Let’s face it, survival games are not everyone’s cup of tea, especially when they are as challenging and unforgiving as Valheim. Stumpt plays Valheim, a brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players, set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by viking culture. Battle, build, and conquer your way to a saga worthy of Odin’s patronage!
A lot of very talented people are playing Valheim. I mean, a lot of people are playing Valheim full stop – at the time of writing it’s the fourth most-played game on Steam. But the people I’m talking about are the ones creating immensely impressive buildings in the viking survival game that put my little wooden huts to shame. Over the last few weeks, Valheim players have recreated some superb structures, from The Lord Of The Rings’ Eye Of Sauron to Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon.
I had no idea Valheim had a crafting system that would allow for these sorts of builds when I first played it. Scrolling through the game’s Reddit now is kind of reminiscent of looking through Minecraft’s: excellent builds as far as the eye can see.
Just look at this Millennium Falcon, complete with a fully mapped out interior of Han Solo’s ship. Dubbed the Millennium Longboat, I’m not sure exactly how seaworthy this vessel would be, but I would certainly be afraid of it if I saw it sailing towards me. And truly, is that not the goal of a viking raiding party?
One of the coolest structures I’ve seen yet, however, is this recreation of the Eye Of Sauron by “Rynborg and Thangel” (good viking names) on valheim Mods 9valheim.net. The picture below from the mod page is pretty murky, but is the best one to give a good sense of scale. It’s a whopping great tower. And better yet, you can download it if you want it in your server.
I’ve loved looking through all these excellent builds and being inspired. Unfortunately, whenever I start trying to make cool stuff like this I just get bored then wander off on adventures (which usually end in my death). However, I will delight in looking at (and occasionally downloading valheim Mods 9valheim.net) the cool structures that these folks create. Over three million people own Valheim now, so I’m sure plenty more impressive things are on the way.