From Press Release:
Bucharest, Romania – November 17th, 2022 – Revealed today at the PC Gaming Show, Sand Sailor Studio are excited to unveil their new Viking themed open-world survival tribe builder, ASKA. The game places you in the role of a tribal leader landing your ship in a mystical ever-changing new realm. You must survive, build, craft, fight, farm, sail and prepare for the Dead Winter as you seek to create a self-sustaining viking society.
Players can get their first taste of what ASKA has to offer in the game’s single player closed alpha, starting on November 24th, with sign ups open now! To be the first to know more about Aska and sign up to the Discord and Closed Alpha, head to playaska.com.
Sand Sailor Studio will also be hosting a gameplay stream tomorrow, Friday the 18th at 7pm CET / 6pm GMT / 1pm ET / 10am PT. During the stream, the team leads will be discussing more about the project and showing off the first gameplay footage of ASKA. Tune in to tomorrow’s stream on the Sand Sailor Studio Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/sandsailorstudio
ASKA lets up to four players work together, commanding villagers and preparing their tribe for the ancient threat that winter will bring. This includes assigning jobs to villagers, constructing workshops, mines, farms and castles, exploring the world to discover hidden loot and resources, and fighting mythical enemies. Together, you will not just build a village, but a functioning society that you are a part of.
As you expand your tribe, you will have the ability to sail your own customisable viking ship and discover new lands in this fantastical procedurally generated world. Build outposts across these new lands and set up supply lines between settlements to transform your viking society from a village into an empire. Building a strong and stable society will give you a better chance of survival when Dead Winter hits and your tribe faces not only the harshest of elements, but the dark inhabitants of this world that have been lying in wait.
To create the ultimate viking tribe builder, Sand Sailor Studio will be working closely with players building a community with which they will create ASKA together, which is why the game will have a closed alpha, giving players the chance to be one of the first vikings to land in ASKA and start building their settlement. Players can sign up for the Closed Alpha now, which starts on November 24th. Players can also get involved by signing up to the ASKA Discord. Development updates, blog posts, video content and more are on the way, so stay tuned for more exciting news on ASKA coming soon!
“We’ve got so many exciting ideas for ASKA, but honestly the thing we are most looking forward to are the ideas we get from players,” said Cristian Diaconescu, Co-Founder of Sand Sailor Studio. “We’re really excited to have people try ASKA in our Closed Alpha this November 24th. We want to start building our own tribe that will come along with us on this journey to make a unique viking odyssey!”
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About Sand Sailor Studio
Sand Sailor Studio is a Bucharest-based independent game development company founded in 2014. Their adventure began with Black The Fall, an atmospheric puzzler inspired by Romania’s communist history, published by Square Enix in 2017. The studio followed this with hectic multiplayer boss battler Bossgard in 2020 and is now hard at work on their viking survival tribe builder ASKA.