Vikings are sizzling proper now, with latest successes like God of Battle: Ragnarok and Valheim exhibiting that everyone’s attractive for horned helmets. Romanian developer Sand Sailor is working by itself particular twist on the Norse craze with Aska, a survival “tribe builder” with as much as four-player co-op.
Aska’s large innovation within the survival area is its tribe simulation, which duties gamers with constructing a functioning village nearly like they’re observing an Age of Empires settlement from floor degree. “This contains assigning jobs to villagers, developing workshops, mines, farms and castles, exploring the world to find hidden loot and sources, and combating legendary enemies,” Sand Sailor writes. “Collectively, you’ll not simply construct a village, however a functioning society that you’re a a part of.”
You will positively wish to construct a resilient little village, as Aska’s world embraces some darker elements of Norse mythology. In line with Sand Sailor, “constructing a powerful and steady society provides you with a greater probability of survival when Useless Winter hits and your tribe faces not solely the harshest parts, however the darkish inhabitants of this world which were mendacity in wait.”
Sand Sailor revealed the sport with a pre-rendered trailer on the PC Gaming Present, however may even be exhibiting off a gameplay stream tomorrow, November 18 at 6 PM GMT/1 PM ET on its Twitch channel (opens in new tab). The sport’s screenshots show some deliciously desolate Northern European landscapes, in addition to some mean-looking glowy Leshen guys (presumably a few of these “darkish inhabitants” the developer talked about).
Aska will undergo a number of rounds of closed playtesting, with the primary starting November 24. If you happen to’re all for checking Aska out early, you may join the possibility on the game’s official website (opens in new tab).
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