The hit Viking survival game created by Iron Gate Studio and published by Coffee Stain surpasses ten million copies sold as development of the Mistlands update continues.
Coffee Stain and Iron Gate Studio are pleased to reveal that Valheim has surpassed ten million copies sold just over one year since its Steam Early Access release. The challenging exploration and survival game developed by Swedish indie developer Iron Gate Studio took the gaming world by storm last year, with an all-time player peak of 502,000 players exploring the Viking afterlife amidst a global pandemic.
Since launch, Valheim’s sense of wonder and exploration has developed a passionate community that rallied around the game, sharing fan art and in-game builds online and celebrating the game’s unique atmosphere and building system. Valheim is currently reviewed as Overwhelmingly Positive, with more than 293,000 reviews on Steam (95% of which are positive), making it number 55 on Steam’s Top Games by Reviews list.
Valheim has also received a number of gaming industry awards since its Steam Early Access release last year including GDCA’s Best Debut and Audience Award, PC Gamer’s 2021 Game of the Year and PCGamesN’s 2021 Best Multiplayer and Most Surprising Game.
As the development of the next major content update continues, 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 that contain 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 Säfstrom, 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.”
Valheim is available on Steam Early Access for PC and Linux. You can find the official press kit here, and follow Valheim on Twitter and Discord.