Funatics Software just released their strategy game, Valhalla Hills. The game follows a band of Vikings as they try to survive an ascent to the peak of a colossal mountain as scaling the mountain will secure the Vikings a place in Valhalla. The ascent will not be an easy one.
Along their treacherous journey, the Vikings must maintain shelter, food, and clothing. Players are also required to defend themselves from the onslaughts of malevolent creatures lurking in the mountains.
The project, developed in Unreal Engine 4, is heavily inspired by older titles such as Cultures and The Settlers II. The game implements procedural generation and allows players to carry over various achievements and skills for aid in future levels.
Valhalla Hills recently left Early-Access and officially launched through Steam. The time in Early-Access proved to be beneficial as Funatics Software was able to work with the gaming community to shape and improve its title. According to the press release announcing the game’s launch, “This cooperation definitely paid off: Valhalla Hills has been nominated in four categories during the German Developer Awards, among the nominations are Best German Game and Best Game Design.”
Valhalla Hills is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux and can be purchased for $29.99 through Steam and GOG. For more information on earning a spot among Viking legends, check out Valhalla Hills on Facebook, Twitter, and the official website.