    • Victorious Squid
      • Witness a boat sunk by the mighty Kraken.

    • Fresh Sea Air
      • Win a game without colonizing any non coastal zone.

    • Pride of the Kraken
      • Build the Edda of Vor [not in Story Mode].


    Balancing & Bug Fixes
    • The Warrior bonus versus Shieldbearer decreased from 15% to 10%.

    • The “Deer Hunter” achievement is fixed.

    • [Bear] Hibernation: Doesn’t heal sick people anymore.

    • The Giant Boar has a trigger warning when uncolonizing.

    • The production of the Sailors has been decreased by 20%.

    • Now all maps will always have at least one neutral faction.

    • The Fallen Sailor event now can appear in every game, not only in Ragnarök.




    https://youtu.be/XDvErtua6v8




    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1088640/Northgard__Lyngbakr_Clan_of_the_Kraken/




    We hope that you enjoy playing the Clan of the Kraken!

    We still have a lot of awesome content coming in the near future and we can't wait to share more with you.

    Release the Kraken!





Northgard

Northgard's adding a new clan to the roster today. The Clan of the Kraken worship a big ol' sea monster and don't like being too far from the coast. Check out the squid-worshipping beach bums in the release trailer above. 

The Clan of the Kraken might talk tough, but they become considerably weaker if they move inland. Colonisation and building costs are increased, and their warriors lose their nerve a wee bit, reducing the damage they do in a fight. 

The clan gets some new buildings, including a fishery that can be plonked down by lakes and the sea. Female members of the clan, meanwhile, can be trained as Norns, who spread happiness and also generate the mystical Wyrd resource. You can use Wyrd to activate special abilities, like getting your god to lend a tentacle. 

Here's the clan's feature list:

  • Colonisation and building costs on non coastal zone are 50% more expensive.
  • All units' Attack is reduced by 30% on non coastal zone.
  • You can't build Longship Docks. Trade Victory is not available to you.
  • The Fisherman House is replaced by the Fishery. The Clan of the Kraken can use the Fisherman House to fish in both lakes and sea.
  • The Brewery is replaced by the Horgr to train females Clan Member into Norns. The Norn produces Happiness and Wyrd
  • Wyrd can be used to activate special abilities.

The Clan of the Kraken DLC is out today on Steam for $5/£4.

Northgard

Northgard's adding a new clan to the roster today. The Clan of the Kraken worship a big ol' sea monster and don't like being too far from the coast. Check out the squid-worshipping beach bums in the release trailer above. 

The Clan of the Kraken might talk tough, but they become considerably weaker if they move inland. Colonisation and building costs are increased, and their warriors lose their nerve a wee bit, reducing the damage they do in a fight. 

The clan gets some new buildings, including a fishery that can be plonked down by lakes and the sea. Female members of the clan, meanwhile, can be trained as Norns, who spread happiness and also generate the mystical Wyrd resource. You can use Wyrd to activate special abilities, like getting your god to lend a tentacle. 

Here's the clan's feature list:

  • Colonisation and building costs on non coastal zone are 50% more expensive.
  • All units' Attack is reduced by 30% on non coastal zone.
  • You can't build Longship Docks. Trade Victory is not available to you.
  • The Fisherman House is replaced by the Fishery. The Clan of the Kraken can use the Fisherman House to fish in both lakes and sea.
  • The Brewery is replaced by the Horgr to train females Clan Member into Norns. The Norn produces Happiness and Wyrd
  • Wyrd can be used to activate special abilities.

The Clan of the Kraken DLC is out today on Steam for $5/£4.

Northgard

Developer Shiro Games is positively aquiver with news regarding its excellent Viking-themed real-time strategy game, Northgard. For starters, the previously announced Xbox One, PS4 and Switch editions now have a release date of 26th September, and there's a new board game adaptation on the way. Furthermore, there's a new co-op update heading to PC too.

Northgard, if it's so far managed to pass you by, plays a little like the classic Settlers series, tasking players with establishing and expanding a thriving Viking settlement - and the military might needed to protect it - through exploration, resource management, and land acquisition.

It's a brutal endeavour, however, defined by tough decisions. Land zones, for instance, which must be conquered prior to use, will only house a small number of workers and buildings. As such, you'll need to think carefully about utilising your limited workforce and restricted space if you're to assert your dominance against other clans and mythological beasts. And that's before winter rolls around, decimating food supplies and, if you're not prepared, your population.

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Hey Guys!

We just thought we’d provide you with a little insight into what we’re currently working on here at Shiro Games!



The team is currently hard at work on the next clan to join the battle, The Clan of the Kraken! This clan will arrive in a couple of weeks. The Clan of the Kraken know first hand how dangerous the sea can be. They worship the gigantic behemoth, fearing it's brutal might, honoring it's instinctual knowledge, and using its powers when he deigns bestow them.



Ho! And for this update, we intend to release something that has been asked for a very, very long time ;-)

The team is also working on a huge new game update that will bring many new and exciting ways to play the game including multiple co-op options. We'll have much more to share on this update very soon!

Finally, we are also working away on the console version of Northgard that will be in stores late September. We can’t wait for you to be able to try it out!



As for what's going on with the rest of the studio, well it’s been a crazy couple of months for sure. Our office was destroyed in a Fire/resulting water damage. We have now settled in to new temporary accommodation and we’re back up and running!





The Darksburg team are hard at work on the game and are really excited with how its all taking shape! We've posted the introductions to the survivors on Steam and Twitter so you can get to know them! You can stay up to date with the development of Darksburg on Twitter @Darksburg or by wishlisting the game on steam here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/939100/Darksburg/

We just released a new trailer showcasing the PVP side of the game! Check it out on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/oheCJX5rQpA

Again, we cannot wait to show you everything we have prepared for the next few months!

Cheers,

The Shiro Games Team

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