Niffelheim is a 2D side-scrolling RPG currently in development in Steams Early Access Program. In it you play as a Viking who’s soul has been diverted on its was to Valhalla. You can craft armour and weapons, collect resources, upgrade your home base and defend it against numerous foes. Niffelheim is a true early access game in the sense that there are a lot of features still to be released, but the games developers are hard at work and keep in regular contact with the players via the Steam forums.
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Niffelheim is cuurently available on Steam for £14.99 link can be found here.
I like to think that the first-person exploration genre started way back when with Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, though it can be argued that Valve’s effort was more of a tech demo than a real stab at the exploration genre. The reality is that Dear Esther was the first such game, with titles such as Gone Home and Montague’s Mount taking a stab at the alternative take on first-person action. They will soon welcome a new genre-mate as The Old City: Leviathan is due for release December 1st. …