Bad North: Jotunn Edition 12+

Vikings are coming

Raw Fury

    • £3.99



Bad North DOES NOT support: iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air/Mini 2, 3/iPod Touch 6th gen and lower

Your home is under attack. The king is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. Hope is a distant glimmer in the fog, fading fast with every passing moment. As you rise to take your father’s place as ruler, it will fall to you to stage your defenses. But make no mistake – this is no fight for victory, but a desperate grasp for survival.

Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.

It’s charmingly brutal, with beautiful procedurally-generated islands and adorable soldiers juxtaposed against the blood-stained realities of war. You control the broad strokes of the battle, giving high level commands to your soldiers who try their best to carry them out in the heat of the moment. It’s accessibly deep, with simple player inputs masking a dynamic combat simulation that make it inviting to new players while challenging veterans.
Keep fighting, warriors. Not for power or riches or glory, but for hope of peace to come once again in the harsh lands of the Bad North.

Key Features

REAL-TIME TACTICS ROGUELITE: Position and relocate your troops to fend off the Vikings, who each have their own counters to the threats you pose. Pick your battles and plan your evacuations carefully! Lose a commander and they’re gone forever; lose everything, and it’s game over!

INTELLIGENT UNIT CONTROLS: You command the broad strokes of your defenses and monitor positioning — your soldiers do the rest, navigating and engaging intuitively in response to the situation at hand.

PROCEDURALLY-GENERATED ISLANDS: Each island is both stylistically charming and unique in its layout. Plan your strategies around every nook and cranny, for you only get one chance to save them from the enemy invasion.

UNLOCKABLE UPGRADES: A stronger, smarter defense leads to greater rewards. Use these to develop your subjects from a ragtag militia into seasoned warriors.

What’s New

Version 2.00.18

Optimization to memory usage

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Stuart92 ,

Fun but eventually repetitive

The game is initially very enjoyable. You control four squads of fighters and defend your island against incoming invaders. The problem is that you very quickly discover everything the game has to offer because there simply isn’t very much to it.

There are only three different types of fighters you can use (archers, pikemen and swordsmen) who each only have a single ability. You then defend against the same types of enemies, over and over again, on slightly changing maps. Although you can use different strategies in theory, this isn’t particularly necessary.

Additionally, the game is bugged and requires you to continually close all other apps for it to load. Not a huge deal but another sign that this game is slightly rushed and has ultimately been forgotten about by its developers.

thestrategisst ,

I love this game but....

This is one of my favourite of all time. However. The game crashes when you finish a fight and go back to the maps. Not all the time. Sometimes. Its really annoying. Ill give it a 4 star because you dont lose any progress if it crashes.

im 50% in the game and it keeps crashing!! Please fix this!! 1 star taken away.

Edit: i appreciate the update. But it still crashes. Im playing on an iphone 7 that is 1 year old. Im not sure it i should keep my hopes up for the phone version. The mac version played fine. Please get back to me on my possible options or update and fix it. Thank you.

@aylwardreed ,

Looks and plays great.

Really like this game. I was recommended it based on the visual design which I loved. The game play is really good too. It has a reasonable learning curve with levels later taking sometimes many attempts and different tactics to complete. It’s great to just pick up and play whenever, whether for 15 minutes or an hour or so.
I played it on iPad which seems like the best way to play it. While you can play on iPhone I’d recommend iPad as I would imagine the iPhone should be a little too small for this. So if you have an iPad, stick to that.

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