I hope you have a great day! Last week we finally showed SteamWorld Heist to the public for the first time. You see, our CEO Brjann just came back from an amazingly fun time at PAX East and GDC, where he showed SteamWorld Heist to American fans and press. And they loved it! Our booths were filled to the brim and praise was unanimous. Among others, both IGN and Gametrailers thought it was a helluva game!
We built a custom demo stage just for these events and were initially afraid we made it too hard! But dang, every player was super-skilled and many defeated every single foe on the first try. That doesn’t mean it was a breeze, though. IGN editor Jose Otero survived with his last crew member by a hair’s breadth.
And who can blame him? Check out these intense screenshots from the demo:
Lookin’ good? As you see in the pictures, Heist is not a traditional turn-based strategy game where battles are based on percentage and numbers. You actually aim and fire your shots in real time. We like to call it a skill-based, turn-based strategy action game (not the best wording, but you get what I mean).
The press wasn’t the only ones who liked what they played. Community members also shared their love on social media:
Best games of PAX East are SteamWorld Heist, Runbow, and Code Name Steam.
— – ̗̀new ̖́- Dan HD (@NaughtyDog4Life) March 9, 2015
— Nick Riddle (@plasmaticdragon) March 8, 2015
— David Dave (@Incisive_D) March 6, 2015
About that release date…
A common question people asked us was: “When can we get the full game?”. When we announced the game back in September we thought we’d be done by February, then we thought we’d be done by the end of March and now… spring 2015 is almost over. So what that means is that SteamWorld Heist is going to be delayed with a few months. But all the extra time we take will be visible in the final release.
So our new release window is “2015”. And it won’t be before fall this year. If you’re disappointed I do feel with you. But even worse would be you purchasing an incomplete game, right? We’d never let you experience that. And like I said above: With the extra time we will make SteamWorld Heist the best turn-based, skill-based strategy game with steampunk robots. In space.