Steam’s biggest new hit is a Viking survival game that struck like a bolt from the blue | The Verge

valheim_steam.0 Steam’s biggest new hit is a Viking survival game that struck like a bolt from the blue | The Verge

The other day, I saw a game named Valheim atop the Steam Early Access sales charts, with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Polygon seemed to like the $20 Viking-themed survival game, and I thought friends might like it too. I wasn’t ready to commit quite yet — I waffled a while before giving it a go. Know who bought it while I was making up my mind? One million other people.

On February 10th, just eight days after launch, indie developer Iron Gate announced that Valheim had already sold one million copies. Five days after that, Valheim reached two million sales. Here are a few other facts you might like to know:

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