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Viking-Themed Survival Game Valheim Makes Its Way To Early Access

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Viking-themed survival game Valheim has made its way to Early Access this week, bringing a bit of Norse flavor to the genre. 

To celebrate the anticipated launch earlier this week, the developers released a new trailer and roadmap for the year on their official Steam page. Valheim pits you in the harsh world of Yggdrassil's tenth world, Valheim, as you and up to 9 other players (assuming you don't want to brave it alone) must survive in the Norse-flavored world.

Sporting a procedurally generated world, Valheim also brings ship building and sailing, crafting houses, hunting and more - all standard fare for much of the genre itself. As you progress and survive in Valheim, you'll go up against mythical beasts from legend. 

It's currently seeing "overwhelmingly positive" reviews on Steam, calling it one of the more polished Early Access survival releases in recent memory. With the 2021 roadmap in place and the team promising quite a bit of content this year, including a new biome, it'll be interesting to see how Valheim fares and if it has real sticking power in a market where survival games are seeming a dime a dozen. We'll have our impressions early next week!


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore