Valheim launches on Steam Early Access

Coffee Stain Publishing, the team behind Deep Rock Galactic, Goat Simulator and Iron Gate Studio, announces that Valheim, the challenging co-op adventure launches on Steam Early Access on February 2nd.

Valheim is an open-world exploration survival game set in a vast procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by norse mythology and viking culture. Players are tasked with taking back the realm from the ancient enemies of Odin, building mead halls and castles, crafting weapons and armour, and sailing the seas in search of new horizons.

Viking culture

Iron Gate Studio has previously been a part of The Game Incubator’s program for startups at Science Park Skövde. The studio is founded by industry veterans, having worked on games such as Magicka 2, Leviathan: Warships, and the Titan Quest series. Valheim, Iron Gate’s first title, is a punishing multiplayer exploration and survival game inspired by viking culture.

“Valheim is really tough. You will die, a lot. Your friends will die, a lot. But we hope we’ve managed to strike that balance between being needlessly brutal, and offering a rewarding and challenging experience,” said Richard Svensson, CEO of Iron Gate Studio. “The world we’ve created is huge and varied, and there’s room for so much more. We’re happy to welcome new players to our community and work together during Early Access.”

Engaged community

“Whilst in beta, Valheim has already started to build a loyal and engaged community which is important for us as a publisher,” said Albert Säfström, CEO of Coffee Stain Publishing. “Exploring the world of Valheim feels like being outside, rather than being in a virtual world. When many of us are stuck inside, meeting people virtually, this is such a breath of fresh air, and exactly what we need right now.”

Valheim will launch on Steam Early Access for PC and Linux on February 2nd, and is available on wishlist now.

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