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 😀

 

  • Hi guys!

    Here we go with my hat design! (Yes, I really love Toad <3) Hope you enjoy!

    Name: Fungi Hat.

    Backstory: «A fungi hat to rule them all and become into the king of the mushrooms. Provides lot of agility and the ability to say: 'Sorry, but your hat is in another battle!'»

    Cheers!

  • BenMan36

    Here is my Hat idea.

    Name: Glass Jar Top Hat
    Backstory: The latest in “Deep Space” fashion. This Hat makes a Great Night-light for very dark places and makes you look Smarter* (*Warning: Smartness may be side effect of Small Gray Alien taking over your Mind).

  • KevZapataB

    Hey!

    Here’s mine. Hope you guys like it 🙂

  • BenMan36

    Here is another Hat idea I made that I hope you guys like.

    Name: Extra Brain Bowler Hat
    Backstory: They always say that “Two Brains are better then One”, so why not have an Extra one to use as a Hat. Just Don’t ask where or who the Extra Brain came from.

  • Corbis

    I hadn’t used a pencil for ages, but I had a couple of funny ideas:

  • RayParker

    Here’s my hat. Another one is coming soon!

  • Jenny Björklund

    Name: The Sacred Strainer Hat

    Background story: Found in the debris of earth, this hat obviously has a forgotten religious meaning. Perhaps the letters on the handle is a clue?

  • Alex

    The split

  • Alistair Dalziel Barclay

    8-bit-super retro, duuddeee!

    Ms Paint on Windows XP is great, wouldn’t you agree?

    Taken from a realm where Direct X was never made, and from a society that ‘just perfers’ pixel graphics comes the 8-bit topper. It’s suave, it’s sexy, it’s what’s in if you have a square head.

  • Roto6545

    1. A refreshing hat!
    Comes from a burning hot planet…interesting…

    2. This hat is from A brave knights wardrobe! It says on it “This belongs to Shovel…oh wait…

  • Maynred Gonzalez

    The sea Davvy Jhones

  • ITzT3RRA

    Hat :3

  • AAArrrtvvv

    this

  • Juan

    Here’s my entry. (Forgive my drawing skillls. I’m clearly not an art major.)

    Name: Gutter Hat

    Backstory: The one thing that has haunted all bots since the dawn of time has been getting water in their circuitry. Thanks to modern advances in technology, water is no longer something to check for under your bed at night. In a past time though, all kinds of wacky solutions were thought of to combat catastrophic water damage. This hat is just one relic of that bygone era. It’s incredibly practical design has saved countless machinery from meeting the big bright line of code in the sky. I give to you, the Gutter Hat.
    Many thanks.

  • Julio Benavides

    Pumpking Hat

    A hat awarded by the Pumpkin King himself.
    Only those whom proved themselves of being truly frightful may wear this hat.
    (This hat also causes fear)

  • Sombrero Bob

    I have a question.
    Is there a limit? Can I submit multiple hats for you guys? I don’t want to submit one and then think of a better one afterwards and not be able to submit it.

  • Engel Dreizehn

    I call this hat

    Name: “Party Jelly Hat”
    Backstory: I was having a rave with fishes…next morning I woke up with this jellyfish glued to my head.

  • Trenton John Hickey

    “Open Season” A trophy for only the most daring of hunters.

  • Mohammed Laes

    This sweet looking hat will make you stand out in the crowd.

  • AlterNETive Games

    The One Hat Mad Tea party. Made by a royalist of a questionable sanity with a love of hats that somehow surpasses his fellow robots, this hat is capable of brewing hot beverages in a jiffy. This hat was inspired by a curious piece of literature from 1865 P.B.S.B. (period before steam bots). There’s nothing like a cuppa to calm one’s nerves during battle. 🙂
    hope you like it!

  • Arsidana Kaneiswara

    Howdy steambots~!
    Here’s my hat ideas. I hope you guys like it and happy summer~!!

    Jombee-Cone:
    The end of Pylon v. Jombee wars was one heck of a spectacular event. One wild night, this Jombee partied so hard it got stuck in the cone.

    Brain Freeze!!:
    Keepin’ your head cool since 1834!! Just make sure not to overdo it unless you want a brief cryogenic therapy!

    Bowler o’ Boom:
    Oh come on! Everybody wants to rule the world! Being a stylishly hot-tempered steambot is not a crime! … Until your can-explode-anytime-cannon decides to accidentally blow someone’s head off. Whoops..

  • Marko Pavicic

    Good work on the games

    Name: Mental jar

    Description: Used during vectron experiments on bioogical creatures to make them cooperate in their operations.

  • Shadonir Infinity

    Can’t wait to see the results of the contest.

    Name: Portable transmitter

    Description: The scrapper that wore this headpiece could’ve warned his allies of you at any time but it seems he wasn’t the smartest one and forgot he had it on.

  • Preslav Milenov

    A sombrero
    This hat smells…hot…and cactus-y

  • oasis789

    Propeller beanie: An early prototype helihelm head propulsion system from a time long ago. A mark of an aspiring self-aviator. Note: may not actually enable flight.

  • oasis789

    Ushanka: Wearing this fills you with a sense of class solidarity, revolutionary consciousness, and a hatred of top hat wearers.

    • Nice! Already in the game, but I love your take on it 😀

  • Kagekiyo

    Well, I’m true noob in painting (you cfn see my picture below). But I’ve tried… From Russia with love.

  • Davis Berzins

    This hat isn’t perfect, but I tried.

    The No-brainer

    Legend says that this brain belonged to a mad scientist. Now you can wear it as a hat!

  • Eric Weichhart

    I’m not the very best with designs but well, I tried:

    01. Memory Hat
    Big adventures deserves a lot of memories, and what an easier way to bring a camera with you all the time!
    This hat can even print pictures when you want to show off just after a battle!

    02. Mustache Holder Hat
    This fine hat will hold your mustache. Why do a robot needs a mustache? I don’t know, but looks cool.

    03. Laugh Hat
    The war can be serious business, but you can now reduce your stress by looking more positive!
    Note: if the enemy laughs at you, take it as a plus!

    04. Reverse Hat
    When you have 99 problems, learning how to wear a hat is not one of them.

    05. Original Hat
    Do not steal

    06. Nacho Hat
    Don’t worry, nothing to suspect here. It is just a nacho.

    Edit: I just noticed Disqus doesn’t like transparent images pretty much.
    Link: http://imgur.com/a/Bt1Z7

  • Wraith

    Hello, heres my entry:

    TIN FOIL HAT
    Description: Perhaps not fashionable, but nobody will mess with your brain waves again.

    Looks good on Gabriel lol XD

  • DirtyHannes

    H2O Patrol

  • Jesper

    HI there, here is my idea:

  • Jesús Santos Fdez

    Helo, this is my hat, his name is ZooHat

    Backstory: “When the people went to zoo they buy this adorable hats, but the zoo closed and this hats had forgoten in the history”

  • Astuteness

    Yellow Hat
    “A hat believed to be worn by the yellow man himself.
    Not much is known about the one who wore,
    some believed he was a business man,
    others thought that he might’ve own a monkey,
    a earlier version of a human.
    We may never know who this “yellow man” is.”

  • Angel Samael (angel of death)

    Combustion cap: Do you find head-shots underwhelming? Are you unable to cary your desired amount of explosions? Well with the combustion cap you can increase both, although it may not work out in your favour.

  • Angel Samael (angel of death)

    The monocle: Nothing can compare to the comedic timing of a monocle flying off your face at the shock of almost being shot.

  • Angel Samael (angel of death)

    Combustion Cap: Have you ever feel underwhelmed by the impact of head shots? Aren’t able to carry a satisfactory amount of explosives? Ever wished for a little extra explodyyness in life? Then try the Combustion Cap TM. It will blow you away.

  • Moooless

    This Steambot makes millions of water supplies with this one weird trick.
    The Royalists hates it !!!!

    Name : Watermelon Helmet
    Backstory : During ancient times, mighty steambots would donne this fierce helmet as proof that one has survived contact with the sentient watermelon, which was 80% water !!!
    Truly, a Steambot we all aspire to be.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/892241d261121b3ce90a2a03fb1e5c0fb8441a6ba6a174d4dfd65427c6ec1441.jpg

  • bennetaldous

    Here is my attempt, Heist is one of the best games I’ve played in years. Thanks.

  • bennetaldous
  • Just finished SteamWorld Heist and started diggin’ into Dig. Had to throw my hat(s) in the ring!

  • James Ridley

    Hi, here is my entry!

    Name: Horn of Positivity

    Backstory: A rainbow coloured horn supposedly belonging to a mythical creature. Wearing it is said to bring you joy, or it just makes you an easier target…

  • Can you submit more than one entry?

    • NinjaPenguinDan

      Yep! According to a post on Twitter (edit: the link formatted weird; just check their account if you want to verify it), multiple hats are fine. Oh, one other thing: they also said masks might be a bit tricky to implement since the bot head sizes vary, so keep that in mind while you’re working on your designs.

  • Teribite

    The Most Ferocious Beast
    Deep from the depths of space comes this……thing? With a squishy body we wonder how it survived so long but here it is, ready to sit on your head while you go out to battle!

  • Samuel

    There ya go!

    • HungryAlpaca

      There’s already an Ash-inspired hat, but I really love that Dr. Seuss hat, and its name.

      • Samuel

        Wow, really? I haven’t found the Ash hat yet.

        • HungryAlpaca

          Its name is “Oh C’mon” and its description mentions “Gotta wear ’em all”. It’s like a backwards Ash hat. I’m pretty sure it’s also a part of The Outsider, so if you don’t have that, I wouldn’t bother looking.

          • Samuel

            I do have The Outsider. Guess i’ll find it eventually then!

  • Shane Fitzsimmons

    Sorry about the small size. 2mb limit. Hope you like these.

    1. Mega Helmet: After 30 years of fighting robots to save the world from destruction, this legendary robot retired, leaving behind a legacy for all future robots.

    2. Knight Helmet: This helmet, which belonged to a legendary knight, reminds us all that whenever a problem arises, just keep digging.

    3. Metal Doggie: That’s a good boy, yes you are, yes you… OW! OW! GET HIM OFF ME!

    4. Cuddly Alien: This cuddly alien will make sure that if the enemy doesn’the kill you, the alien will.

    5. Birthday Cake: Happy Birthday To You! Don’t let the enemy blow out the candle, or his wish will come true.

    6. Space Helmet: Once belonging to a legendary bounty hunter, it reminds us of the dangers of alien worlds and how exploring them can lead to incredible discoveries.

    • Love the cake!

    • Roto6545

      You stole my idea for the knight hat!
      I entered first! I might be wrong, and if I am, I understand but if not, that’s not cool!

      • HungryAlpaca

        That was an idea that most people (including myself) had on their own because it was a fairly obvious choice, looking at other big indie games, such as Shovel Knight or Azure Striker Gunvolt or whatever. He likely didn’t copy you.

    • It’s easy to miss already posted hat designs, so I wouldn’t feel too worried if I were you. But I’m glad to see you edited your post to reflect the comment. People submit duplicates all the time and I’m sure most are unaware of it.

      • Shane Fitzsimmons

        Thank you.

  • Peace Boy

    I know you want designs and stuff, but this hat HAS to be put in. 😀
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obnblNruPiU
    Because fezzes are cool.

    • HungryAlpaca

      There is already a fez hat. It’s quite lovely.

      • Peace Boy

        Oh, cool. What does it look like?

        • HungryAlpaca
          • Peace Boy

            For some reason, it’s upside down in your comment but when I click it, it’s the right way.
            Anyway, cool fez! 🙂

          • HungryAlpaca

            It’s one of my favorites.
            Do you think you could look at the hats that I posted earlier today and give me recommendations on how to change them?

          • Peace Boy

            Sorry, don’t have the time. :/

          • HungryAlpaca

            Perfectly fine! I hope one of us wins. 😀

    • I thought there was already a fez 6_6

  • Scott Hall

    the (possibly) unobtainahat

    once their was a bot who owned a hat. A hat of style, a hat of social status, but most of all a hat whom this steambot had loved. Not much is known about this bot except that he would sacrifice the hat’s beauty, its headware hierarchy status, and its ventilation to prevent anyone with a firearm to take his (once) fashionable headpiece. It is said to be impossible to shoot it off a bots head, but perhaps if you shot the head?

    “note to the great people who made this game:
    if you like the concept cool, if not you can change it, nothing is set in stone.
    thanks for the great games and i cant wait until steamworld heist goes out on Wii U”.

  • Atticus Albright

    Hello again! My hat is called the Helmholtz Headgeare and consists of an old steam whistle. Description: We all need to blow off steam every now and again so now we designed this hat so you can do it in style!

  • LordSinclair3DS

    Hi There !

    Here is my submission: the famous **Bjön-Cy-Borg** hat.

    BJÖN CY-BORG HAT
    An incredibly nostalgic hat, remembering a famous cy-borg tennis player.
    With this hat, you will be able to play for hours — with style — without getting tired.

  • LordSinclair3DS

    THE JAXON-O-FIVE HAT
    A disco powered boogy hat that reveals the disco inside your gears.
    The ABC of dance and swaggy moves will have no more secret for you.

    • I feel I learned some things I never, never knew before! Nice drawing!

  • bstrobl

    Zen Gardening Hat 🙂

    Space is limited in… well space. Use this hat as both headwear and table decoration to sooth your soul. Comes with mini fountain and pond, bamboo, wood pagoda and pebbles in a nice wooden frame. Water not included 😉

  • Léo Carvalho

    Hi! Thanks for this opportunity. =)

    1. Red Fez
    -Remnants of a past civilization, they say that any robot who wears this can see in three dimension. Weird!

    2. Military Beret
    -With a bold design, this hat is perfect for those who want to go into battle without losing the charm. All the bot soldiers wears this. Well, at least to take a picture.

    3. Top Hat of Time
    -For those who have no time to lose. Suitable for all occasions, especially for times of great pressure (comes up with a meter)! The only downside is to have to take your hat whenever you want to see the time.

    4. Digger Cap
    -Either in space or old earth looking for ‘rusty’ parts, you will never be without a light at the end of the tunnel! *Batteries not included

    5. Great War Helmet
    -Directly from the first major war ever seen, this helmet will intimidate all your enemies! Just be careful when pass through narrow paths.

    6. Paper Boat
    -The rule is not to waste anything. Even that old newspaper from centuries ago.

    7. Old Bucket
    -It’s not because it’s all smashed, dirty and pierced it has lost its usefulness. It can be used to save all the bullets that your enemies shoot at you.

    8. Pressure Cooker
    -Nothing better than cooking in a frenzied battle. If robots could eat of course. Or cook.

    9. Jester Hat
    -Never again your enemies will make fun of you. The joke’s ON you now! Get it?

    10. Tesla Hat
    -Charged and ready to use, this hat has a technology that is quite ‘shocking’. Can create a static field that damages an enemy in proximity. Or just you.

    Observation: The tenth hat was design by my son! =D

  • Léo Carvalho

    Hi! Thanks for this opportunity. =)

    1. Red Fez
    -Remnants of a past civilization, they say that any robot who wears this can see in three dimension. Weird!

    2. Military Beret
    -With a bold design, this hat is perfect for those who want to go into battle without losing the charm. All the bot soldiers wears this. Well, at least to take a picture.

    3. Top Hat of Time
    -For those who have no time to lose. Suitable for all occasions, especially for times of great pressure (comes up with a meter)! The only downside is to have to take your hat whenever you want to see the time.

    4. Digger Cap
    -Either in space or old earth looking for ‘rusty’ parts, you will never be without a light at the end of the tunnel! *Batteries not included

    5. Great War Helmet
    -Directly from the first major war ever seen, this helmet will intimidate all your enemies! Just be careful when pass through narrow paths.

    6. Paper Boat
    -The rule is not to waste anything. Even that old newspaper from centuries ago.

    7. Old Bucket
    -It’s not because it’s all smashed, dirty and pierced it has lost its usefulness. It can be used to save all the bullets that your enemies shoot at you.

    8. Pressure Cooker
    -Nothing better than cooking in a frenzied battle. If robots could eat of course. Or cook.

    9. Jester Hat
    -Never again your enemies will make fun of you. The joke’s ON you now! Get it?

    10. Tesla Hat
    -Charged and ready to use, this hat has a technology that is quite ‘shocking’. Can create a static field that damages an enemy in proximity. Or just you.

    Observation: The tenth hat was design by my son! =D

  • PowerHouse

    Sorry I’m not the best artist but I think this would be funny “it’s definitely a hat, no question about it”

  • PowerHouse

    Untrustful Shot: “What was now a game is now a fashion statement”

  • PowerHouse

    I know some other people had this idea, but I had it before I saw theirs. Thinking Cap: “he who has intelligence, has the world”

  • PowerHouse

    I know this pretty rough, I had an Idea that I thought was good but I executed this poorly, and I’m also pretty sorry I got these picture out so late.

  • Paul Tamborello

    How about one of those baseball caps with the can holders on the sides and long bendy straws (for sipping your cans without holding them), but put in small bottles of water instead

  • Rebecca Nieuwenhuis

    Hi guys! Hope you had a great vacation 😀

    Here a my two ideas, sorry for the poorly drawing skills 😉

    Name: The Turretminator
    Background: It’s a turret! On your head! Sure it doesn’t work, but shhht the enemies won’t know that.

    Name: The Rusty Ruster
    Background: A hat from the miningdays, it is said that it comes from a legendary miner. Even the dust that falls of it when you walk seems ancient, But watch your eyes, even when dust is legendary that can hurt you know.

  • NinjaPenguinDan

    The Fancy Pantsy:
    “A special hat for special people.”

  • NinjaPenguinDan

    The Copakablamma:
    “A daring combination of high fashion and high-grade explosives.”

  • NinjaPenguinDan

    The Poco Loco:
    “One hat for function, another for style.”

  • Jesper

    Hi again 🙂
    I have two more hat ideas I couldn’t stand for to drawing, so here thy are:

  • Victor GG

    Hello everyone!!

    These are my two designs of hats. I hope you like!

    • jonnis ramirez

      we had the same idea

      • Great minds think alike ;D

        • jonnis ramirez

          I agree 😀

  • HungryAlpaca

    I’ve got two unique hats, inspired by Jason from Friday the 13th, and Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise. Please note that I can’t draw to save my life, but I think the ideas are good anyway.
    Please include some sort of headband in the hat DLC, also!

    Hockey Mask – “I think those are ketchup stains, because this mask was found near the ruins of an old Shiner campsite. It’s totally killer!”
    – The Hockey Mask could be worn on top of the head, or on the face with a band to keep it on. Actual game designers should decide.

    Xenomorphic Cranial Appendage – “In space, nobody can hear you steam. Put on this horrific headpiece to heighten hyperconsciousness.”
    – This hat would be worn exactly like the Golem Cap, sitting on the back of the bot’s head.

  • ”The Iron Patrioteer.”

    ”This hat tested very well with Steambot focus groups.” (Don’t judge me, I just watched Iron Man 3 on DVD).

  • Benjamin Doherty

    Hello!
    I’ve got a couple 🙂
    Love the game btw. GOOD JOB *thumbs up*

  • deadkat

    … Kinda late, and not the best quality, but here are the ones I did 🙂

  • Whoo, 30 min before the contest ends… Here are my admissions! Enjoy!
    -MylCreates

  • Jefferson Contreras

    Hi guys , my name is Jefferson and these are my designs for Steam World Heist. Greetings from Chile! (:

  • SGX

    I HOPE to Win! (;

  • jonnis ramirez

    The Screw: a simple and elegant hat for those robots that lack a screw.

  • Thanks for your fantastic entries, everyone! We’re back from vacay and will announce the winners soon! Stay tuned 😀

    • Hello! I was just wondering where we should watch for the contest winners announcement. This thread? Your social media? Will you send out emails? Thanks!

      • We’ll announce the winners here today. The winners will also receive emails shortly afterwards 🙂

  • Thanks again for your awesome hats, everyone! Here are the winning entries: http://imageform.se/video-steamworld-collection-boil-hat-winners/