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Star Vikings Forever

Build Your Strategy. Squash Space Snails. Be a Star Viking.
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Build Your Strategy. Squash Space Snails. Be a Star Viking.

In Star Vikings Forever you will build your team of spacefaring Vikings to take on the evil scourge of intergalactic snails in a fun and nearly endless stream of challenging puzzles.

Winner for "Best Game Design" at the Brazilian Independent Games Festival and “Most Offensive Game Ever” at the Space Snails Game Conference. Star Vikings Forever is a humorous Puzzle/RPG developed by the award-winning creators of Chroma Squad, Dungeonland, and Relic Hunters Zero.

System Requirements:

Steam; Windows 7 or later; 2000 Mhz Processor; 4 GB RAM; Dedicated Graphics Card with at least 256 MB of VRAM; DirectX 9.0; 1 GB available space; 2D sound compatible card

Publisher:

Akupara Games

Homepage:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/488960/

Price:

The game is available for $9.99, but the winners of our contest will get it for free.

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Love this game! Played it on Steam and mobile, and it is a blast. Very strategic and engaging.

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Before you decide to enter the competiton to win one of 100 keys for Star Vikings Forever, please do check out the in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.You can also see a slideshow of almost 70 images of Star Vikings Forever HERE.
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Star Vikings Forever
In Brief
AcPlants vs Zombie like TD game with a cartoon like feel. Excellent game worth an 8 out of 10 IMO
Installation:
The installation is via the Steam client. If you are not familiar with activating a Steam game, go to the top menu and select Games. From the drop down menu select 'Activate a Product on Steam'. The game will then be available to inatall on any computer you install the Steam client on and sign in using your Steam account. If you're new to Steam, you can download the Steam client HERE and create a Steam account HERE. Once the key has been added to your account it will be permanantely tied to that account and cannot be changed.
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Introduction:
Build Your Strategy. Squash Space Snails. Be a Star Viking.
In Star Vikings Forever you will build your team of spacefaring Vikings to take on the evil scourge of intergalactic snails in a fun and nearly endless stream of challenging puzzles.
Winner for "Best Game Design" at the Brazilian Independent Games Festival and “Most Offensive Game Ever” at the Space Snails Game Conference. Star Vikings Forever is a humorous Puzzle/RPG developed by the award-winning creators of Chroma Squad, Dungeonland, and Relic Hunters Zero.
Position your team of uniquely built Vikings to strategically attack enemies, and clear the board. Enemies aren’t the brightest, and will attack each other whenever they are attacked. This creates a very satisfying chain-combo system, where you can wipe entire boards with a few moves to clear a path to advance to the next stage, or to complete a specific objective.
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Take your time and strategize, or for faster paced combat, make multiple moves simultaneously. Puzzles are procedurally generated, allowing for unique and nonlinear challenges every time. Each character has a standard melee attack, along with a special ability attack that will send snails crying home to their shells. Each special ability is unique to their class and provides an additional layer of strategy in solving puzzles.
Star Vikings’ unique gameplay is packed full of content, and will turn even your non-gamer grandma into a hardcore min-maxing machine by the time the credits roll!
Edited reference accessed HERE. 20th November2017
The Game:
Review 1:
Upon loading up Star Vikings, you are greeted by the most ridiculous and catchy 80's Saturday morning cartoony intro song I have ever heard. The song was so catchy and over the top that even after beating this game, I still catch myself singing, "Staaarr viikings!!!" then laughing a bit as I remember the silliness that is Star Vikings.
I don't mean silly in any kind of derisive or mean way, but Star Vikings could be a satirical take on an 80's cartoon. My point is, that you aren't meant to take the overall aesthetic seriously, instead when you peel back the layers of this title, you are going to be presented with a clever and challenging puzzle game.
Star Vikings is a weird mash up of Plants Vs Zombies meets XCOM with a big helping of puzzle elements. Well, okay less XCOM, because every shot actually hits when you are standing right in front of the enemy. You get the idea. I know that sounds kinda weird but stick with me. I am going to go over the game mechanics first and then touch upon the more obvious traits of the game.
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Starting with the PVZ aspects, the game takes some ideas from the mobile game department and presents to you an overworld map with about fifty levels total. Each planet has different enemy units, modifiers, story-based objectives/random objectives, shops, and recruitment stations. Once you select a map you are actually brought into the game itself where your units appear on the left side of the screen. The basic gist of it is kill everything in your way while moving right down five lanes and completing objectives. Objectives can be things like progress five screens worth of enemies, kill sixty enemies, or open five treasure chests. It all depends on the level and it really does a great job of keeping things fresh.
Just like Chess or PVZ, there are six classes total. Each is dynamically different in the method they deal with enemies, what they bring to a fight or how they move. The six classes are Shooter, Tank, Sneaky, Hunter, Valkyrie, and finally Berserker. This allows you essentially tackle puzzles in hundreds of different ways. Collecting five treasure chests will be completely different with a Berserker then it would be with a Shooter, as an example. It's this gameplay that makes Star Vikings very strategic and makes you think ahead. One wrong step and you will lose a unit. Thankfully, unlike XCOM the deaths are not permanent.(Hint hint Rogue snail, Ironman mode)
Enemies are also constantly changing their method of attack and the game is always upping the ante by introducing new threats. As an example is the addition of traps, or mimics.
Now the way the game reminds me of XCOM, is that not every one of the six classes is always going to be the same. You can recruit new Vikings with all sorts of different innate buffs. These guys come with a heftier recruitment fee. I should mention gold and fuel is earned through completion of levels. I personally had a Striker and a Shooter with the ability to avoid death 50% of the time, this was vastly useful but very expensive. The recruits/innate buffs are all randomized based on a timer that switches out what is available.
On top of that there is MORE customization of your units, as each class has a skill tree that changes how the class might attack, or buff fellow allies. Just like XCOM, as your units level, you pick one of two abilities and this really gives you the opportunity to craft a team and strategy of your own design. It's really awesome watching your Vikings become their own person that looks nothing like their base class. This gives the game extreme replayability and longevity for those of you that like to find the best min/max for class builds and team builds.
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I am not done yet though, there are also hats that come with other innate bonuses which add to your characters stats and modifiers. But wait, there's more, you can purchase/find items that you can use in battle to give your Vikings an edge.
I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound like just a silly game about Vikings does it? It sounds freaking awesome. and it is. I was pleasantly surprised by the complexity and level of customization with my units. The puzzle aspects of the game continuously shine because of this, as there are a million ways to deal with a situation. It's like Chess but if your Pawn could suddenly do a backflip and throw an acid grenade, or your Queen could pull out an Uzi.
There are some obvious strategies that do make the game rather easy, but I won't divulge those here. I mention that because by the end of the game I had my perfect five Vikings and nothing could stand in our way. To keep that from happening too often the game adds modifiers to certain stages. Normal stages are easy to plow through, but you begin to find levels with a fog modifier, plus five health, and plus two damage, suddenly all your best-laid plans are getting put on hold.
What I am trying to basically sum up for you is don't judge this book by its cover. Star Vikings has its silly side true, but there is a deep game here.
The other areas of the game are going to be a hit and miss scenario from player to player. Funny is subjective and as Edmund Kean put it, "Dying is easy, comedy is hard." The game gave me a chuckle a couple of times and when a Viking bares his buttocks to his enemies, that is going to make me laugh. Are all the jokes funny? No. The animation style is very 80's cartoon and that isn't a bad thing. The battle animations are more of the PVZ variety with explosions, zaps, and other cartoon-like effects. Again this isn't at all a negative for me but it is going to be up to you if you enjoy this style.
There is a minor story here about a Viking called Thork and his quest for a holy relic that he thinks is a table wedge, but I think that is best savored in game.
In other areas the game is exceptionally well made. This comes from the team behind Chroma Squad, Relic Hunter Zero, so the attention to design, UI, and controls are top notch. Not once did the game crash on me nor did I have any issues whatsoever. The controls are extremely simple and this game is very child-friendly. You could use this game to introduce young kids to puzzle, logic and strategy games. The music, as mentioned before, is really quite catchy. Sound effects all have their proper amount of gravitas behind them.
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The one thing I did get caught off by was that this game is extremely mobile friendly but isn't, as far I am aware, on any mobile devices. I would've loved to play this on a pad device while sitting on my iron throne. The game is extremely addictive and I really hope that a mobile version is in the works. There is a leaderboard in the game but it mostly is for Trials of Valhalla, a level where the modifiers are constantly rising. I didn't play it all that much. I am not super competitive, but it is there.
You get about eight hours of gameplay out of the main story. There are plenty of side secret levels and things to experiment with, giving replay value and obviously the levels are procedural. There are Steam achievements but no Steam cards. The game is criminally underrated and thinks that this title was lost in the avalanche of Steam games. It's not changing the wheel for gaming and it is probably not super innovative, but it does things in its own unique way enough to warrant your attention.
So if you are looking for an adorable puzzle/strategy RPG to take up your time, give Star Vikings a chance and it might make you smile.
Edited reference accessed HERE. Posted by MartyrA2J 6th Nov 2016. Reposted by Whiterabbit-uk 20th November2017
Review 2:
Star Vikings Forever is a puzzle/strategy game starring space Vikings that face off against space snails. While it's a delightfully absurd premise coming from the developer of the enjoyable Chrom Squad. Star Vikings forever is a bit of a disappointment. It has some solid systems, but the game relies too heavily on procedural generation, making it feel like a bunch of parts that don't always quite fit together.
Snail slayer - Star Vikings Forever is a lane-based puzzle game where you command your squad of Vikings through hordes of space snails. Your objective may shift on any given level, but the core principle of each one is to keep your Vikings alive while laying waste to any snails that stand in your way.
As a land-based game, your Vikings can mostly just move in a straight line, although blindly charging forward would most likely result in death. Luckily, your Vikings are equipped with special abilities that can do things like fire long-distance shots at snails or otherwise make them attack each other. Using these abilities, you can trigger all sorts of chain reactions that can eventually provide safe passage and loot to your Vikings.
Space squad - As you get further into Star Vikings Forever, the snails put up more resistance to you. To help deal with this, you can recruit new Vikings with unique abilities to your squad and even upgrade your existing members when they level up. There are also specialized items you can pick up and hats to equip to your squadmates to make them more capable in certain situations.
These upgrades give way to some more complex strategies for dealing with snails that can prove satisfying. Unfortunately though, Star Vikings Forever's systems don't always fit together to make these strategies available or viable.
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Space randomness - The downfall of Star Vikings Forever is how it relies entirely on procedural generation to create its levels. While this makes for a game that provides seemingly infinite replayability, it also results in a game that is capable of delivering underwhelming and unsatisfying levels. This, unfortunately, happens quite often in Star Vikings Forever
The way that Star Vikings Forever seems to slap together its mechanics makes all of them feel less special. Puzzle games of this ilk are much more successful when they take their simple mechanics and elevate them with quality level design. Star Vikings Forever shows glimpses of this when its component parts happen to come together interesting arrangements, but this is something that doesn't occur often enough.
Star Vikings Forever feels like a collection of mechanics that are desperate to try and find some direction. The game's procedural generation can occasionally make interesting and satisfying levels, but more often presents boring or unfair ones. Without the presence of intentionally designed levels, Star Vikings Forever's parts–interesting as they may be–don't create a cohesive whole.
Edited reference accessed HERE.Original review posted by Campbell Bird on July 18th, 2017 Reposted by Whiterabbit-uk 20th November2017
Other Reviews and Videos of Star Vikings Forever:
You can see Steam community reviews of Star Vikings Forever HERE. There are several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
Conclusion:
I loved Plants and Zombies (don’t forget you can get Plants and Zombies for free at the moment via Origins on the house giveaway, see the end of this review for a link). I found it hard to put this game fdown oncew I started to play it. Well worth entering, especially if you love TD games.
Suggestions:
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If you win a key and once you've had an opportunity to play Star Vikings Forever ‘PLEASE’ take a few moments to give some positive or negative feedback; for example, what you liked or disliked about the game, or how it could be improved. If you don't like the genre at all, please explain why and if any, what improvements would change your mind? Once the competition is over, you can access the comments section by going to the game giveaways home page, then scroll to the bottom of the page where it says Archives and select the date the giveaway was live (giveaway days are in bold type). This will open up the appropriate page for you to post your comment or review (Mon 6th Nov). Alternatively, you can Google the name of the game and include Gamegiveawayoftheday in the search. This should give you a list of links to when this game was given away.
There are thousands of subscribers to the game giveaway of the day every weekend which makes this an ideal forum for giving developers new or fresh ideas as to what their consumers (i.e you) would like to see in a game. For example, you could suggest extra content such as better or more original mini-games, or a level editor that you would like to see that would make it more appealing to you. Maybe you think the graphics are a little dated and are in need of re-skinning, or maybe you've just had enough of the genre and want to see something different or something with more originality? Giving such feedback instead of saying nothing or just saying this game is rubbish or good may bring more developers to the site, which could mean more and better games. Would 'you' give away thousands of copies of a game (or extra content for a game) away to a community that complains all the time instead of giving useful feedback? It only needs a few moments of your time.
This site could be transformed if only the community would be more forthcoming in their opinions of the games they are getting for free instead of complaining about the way this site has changed, for example, they don't like MPC games, they hate HOG's, have had enough of Match Three and Time Management games or they want to see the latest version of Call of Duty or some other big name AAA game given away or that they don't like Steam games. If something isn't for you then please move on to the next giveaway, or check out the forums HERE, HERE and HERE, where a few members of the community post details of various free games and free game sites as well as links to various indie bundle sites etc; you never know, you may find something that really interests you.
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If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via Steam HERE for £6.99/$9.99
Problems getting the game to work:
If you're having problems installing or activating or getting Star Vikings Forever to work please visit the FAQ's Thread HERE and read through the communities comments in case someone has already posted a fix, or alternatively visit the Steam forums.
If for any reason you want to contact the giveaway team, for example, you have a game to offer the community, or are unable to complete all the competition requirements that the FAQ's thread or these comments don't cover or solve you can do so HERE
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Akupara Games for giving away 100 copies of Star Vikings Forever, worth £700/$1000 in total, and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games.
Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
If Star Vikings Forever doesn't interest you, but you still hanker for something new to play, you'll find details of some game deals whether they be sale items, indie bundles or games being given away for free HERE (I've not updated the thread in a while, but most of the links still take you to the latest deals).
The rest of the information that used to be posted in the game review can be found in the forums HERE. Finally, check out Delenns threads for details of other free games and offers HERE and eslewhere in the game discussion forums HERE, (usually on the first page of the game discussion forums).
The latest Origin giveaway is Plants vs. Zombies Game of the Year Edition. which you can find HERE. If you love Tower Defense, or arcade games in general, this is a fabulous game. It's not like your typical TD game. It's easy to pick up, but hard to stop playing. A fantastic and well balanced arcade game, with brilliant game play and in my opinion one of the best of its kind. You can see a couple of game play videos HERE and HERE. You can also get a free Steam key for Brutal Ledgend (offer Ends Wed 22nd 6pm UK time) via the Humble bundle site HERE. You can see a couple of game play videos HERE and HERE (featuring some real heavy metal legends such as Ozzy Osbourne (formerly of Black Sabbath) and Rob Halford (Judas Priest) and introduced by Jack Black, not suitable for children and young teenagers).
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