Northgard is a viking strategy game from developers Shiro Games, known for their time-traveling romp Evo-land, and was released early access on Steam last week. In just that short time, it’s already generated positive reviews, produced high playrates, and created a lot of buzz. With just one of its three game modes released and more to come, it already has a 90.8% positive approval rating on steam and an all time peak of over 2,000 players at once, which is especially high for an indie game. Gamers are raving about the adventures of these bearded and tough cartoon vikings, but what is all the buzz about?
Armello, fantasy board game by developers League of Geeks (LoG), is a sight for sore eyes. The game is currently available on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4, and it is slated for an IOS release early 2017. The game balances beauty and strategy to create an immersive—and addictive—experience. This trailer is just a taste of some of the masterfully rendered artwork created by LoG’s team, and the haunting sounds there serve as the soundtrack for this smart game that so quickly captured my interest.