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There's no stopping the Viking invasion as Valheim hits 3 million sales

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Valheim has truly become an absolute runaway hit. A survival game about Vikings running around in co-op chopping down trees and facing off against big bosses.

Less than three weeks since the Early Access release, Iron Gate announced today that it's now sold three million copies. This is just absurd but it's genuinely well deserved. This isn't some AAA or even AA team with a huge budget, Iron Gate is a tiny team backed up by Coffee Stain Publishing.

The team shared some other records they've managed to hit recently too including over 60,000 user reviews with an Overwhelmingly Positive rating, they're now doing so well they're rising up the Steam Top 250 and it has been one of the most popular games on Twitch lately too. There's just no stopping it.

A lot more content is planned for the game too, some of which PC Gamer managed to get from the developer after a recent interview. New content will include more objects to build homes with, new exploration encounters, ship customization and a more fleshed out ocean, new biomes and so on. Quite a bit to be excited about!

At this point, you don't really need me to recommend you go and buy it do you? Well, you should. It is a huge amount of fun and the majority of my time has been spent alone in solo because it's been fun to discover all the secrets of the world. Being able to take your character online to whatever server you want is a big bonus too, just try not to die.

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Seems to have caused a surge for LinuxGSM too, the really great tool for managing game servers. Going by their stats we can see Valheim is now the most popular game being hosted with their kit with over 750 servers live.

Have you been enjoying Valheim? Be sure to show us your great constructions in the comments, we would love to see what you've been building.

With full Linux support you can buy Valheim on Steam.

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hardpenguin 19 Feb
Btw what is the original source of "largely developed on Linux" info? Could not find it on GOL.
Liam Dawe 19 Feb
Quoting: hardpenguinBtw what is the original source of "largely developed on Linux" info? Could not find it on GOL.
The developer has been quite open about it in their official Discord, they mentioned a while ago they completely removed Windows and that they're a dedicated Linux supporter. They even mentioned clearly they wouldn't do Epic exclusively, unless Epic Store supported Linux and so on and so on. They're a big Linux user and fan :)
Termy 19 Feb
are there numbers of linux sales known already?
hardpenguin 19 Feb
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: hardpenguinBtw what is the original source of "largely developed on Linux" info? Could not find it on GOL.
The developer has been quite open about it in their official Discord, they mentioned a while ago they completely removed Windows and that they're a dedicated Linux supporter. They even mentioned clearly they wouldn't do Epic exclusively, unless Epic Store supported Linux and so on and so on. They're a big Linux user and fan :)

That's super awesome
Gobo 19 Feb
I guess there are now more virtual vikings in this game alone than there were real vikings some centuries ago. They have statistically sold a copy to every other current citizen of Denmark.
Julius 19 Feb
Quoting: GoboI guess there are now more virtual vikings in this game alone than there were real vikings some centuries ago. They have statistically sold a copy to every other current citizen of Denmark.

Yeah, time to redefine what "Viking" means ;) In future dictionaries: "Viking: a fictional character type in a 2021 computer game; also: some irrelevant small-scale European pirates a few hundred years earlier"
CatKiller 19 Feb
It's been on my Wishlist for ages, but I'm not going to buy it till it comes out of Early Access. They shouldn't run out of funding now, though.
drlamb 19 Feb
Quoting: CatKiller

Completely reasonable. Once all 9 bosses (currently 5) are in the game + even half of the early access roadmap is implemented this game is going to worth so much more than $20.
slaapliedje 19 Feb
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: hardpenguinBtw what is the original source of "largely developed on Linux" info? Could not find it on GOL.
The developer has been quite open about it in their official Discord, they mentioned a while ago they completely removed Windows and that they're a dedicated Linux supporter. They even mentioned clearly they wouldn't do Epic exclusively, unless Epic Store supported Linux and so on and so on. They're a big Linux user and fan :)
I need to join their Discord I suppose to see if they can add more resolutions to the full screen mode. Happy to test.
They may not have had a huge budget before, but they've sure as hell got one now.
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