SteamWorld Heist Out Now on Wii U in EU + Contest

Howdy, everyone!

Today is a happy, happy day as SteamWorld Heist finally hits Wii U in Europe. And America is next in line with the game releasing there on Wii U in early October.

Here’s the Wii U launch trailer:

Though its full price is €19.99 / £14.99, we have a couple of launch promotions between 30th September and 13th October:

  • 25% off at launch = €14.99 / £10.99.
  • If you already own SteamWorld Heist or SteamWorld Dig for 3DS or Wii U, you actually get 33% off at launch = €13.39 / £9.99

I’m sure this makes the Wii U version a little more tempting for many of you! These deals only apply to the Nintendo eShop version, naturally, not on SteamWorld Collection (Dig and Heist + The Outsider DLC on the same disc) in stores. Alongside the eShop version of Heist is three DLC packs, including The Outsider expansion.

To boil down every Wii U launch detail we visited a giant Nintendo museum to shoot a very special Engine Room episode. Check it out for all the details and an exciting contest! I hope you will find our shenanigans and musings entertaining to watch 😀

Will you buy SteamWorld Heist on disc or from Nintendo eShop?

Design Hats for SteamWorld Heist! (CLOSED) + Summer Break

Update: The contest is now closed. Check the comments section for info on the winners! Thanks so much for your awesome entries 😀

Original article:

Howdy, partners!

We’re taking a short summer break until August 1. We’ll be mostly offline during this time, so don’t worry if we don’t get back to you right away. Once we’re back from the beach we’ll talk with you as usual! In the meantime we have a competition for you, in which you can create in-game content for SteamWorld Heist. The winners will get free SteamWorld games and exclusive info on future titles.

Check the video for full details (or scroll down to read what’s up):

The SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges Return

Thanks to your incredible support and outcry for more, the SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges finally make a grand return! We’d like you to design a hat that will appear in SteamWorld Heist as part of a DLC hat pack. A quick sketch on a napkin or on your phone will do just fine. Our artists will then choose their favorites and incorporate them in the game. Please name the hat and give it a short backstory!

As you know, steambots are crazy about hats. A sort of hat fetish, if you like. It’s central to their existence to wear a cool headpiece. Hats are collectibles you can equip your band of rag-tag robots with (you can even shoot off enemy hats and wear them). Players are loving this!

A simple sketch of your hat design will work just fine!

A simple sketch of your hat design will work just fine!

What you can win

The winners will become SteamWorld Ambassadors. As a SteamWorld Ambassador you’ll get free keys for every version of every SteamWorld game. Ever. We’ll even add a few spares you can give to your friends. You and the other Ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress. This is done in our private Facebook group.

Rules and how to enter

Upload your hats (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your designs by Sunday July 31 at 23:59 CEST (EU) / 5:59 PM EDT (NA). We’ll pick the winners once we’re back from our summer break and will reveal the new SteamWorld Ambassadors in early August. By submitting your creations you give us the rights to freely use them in our products, services and marketing assets.

We also reserve the right to judge whether the winning entry appears in the final game or not, and might alter the design to fit it the game’s art style. If no suitable entry is submitted before the deadline we’ll still choose a winner that gets all rewards mentioned above.

Create your entry freely, but let’s keep it safe for work and enjoyable for anyone!

Hit us with your best (hat) shot! Good luck and happy summer 😀

 

SteamWorld Heist Hits PS4 & PS Vita On May 31 + Giveaway

Howdy, everyone!

We have big news today: SteamWorld Heist is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on May 31! After a great time and big success on Nintendo 3DS, we’re thrilled to unveil the HD version to you and the rest of the world 😀


Gameplay footage + Giveaway


Price, Cross-buy, Launch Discount and DLC

SteamWorld Heist will launch simultaneously in the Americas, Europe, and Australia. It comes with a slew of wonderful languages and will also be cross-buy. We did a PS4/Vita cross-buy when we launched SteamWorld Dig on PlayStation back in 2014, so doing it again was a no-brainer.

The full price will be $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 (or the equivalent), but to celebrate SteamWorld Heist’s HD debut we’re also treating PlayStation gamers to a 15% discount. If you’re in Europe or Australia, the game is available for pre-order from today and you can enjoy the discount in the two weeks until launch. Our friends in the Americas will get the discount at launch. Make sure to check the PlayStation Store for more info once the SteamWorld Heist game page is up and running in your region!

Also, The Outsider DLC will be available on both PS4 and PS Vita from day one. Exciting times!


PS4 Screenshots

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Win SteamWorld Heist on PS4 and PS Vita early

  1. Tweet us @imageform with the following tweet:
  2. “When #SteamWorldHeist hits PS4 & PS Vita on May 31 I will _ _ _ _ _ .”
  3. Fill in the blank with your space pirate dreams!

We will pick two winners early next week. Good luck!


Will you play SteamWorld Heist on PS4, PS Vita or both?

Happy Holidays + SteamWorld Heist Giveaway

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for a fantastic 2015. SteamWorld Heist is out and the reception has been wonderful. It’s now sitting comfortably at 86/100 on Metacritic. Something we never thought would happen. We can finally relax and are taking some time off. We will return in January next year.

As thanks for your incredible support we’re giving away one mega package full of SteamWorld Heist goodies! Tha package includes a t-shirt, mug, hat, games, concept art and more 😀

All details can be found in the video below:

Thanks for 2015 and Happy Holidays!

 

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SteamWorld Heist Soundtrack Winners

Hi everyone!

Here’s a quick update to announce the winners of last week’s soundtrack giveaway, where three digital copies of “Music from SteamWorld Heist” was up for grabs. Entering the giveaway was as simple as describing a personal dream spaceship.

The winners are:

  • The Cordyceps, because a spaceship that “includes a zero gravity zone with lots of pillows” sounds like heaven on Earth… eh, in space.
  • LordO’Sluggs, because an “extra large Millennium Falcon that has a gaming PC and a pet space whale in it” is a gamer’s dream without a doubt!
  • Tim, for delivering our daily dose of philosophy: “The best spaceship is the one we all live on”.

Congrats! Within a few hours you’ll get your copy delivered to the e-mail address you entered the giveaway with.

If you didn’t win…

… but still want to get your hands on the soundtrack, it’s available on iTunes and Bandcamp as a digital download and physically from SteamPoweredGiraffe.com. The 13 track album is yours for 10 USD or your region’s equivalent. See full details on the official website.

Thanks so much for entering, all of you! Keep an eye out for future giveaways 🙂

What would like us to give away?

 

Music From SteamWorld Heist

Win the SteamWorld Heist OST by Steam Powered Giraffe!

Howdy, partners! How are you?

Yesterday we uploaded the SteamWorld Heist launch trailer (check it out below if you missed it).

At the time of writing it’s only one more day before SteamWorld Heist is available on Nintendo 3DS eShop in the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. At the same day (December 10) the official soundtrack by steampunk legends Steam Powered Giraffe launches on iTunes, Bandcamp and SteamPoweredGiraffe.com/Store.

Here’s a brand new music video featuring “The Stars” (the vocal version of SteamWorld Heist’s main theme):

Win the SteamWorld Heist soundtrack

Together with Steam Powered Giraffe we’re giving away three digital copies of “Music from SteamWorld Heist” (the official name of the album). Entering the giveaway is easy: Just describe your dream spaceship in the comments below and we’ll choose three winners over the weekend that are announced on Tuesday next week here on this blog. Make sure your entry is in by Sunday at the latest.

Got what it takes?
Hit us with your best shot!

SteamWorld Photo Contest – SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge #10

SteamWorld Photo Contest – Ambassador Challenge #10

Howdy, partner!

This week’s SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge is: take a photo of anything from SteamWorld… in the real world! What this means is you have to get creative. Maybe you can reenact a shootout from SteamWorld Heist by taking cover behind your sofa and pointing your finger gun at the camera? All donned in your coolest hat, of course. Or if you have a big pile of dirt somewhere… Why not climb it and strike Rusty’s victory pose from SteamWorld Dig? The world is your playground.

Here’s our take to get you started:

Here's our take on SteamWorld Heist IRL.

Shooting off imaginary hats with imaginary guns: Check!

Your entry can be silly like ours, but don’t let that limit your creation. Previous SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges have taught us we can expect anything from you, so we’ll choose a winner based on general creativity and fun factor. Go wild, but take care: we don’t want you get hurt in the making!

What you win…

If you win you’ll become a SteamWorld Ambassador and be among the first in the world to play SteamWorld Heist before release. The game will launch on Nintendo 3DS this fall with all other platforms coming shortly after. Prior to every platform release we’ll send you a download code for the full game. We’ll even add a few spares you can give to your friends. The Ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress.

Rules and how to enter…

Upload or link to your picture (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your entry by Sunday October 11th at 23:59 CEST (EU) / 5:59 PM EDT (NA). We’ll reveal the winner in next week’s blog update (Tuesday). By submitting your images you give us the rights to freely use them in our products, services and marketing materials. The winning entry will not appear in the video game SteamWorld Heist.

You are completely free with your entry and are allowed to do some basic image editing. But let’s keep it safe for work and enjoyable for everyone. Also, make sure you’re allowed to share what’s in your picture before posting it online (including all faces, belongings, information and locations). It’s optional to include people in the photo.

Got what it takes? Hit us with your best shot!

Write a Tagline for SteamWorld Heist

Write the SteamWorld Heist Tagline – Ambassador Challenge #8

Howdy, partners!

This week’s SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge is simple to explain but equally hard to master: We want you to write the tagline for SteamWorld Heist. As you may recall, SteamWorld Dig has the subtitle “A Fistful of Dirt” (a not-so-subtle nod to the similarly named Spaghetti Western film). We want something even better for SteamWorld Heist and firmly believe that you are up to the challenge.

Exactly how the winning tagline will be used is still up in the air. But try to write it so it would make sense to put it beneath the game’s logo. It has to be short, catchy, relatable and suit the game perfectly.

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What to write?

This challenge will only have one winner. It’s a first for the SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges, and I think it’ll spice things up quite a bit. If no suitable entry is submitted before the deadline (see below) we will still pick a winner to use as inspiration when writing game descriptions for our websites and online outlets.

What you win…

If you win you’ll become a SteamWorld Ambassador and be among the first in the world to play SteamWorld Heist before release. The game will launch on one or two platforms at a time starting this fall, and prior to every platform release we’ll send you a download code for the full game. We’ll even add a few spares you can give to your friends. The Ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress.

How to enter…

Write your tagline(s)/subtitl(e) (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your idea by Sunday September 13th at 23:59 CEST (EU) / 5:59 PM EDT (NA). We’ll reveal the winner in next week’s blog update (Tuesday). By submitting your ideas you give us the rights to freely use them in our products, services and marketing materials. We reserve the right to decide if the winning entry appears in SteamWorld Heist or not.

You are completely free with your tagline, but let’s keep it safe for work and enjoyable for everyone. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Got what it takes? Hit us with your best shot!

They may look like waste, but they can make a steambot rich!

Create Ancient Relics for SteamWorld Heist – Ambassador Challenge #7

Howdy, partners!

Up until now you have helped us create many things related to SteamWorld Heist: graphics, lore, community activities, names for locations and items… and a lot of other cool stuff. It’s been really fun for us to have you develop the game with us! A huge “thank you” from all of us at the office 😀

But we’re not done with the SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges. Far from!

This week’s challenge…

SteamWorld Heist is set in a post-apocalyptic future where there are no signs left of the human race. Some strange human item can still be found at certain shops, though. These items are referred to as “ancient relics” and go for ridiculous prices!

Ancient relics look a lot like everyday stuff from Earth in 2015. Like smartphones, keyboards or nuclear toasters. But they can also be simpler objects like potato peelers or preserved rolls of toilet paper.

Ancient human communication devices.

Ancient human communication devices.

We want you to describe an ancient relic we can put into SteamWorld Heist. Your relic should have a unique name, look, short description/backstory and not be bigger than a small TV or smaller than a pen. Our artists and writers will look at each entry and draw/write the ones they feel fit the game the most. You don’t have to draw your relic but are of course welcome to upload a quick sketch if you want to 😀

What you win…

If you win you’ll become a SteamWorld Ambassador and be among the first in the world to play SteamWorld Heist before release. The game will launch on one or two platforms at a time starting this fall, and prior to every platform release we’ll send you a download code for the full game. We’ll even add a few spares you can give to your friends. The ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress.

How to enter…

Describe your relic (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your idea by Sunday August 30th at 23:59 CEST (EU) / 5:59 PM EDT (NA). We’ll reveal the winner in next week’s blog update (Tuesday). By submitting your ideas you give us the right to freely use them in our products and services. We reserve the right to judge if the winning entry appears in SteamWorld Heist or not.

You are completely free with your relic suggestion, but let’s keep it safe for work and enjoyable for everyone. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Got what it takes? Hit us with your best shot!

Have you got what it takes to name one of the space bars in SteamWorld Heist?

Name a Space Bar in SteamWorld Heist – Ambassador Challenge #6

Howdy, partners!

If you were a robot space pirate, where would you charge your batteries after a heist? To Captain Piper and her crew the answer is simple: Space bars! The space bars are water holes scattered throughout space. They’re the go-to places for steam-driven robots wanting to refill on necessary (and unnecessary) liquids.

The bars are also where you recruit new team members, gather information on your missions and purchase new weapons and upgrades. You might also get a glimpse of and hear a tune or two by the musical automaton troupe Steam Powered Giraffe (the real-life robot band composing the game’s soundtrack).

This week’s SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge

There are many different bars in SteamWorld Heist. Most of them with varying goods, bartenders and guests. Every single one of them also has a unique name. That’s where you come in! We want you to name a bar in SteamWorld Heist.

Basic facts about the bar:

  • The establishment is frequently visited by Royalist military grunts on leave.
  • The bartender’s name is Whoopsy Tubberbottom.
  • Steam Powered Giraffe is playing there.

What you win…

If you win you’ll become a SteamWorld Ambassador and be among the first in the world to play SteamWorld Heist before release. The game will launch on one or two platforms at a time starting this fall, and prior to every platform release we’ll send you a download code for the full game. We’ll even add a few spares you can give to your friends. The ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress.

How to enter…

Leave your name suggestion(s) (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your ideas by Sunday August 16th at 23:59 CEST (EU) / 5:59 PM EDT (NA). We’ll reveal the winner in next week’s blog update (Tuesday). By submitting your ideas you give us the right to freely use them in our products and services. We reserve the right to judge if the winning entry appears in SteamWorld Heist or not.

You are completely free with your name suggestions, but let’s keep it safe for work and nice. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Got what it takes? Hit us with your best shot!