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Northgard Conquest, that's the name of the next big free expansion coming to Northgard, the strategy game based on Norse mythology.

In the announcement on Steam, Shiro Games noted that Northgard Conquest is a "standalone game mode" which they confirmed to GamingOnLinux over email is just an update for the existing game, not a full standalone game.

Conquest will have you go through a series of various missions that can be played in solo or co-op offering "+100 hours". Each mission you go through will be entirely independent, offering up different victory conditions and rules to keep it constantly fresh.

They gave a few examples of the challenges you might be facing:

  • 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.

The clan you pick to play as will affect the Conquest campaign too, since the missions will be adapted to your strengths. As you progress, you will also get to pick rewards to power up your clan even further and help with the next mission. If you beat the Conquest campaign, it will gift you a Townhall skin you'll be able to use in the online mode.

When speaking to the developer, Shiro Games, to mention about it not actually having Linux system requirements on Steam (it does have a SteamOS icon) which has confused some users. They confirmed it was just an oversight and they will look to add it in so it's clearer. Update: Linux system requirements are now up.

You can pick up the Linux version of the strategy game Northgard on Humble Store (50% off until later today) and Steam.

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Liam Dawe 12 Sep, 2019
Update: Linux system requirements are now up as requested :)
eldaking 12 Sep, 2019
This is my favorite RTS on recent years, it is really good and I can confirm it has worked on Linux for a long time now (it has a bit of inconsequential stuttering that might be due to the port or just my terrible graphics card).

I had seen some news about Conquest before, but this is the most detail so far, and I love it. The big weakness of Northgard was the lack of more single-player stuff, the campaign is just too short. It is the perfect kind of RTS for casual singleplayer, and the few campaign missions are actually quite fun, but playing standalone skirmishes (or repeating the campaign) gets old soon. This system with unique missions and a few unlockable rewards and adapting to your clan and even co-op (the kind of multiplayer I'm less likely to ignore) looks amazing, and the promise of "100+ hours of gameplay" is really enticing.
STiAT 13 Sep, 2019
Good game, and the devs put some work into fixing the initial issues, it really runs well now.

I have fun playing, though I cannot get done all achievements on the highest difficulty, I seem to be not very good at the game, but it's a lot of fun :-)
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