Valheim game surpasses ten million copies sold across Linux and Windows PC. Thanks to the ongoing efforts fo developer Iron Gate AB. Which is still going strong with reviews on Steam Early Access and Humble Store.
Coffee Stain and Iron Gate Studio are eager to reveal that Valheim surpasses ten million copies sold. Doing so in just over one year since its Steam Early Access release. The challenging exploration and survival game also took the gaming world by storm last year. Along with an all time player peak of 502,000 players exploring the Viking afterlife. Even amidst a global pandemic.
Since release, Valheim’s sense of wonder and exploration has developed a passionate community that rallied around the game. While sharing fan art and in-game builds online. While celebrating the game’s unique atmosphere and building system. Valheim is still reviewed as Overwhelmingly Positive, with more than 293,000 reviews on Steam (95% of which are positive). Also making it number 55 on Steam’s Top Games by Reviews list.
Valheim has also received a number of gaming industry awards. Taking place ever since its Steam Early Access release last year. Including GDCA’s Best Debut and Audience Awar and PC Gamer’s 2021 Game of the Year. As well as PCGamesN’s 2021 Best Multiplayer and Most Surprising Game.
Valheim Early Access Trailer (Linux, Windows PC)
As the development of the next major content update continues. Now fans of the survival genre can look forward to more Valheim goodness coming this year, including a brand new biome to explore, enemies to fight, and new weapons to craft. The Iron Gate team has also been updating players via a steady stream of Steam community posts. This also contains updates on Mistlands’ development. As well as sneak peeks at what the developers are currently working on.
“We never imagined Valheim would become so big, not even in our wildest dreams, and the past year flew by faster than we anticipated.” said Richard Svensson, CEO of Iron Gate Studio. “Our team has doubled since launch and knowing Valheim is enjoyed by millions of players around the world honours and humbles us at the same time. Our ambitions for the game have never been stronger and the development of Mistlands is well underway – we can’t wait to bring this new mysterious biome to the game.”
“Seeing Valheim’s journey through its first year of Early Access and being by Iron Gate’s side has been an immense privilege.” Albert Säfström, VP of Publishing at Coffee Stain said. “The team is pouring all their development knowledge and love for the craft into the game, and it’s humbling to see the fruit of their work bring joy to millions around the world.”