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Odin has finally had enough sacrifices and shall be releasing Valheim from Iron Gate AB will enter Early Access with Linux and Windows support on February 2.

What is it? A brutal multiplayer exploration and survival game set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by viking culture. Battle, build, and conquer your way to a saga worthy of Odin’s patronage! With low-poly artwork and a very flexible building system it looks absolutely brilliant. The early builds they had available were seriously promising back in 2018 so I'm personally excited to see how far they've progress with it in that time.

Check out the new absolutely rockin' trailer below:

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It has a lot of nice ideas that help set it apart from other similar survival games. With the starting area being more peaceful, allowing you to build up and explore a little with it getting progressively harder as you venture from the centre of the lands. That should suit quite a lot of different people to play together with different styles.

Feature Highlight:

  • Huge procedurally-generated world - explore and inhabit mystical lands, from mysterious forests to imposing snow-topped mountain ranges and stunning meadows, complete with their own creatures of legend to battle and wildlife to hunt.
  • Co-op multiplayer- - Whether you want to brave the lands alone or venture with trusted allies, Valheim supports independent, player-hosted servers and unlimited world creation.
  • Punishing dodge & block based combat system with a wide range of weapons
  • Build & sail ships - from flimsy rafts to imposing warships, build legendary vessels to conquer the seas and discover new lands.
  • Summon and defeat vengeful primordial bosses of myth and legend, and collect trophies to progress and craft new powerful items
  • Flexible house and base building system - raise mead halls, farms, settlements outposts, castles and more.
  • Intuitive item crafting - forge the finest weapons and armour, and craft food and mead.
  • Dedicated server- for players who want to run a persistent server.

Once the initial kinks are worked out, as no doubt there will be some with it being in Early Access, we might have to get up a community server for this one.

The developer has also been creating Valheim on Linux. So not only does it support Linux, it's being made with it. I always love to see more of that. Lenna's Inception is another recent (that we've written about) example of that.

You can wishlist / follow Valheim on Steam.

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GeoGalvanic 18 Jan
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I remember trying the demo for this quite a while back. I didn't get much farther than making a simple house. Based on that trailer it seems like a lot has been added to the game since.
Nanobang 18 Jan
Oh shit oh shit oh shit! Gonna buy this puppy for myself and at least one other person I can think of. I played the crap out of the demo on itch.io, and I expect I'll play the crap out of this final version as well. (**runs in circles and falls over giggling**)
Linuxer 18 Jan
Just for the record: "Odin" is a fabricated term in the times of our forefathers' time "new normal" after some known conquests to north. The original is Oden, and Oden means the sun. Not a person to begin with.
Arehandoro 18 Jan
Quoting: LinuxerJust for the record: "Odin" is a fabricated term in the times of our forefathers' time "new normal" after some known conquests to north. The original is Oden, and Oden means the sun. Not a person to begin with.

I thought Oden was Greg, and played for the Blazers and the Heat, not the Suns. But maybe I'm mixing things around... :D
The_Aquabat 18 Jan
Oh Our Penguin Lord Tuxus Maximus ruler of the Unixes is also very pleased with this one.

https://files.mastodon.social/media_attachments/files/105/577/847/264/924/000/original/a274682644dded71.png

he looks like an arab sheik haha but believe me he is very very mighty.


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Linuxer 18 Jan
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: LinuxerJust for the record: "Odin" is a fabricated term in the times of our forefathers' time "new normal" after some known conquests to north. The original is Oden, and Oden means the sun. Not a person to begin with.

I thought Oden was Greg, and played for the Blazers and the Heat, not the Suns. But maybe I'm mixing things around... :D

Right, you could be mixing

The cradle for all this culture is on modern day Finland, there was Odenmaa. It was also renamed to "Uusimaa" (a new land). This ancient Odenmaa and its center "Hel" is located in nowadays Hel(sinki), Finland.
beko 18 Jan
Well, I can tell it does run like a charm on Linux, both AMD and NVIDIA :)
devland 18 Jan
Will it have drm on steam?
Quoting: Linuxer
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: LinuxerJust for the record: "Odin" is a fabricated term in the times of our forefathers' time "new normal" after some known conquests to north. The original is Oden, and Oden means the sun. Not a person to begin with.

I thought Oden was Greg, and played for the Blazers and the Heat, not the Suns. But maybe I'm mixing things around... :D

Right, you could be mixing

The cradle for all this culture is on modern day Finland, there was Odenmaa. It was also renamed to "Uusimaa" (a new land). This ancient Odenmaa and its center "Hel" is located in nowadays Hel(sinki), Finland.

Indeed i have read about this! The true history of Europe is absolutely NOT clear, AND where we come from. I have studied The Bock Saga. The oldest story, which explains also that saga does not mean "some faerytale", but a knowledge passed on (which has been attemped destroyed, forgotten).

The Bock Saga tells that humananity originates from the original North Pole (not the current one, due the planet shift), and that North Pole was in modern day Finland. Valhalla's and the whole nine.

Thannks for bringing this up! Linux people are alternative to start with so...
beko 18 Jan
Quoting: devlandWill it have drm on steam?
Beside Steam DRM? No.

Also no anti-cheat.

This is not some sort of mmorpg. More a "Have fun with 2-4 peeps in a feautiful sandbox" game.
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