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The developers of strategy game Northgard [Steam] have confirmed their plans for a Linux version, they already have it working with SDL2 and OpenGL!

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From the Steam forum:
QuoteWe confirm we have an OpenGL/SDL2 version running, which should be easy to run on Linux. We will focus on this after early access.

It's one thing to just say you will do it, but another to actually say something like that.

I'm damn excited about it as it certainly reminds me of things like The Settlers, Cultures and others from years ago.

Strategy games like this are my original loves, so it's really pleasing to see them confirm it in such a way.

About the game
- Build your settlement on the newly discovered continent of Northgard
- Assign your vikings to various jobs (Farmer, Warrior, Sailor, Loremaster...)
- Manage your resources carefully and survive harsh winters and vicious foes
- Expand and discover new territory with unique strategic opportunities
- Achieve different victory conditions (Conquest, Fame, Lore, Trading...)
- Play against an AI with different difficulty levels and personalities

They also say they plan online play, which sounds like it could be pretty fun to play with the community when it arrives. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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8 comments

KohlyKohl 24 February 2017 at 8:35 pm UTC
This game looks great and it looks like it plays like the settlers series which is a plus.
Colombo 24 February 2017 at 9:18 pm UTC
KohlyKohl: That was exactly what I wanted to write. It looks like one of those later settlers, what was it, settlers 5/6?
Whitewolfe80 24 February 2017 at 10:13 pm UTC
mmm looks a lot like the age of games and 0 AD yeah on the wishlist until the linux port is out.
STiAT 25 February 2017 at 1:14 am UTC
My setting, my kind of game. If they ever hit Linux it's a must buy. It actually looks pretty well for early access.
Cybolic 25 February 2017 at 1:36 am UTC
I absolutely adore the art style they're going with! It brings back fond memories of Settlers and even some of Heimdall 2 on the Amiga. I sure hope this actually makes it to Linux!
neowiz73 25 February 2017 at 3:52 am UTC
anything that has to do with the norse and viking lore/mythology i'm a glutton for. I really like dynamic RTS style of gameplay.
razing32 25 February 2017 at 1:56 pm UTC
This reminds of the old Cultures games.
I saw on the steam thread they already did some work towards OSX that would benefit the Linux port.
Kinda glad we are getting it after Early-access , means it will be more polished.
Redface 25 February 2017 at 6:27 pm UTC
That trailer really made me want to play that game. Hopefully it will come to Linux soon and be fun too play too ofc.


Last edited by Redface on 25 February 2017 at 6:28 pm UTC
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