It seems like survival themed games are all the rage this year. From Rust to Citadel: Forged with Fire, the early access portion of steam is a glut with games where you harvest materials, craft, build a house, and survive. So I was understandably unimpresed by the announcement that developer encurio GmbH, was going to throw their hat in I said “meh”. Then I heard we were going to the Norse lands to Reve and pillage as mightly Vikings, and I was 10000% more interested.

There aren’t at on of details yet, but since the Alpha is up and active, we can expect a lot more to come. Here is what we know so far. Fresh off the official announcement of their upcoming online Viking survival roleplaying game, Valnir Rok, developer encurio GmbH will be launching a Closed Alpha weekend test of Valnir Rok starting this Friday, August 4. Gamers interested in exploring the brutal online Viking world, please register for Closed Alpha. 

The admission of test players will be conducted in waves, but as soon as reasonably possible. The Closed Alpha testing period will start at 12:01AM PST on Friday, August 4 and end at 11:59PM PST on Sunday, August 6. The Closed Alpha testing period is also subject to change dependent on the developers need for longer/shorter testing durations.

Valnir Rok is an online sandbox survival roleplaying game inspired by Norse mythology. Players will awaken to find themselves on Valnir Island and must do whatever it takes to survive in a land of wild animals, mythical beasts, and violent men. As a hardened Viking warrior, butcher your enemies in bloody combat, build and improve village structures, and form a clan to expand your power and reputation. Battle against opposing clans, place bounties on hated enemies, and discover ruin artifacts to gain favor with the gods with great deeds and holy sacrifices. Might makes right in the Viking world of Valnir Rok.

Valnir Rok will be launching on Steam Early Access in September 2017. Join the adventure filled with heroic deeds and legendary battles.

So there you go, another survival game, but this time with Vikings!