Expect the unexpected on Tuesday September 16

Heading into development of the coming SteamWorld game, we decided early on to make it a big surprise. We love the unexpected. With SteamWorld Tower Defense for Nintendo DSi we gave our spin on tower defense games, and turned the “humans vs evil robots” trope on its head. With SteamWorld Dig we composed a potpourri of our favorite genres – hence the rather mouthful “platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences”.

Every day you ask us if we’re making SteamWorld Dig 2, and we keep answering “We will! But first we’ll surprise you with a new SteamWorld game :D”. We mean that continuing down the road we paved with Dig will be tremendous fun. But before we do, we’d like to do something else first. Something that will expand the SteamWorld universe and bring you a new experience.

It’s no secret that we’ve teased you a lot, simply because we’re sitting on a game we can hardly wait to show you. The game is bigger and deeper than Dig, and it will blow your world to bits! ;D

So what is our new game? It’s a fresh take on SteamWorld. For you this means a new game in a new genre unknown to steambots up to this point. We will release the game in spring 2015, and work as fast as we can to release it on as many platforms as possible.

To end this with a bang: We’ll announce it tomorrow. What would you like to see? 😀 (Oh, and the title? It’s right here in this text somewhere. Can you find it?)

  • Fabien

    SteamWorld Universe?

    • Really nice suggestion. Sounds like an MMO of some kind, right?

  • Justin

    I’m gonna guess Steambots…or Dig. Steanworld Universe is also a good contender >.< Spring 2015 is a very appealing window 😉

    • It’s early spring 2015, hopefully 🙂 It’s called SteamWorld [Insert noun] 😀

  • SteamWorld Bits, SteamWorld Bang, SteamWorld Bots… apparently I’m too hung up on the second word starting with “B”

    • SteamWorld BitBangBots? BeamBorld Big? I just got hooked on the letter B as well. It feels better than I thought it would…

  • Daniel Fugate

    My guess: Steamworld Road! (steambot racing!)

    • SteamWorld and Image & Form All-Stars Racing: Transformed 😀 Wait, isn’t there a game called that already? x)

  • SteamWorld Bits?

    • or SteamWorld: The Unexpected or maybe SteamWorld: Bang!

    • You found one of the hints 😀

      • So it is SteamWorld Bits? I’m confused. 😛

        • Who said there was only one hint? You found one of them. The second biggest one 🙂

          • Reply to ‘Heist’: “We’ll see tomorrow if you found the right clue”
            Reply to ‘Bits’: “Found one of the hints”, “Who said there was only one hint” and “The second biggest one”
            STEAMWORLD BitHeist confirmed

          • BitHeist? How would you play that game?


          • WordlHeist SteamBit?


    • The “game” is really just a document describing our game design influences. Wouldn’t that be a REAL surprise? 😉

  • Jeffrey

    First letter of each paragraph makes “HEIST”. Might be a coincidence though.

  • SteamWorld Sitting. Leisure simulator starring aged robots.

    • Rusty, Dorothy and the game return as golden oldies. All that’s left of Cranky are a few bolts and a rusty gear.

  • josh

    Steamworld universe

  • curbles

    SteamWorld Supernova.
    *drops mic and walks away *

  • Are S

    “SteamWorld Potpourri”, cooking simulator.

    • What else? 😉

      • Are S

        I’m out of ideas, haha. But now you have confirmed SteamWorld Heist, and I will closely follow how that game develops!

  • Are S

    “SteamWorld Lot”, a real estate management game.

    • The only blue ocean of video games left.

      • Are S

        Haha, probably!

  • Are S

    “SteamWorld Road”, a town infrastructure simulator.

  • WiiLovePeace

    “SteamWorld Tomorrow”

  • WiiLovePeace

    Or it could just be SteamWorld Dig 2 😛

  • Update: We just revealed the game. It’s called SteamWorld Heist. The clue was the first letter of each paragraph combined. H, E, I, S and T. So cool many of you found it 😀

    Here is the first teaser trailer: http://imageform.se/introducing-steamworld-heist/