Niche Spotlight – Niffelheim

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Today’s Spotlight is Niffelheim, a 2D survival crafting RPG by Ellada Games.

You play as a Viking warrior that recently fell in battle, but instead of entering Valhalla, you find yourself trapped in the cursed realm of Niffelheim. You can check out a trailer above.

Scavenge for resources, build fortresses, and fight all manner of mythical creatures as you try to find your way to Valhalla. Play solo or take a friend along in online co-op.

Niffelheim is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam for $19.99, and its currently 50% off.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Your avatar is a brave warrior who has fallen in battle. But instead of finding well-deserved peace in Asgard, his soul is trapped in the harsh world of Niffelheim. Survive in this hostile world, ransack the neighboring lands, explore dangerous dungeons and find your way to Valhalla.

Key Features:

  • Survive in the Underworld – Warriors remain warriors even after death. Set out on the path to the last challenge and prove yourself to the Gods. In life you were never frightened by the cold, darkness and death, and you won’t fear now. make sure you have enough provision, defend yourself and unravel the mysteries of these lands.
  • Do not become forgotten – Crush anyone who dares to attack your lands. Each fallen enemy brings you closer to Asgard! Bones, teeth, fur – use all of that as your weapons and armor. Build a fortress that will cover you from enemy attacks as well as help you destroy the attackers. The Death Priests will issue ultimatums. Will you comply or reject their orders and join the fight of their dead minions?
  • Find a way out – Collect all the pieces of the portal to Asgard. But be careful – these are fiercely guarded by mighty giants, undead and deadly spiders.
  • Craft – Brew various potions from mushrooms and slayed beats to become stronger. Cook the best dishes to feed all you friends. Brew poison that will kill the most powerful troll.
  • Explore ancient caves – Reach the very heart of the world to find powerful artefacts that will help you win the final battle. Find out what is hidden in the darkness.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.