Steam’s biggest new hit is a Viking survival game that struck like a bolt from the blue
The other day, I saw a game named Valheim atop the Steam Early Access sales charts, with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Polygon seemed to like the $20 Viking-themed survival game, and I thought friends might like it, too. I wasn’t ready to commit quite yet — I waffled a while before giving it a go. Know who bought it while I was making up my mind? One million other people.
On February 10th, just eight days after launch, indie developer Iron Gate announced that Valheim had already sold 1 million copies. Five days after that, Valheimreached 2 million sales. Here are a few other facts you might like to know:
- It has now been the second-most played game on all of Steam at one point, ahead of every game save Counter-Strike: Global…