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Trial by Viking is a deep action-packed single player adventure through the dark worlds of the Norse gods. As an agent of Odin, you will explore cavernous dungeons hunting for treasure, race for your life from surprise traps, encounter tricky puzzles, and have vicious axe battles with blood-thirsty kobolds. Luckily you will gain valuable skills and earn powerful equipment like bombs and a trusty grappling hook to help you along the way. Will you be ready to face the worst terrors the nine worlds have to offer?

Available now on Steam and Itch.io for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Steam Store Page: Store.steampowered.com
Itch.io Store Page: Lastlifegames.itch.io

Demo Win: Indiedb.com
Demo Mac: Indiedb.com
Twitter: Twitter.com
Facebook: Facebook.com
Email list: Bit.ly

Features

  • Metroidvania-style character upgrades like bombs, double jump, grappling hook, and everlasting breath
  • Morph into a polar bear
  • Steer a flying valkyrie through mazes of hazards
  • Keys, switches, gears, air vents, ropes, hidden areas, puzzles, and other tricky elements
  • Ride on the claws of a great owl like a zip line
  • Power ups like mini viking, metal viking, and time slow
  • Sail a viking long boat while having axe battles with goblins
  • Narrative decisions that will steer your fate toward one of two final boss battles
  • Battle a kraken in a reservoir
  • Character points allow you to specialize your character stats
  • Occasionally-crazy ragdoll physics
  • Controller support
  • 130 levels, over 80 unique enemies, and 27 intense boss battles
  • Available on Win/Mac/Linux

"This game has some of the best level design I have ever seen for a platformer" - The Insatiable Gamer

"With an incredible variety of combat abilities, equippable weapons, abilities, and passives, the game will both empower and challenge the ever-loving crap out of you. This is a compelling universe with fantastic art, music, and tons of content that's not to be missed" - Seattle Indies Expo jury

Official Selection - Indie MEGABOOTH 2016 PAX East

Winner - 2015 Taco Bell Indie Game Garage

Nominated for Best Desktop Game - 2016 Game Connection Development Awards

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For anyone anticipating this action-packed platformer with depth, the wait is finally over. Trial by Viking is releasing on Steam and Itch.io today for Windows, Mac and Linux.

About Trial by Viking

Trial by Viking is a deep action-packed single player adventure through the dark worlds of the Norse gods. As an agent of Odin, players will explore cavernous dungeons hunting for treasure, race for their lives from surprise traps, encounter tricky puzzles, and have vicious axe battles with blood-thirsty kobolds. Luckily they will gain valuable skills and earn powerful equipment like bombs and a trusty grappling hook to help them along the way.

Trial by Viking combines elements from action and puzzle platformers, as well as Metroidvanias. The game contains 130 hand crafted levels, 27 boss battles, and features narrative decisions that decide which of two final bosses you face. Trial by Viking was recently a winner of the Taco Bell Indie Game Garage contest, as well as nominated for Best Desktop Game at the 2016 Game Connection Development Awards. An XBox One digital version has also been announced for later this year.


What others are saying

"This game has some of the best level design I have ever seen for a platformer" - The Insatiable Gamer

"With an incredible variety of combat abilities, equippable weapons, abilities, and passives, the game will both empower and challenge the ever-loving crap out of you. This is a compelling universe with fantastic art, music, and tons of content that’s not to be missed" - Seattle Indies Expo jury

For future updates about Trial by Viking, be sure to click follow on IndieDB.

Trial by Viking Demo Out Now and Release Date Set

Trial by Viking Demo Out Now and Release Date Set

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The Trial by Viking is now available right here on IndieDB, and a release date has been set for the end of the month.

Trial by Viking successfully funded on KickStarter with 48 hours to go

Trial by Viking successfully funded on KickStarter with 48 hours to go

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With 48 hours to go, Trial by Viking has been successfully funded on KickStarter, and will be coming to a digital game store near you.

Trial by Viking confirmed for Steam and Xbox One

Trial by Viking confirmed for Steam and Xbox One

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Trial by Viking has been greenlit on Steam after 7 days, and has now been confirmed to be headed to the Xbox One platform as well.

Trial by Viking now on KickStarter

Trial by Viking now on KickStarter

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Just this morning, the Trial by Viking KickStarter campaign was posted. If you want to support an interesting action platformer based on the world of...

Trial By Viking - Linux Demo

Trial By Viking - Linux Demo

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A deep single player adventure through the dark worlds of the Norse gods

Trial By Viking - Windows Demo

Trial By Viking - Windows Demo

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A deep single player adventure through the dark worlds of the Norse gods.

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Trial by Viking - Mac Demo

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A deep single player adventure through the dark worlds of the Norse gods.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

I've grabbed my chestful of hair in anticipation, haven't had a chance to let go of it yet.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Just grabbed a copy, haven't had a chance to play yet

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HenryT77
HenryT77

I've played demo and I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!
BTW - I made gameplay and put it here Youtube.com
For sure I'll buy full version.

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Indurok
Indurok

I decided to give this game a try: Youtube.com

Immediately after posting this comment, I got an email saying you retweeted my video. Thanks.

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dqhendricks Creator
dqhendricks

Thanks for posting. I should have hired you to do voices :D

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HenryT77
HenryT77

Demo has kicked my balls! Soon my gp at YT.

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Guest
Guest

Amazing man , keep working !!!

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Pancake_Ninja132
Pancake_Ninja132

Tracking. Looks amazing.

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dqhendricks Creator
dqhendricks

Thanks!

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MidnightAJO
MidnightAJO

can i possibly get it online?

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dqhendricks Creator
dqhendricks

It won't be out until Fall this year. There will not be a web player version, although there is a possibility of a web player demo. The downloadable full version should be available on steam/humble/itch.io/other online stores later this year. I also have high hopes for some of the console online stores, but can't promise anything yet.

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i keep reading RNCinCLE as a portmataeu of RNC and debacle.

Jul 18 2016

indies over here thinking polish is key, when constant crashes and server outages can't stop an ip like pokemon from becoming a megahit

Jul 17 2016

RT @TheDragoEffect: REALTOR: It's a great neighborhood. Wonderful schools- ME: And the Pokemon? REALTOR: .... sigh. Mostly Pidgeys ME: I think I've seen enough.

Jul 17 2016

seems like if they could fix the crash bug that happens like 50% of the time you catch one, they could reduce server load by a hellof a lot

Jul 13 2016

#IRX16 happening this Friday on stream with lots of good games. Just don't tell anyone. It's a secret to everybody. Indiegameriot.com

Jul 13 2016

RT @gibsoncomics: Yesterday a man walking his dog said to us, "Are you catching Pokemon? It really is quite the sensation!" He was literally an NPC.

Jul 12 2016

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