March 29, 2024

Andreas Betsche

Thai Deckbuilder Northwind Releases Demo On Steam

March 29, 2024 | Andreas Betsche

A demo for Northwind, an upcoming rogue-lite deckbuilding game set to compete with popular games like Slay The Spire and Monster Train, was released on Steam on March 18, 2024.

Northwind Demo Screenshot 1

Developed by Barking Kitten Interactive, a Thai studio, the game promises to offer players innovative gameplay mechanics that will set them apart from the competition while building proven standards in the genre.

Northwind Demo Screenshot 2

In Northwind, players play as mercenaries and can customize their playing decks. The game’s core mechanics involve mana management, card stacking, levelling up, and equipment gathering. Players can discover and craft new cards, and the game features roguelike mechanics that add to the challenge. Additionally, players can upgrade to the eponymous hometown, Northwind, to unlock new features and bonuses.

Northwind Demo Screenshot 2

After not meeting the initial release date in 2023, Northwind is expected to be released on Steam Early Access in mid-2024. Northwind’s demo allows players to experience the game before its official release. Check out the latest gameplay trailer to get a glimpse of the game’s gameplay and mechanics.

Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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