Intro Indie: Take a Trip into Norse Mythology with Wartile

Denmark indie studio have done a sterling job of transporting tabletop strategy into digital gaming.

One of the many indie games showcasing in the Unreal Engine room at EGX Rezzed 2017 was a new real-time strategy called Wartile. It has been developed by Denmark-based studio Playwood Project and is currently in Early Access on Steam.

Wartile is set during medieval times and explores areas of the Viking conquest. The game takes a lot of inspiration from strategy board games and uses beautifully designed diorama playing boards with movement tiles to highlight the tabletop inspiration.

Other than a straight up strategy game, Wartile consists of a lot of other features which really make the game more in-depth and challenging. There are cards to collect from missions which have both tactical bonuses and abilities on them, customizable units, and the possibility to expand your figure collection. To make it even more interesting, the game is available for single and multiplayer so you can get to grips with playing it against the AI before taking your tactics to unwitting opponents.

It is currently available on Steam Early Access and it is estimated to be released in full during the second half of 2017.


It all started with an Atari ST and here I am, all these years later, still loving video games! Indie games are where my heart is and where it'll stay. The world of indie video games is ever evolving and such an interesting arena to be a part of!

Published May. 2nd 2017

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