If you search for Viking-inspired games on the App Store, you’re more likely to find cartoonish titles than anything else. Very few titles take on the moody, snow- and ice-covered landscape of countries like Sweden and Norway in a serious way, but Grimnir studios is doing just that. Their upcoming game, The Frostrune, looks absolutely inspired by the mystery and moody undertones of the Norse lands.
You find yourself shipwrecked on an island after a summer storm. The nearby settlement was recently abandoned, and there are signs that people left in a hurry. Surrounding the village is a dark, dense forest with forgotten rune stones, burial mounds, hidden places and the key to solve the mystery about the island.- The Frostrune
Therein lies the premise of The Frostrune, a point-and-click adventure set in the age of the Vikings. The game appears, from what little gameplay we can see in the trailer, to be a first-person puzzle and exploration game. That certainly fits in with the description of the outset of your journey.
The Frostrune appears to be gorgeously designed, and the musical background should be equally stunning. Swedish composer Jacob Lincke, who has crafted music for such PC titles as Cloudbuilt, was brought on board to create the soundtrack for the game. Lincke is a fantastic composer, well-suited for writing the musical accompaniment for a mysterious, moody game like The Frostrune.
The Frostrune is scheduled to be released for iOS and other platforms sometime in 2016. Take a look at the teaser trailer below, or click here if it fails to load.