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Cultures Northland

By Runesoft

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Create a thriving settlement with farms, bakeries, Potteries, Mason Shops, Schools, Armories and many more. Manage your settlement and its Settlers, erect new buildings, raw materials will roll in, finished goods will roll out so you can grow more people. Watch your people walk, eat, sleep, and talk to each other for entertainment. Couples marry. Babies are born, grow up, and are assigned careers of their own.Each person is a unique character who can be assigned a career. As they go about their careers, their skills improve. As their skills improve, new careers are opened to them. Stay out of the way of your enemies or attack them when you feel there is no other option.

Cultures: Northland follows the story of a wandering band of Vikings, guided by a quartet of heroes named Bjarni (son of the famous explorer Leif Ericsson), his lover Cyra, and their friends Hatchi and Sigurd. Hatchi soon finds that his homeland is overrun by enemies. As a result, he calls upon his friends for help. The game's campaign is spread out over eight missions, and you can also play an additional eight stand-alone missions that are unrelated to the story.


-8 campaign Missions with several subquests and 8 single missions
-4 heroes that join forces to fight the final battle
-Over 30 different occupational groups, updated job and skills systems
-menus with different level of detail to fit each gamers needs and preferences
-Highly detailed 3D environment
-Extensive tutorial with step by step introduction into the game and its features
-Improved AI (for the villagers as well as for other tribes)
- 3 difficulty levels to make the game fun for everybody from beginners to experts
- Special effects like weather effects, fog, ghost units etc

What's New in Version 1.1

Wide screen support added


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Customer Reviews

Invloving game

This game is extreemly fun, please do not listen to the terrible review (the only other one besides this).
What one has to know is that every aspect of this game has to be controlled, in order to make new people one literally has to build a house, have to villagers marry, need food and such, and have to wait for the child to grow up. Then every profession has a keyrole, every character has to be equipped, and every piece of equipment has to be crafted by one who has learned a specific profession, with rescources gathered by specifized gatherers…
This game is detailed to rediculous levels. But if you are into games such as AoE or the Settlers, but crave complete control. Then this is a game for you, I find it fantastically fun, and played it when it was first released years ago, and now play it with renewed satasfaction.
Its nearly impossibe to find games that can compete with the level of development, it captivates like no other.

Way better than Age of Empires

I've played this game since I was a kid (older versions) and I've always loved it. I was devestated when I switch over from a PC to a Mac and couldn't play it. I disagree with the people who say this game is "too detailed." Like I said, I played it as a kid and never had any trouble. It's awesome if you want to me more involved with your villiagers than just watching the settlement from afar.

It's like The Sims meets Age of Empires.


The title says it all. This would be a good buy at $3.99. When I pay twenty dollars for a game I expect quality. The graphics aren't bad if you're zoomed out but when you get in close they look terrible. The UI is chunky and hard to manage. I don't know what kind of games the people who gave it five stars play but I play a lot of games and I feel like I got ripped off with this one. I don't mind the level of detail and control. It's the way they are implimented that bothers me. I'll avoid all games by this company in the future. Live and learn.

Cultures Northland
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 329 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: OS X 10.5 or later

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