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!

Become a SteamWorld Ambassador by coming up with great social media ideas :D

Show us your social media skills! – SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge #4

Howdy, partners!

It’s time for a new SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge! Up until now we’ve asked you to help us write witty dialogue, design awesome hats and come up with cool weapon names. What they all have in common is that they’re great examples of how artistry and creativity are much needed skills when it comes to developing games.

But a video game is not all about art, design and code, you know. The people playing the game are equally (if not more) important. At Image & Form we think that the gaming community decides if a game makes it or not. So to really get to know what our fans want we talk to as many of you as we possibly can on social media.

This week’s challenge…

We want you come up with fun ideas for us to use in social media. We have three categories, which means you have three chances to win. The categories are:

  1. Hashtag for Twitter and Instagram: It should be a short and catchy one that really captures the feeling you get from the SteamWorld games and Image & Form. Make it personal and relatable. Like Nike’s #justdoit and Red Bull’s #givesyouwings.
  2. YouTube video series: Anything you would like to see on a regular basis.
  3. Your best other creative idea: Go wild! Want us to go on Snapchat, Pinterest or host weekly Twitch streams? You decide what you want us to do in this category.

The entries don’t have to be flashy. In fact, the more doable your idea is, the more likely we are to pick it. A good idea is to attach a link to videos or other content that you really like so we get a better picture of what you want us to do!

Shoot us your best ideas!

Shoot us your best ideas!

What you can win…

The winners will become SteamWorld Ambassadors. As a SteamWorld Ambassador you’ll 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. You and the other ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress.

How to enter…

Leave your entries (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your ideas by Friday June 5th at 23:59 CEST (EU) / 5:59 PM EDT (NA). We’ll pick a winner over the weekend and reveal the SteamWorld Ambassadors in next week’s Tuesday update. By submitting your ideas you give us the right to freely use them in our daily work. We reserve the right to judge whether we use the winning entries or not, and might alter them as we see fit.

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

 

Create EPIC ONE-LINERS for SteamWorld Heist and become a SteamWorld Ambassador

Create EPIC ONE-LINERS for SteamWorld Heist – Ambassador Challenge #3

Howdy, partners!

After last week’s reveal of the amazing hat design winners we thought it was time for a new SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge! Watch our CEO Brjánn introduce the challenge to you or scroll down to read the video summary.

This week’s challenge…

As Brjánn says in the video above we want you to create epic one-liners for the robots to say in SteamWorld Heist. More specifically we want you to create lines for the faction of robots known as Scrappers. They’re the scourge of the outer rim of habitable space and is the first enemy faction Captain Piper and her crew will encounter in SteamWorld Heist.

More specifically we want you to create three lines (in other words: three chances to win). Create your lines based on these emotions:

  1. Anger
  2. Glee (evil delight)
  3. Shock

Each line has to be three words or less. But other than that we give you free rein to create your one-liners. Try to make them as mean and menacing you can without venturing into inappropropriate territories. Offensive entries will be flushed down a digital drain somewhere.

Meet the Scrappers!

What you can win…

The winners will become SteamWorld Ambassadors. As a SteamWorld Ambassador you’ll 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. You and the other ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress.

How to enter…

Leave your entries (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your design by Friday May 22nd at 23:59 CEST (EU) / 5:59 PM EDT (NA). We’ll pick a winner over the weekend and reveal the SteamWorld Ambassadors in next week’s Tuesday update. By submitting your one-liners you give us the right to freely use them in our games. We reserve the right to judge whether the winning entries appear in the final game or not, and might alter them as we see fit.

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

 

Win early copies of SteamWorld Heist on all platforms by designing an awesome hat :D

Design A Hat For SteamWorld Heist – Ambassador Challenge #2

Howdy, partners!

It’s already been two weeks since the first SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge in which we asked you to name a weapon that will appear in SteamWorld Heist. We were blown away by the hundreds of creative entries and chose three winners to become the first people in the world to join the official SteamWorld Ambassador Club.

Today we have a new challenge for you. Get the details in this video or read the summary down below:

This week’s Ambassador Challenge…

Today we’d like you to draw something for us. You might not know this, but 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 that you can equip your band of rag-tag robots with (you can actually shoot off enemy hats and wear them). I think you’re really going to like this feature in the final game!

We’d like you to design a hat that will appear in SteamWorld Heist. A quick sketch on a napkin or on your phone will do just fine. Our artists will choose their favorite and incorporate it in the game. Feel free to name the hat and give it a short backstory!

A simple sketch of your hat design will work just fine! Name it of you want to.

What you can win…

The winner will become a SteamWorld Ambassador. As a SteamWorld Ambassador you’ll 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 free of charge. 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.

If you aim carefully (or just miss) you might shoot off your enemy's hat.

If you aim carefully (or just miss) you might shoot off your enemy’s hat.

How to enter…

Upload your design (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your design by Friday May 8th at 23:59 CEST (EU) / 5:59 PM EDT (NA). We’ll pick a winner over the weekend and reveal the first SteamWorld Ambassador in next week’s Tuesday update. We reserve the right to judge whether the winning entry appears in the final game or not, and might alter the design to fit it into the art style.

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

 

Anthill Gets NEW LEVELS and is Free on App Store + GIVEAWAY

Don’t miss our giveaway in the comments!

You’ve been asking us for months and finally we’ve answered your player prayers! Welcome Antology, the new level pack for Anthill on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It launches worldwide today as an in-app purchase in the latest version of Anthill (4.1). For $0.99 (or the equivalent) you get 8 fresh levels and a new Infinity Mode! And that’s not all: Anthill (excluding Temple of Bloom) is at the moment completely free on the App Store. The perfect time to introduce a friend to Anthill, don’t ya’ think?

So what has the Anthill team been up to recently? As usual they’ve gotten up to all sorts of antics, but they saved their top notch devilry for you, in form of the devilishly tricky levels in Antology. Those irksome insects are raising hell once again, and this time they’re stronger than ever before. It’s a no-brainer that General Hardass and the rest of the ants need your help. But beware: Antology is not for the faint of heart.

Just look at the new challenges stacked up against you:

  1. Ruby Tuesday
  2. How I Met Your Moth
  3. Heavy Hitters
  4. Feast
  5. Famine
  6. The Road Part 1
  7. The Road Part 2
  8. False Security
  9. Ceaseless Mayhem (Infinity Mode)

The real deal

We recommend that you play the latest campaign, Temple of Bloom, before attempting on Antology, since Temple of Bloom contains powerful upgrades for your ants. Unless your skills are more solid than the buttocks of General Hardass you’ll need the upgrades, as Antology is designed to give you long-time fans a good challenge. Or in the sweet words of Image & Form honcho Brjann:

”Even I can’t ace the new levels, and I’m one of the game’s founding fathers! It’s fr*cking tough, man!”

GIVEAWAY

We listen to you and love your feedback! As thanks for your continued support we’re GIVING AWAY 5 free copies of our game SteamWorld Dig on Steam. To enter the drawing just leave a comment below with your answer to this question:

Why do you think the ants are collecting gemstones?