Playing as vikings in games is often an exercise in raids, feuds, Jarl politics, and bloody combat, but the upcoming Bad North places you in the opposite side of that scenario: defending your island havens from the overwhelming viking threat through careful strategy.
Upon procedurally-generated isles, you must tactically position your limited forces, protecting nobles and common folk while maximizng your defenses through height advantages and unit placement. And then the violent invaders arrive on your shores, drenching the island landscapes in blood as you manage chokepoints, retreats, and flanking manuevers in real time.
But it's Bad North's stylish minimalist aesthetic that completes its promising premise, setting your desperate battles among mist-cloaked beaches and low-poly cliffs.
Bad North is slated to release on mobile platforms in 2018. Look forward to trailers and specific platform information in the coming months; in the meantime, you can find more details on the official Bad North site.