Bad North

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Bad North is a real-time roguelite in which players need to defend their island kingdom against bloodthirsty Vikings. The game was developed by Plausible Concept and published by Raw Fury on November 16th, 2018.

Command your armies, decide what their position is going to be, and pray that you survive. Each commander that you lose is gone forever, so when everyone dies, the game is over.  The only thing that the player does is command the defenses and monitors the positioning. Once that is set, your soldiers do the rest of the job.  Each of the islands in-game has its own style, charm, and layout. Strategies need to take into consideration every nook and cranny that's located on the map as once the invasion starts, there's no going back.

More potent defenses earn you better rewards so that your people turn from a ragtag militia into cunning and experienced warriors. An engaging and brutal tactical roguelike, unlike anything you've ever seen before, Bad North has charm and it has challenges. Procedurally generated islands and brave soldiers blend in with the horrifying reality of war to give an immersive atmosphere. The gameplay is intuitive and enthralling, easy to access but difficult to master.

You're not fighting for fame or glory, you're fighting to defend your settlements and people against vicious invaders. Win and hope that peace returns to the unforgiving lands of the Bad North.

"It's grim up north," it's said in the UK - often sardonically by northerners. They don't know the half of it. We're north of north now, where the hills are high and craggy - a reflection of the people that live between them, constantly bracing for outside intrusion. The pines are tall and spiky, just like the pikes we've fashioned from their branches. I'm grateful for these natural defences against the oncoming assault. We stand on the beaches, sharp sticks pointed outwards, ready to poke the i...

2020-09-11

I loved Bad North back when I reviewed it. It's a doomy game about fighting off invading forces, set on a chilly archipelago strung across the edge of the world. It's one of those games where brilliantly simple mechanics - three kinds of units, very straightforward victory and loss conditions for each scrappy battle - are married to rich atmospheric details. The seas here are glassy and still, each island a bleached eruption of cold earth. You feel the cold, the wind, and you get a sense of how ...

2020-05-26

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I have written several times about the tiny Norse boys of Bad North. This mini strategy game sees you marshalling different squads of troops to defend a procedurally generated island from viking invaders. (more…)

2020-05-26

Great news! Bad North has been nominated for two awards at the Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards 2020! Game of the Year Pocket Gamer People's Choice Award The awards show will take place Tuesday January 21st, so be sure to send those good luck vibes! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/32412536/7d57271a6fa24201efc355b892d3e50eaf51a5ed.png

2020-01-13

Half-Life: Alyx, finally unveiled today by Valve, will be free for everyone who owns the Index VR headset. But what if you don't own an Index VR headset? For the next seven days, you can get Bad North: Jotunn Edition for free from the Epic Games Store instead. Bad North is a stylish "real-time tactics roguelike" about an island kingdom (actually a whole bunch of islands) being invaded by Vikings. Your job is to hold them off while your people evacuate, a process complicated by the...

2019-11-21

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: AMD Athlon X4 5350, Intel Core i3-2100T or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 480M, Radeon HD 6790 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: AMD Athlon X4 605e, Intel Celeron G1610 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 7850, GeForce GTX 470 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

 

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: 2,93 GHz Intel core i7
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

 

Stefan Botsev
Stefan Botsev
very funny game. I love it
Earned 5 Gems for review
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