In gaming, some games are simply a flop. Then, some become overnight sensations, taking the video game industry – and the world – by storm as they garner mass viewings on streaming platforms like YouTube and Twitch.
One such game that falls under the latter is none other than the Viking-inspired “Valheim.” Since its initial release in 2021, it has drawn and captivated gamers worldwide.
“Valheim is a brutal exploration and survival game for [one to 10] players set in a procedurally-generated world inspired by Norse mythology,” stated “Valheim’s” official synopsis on Steam. “Craft powerful weapons, construct longhouses, and slay mighty foes to prove yourself to Odin!”
Gamers can play “Valheim” solo or shared with others as they embark on epic journeys and adventures together.
The figures about this game are also quite impressive. As of press time, according to SteamDB, a website that databases everything on Steam, “Valheim” has an all-time peak of 502,387 players. Currently, it is being played by 26,923 players, with a 24-hour peak of 34,028. Of course, the numbers change occasionally, but you can see how popular the game is.
But what if there’s another game that follows its footsteps? Many gamers say this game is “Enshrouded.”
Developed and published by Keen Games GmbH, “Enshrouded” describes itself as a game of survival, crafting, and action RPG combat for up to 16 years. It is set within a sprawling voxel-based continent.
Like “Valheim,” “Enshrouded” is now still in its early access phase on Steam, but you can feel free to play it right now. Head to this link.
Its official synopsis read, “You start with nothing but the will to survive the wilds. You must scrape and scavenge through the ruined remnants of a lost kingdom, and fend off the beasts that hunger for your flesh. Journey through forests, caves, [and dungeons] searching for secret knowledge and treasure. Build the strength to venture into the Shroud and bring the fight back to the horrors of the deep.”
As you can see, “Enshrouded” generally shares the same release history as “Valheim.” Do you think it will follow “Valheim’s” successful footsteps?