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    [GAME] Valhalla Hills - on Early Access now

    Hi guys, we finally managed to release our first Unreal game on Steam Early Access. It took us around 9 months to reach this great target and we are quite proud for the positive feedback and reviews we could achieve til now.

    So what is teh game about? Well, it's a building strategy game in the tradition of games like "The Settlers" or “Cultures”. You have to lead your outcast Viking heroes to the top of a mountain, where a magical portal is leading to Valhalla. For this, you need to build up a balanced economy-system and help your vikings o survice against animals and all kinds of enemies.

    All maps are generated randomly, we have varying mountain terrains, night and day cycles etc.

    Here are some impressions:
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    We also made a quite funny "developers diary" that is really worth to take a look:




    Key features are:
    • Master the mountain's challenges
    • Fight your way through the unrelenting wildlife
    • You'll never stop to improve: all findings and achievements will be transferred to the next map
    • Endless gameplay through procedural maps



    Platforms:
    Windows PC
    Mac OS and Linux shall follow. Others are in evaluation right now.

    If you like it, you'll find some more infos here:
    http://www.valhalla-hills.com

    And if you want to help us to make the game even better, you can support us on Early Access (three versions available right now)

    #2
    Looks great! Reminds me of those classic strategy games I played back then (except those didn't age well visually).

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      #3
      I'm so close to buying AT LEAST the normal version. But right now i have no time playing it ;_;
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        #4
        Nice to see a video game from a german game company!

        Looks really cool, but I have one question: do you guys use an "emissive material" for your trees or are they just so bright because of the moonlight (SSS effect) -> the ones on the 3rd pic (the contrasts of the different trees are pretty high)?

        Originally posted by Knurps View Post
        We also made a quite funny "developers diary" that is really worth to take a look:
        I have seen many dev diaries, but this one is one of my favorites (not so boring like the other ones)
        Last edited by fighter5347; 08-28-2015, 04:36 PM.

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          #5
          Sieht richtig hübsch aus

          --

          Looking really good

          Edit: Just one thing that bothers me. You should definitely add a video with an english synchronization to your steam page.
          Last edited by order66; 08-29-2015, 04:57 AM.

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            #6
            Hi guys, thanks for the compliments :-)

            @Dragonwalker: well, it is sort of natural that Valhalla Hills reminds you of classic strategy game. I have done Settlers 2 long, long ago and Cultures not that long ago ;-) But Valhalla Hills is not just a classic game with new graphics, but it has some new mechanics (extended unlock system, random generated mountains, ...)

            @eXi: go for it, find the time to play it. You will like it :-)

            @fighter5347: thanks for the compliments! I do not know details if we use emissive materials, but I can take care on that on monday.

            BTW: Thanks to everyone here in the Unreal Community! Good place to be!

            Thomas Häuser - Valhalla Hill game design / game coding

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              #7
              Picked this up the other day when it was on sale, looking forward to playing.

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                #8
                looks very promising!
                and please let us informed with the technical details, experiences/difficulties with UE4 in English too.
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                  #9
                  Is it like the Black & White game?

                  I like the visual style a lot.

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                    #10
                    Looks like something I want to play

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                      #11
                      It's a really nice game! I bought the Contributor Edition when it was on sale.

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                        #12
                        unfortunately, on GameWatcher (former StrategyInformer) the review is not really positive, emphasizing pathfinding as an issue... http://www.gamewatcher.com/reviews/v...s-review/12407
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