Niche Spotlight – Raiders of the North Sea

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Today’s Spotlight is Raiders of the North Sea by Dire Wolf, a digital adaptation of the popular board game by Renegade Game Studios. This is the first of six upcoming digital adaptations of board games by Dire Wolf Digital.

Much like the physical game, Raiders of the North Sea is a Viking-themed worker placement game where players compete to earn the most glory and loot for their clan. Raid villages, gather resources, upgrade your longboat, and slay mythical creatures. The digital version features cross-play support across all platforms. You can check out a teaser trailer above.

Raiders of the North Sea is available on Windows PC, Mac (both via Steam for $14.99), Android, iOS ($9.99 on mobile), and Switch ($19.99).

Here’s a rundown of the game:

It’s Raiding Season!
Assemble a crew and outfit a longboat to raid settlements for gold and fame! Impress your Chieftain in glorious battle and win your place among the legends of the North Sea in this digital adaptation of the award-winning board game!

The Official Digital Adaptation of the Award-Winning Board Game!
Plunder your way to adventure as Raiders of the North Sea brings the strategy and fun of the hit tabletop game to digital life!

Cross-Platform Play!
Sail dangerous waters with cross-platform online play! Raiders of the North Sea is available on:

  • PC on Steam
  • iTunes for iOS phones and tablets
  • Google Play for Android phones and tablets
  • Nintendo Switch

Deep Worker Placement Strategy!

  • Each turn you’ll harvest resources twice: first by placing one worker, and then by recovering a different one!
  • Use your resources to hire a Viking crew and outfit your longboat!
  • Send your crew on daring raids to win gold and glory!
  • Survive battles with the legendary Valkyrie…or honor your Chieftain in a glorious death!
  • Amass Plunder and make sacrificial Offerings to win!

Upgrade Your Longboat!

  • Complete objectives to improve your longboat!

Many Ways to Raid!

  • Turn-Based Strategy lets you play at your own pace!
  • Learn the Oars in a full tutorial that teaches you the strategy of the game!
  • Explore the North Sea in a 10-game campaign!
  • Lead Your People in single-player games against AI opponents!
  • Rise to Greatness in multiplayer battles!

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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