Bad North is a charming but a little brutal real-time strategy roguelite where you need to protect your charming island kingdom against a swarm of Viking trespassers, as you lead the frantic mass migration of your people. Command your faithful subjects to strategically take full advantage of every procedurally-generated island. Fighting, attacking, and defending are all involved, Bad North makes it inviting to new players while challenging the veterans.
Your kingdom is being attacked. The king, who is also your respected father, was killed by the violent Viking attackers. The chances of getting back the peace and calmness we had before are becoming weaker and weaker as time goes by. Before everything is destroyed by the enemy and all hope is lost, you find the bravery to follow in your father’s footsteps. You take his place on the throne and continue his efforts for peace, fighting against outsiders who invade our land.
Everything in your lovely country is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your soldiers stain the ground red…The first thing you need to do is strengthen the kingdom’s defenses because they were mostly destroyed during the last Viking attack.
Don’t be fooled by the peaceful and pretty design scene. Bad North: Jotunn Edition needs you to be mentally prepared to defend against the attacking enemies at all times. Tell the loyal people to follow you and use the island’s advantages in each playable map. You need to stop all actions and work very hard to achieve your goals. If we win, the enemy will be defeated and our kingdom will be safe, with their blood on the ground.
As the new king, you will have power over the whole fight. Give clear orders to each group of loyal soldiers. You have the option to protect your land by staying deep inside it or by guarding the border at the highest point of your country. The way each person plays will determine how the game goes and what happens next.
You will frequently have to choose where to put your soldiers in different parts of the land ahead of time, which is also a crucial part of combat strategy. When your enemy attacks, it’s time for you to use and control both your big and small defenses. To regain control and become more active in battle, you need to pay attention to where your troops are and make decisions based on what’s happening.
At the same time as making plans for attacking and defending, and assigning troops, you also need to create a plan for how to get people out quickly and safely in very urgent and desperate situations. When you are better at defending in battles, you get more prizes which help you make your army bigger, protect yourself better, or get more skilled soldiers.
When you get no cards up your sleeve, there won’t be enough resources to keep the kingdom going anymore, everything will fall apart, and the country your father made will completely vanish, become flat, and won’t be on the map anymore. Like the hero in roguelike games, death is the end and it’s also the beginning. You can start over from scratch if your kingdom unfortunately falls into ruin.
Keep moving and fighting, warriors! Not for power or wealth or glory, but for hope of peace again in the charmingly brutal lands in Bad North.