EMPIRE OF THE NORTH – 6 clans presentation – Heidel

Heidel’s men cannot be mistaken with any other. Redheaded, swaying from side to side, always carrying a mandatory drinking horn. After having work done it is often difficult for them to get out of bed. We pictured this with the mechanics of Assigning – the player spends one of his Vikings to perform some task and they know they’re not going to get him back any time soon.

To build the most impressive empire you need to keep an eye on your Vikings so they don’t stay up too late in the taverns or wreck too many ships. Keep the balance between locations with Assigning and Releasing. Build as many taverns as you can, because nothing brings the Vikings more glory than a good feast with roasted meat as a main course! Your people have to work hard in the Fields to harvest enough resources for preparing the feast – what is most crucial is the constant supply of sheep, of course!

Gain points by pasturing and roasting sheep and brewing exquisite beer! And remember, no one is a true Viking until they are Assigned till unconsciousness at least once!


We are bookworms. Movie maniacs. Story addicts. We grew up reading Tolkien, Howard, Herbert, Dick, Lem… We were watching Willow, Blade Runner, Never Ending Story, Robin Hood…

And yet, we don’t write books… we don’t make movies. We don’t make those things, because we make games. We make games that tell stories.