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Posts tagged “Shiro Games”

Feature: It's raining (molten rock) men

Has Northgard been improved by its updates?

It turned out that the end of the world came with a bang and a whimper. The bang came from the volcano at the centre of Northgard’s map — a new feature added to the Viking-themed strategy game as part of its free Ragnarok update. The whimper was me, realising that the blobs of molten rock that its eruption deposited around my territory would soon…

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The end of the world comes to viking RTS Northgard as a free update today

The latest to mine from the rich vein of inspiration that is the Norse apocalypse is Shiro Games's excellent viking strateg 'em up Northgard. Released today, Ragnarok is a big free update to the game adding an hostile and haunted new map, dark elves to tussle with, new game systems and more. As if a free apocalypse wasn't enough, the game is half off until…

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Northgard ships out the Snake clan DLC and a big free update

The Clan Of The Snake DLC is out for Northgard, and yep, they're bastards. For £4, you can now make the viking-starvation RTS even more miserable for your opponents by stealing their lore and burning their homes. Classy stuff, Snake clan. This first dose of DLC from Shiro Games arrives alongside a hefty free update, which adds a new stealthy military unit and some sweeping…

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Northgard creators swap vikings for zombies with top-down Darksburg

The axe-weilding pillagers of Northgard ought to be used to the seasons changing by now, considering it's the crux of the wolf-killing strategy game. But a particularly harsh winter now befalls them, because all their programmer daddies and mummies are off to work on another game. Darksburg is a top-down action game for up to four players in which you’ll be killing zombos instead of…

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Northgard’s new clan will slither out later this month

The ambiguity in that headline has got me thinking about how great it'd be if Northgard's new clan revolved around earthworms or slugs, but sadly it isn't to be. Along with a free update, the money-costing clan of the Snake DLC will land at some point in July. In a shocking example of stereotyping, they've been typecast as "the most roguish clan in Northgard'. When…

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Feature: Roll on April

We spoke to Shiro Games about the future of Northgard

Northgard is a splendid RTS about rearing a clan of vikings in a punishing climate that makes every decision matter. But you've read my review, and you already know all that. Northgard is a fantastic game in the present, but what does its future hold? I spoke to CEO of Shiro Games and Northgard dev Sebastien Vidal about what we'll see in the next update,…

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Feature: Northgood

Northgard review

My clan folk are starving, freezing and diseased. It was a harsh winter, and the rats that raided our food supply in January have forced me to butcher my only remaining sheep. The future looks grim, but my people’s suffering is curtailed when one of my opponents becomes so famous that he wins the game outright. Losing is a strange kind of mercy. Despite its…

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Viking strategy gem Northgard leaves Early Access

Correction: The early access piece was from a year & two weeks ago, not two weeks. We come from the land of the ice and snow~ From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow~ If you've been anywhere near the UK this past week, you'll have probably seen Winter (with a capital W) coming back for one last clawing grasp at our dreary little…

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Northgard sails out of early access on March 7

When we declared Northgard one of the best games of 2017, the Norse mythology RTS was still in early access. If it was that great then, how swell will it be when it's actually finished? We'll see on March 7th, the release date announced today by developers Shiro Games. One big feature coming with the full launch is a singleplayer story campaign, sending a young…

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Northgard adds boar clan and lays out floor plan

Yonder strategy Northgard has added a new clan to its longboat full of cartoonish Viking pillagers. Previous clans like the bear boys, introduced new warriors like a giant ursine killer with heavy armour plating on his furry back. The new clan of the Boar are a little less spectacular, but they are a hard-living and resistant lot. On top of this, developers Shiro Games have…

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Northgard’s latest faction deploys armoured bears

Shield maidens and armoured bears have arrived in strategic Viking 'em up Northgard [official site] with the addition of a new faction. The Clan of the Bear have come from the north to cause trouble and conquer the land with their hardiness and, y'know, flipping great big armoured bears. Northgard is still in early access but our warboy Brendy already declared it one of the…

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Premature Evaluation: Northgard

Every Monday we send Brendan to scout the early access ruins for hidden treasures. This week, the careful Viking tactics of Northgard [official site] This is Blainn, below. He’s just killed a Wyvern. He's my best mate because I gave him and his giant pals, the Jötunn, enough food to last a lifetime. They reckon we in the Goat clan are excellent humans and now…

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Feature: Rolling roleplaying

Have You Played… Evoland?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Aren't games brill? I mean, look at Evoland [official site], and RPG that explores the history of its own genre, evolving from a monochrome Gameboy game through to the lovely 3D worlds of the Gamecube, hitting each Zelda-like milestone along the way.

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A Brief History Of Game: Evoland 2 Gameplay Trailer

Reader dear, you are about to witness an act of kidness. I like to delight other members of Team RPS with things I suspect they might not know, then stick a camera in their face so they have to pretend it's a wonderful surprise anyway or they'll seem bad sports. Get this. Hey, John Walker! Put down that smaller, redder you and come over here…

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Feature: Creationism

Evoland review

Beginning life as a LudumDare #24 winner, Evoland is now a complete, released game, that sets you on a journey through RPG history. Literally. As you play, the genre evolves around you. Mixing together elements from Zelda, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Diablo, is the result the sum of its parts, or falling through the cracks between? Here's wot I think.

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