Last week, February 2, a Viking survival game released in Early Access, Valheim, which has hit a million sales within its first week. That is the equivalent of filling up 8,333 Viking longboats. The developer posted a thank you along with some other statistics in a recent post on Steam.
“Not only have we surpassed our first huge milestone together, but the way you have all rallied your weapons and embraced Valheim has been incredible. In just over two years what our small yet formidable studio has been able to achieve is mind blowing.”
The developer goes into some other numbers regarding its player base. As of writing, the peak number of concurrent Vikings was 160,000. When it comes to people not playing but watching, the numbers on Twitch are equally as high. The peak views on the streaming platform reached over 127,000.
It is quite fitting that Iron Gate places its gamers into a Norse mythological world as the company is based in Sweden. The studio has not developed any previous games, marking this its debut into the industry.
Valheim drops players in a massive world full of various biomes, hostile and friendly creatures, and plenty of options for crafting. You can currently play it on Steam in Early Access. The developers plan on delivering new content throughout the year.
This indie title featured on a recent article we published a list of must-play survival games.
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