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!