Archaic Studios is proud to announce Pixel Viking, a 2D action-roguelike platformer. Take control of a pixelated Viking and embark on a voyage of adventure, danger and treasure.
Interviewing himself, John Lethbridge, chief Cog and Founder of Archaic Studios, had this to say, “Pixel Viking combines my passion for both games and history. There’s an incredibly rich historical record to be found in the Viking sagas that’s gone mostly unexplored in games. I want to tap into that, to provide an experience that makes you feel you’re a legendary warrior on a long and dangerous journey.”
After the player creates and customises their Viking – by giving them a name, selecting their tunic and hair colours and, most importantly, their beard – they are given a goal that will shape how their adventure unfolds. Whether they are sent to raid distant shores and amass wealth or charged with slaying a fearsome Frost Giant, each voyage will be a new experience.
“Every journey has a goal. Each goal will affect what kinds of levels you see and how they play out. Combining that with procedural level generation allows for all kinds of unique experiences. While you may have been in a pitched ship battle before, if you’re hunting a troublesome Frost Giant, you might find the ocean has now frozen over – completely changing the dynamic of the encounter.”
Pixel Viking is coming to Windows PC, Linux and Mac. For the latest information and development news, follow @TheVMan_ on Twitter.