Aska, a Viking-themed, open-world survival game, is going into closed alpha

Aska, its Viking-themed game that was announced by Sand Sailor Studios places you in the role of a tribal leader who landed their ship in a new world, seeking glory and resources as any Viking would.

As with any other simulation-building game, you will need to build, craft, farm, sail, fight, and ultimately survive the Dead Winter as you protect your Viking settlement. You can work with up to three players to command villagers and your settlement from the “ancient threat that winter will bring.”

You will also assign jobs to villagers, build castles, and construct workshops, mines, and farms. Exploring the world will also find you discovering hidden loot and resources and fighting mythical enemies.

Villagers can build castles, and construct mines and farms to gather resources and workshops for crafting needs. Explore the open world while you fight mythical enemies, and discover hidden loot and resources.

Here’s a list of features:

  • Up to four players can play together and command villagers, building their tribe from the ground up, hunting for resources, and surviving the ancient threat winter will bring.
  • Assign each villager various jobs as they contribute to the tribe and leave their mark on the settlement. Training your villagers will increase their abilities whether in battle or in their chosen vocation.
  • Construct workshops, mines, farms, castles, and defenses as you expand your village. What starts as a collection of modest huts, ends up becoming a prosperous village where crops are farmed, towers are raised, and anvils are hammered.
  • Customize buildings with functional furniture and various decorative items.
  • Discover hidden caves, and other incredible areas in the world, all filled with loot and valuable resources
  • Sail your own customizable Viking ship, discover new lands, and build outposts across the world. Set up supply lines between settlements and create a self-sufficient Viking empire.
  • Explore a fantastical, completely procedurally generated world filled with secrets, landmarks, and threats, keeping every session dynamic and fresh.
  • Experience a realistic and dynamic weather system across the world, with survival priorities shifting in turn with the seasons
  • Fight a variety of mythical enemies in exciting skill-based combat.
  • A wise tribe leader prepares for war in times of peace. In this mystical land, an ancient evil has been dwelling in the shadows, waiting for the first frost to fall. During the harshest season of all, while your tribe is battling the elements, the dark inhabitants of this world prepare to strike.
  • Co-op Gameplay
Gameplay courtesy of Wired Gaming