Vikings are certifiably the new Zombies when it comes to video game trends. Not that it's a bad thing since I certainly can't seem to get enough of them. Shiro Games has just launched their latest Viking themed game in the form of Northgard which is a indie strategy game currently in development on early access.
In Northgard, the player takes control of a Viking clan who arrive on unknown and unforgiving shores, where they have to establish their village, gather resources, grow their society and defeat their opponents. In their quest to conquer a new and mysterious world, clans will face off against undead warriors, giants, dragons and other foes while surviving the harshest environments.
There's plenty still to come in the games development with extra features planned including a full dedicated multiplayer mode, a campaign mode, two more playable clans and a host of new features such as a diplomacy system and more victory conditions. Northgard at this stage is a charming indie strategy with plenty of unreached potential and it may well turn out to be a instant hit upon launch.