Valheim developer talks Steam Deck support and biome advances as he celebrates one-year anniversary TechRadar

Valheim developer Iron Gate Studios shared a first glimpse of its early access survival game Viking running on Steam Deck – saying it hopes it will run “smoothly” on Valve’s platform for launch – as part of a preview. of its plans for 2022 and beyond.

Writing in a post celebrating Valheim’s first anniversary – and 12 phenomenal months for the game – Iron Gate said that “obviously he would like Valheim to work well on. [Steam Deck] from the beginning, so that’s something we’re working on right now. “

“Wouldn’t it be great if you could take Valheim with you on the train,” added the studio, “or maybe even into the woods?”

Valheim – Hearth & Home Update Trailer.

Additionally, Iron Gate developer Jonathan Smårs shared a short video of the game running on the Steam Deck on Twitter, saying it was: “Can’t wait to go out and play Valheim on the go with my friends!”.

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Iron Gate’s Steam Deck news comes with a new set of sneak peeks for some of the additions Valheim will receive as he enters his second year of early access, with the developer saying he is “currently putting the finishing touches” on his Mountain update. .

As explained earlier, this was conceived as a smaller update for tide players as they await the highly anticipated expansion of the Mistlands biome, and is designed to “make the mountains a little more interesting, especially for [players] who like to explore new places “. Below are some pictures of Valheim’s enhanced mountains.

Exploring the bowels of the mountain …
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… and, uh, blue stuff.

And speaking of Mistlands, the developer says work on the biome is “accelerating” right now. He has defined the “basic concept” for the zone – along with other details, such as the inhabitants it will have – and work is proceeding to create new mechanics, enemies and building pieces for the zone. There are no indications as to when Iron Gate expects Mistlands to arrive, but he has shared this mysterious biome creature as part of his he update:

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The right kind of video game bug (until it tries to kill you).

As for Valheim’s first anniversary, Iron Gate says it will be celebrated throughout February with “major events scheduled”. And if you haven’t experienced the awesome Early Access survival adventure yet, you might want to know that there is currently a 25% discount, bringing the price down to £ 11.61, as part of Steam’s current Lunar New Year sale.

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