Video: 5 Cool Nintendo Switch Facts (and 5 Lame Ones)

Howdy everyone!

In the latest Engine Room episode we answer your Nintendo Switch questions and open a bunch of fan mail you’ve so kindly supplied us with. Today’s topics include the power of Nintendo Switch, its ease of use and what our dev kit looks like. Use the timestamps below to jump to your preferred section.

Check out the video:

Topics & Timestamps

  • Is Nintendo Switch powerful? 0:50
  • What does the the dev kit look like? 1:08
  • Will Nintendo continue to support Nindies? 1:54
  • Is Nintendo Switch easy to develop for? 2:33
  • Are there any additional features? 3:32

Jump to 4:16 for the “lame” facts!

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Mark the box or envelope “The Engine Room” and please don’t send fruit. It always arrives in a less than stellar shape!

What Nintendo Switch fact was your favorite?

 

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?

Video: SteamWorld Collection Boil Down + Hat Winners

Howdy, partners! Join us for a quick rundown of SteamWorld Heist for Wii U, our Gamescom/PAX plans and the “mysterious” SteamWorld Collection. Happy watching!

Skip to 2:45 to see who won our hat design contest! Thanks for all your amazing hat designs and congrats to all winners. The winners will receive an email early next week with an official invitation to the SteamWorld Ambassador Club.

Send us stuff!

We now accept fan mail! Send us anything to this address and we’ll unbox it on video:

Image & Form Games
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SWEDEN

What do you think of the winning hat designs?

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?

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!)