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Independent Games Summit: 'Valheim': Vikings, Roadmaps & Buying a Horse During Early Access

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Valheim is a viking survival game that went viral when it was released on Early Access in 2021 reaching a million units in the first month and reaching 10 million in 6 months and has since then been released on xbox game pass.nnJonathan is working as the lead engineer and game designer on Valheim. In this talk he will share insight into the Valheim development journey so far through a patch-by-patch breakdown and managing player expectations spanning multiple years of development during early access and lessons learned along the way, both internal and external challenges that have emerged, and oh - and they bought a horse. nnHe will also cover how they hope to leave early access in the best possible way so that Valheim can be remembered as an example of early access done right and be a game that can be played for many years to come.

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