Valheim Board Game announced – Coming to Gamefound in September 2024

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KÖVDE, Sweden – June 18, 2024 – Coffee Stain Publishing, MOOD Publishing and Iron Gate Studio are excited to announce that their hit viking survival game Valheim will be released as a board game adaptation. Designed and produced by MOOD Publishing, and developed by Ole Steiness, the award-winning designer behind the board game adaptation of the dwarven co-op game Deep Rock Galactic. Recently revealed at the Gamefound Feast, the funding campaign will be launching later this year.

The Valheim board game will be designed for 1-4 players that will take on the roles of mighty viking heroes, working together to prove their worth to the Allfather as they adventure through Valheim. The realm is hostile and unforgiving, forcing players to band together to survive as they explore the landscape, face environmental hazards and monsters, and topple bosses in order to succeed.

The Valheim board game will come with four initial biome types taken directly from the game: the Meadows, Black Forest, Swamps and Mountains. Players will then have to choose a character and start in a simple house with no resources to your name. Upon exploring the land and gathering initial materials, they will then be able to craft basic weapons to fend off any attackers, and venture even further out to improve their tools, reinforce their base and slay mythical beasts as the game evolves.

To further enhance the Viking fantasy, MOOD Publishing will be developing an array of figurines and artwork to support immersion, including a viking longhouse that will represent players’ settlements. Boss fights will be a ferocious challenge, too – players will have to activate forsaken altars to challenge specific bosses, upon which they will be thrust into a boss-specific arena to test their mettle against some of Valheim’s darkest horrors.

“I’ve got hundreds of hours in Valheim, so designing this game is a dream come true for me,” says Ole Steiness, lead designer of the Valheim Board Game. “Our goal is to make sure the tabletop experience properly reflects that incredible experience of exploring the tenth realm which took the world by storm. So far it has been coming together even better than we had hoped, building a game that’s fun, engaging and immensely replayable.”

“We definitely didn’t have ‘valheim board game’ on our bingo card when we set out to develop the game, but it is incredibly exciting for us,” said Henrik Törnqvist, co-founder of Iron Gate. “The prototype has captured the essence of Valheim better than we could have ever expected. We couldn’t be happier to work with Ole and MOOD Publishing on this as well, as their team has an amazing track record of staying true to the source and creating games that you can keep playing with your friends.”

For more information about the Valheim board game, keep an eye on this link. Valheim is currently available on PC, Linux and Xbox through Steam Early Access, Microsoft Store and Game Pass and on Mac via the Mac App Store. You can follow Valheim on Twitter and Discord for more information and updates.

About Coffee Stain

Coffee Stain is a game developer, publisher and investor with offices in Skövde, Stockholm, Malmö, Trollhättan and Gothenburg. Founded in 2010, Coffee Stain is responsible for Goat Simulator, the Sanctum Games, A Story About My Uncle, Huntdown, and Satisfactory, currently in Early Access. Coffee Stain is also the publisher of popular games such as Deep Rock Galactic, Valheim, Songs of Conquest, and Midnight Ghost Hunt, made by external developers. To support diversity in the industry, Coffee Stain launched Leveling the Playing Field (LTPF) which offers funding to smaller and start-up development teams where at least half of employees are underrepresented minorities.

To find out more about partnerships and opportunities with Coffee Stain, visit the official website or follow Coffee Stain on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About Iron Gate

Iron Gate is a game developer studio located in Skövde, Sweden, founded by industry veterans who previously worked on games such as Magicka 2, Leviathan: Warships, and the Titan Quest series. Valheim, Iron Gate’s debut title, is a record breaking multiplayer exploration and survival game inspired by viking culture that arrived to Steam Early Access in February 2021. To find out more about Iron Gate, visit the official website.

About MOOD Publishing

MOOD Publishing is a Danish publisher, part of MOOD Group founded in 2013 by a bunch of experienced visual designers and board game enthusiasts working together in the video game industry for many years. MOOD Publishing creates high quality board games that are fun to play and are great to look at with awesome artwork.

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Dan is an educator from Colorado. Growing up as an Air Force dependent gained him lots of new perspectives on the world and a love for making new friends, especially over a good board game. When not at school or playing a board game, Dan is probably at the gym, attending a local sporting event, or performing or attending theater. Dan loves heavy euros, deck builders, living card games, and great solo rules.

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