Published on October 11th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak


Developer Laps Games and Publisher Iceberg Interactive announced today that  Norse survival colony sim Land of the Vikings has launched its 1.0 version on Steam today. In honor of the release, Iceberg Interactive has chosen  to keep the price steady at $19.99 for an additional week following the release date, along with extending a 25% discount during this timeframe. After this limited-time discount window, the price will be raised to $24.99


Land of the Vikings has been in development for a couple of years and benefited from its community feedback during early access which started on November 8, 2022. During this period the latest game updates brought a variety of improvements aimed at enhancing user experience, gameplay mechanics, and content availability. From defense and automation to narrative and environmental elements, the game is now more dynamic and comprehensive than ever.

Today’s version introduces a brand new immersive mode that will guide players through a Viking-themed narrative, with 25+ exclusive objectives. The developers are also bringing 20+ new events, a new Volcano map and a new disaster to protect your villagers against in this 1.0 version which packs a punch.

But in the land of the North winter is always coming…Laps Games also announced that they are planning to release more content in the near future with an additional map, thrall system and general UI improvements.

Land of the Vikings Key Features

Survival and Prosperity: In Land of the Vikings, players must endure the harsh elements and navigate the treacherous terrain of the Viking age. Fell trees, cultivate crops, hunt wildlife, mine precious ores, and fish in the bountiful seas and fjords. Managing resources efficiently is vital to surviving the brutal winters and expanding your settlement.

Unique Villagers: Each villager in your settlement is a distinct character with over 20 individual characteristics. Assign tasks based on their skills and abilities. Not all Vikings are created equal, so strategic planning is key to success.

Expand Your Clan: As your settlement flourishes, more Vikings will seek refuge with your clan. You have the choice to welcome them into your fold or turn them away. Over time, your Vikings will establish families, ensuring the growth and prosperity of your village.

Weather the Storm: From earthquakes to lightning-sparked fires, the Viking world is rife with disasters that threaten your settlement. The seasons bring their own challenges, including storms, blizzards, and bone-chilling winters. Prepare by stockpiling enough firewood and food to keep your Vikings warm and well-fed.

Trade and Conquer: Establish trade routes to neighboring settlements, acquiring goods and gold to enhance your village. Send out daring raiding parties to plunder foreign villages for riches and fame points. Train and strengthen your Vikings to ensure victory and everlasting glory.

Freedom to Build: Build your village without constraints, designing it as you see fit to increase your Vikings’ happiness. Erect awe-inspiring monuments to Odin or Freya and personalize the appearance of your Viking ships. Shape the very houses in your settlement with the Building Editor.

Yggdrasil – The Tech Tree of Life: Unlock new structures and bonuses by expending Fame points within the Tree of Life. Dive into the art of beer brewing, establish a cozy Tavern for your villagers to unwind, or invest in goat farming to produce wool and fabric for better clothing. As the quality of life and resources improves, your Vikings will thrive, and your settlement will flourish.

Land of the Vikings is available now for PC on Steam. Get ready to fully engage with the bountiful wilderness of the Viking realm, where your leadership as a Jarl will face its most formidable challenge.

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About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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