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Are you worthy of entering Valhalla? You have been sent to Valheim, the 10th Norse world. Only by defeating the mighty beasts of these lands will you win the favor of the gods. This quest will take you to the far reaches of this world from the deepest forest to the highest mountain peak. You will craft powerful weapons and build unyielding strongholds. You will ride mighty steeds across the open fields and sail longships towards the horizon.

Description

Valheim is a game about exploring a huge fantasy world inspired by norse mythology and viking culture. You start your adventure at the relatively peaceful center of Valheim. The further from the center you travel, the more challenging the world becomes. But you will also find more valuable materials that you can use to craft deadlier weapons and sturdier armor. You will also build your own viking strongholds and outposts all over the world. Eventually you will build a mighty longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be wary of sailing too far...

Features

  • Huge procedurally generated world with different biomes.
  • Block and dodge based combat system with a variety of different weapons and combat styles.
  • Build bases, portals and outposts using an intuitive building system.
  • Craft weapons, armors and tools using crafting stations.
  • Cut down trees, mine for minerals etc.
  • Defeat powerful enemies and huge bosses.
  • Build and sail ships on the open ocean.
  • Multiplayer (client-server based)

Planned features (not in game yet)

  • Upgradable crafting stations.
  • Collectable trophies from monsters and bosses. 
  • Female player model.
  • More crafting recipies.
  • More biomes, enemies and materials.
  • More BOSSES.
  • More Music.

Contact

Twitter: Dvoid , Valheim

Discord: Valheim Discord

Web: https://valheimgame.tumblr.com/

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/valheim/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valheimgame


Price

This early alpha version of Valheim is free to download but i gladly accept donations. A nonfree version of the game will hopefully be released on steam later this year. So just to make it clear, donating money is not the same as buying the game.

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Just made an account to tell you how an absolute gem this game is. A fantastic approach to the survival genre that puts survival before stupid crap like PvP battle-royal-ish combat *ahem* Rust, DayZ, need I go on *ahem*. The game looks stunningly great, runs well even on lower tier computers, supports hosting private servers... really, what else is there to ask? It's like Skyrim but with survival, building and crafting. An absolute pleasure to play co-op with friends.

I'm extremely eager to see what else you bring to the table, and whatever you do - keep on the path you're going now. This is really good, and I wish you the best in keeping it that way. Good job and thank you!

As others have mentioned, I'm hoping Valheim in its final form will avoid becoming just another survival-by-tedious-micro-managing-resources.  I appreciate that the Steam version will be richer, but I hope it's richer by expanding upon what's already here in the alpha.  Time will tell, and I remain hopeful.  Now, here's my notes and requests:

  1.   I'd love to see a few more weather-resistant wooden building materials like the stockade walls, things like stairs, floors, rails, beams.  Being able to build bridges, docks, etc. would be great! 
  2. I don't know how the final cold mechanic is going to work.  My fear is that it'll just be a common health drain.  Ok, maybe it knocks off a few health points in a night, more if you're also wet, but how about if its immediate effect was to slow down all movement a bit?   It would mean that the cold could be lethal by making combat or fleeing much more difficult, guiding a raft or ship much more onerous and challenging.
  3. I love the workings of the mighty Hoe!  A very novel approach to digging in a video game.
  4. I love the way swimming is possible, but needs to be brief in the icy waters.
  5. I like that I can build a cooking fire on a wooden floor. 
  6. I like the perils of cutting down trees and cutting up logs.  
  7. When the Every-game-should-be-PvP crowd begin whining about how Valheim isn't PvP, ignore them, please.  I love that Valheim is PvE.

Thanks for this awesome alpha.  It's nice to know that whatever the final Valheim becomes, I'll always have this game to enjoy.  And yes, I'll check y'all out on Discord.  ;)

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do you know how to fix this problem

Hey we might be able to help you, but I would rather not do that here, either come and ask on Discord: https://discord.gg/Gc4z47m or on our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Valheim

Best regards,   
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

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Wonderful Game! If waited for a Viking Survival Game a long time!

Sadly, you jumped on the Steam Wagon and Early Access which will RUIN the whole game (Stupid Steam People). Don't let this happen!

Don't make this game a chore like other survival games already are! Nobody (with reason) wants WORK in Survival Games like in real life Jobs = no food spoiling, no lifetime resource grind, no explosion of too much content (nobody remembers).

It feels really good to play it "Arcady" as it is at the moment it should stay this way. 

Keep on the good work!

I mean, if you like the game the way it is, nobody forces you to buy the more up-to-date, less buggy, more configurable, with more content game on Steam once it's out.

Best regards,   
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

My statement stands as a reminder for overdoing and changing a already wonderful game (over time).

Like other survival games are ruining themselves with too much content and changing/overdoing the hole theme, this should not happen to Valheim.

I have nothing against a new version (don't like Steam and EA, hope there will be an independend private server without a steam account aproval/requirement).

Akitake and Dvoid...youre doing a good Job!

The EA tag is used in our case because the game will not be feature complete yet, in that, you won't be able to "complete" the game so-to-say.
As far as a solution without Steam, it isn't really planned, as it's tightly intertwined with the game's networking code now. And if the community were to make it work, it would be considered as piracy, since the game wouldn't have to be bought anymore.

Best regards,   
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

I love this! I have only played about an hour so far, but I can tell that this is going to be AMAZING once finished! I am a heathan, or "Norseman", myself so this game is exactly what I've been looking for! I really wish that I could donate to show my support, but I WILL be sharing this with my friends! Please, continue your amazing work!

P.S. One thing I couldn't figure out how to do is cook meat. And one improvement that I suggest is being able to aim with throwing spears and bows to make them more accurate at a distance.

Hey! Really glad you're enjoying the game so far. Don't worry about donations, it's okay, playing the game and sharing it about with your friends is already doing a lot for the community.

To cook meat you may place a cooking station on top of a campfire, then place raw meat in your toolbar, aim at it and press the corresponding key (1-7)
I personally agree as far as the spear and the bow projectiles are concerned, they fall down weirdly.

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,   
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

Awesome game. Been playing for a few hours and just chipped a few bucks your way. Have a good one.

Hey thanks for playing the game and loving it, as well as donating to the developer, it is much appreciated <3

I'm sure you'll love what's coming for the Steam release, the game got a whole lot more content, new mechanics and more!

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,  
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

It's a great  game. I didn't know I would be playing it so much.

Hope you'll be playing it a lot more, especially with what's coming for the Steam release, you'll love it <3

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards, 
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

how do u chat pls get back to me

I'm not sure what you mean by that, could you rephrase?

nvm i figuired it out but could u ask dev to add voice chat and first person?

Use external programs for voice chat. Teamspeak, Discord, Skype, you name it.
And no, it isn't a first person or competitive game by any stretch of the imagination, it's a co-op game meant to be played with friends.

Hello took the game here. Overall good! Is it possible to somehow get the key in steam?

The game is not released on Steam yet, and will have to be purchased there once out (ETA Q1 2019). 
The itch version is free to download though, and is to be considered like a demo.

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards, 
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

i just absolutely love this game!! its amazing!! everytime i come back to this i always find something new either terrifying or awesome! :D 
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Hey thanks for playing the game and loving it :D
I'm sure you'll love what's coming for the Steam release, the game got a whole lot more content, new mechanics and more!

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

Great game! I never saw an alpha version of a game being so playable and stable. Well done!

Ideas/proposals I have for the game:

1. the viking ship should have storage or it should be possible to build chests on it.

2. capacity of inventory should grow if health is permanently raised

3. would be great if traps could be built and placed to hunt e.g. rabbits

4. adding editable labels to map markers would help big time

Thank you for the great work!

1.  Longship has storage in the Steam version.
2.  I don't necessarely agree with that, but there could be improvements made to the inventory system overall. (Stack sizes have been tweaked in the Steam version, you can hold more overall)
3.  That's actually a cool idea.
4.  Yup, labels or maybe color code on the icons would help a bunch, the minimap could definitely use more features.

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

I've found that if I fell a lot of big trees in an area, but don't cut them up, I can often chase deer to run into them and die.  It's sorta like an alpha trap.  :) 

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Just wanted to say that i really enjoy playing valheim so far…  Keep up the good work… i hope people donate something when they like it. i did wit ith 10$ so follow my example! cheers from switzerland

Hey, minor problem: Torches op devs plz norf


To fix this I propose two different types of mobs (like, split each current mob into 2 types) attack mobs and defense mobs. Attack mobs can be scared by the torch, and will run away, but defense mobs will hang around in an area and be ATTRACTED to the torch.

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Balance issues will be fixed or already have been fixed internally, thanks for your input though!

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

i really want to play it, but i'm gonna wait till the female player model is added xD i dont like being a guy in games unless i have to. i want it to be as close to me as possible~

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If you want to try out the game, do so. Your characters and worlds will be incompatible with the Steam version anyways (where the Female model and next updates will be at)

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

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I played Valheim about an hour and this game is fantastic!
Yes, it is an Alpha and there are many things that must be implemented, but the game really has potential!

The building menu (opened with the hammer) needs a complete rework (bad usability, not easy to handle).
Show a larger window with multiple rows of icons that can be controlled with the mouse.
You can (should) keep the tabs in this window.

It is not easy to build walls on top of walls (even placing wall roofs on the edges is really hard). You need a larger "snap area" where the elements easily snap together (easier building).
It should be possible to look up to add a second row of walls. 

Some more ways to fill up my health would be helpful (especially at the beginning).  
Maybe you add fishing, this would be an excellent  way to get food for beginners (right after the start). If cause players have co craft a fishing rod and collect some worms.
It also would be good to be able to collect berries that can be eaten.

Please add an auto-heal (slow healing like 2 minutes in real time until the health bar is full again).
I have no bed yet but please allow sleeping and fill up the health while sleeping.

The inventory and the quick access bar (accessible with the keys 1, 2, and so on) should be separated.

In my inventory I saw that there are multiple piles of items that are not full, so a button "Stack items" that stacks all piles of the same item would be useful. I had for example 4 stacks of wood with 3, 12, 6 and 4 wood (could be stacked to 2 piles).

Most important: add some basic tutorials , they would be excellent for beginners.

1. The building menu HAS been reworked internally already, though it does not use mouse input, it's a lot easier to navigate, you'll see.

2. A larger snap area would be a bad idea, unless a key is required to be pressed in order to snap your building block, you wouldn't want things to snap when you don't want them to. Just build temporary blocks to aim at the places you need to aim.

3. Fishing is a great idea and may be considered. As for the health and food system, they've been completely revamped.

4. Refer to my answer above, and on top of that you do regen when sheltered.

5. Beds have been given more functionality internally.

6. I don't see why they should be, I believe it is fine this way. The only thing I'd think should change in that regard is having dedicated slots for armor. As for shortcuts to help you sort out your inventory, that can come at a much later date, if at all.

7. There are text tutorials, although not enough I'll admit, this will be improved.


Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards, 
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

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Hello,

we have played this as a group of 3 and must say:

Very good game! You have everything in there, what you expect from a first time coop-survival game. Diverse building, cool battle system, constant sieges in the night, good mix of strong and weak enemies and rewarding exploration + we love the graphics atm. It worked stable in a LAN setting and after setting up a port forwarding rule also quite stable over the internet with one player dropping approx. every 10-20 mins. This was a bit annoying, because the portals didn't load instantly as expected, but overall this wasn't that bad.

We are looking forward to your official steam release and were happy we could try it out beforehand!

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Hey! Thanks for trying the game out, glad you liked it, and happy to see you're as excited as we are to show you what's been done internally! :D

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

That game is Awesome!

But, i cant survive more than 20 minutes on one world XD,

so,can you add peaceful mode?

Probably won't happen. But balance changes have been made and the Steam release will feel a lot different to this.

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards, 
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

I am moving laptops tomorrow. Can someone please tell me what I need to copy over so that I do not lose my Valhiem Character and personal local world?

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Copy the whole this folder from your old machine to your new machine, after you have installed the game.  For Windows 10:

          C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\LocalLow\Cool Games\Valheim

I have made a habit of regularly copying that folder to another drive on my computer.  After having the game crash and losing my world's stuff, I thought it a good idea to have some sort of backup. The folder is less than 25MB,  as I recall.  The backup is also nice if your character dies with your hard-earned inventory and you cannot get back to the tombstone to recover it. (My guy died sliding down a mountain, and the tombstone remained high enough so my re-spawned dude could not reach it.)

too difficult  to live

Balance changes are happening internally, and will be there on the Steam version, thanks for your input though!

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

can u add no monsters mod ?

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Hi! Can you add an option to change rendering resolution in one of the future releases? Like in ELEX, Fortnite or Dragon Age: Inquisition, so the player could reduce resolution in which 3d scene is rendered leaving GUI elements untouched and the low-end pc users could play this game with better overall settings. It would also give a modern pixelated look to the game.

Im checking daily if there's no update, any info about any updates? Even small? 

Love the game! 

The game will no longer be updated on itch.io.
It is undergoing major content addition, balancing, and more internally, in preparation for an Early Access on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/892970/Valheim/) hopefully by the end of the year, if not then early 2019.

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards, 
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

Any Updates?

The game will no longer be updated on itch.io.
It is undergoing major content addition, balancing, and more internally, in preparation for an Early Access on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/892970/Valheim/) hopefully by the end of the year, if not then early 2019.

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,  
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

Hope all is good my dude. Any thoughts on when the next update is getting pushed out? Cheers!

Hello!! , well there is no planned "updates" , but there is a planned STEAM release. There is however no set date for the steam release just yet though. Estimating at earliest release at end of this year, but its looking more likely to be early next year instead. ITS SIMPLY TOO MUCH FUN WORKING ON IT!!! :D..or simply too much stuff that I want to add before release ;)

Damn for such a new free game this game is definitely got some stuff going for it! Played it with my gf and we both enjoyed it a ton and keep checking to see if there are any new updates. I love so many choices you've made and so many mechanics that you've implemented so early on are really solid and the game tho very simple looks awesome! And by the looks of it reading the comments this seems like a one man show? If so damn dude. Hella impressed. Keep up the amazing work. Really looking forward to what future holds for this amazing game and we will definitely be supporting the development of it if we can.

thanks! 

it needs more ways to get iro

At first I was thinking the same thing.  But after crafting the troll hide armor, the metal banded shield, and the bronze sword, most of the monsters are not that difficult to kill. Being able to get iron from the high mountains, occasional treasure chest, and Surtlings meteor, creates that extra challenge and extended gaming time that makes the Alpha version more enjoyable - in my humble opinion.  Good job, Dvoid!

The game will no longer be updated on itch.io.  It is undergoing major content addition, balancing, and more internally, in preparation for an Early Access on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/892970/Valheim/) hopefully by the end of the year, if not then early 2019.

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards,    Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

Biting at the bit for .80 any update as to a release? the whole farming thing has me hyped.

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The game will no longer be updated on itch.io.  It is undergoing major content addition, balancing, and more internally, in preparation for an Early Access on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/892970/Valheim/) hopefully by the end of the year, if not then early 2019.

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards, 
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

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There's not much to say it is an awesome game.

Hey! Thanks for trying the game out, glad you liked it.

Make sure to join our Discord, it's free and the best place to stay up to date on development and people to play withhttps://discord.gg/Gc4z47m

Best regards, 
Akitake - Beta tester, Subreddit Manager, Discord Moderator

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Great game! I dig the pixel/low poly art style. The play is intuitive and fun. I did find the crafting menu navigation (Q,E,F) a little clunky at first but I got used to it.

i love this game

tnx <3

just keep up the good work 

Did you try contacting GOG about DRM-free release in the future? If you don't want to sell the game here, GOG would be a good option too. But it would be pretty sad if you'll sell it on Steam only.

atm my primary concern is getting there steam release ready. Might do a gog release etc in the future, but i won't promise anything.

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Thanks. Why don't you want to release the full version on itch.io itself as well? It shouldn't be harder than current free version I suppose.

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well the main issue is: One of the BIGGEST issue players have with the game with the current ITCH version is networking, since the itch version relies on traditional TCP/IP networking it requires you to have some knowledge of networking and often router configuration to be able to host your own game and have other players to join. The game will try to use UPNP to automatically configure your router but this is very unreliable. Fortunately when using STEAM i can use steam sockets that does automatic NAT punchthrough and server routing if that failes. Making the networking almost 100% reliable and easy to use for everybody...making the players..HAPPY! so unless i can find a similar system that works just as good as steamsockets but does not require steam, then im not sure i want to release it on any other platform. Ofc if you only plan to play singeplayer that wont matter at all. But there will always be players that will be annoyed when the networking wont work. I dont want to give players a bad experience if i can avoid it :(. 

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I thought Steam Sockets is a FOSS project, so it's not tied to Steam:

So I suppose you should be able to use it like any other open source library even when releasing it in other stores?

But if it can't handle NAT, it would be the first example that I know, that lagging rollout of IPv6 caused a game not to be released in multiple stores :)

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It looks like I'm not going to be able to play this as it is, I've rage quit twice. If you go to an new area to explore and are running and fighting enemies you don't have time to mark the area when you die and there is no death marker on the map when you die. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฉI just lost my new iron ax and iron pick-ax because I had no way of finding that little tombstone with ur stuff in it in the area I died, it's ridiculous. All that work I put into finding the almost impossible iron ore to make the tools and weapons is wasted. I lost a suit of troll armor the same way, not being able to retreive my stuff from my tombstone, cuz I couldn't find my tombstone not to mention all the food and other things in ur inventory. ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ž  Btw, why does iron have to be sooo hard to find when stone is a dime a dozen laying around everywhere? I can't go through this frustration anymore, unless there's an update that fixes the "can't find ur stuff on the map" problem then I'm done. ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜žโ˜น This is a good game,  at times I've enjoyed it, but now it's few and far between with this lastest loss of items. it's just taken all the wind out of my sails so the speak. When I play a game it's for fun, when the fun factor leaves, I do too. I'll keep an eye on the game's progress to see what changes have been made though. But untill then... ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜’

sorry to hear that. Yes finding the tombstone is an issue i probably need to address. As for iron it has been completely changed in the steam beta.

When will the Steam beta come out though? And how has finding  iron changed for the Steam beta?

Been playing this game with friends for the last few days and absolutely love it!
Really like the idea of it, as well as the building (although it seems to have some issues every now and then). Can't wait to see what else will be added in later versions!

As other people, I too made a video on the game. I decided to go with a sort of 'beginner's guide' to help those lost Vikings in need...

awesome! Thanks

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i am so hooked onto this game!! everything about this is just so smooth and amazing! i cannot wait to progress further :D once again, great job on creating this game! :D
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Thanks!

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> nonfree version of the game will hopefully be released on steam later this year.

Will you release it here too? I only use DRM-free stores and can buy it here or on GOG, but not on Steam.

Teleport Gates: Why do some my my gates turn from black/purple to red and I can no longer use them. But they still are up on both sides. Anyone can help me please? :)

Network connectivity issue.  Dev expects this to be resolved when moved to steam.

I am really excited for this new update. I've finally gotten to a point where I feel comfortable going into the snow to hunt trolls and farm copper. Are you planning on making a set of weather based clothing or keeping it as  is by using food and potions?

Please send an update at least for controls custimizations, it's actually a pain on non qwerty and the game is really cool but is unplayable...

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