Valheim Players Show Off Their Creative Constructions

Published: Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:43 | By: Brian Renadette
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Longhouses, book covers, and Eastern castles.

 The survival game Valheim, inspired by Norse mythology and single-player adventure games like Skyrim, has only been out for about half a month, and it's already become one of this year's more popular games. Players are already making use of the game's building system to create impressive architectural projects, such as longhouses and Japanese castles.

First up on the list is an homage to For Honor, Ubisoft's 4-year-old action game featuring knights, Vikings, samurai, and Chinese Wuxia heroes. The homage in question, made by Reddit user Colonel-James-Parker, is a longhouse modeled after the one in For Honor. It's still a work in progress, but it manages to capture the essence of the original very well.

A house in Valheim designed like the longhouse from For Honor.

Other players, like Reddit user Ronan620 have designed their original Viking structures, such as this masterfully-crafted mead hall. A look in the comments section for that mead hall shows plenty of players who are impressed at how something like that can be made and still be structurally stable. Also among the original creations is this longhouse made by a two-person team of Reddit user TheGhoulOne and their wife.


A longhouse in Valheim created by a Reddit user and their wife.

But sometimes you want to go in a different direction with your project. One Reddit user named GanjaLogic created an old-school book cover for a Valheim-themed book on architectural design. Its well-weathered cover even comes with a sale sticker, to really capture the aesthetic of a book you find in an old bookstore's bargain bin.

A book cover mockup based on Valheim.

Another Reddit user named Eddiegage decided to design their home in a more Eastern style and made a Japanese castle, complete with a shrine gate in front of it. There's no word on if Odin was fine with someone bringing Shintoism into the world of Valheim.

A Japanese palace designed by a creative player in Valheim.

Do you have any other Valheim projects you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.