Northgard Map Editor Update Debuts New Ways to Play

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 14:29
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Topic(s): Indie

Customize Your World However You Want

The Northgard map editor update has arrived on Steam, giving PC players even more ways to play the game — and a new external tool will let you create intriguing custom scenarios.

If you haven't yet played Northgard, it is quite simply a real-time strategy and city builder based on controlling your very own clan of Vikings. You'll build a settlement in the new world of Northgard, assign your Vikings to jobs, and carefully manage your resources. Peace is but a dream, though — you'll have to contend against various threats in this new world.

Now, a brand-new map editor and an additional external tool have arrived to let players create their very own adventures in Northgard, giving players more power than ever before to create their own fun.

Northgard Map Editor slice

What Can You Do With the Northgard Map Editor Update?

The brand-new map editor has some nice capabilities right out of the box. It looks like you'll be able to make your own maps without too much technical skill, although you can step things up a notch with an external editor that's also arriving as part of this update.

What can you do with the Northgard map editor?

  • Modify maps from classic Northgard map generations
  • Change the elevation and natural barriers between [zones]
  • Add any buildings, decorations, creatures/AI of your choosing
  • Edit and customize the starting zones owned by the players
  • Add and edit the special tiles found throughout the map
  • Paint the map with dirt, grass, forest grass and cliff rocks, depending on the biome you created the map on

The map editor also features the debut of several new tiles for people to play with. If that's not enough power for you, an external tool is also provided which will let you change the values of units and buildings like attack power, health, and price. Particularly-talented gamers can go even further with a scripting language to set up special victory conditions and more.

Naturally, players might want to share their Northgard maps. That's probably why the developers have decided to debut Steam Workshop support at the same time to make map sharing super easy.

You can read all about the Northgard Map Editor Update on the Steam Community news post. PC players who don't already own the game can get it on sale and DRM-free on GOG for $14.99 or your regional equivalent; alternatively, you can pick it up at its full price of $29.99 on Steam or the Humble Store. Console players can buy it at its full retail price for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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What do you think of the Northgard Map Editor Update? What other new features would you like to see come to this RTS game? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!