SteamWorld Heist Artwork

Unveiling SteamWorld Heist HD & DLC at PAX East

Howdy, partners!

SteamWorld Heist is thriving on the 3DS, and very soon the game is launching on HD platforms as well. Just as with SteamWorld Dig, seeing Heist on a big screen is simply mind-blowing. Have a look:

In SteamWorld Heist you can take cover behind metal barrels and the like to avoid getting hit by enemy fire.

SteamWorld Heist really pops in HD, don’t you think?

Play SteamWorld Heist HD at PAX East

PAX East in Boston is around the corner (April 22-24) , and it’s the perfect time to present what’s coming. We have a booth and are bringing a first-showing of the playable HD version of SteamWorld Heist. Me, Julius, will be there presenting the game and I’d love to meet up with you. Please let me know if you’re attending the show!

Stay tuned for the first HD platform announcements!

DLC and Update coming very soon

At PAX East we’re unveiling our first DLC pack for SteamWorld Heist. It’s called “The Outsider” and is in its final stages of production. It’s coming to Nintendo 3DS together with a free update containing a slew of new languages and added features. We’ll drop more info closer to release (which is close, btw)!

Are you excited about SteamWorld Heist HD?

Will we see you at PAX East?

 

Nintendo Direct Behind-The-Scenes

Video: Nintendo Direct How-To – Part 1 (Background and filming)

Howdy, partners!

Today we start sharing our experience on working with Nintendo on SteamWorld Heist’s Nintendo Direct appearance. We share lots of behind-the-scenes info and discuss how Nintendo Direct directly impacted development on SteamWorld Heist.

In part 2 (coming this Friday) we answer your Nintendo Direct related questions in a meaty Q&A. I hope you look forward to that. Happy watching!

Today’s topics:

– What has Image & Form been up to lately? 00:17
– Shooting and dubbing the Nintendo Direct video 03:21
– How Nintendo Direct made us finish SteamWorld Heist in 2015 05:48

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Until now we’ve made top lists, discussed the SteamWorld timeline, shared a ton of behind-the-scenes secrets and much more! On our channel you’ll also find the latest SteamWorld game trailers and fun videos from dedicated community members.

Have you encountered a “feature” in SteamWorld Heist?

(Watch the video and the question will make perfect sense!)

Steam Powered Giraffe on stage

Video Q&A: Steam Powered Giraffe Answers YOUR Questions

Howdy, partners!

In this week’s episode of The Engine Room we pass the baton to our good friends Steam Powered Giraffe (the band behind the official SteamWorld Heist soundtrack). In the game you see the band perform songs from the album in bars and other locations scattered throughout space.

Luckily for us they’re not only in-game robots; the trio exists in real life as well! In the Q&A below the band members tackle questions directly from the SteamWorld community by going into detail about themselves and their work on the game.

The questions include, but are not limited to:

  • How did the band come to meet with Image & Form?
  • Are you visiting Europe?
  • Any favorite characters and hats in SteamWorld Heist?
  • Is the soundtrack coming to Spotify?

… and more. Enjoy!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel…

… to never miss an episode of The Engine Room, our show where we share and discuss all things SteamWorld with you! We’re already on our eleventh episode and the plan is to have a new one up every Friday. Join 1100+ other subscribers!

Until now we’ve made top lists, discussed the SteamWorld timeline, shared a ton of behind-the-scenes secrets and much more! On our channel you’ll also find the latest SteamWorld game trailers and fun videos from dedicated community members.

What’s your favorite track from the SteamWorld Heist soundtrack?

SteamWorld Heist: Next Platforms and DLC prospects

Video Q&A: Future SteamWorld Heist DLC and Platforms

Howdy, partners!

Today we answer YOUR questions about SteamWorld Heist in a rich Q&A! We discuss a wide range of topics, including: DLC prospects, future platform releases, our office habits and a shipload of bad puns. Enjoy!

Here’s an extended list of topics for you to choose from (including timecodes):

  • What is the next platform for SteamWorld Heist? (00:27)
  • SteamWorld Heist DLC and Free Update (01:02)
  • Is it possible to add multiplayer to SteamWorld Heist? (02:41)
  • Was it a conscious effort to have many strong female characters in SteamWorld Heist? (05:01)
  • Concept art and scrapped SteamWorld Heist characters (05:24)
  • Any favorite snacks around the office? (09:31)
  • How do you plan to expand the SteamWorld brand? (10:09)

… plus a ton of other stuff!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel…

… to never miss an episode of The Engine Room, our show where we share and discuss all things SteamWorld with you! We’re already on our tenth episode and the plan is to have a new one up every Friday. Join 1000+ other subscribers!

Until now we’ve made top lists, discussed the SteamWorld timeline, shared a ton of behind-the-scenes secrets and much more! On our channel you’ll also find the latest SteamWorld game trailers and fun videos from dedicated community members.

What videos would you like to see?

Vote SteamWorld Heist!

Is SteamWorld Heist your GOTY? Help us make it official!

Howdy, partners! Brjánn here.

It’s no secret that SteamWorld Heist continues to surprise; in the last week alone we’ve received three GOTY awards that we’re aware of. That’s amazing, and yes, you’re thinking it: We’re often beating our friends at Nintendo at their own game! 😉

But now there’s something bigger in the works, and we need you to help us – and our apologies in advance for being so shameless.

SteamWorld Heist is nominated as Mobile Game of the Year at SXSW, which is quite prestigious and – if you ask us – truly remarkable! Now that Nintendo 3DS more or less is the handheld market, there isn’t a category for best handheld anymore. SXSW has narrowed us nominees down to five.

What we're up against...

What we’re up against.

Yes, FIVE! Four mobile games versus one 3DS game! The winner will be decided partly by a public vote and partly by a jury of experts. Some of our competitors are behemoths, but we believe we have the best game, and they don’t have YOU in their corner! ☺

How to vote

So we need you to rally: Go to the SXSW Gaming Awards Voting page, scroll down near the end to “Mobile Game of the Year”, select “SteamWorld Heist”, and click “Vote”. It takes less than ten seconds! We’ll wait for you here in the meantime. Laaa-deeee-daaa 🎶

Done? Great! Now we hope you will tell all your friends to do the same by sharing this. Voting closes on February 12, so let’s make this happen! Because…

…the best mobile games are on the 3DS. Right?

Vote here: SXSW Gaming Awards Voting

Thanks in advance!

There's a new sheriff in town...

SteamWorld Heist Sales + Language Update

Howdy, partners! I’ve got a lot of things to share with you today, so let’s get cracking. I’ll start with a question many of you have asked over the past month:

Is SteamWorld Heist successful?

Yes, it is! So far SteamWorld Heist is an even bigger success than SteamWorld Dig. Not just in terms of sales: Reviews and community feedback are through the roof!

At the time of writing SteamWorld Heist is tied with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the highest rated 3DS game of 2015 (not counting remakes), according to Metacritic. We have no sales figures to share today, but rest assured we’re very pleased with the numbers.

Before our inflated egos won’t fit through the front door anymore we’d like to thank you. Without your support this wouldn’t have been possible!

There's a new sheriff in town...

There’s a new sheriff in town…

SteamWorld Heist update

The first SteamWorld Heist update (containing the French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian translations) was originally planned for release on Nintendo 3DS this month. Time constraints have pushed this forward a bit.

We’re working hard to ensure it’s downright excellent and expect to have the update out before you know it. To make up for the delay we’re throwing in new surprises and lots of polish. Stay tuned!

We’re leaving Instagram…

A new year often brings its healthy dose of changes. After reflecting on our social media activity of 2015 we realized we’ve been spreading ourselves too thin across one too many channels. This resulted in a lack of content and interactions with you.

So for 2016 we’re switching things around. Here are the news that might affect you:

  1. We’re leaving Instagram to focus on our main channels (Twitter, YouTube and Facebook). We’ll keep the account for now, but won’t be active.
  2. We’ll listen to and engage more actively with gamers on Reddit, NeoGAF, Miiverse and similar communities (we won’t hijack every thread, don’t worry).
  3. Video will play a bigger part in our community dialogue.
A "blub" says more than a thousand words.

You’ll get more than a “blub” from us online!

Full steam ahead!

So 2016 is off to a great start! We’ve got tons of stuff to share with you in the coming 12 months. Stuff like the next SteamWorld Heist platform(s), behind-the-scenes footage and a multitude of awesome surprises (some of which we aren’t even aware of ourselves).

What do you want to see from us in 2016?

Let us know in the comments below!

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!

 

SteamWorld-Heist-Soundtrack-Giveaway-Winners

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!

Captain Piper of SteamWorld Heist

Check out the SteamWorld Heist Launch Trailer!

Howdy, partners! SteamWorld Heist launches on Nintendo 3DS on December 10th (that’s only two days away at the time of writing!). You can read up on all launch plans in last week’s blog post. But here’s a quick summary:

The game launches in the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand on December 10th on Nintendo 3DS eShop at a 15% launch discount for $16.99 / €16.99 / £11.99. Purchase the game before the discount ends at December 31st and receive a free SteamWorld Heist Theme for Nintendo 3DS!

Until then, here’s the official SteamWorld Heist trailer:

What do you think of the trailer?