#Heistuesday 1: Jack the Crippler

Welcome to #Heistuesday! Every Tuesday until release, we’ll introduce something new from our coming game SteamWorld Heist.

Jack the CripplerFirst out is a pretty unpleasant Scrapper type, who goes by the description Jack the Crippler. (Jack, please try not to kill everyone right this instant.) He’s one of many fearsome bad guys that share a fashionable lack of jaw, and have been serial-manufactured from scrap parts for maximum nasty effect. This particular unit has an affinity for blue caps and crunching stuff.

The Scrappers are a new faction of steambots that have quickly gained power through their ruthless piracy and exploitation of other steambots. Heinously, they defy the taboo of creating new steambots from “dead” or damaged parts, warping the personality of the newly created steambot towards wicked and cruel traits.

Steambots is short for “steam-driven robots”. You might think all steambots like each other, since they’re made from the same stuff. That’s not the case. Which is good for you, since this means there will ample opportunity for conflict.

Question: What type of weapon would you equip Jack the Crippler with? 

Read more about SteamWorld Heist at www.steamworldgames.com/heist

  • Lover of steambots

    A sickle

    • That would indeed be very handy. Especially together with a hammer. Did I just make a reference to modern history?

      • Lover of steambots

        Nah I think you made a reference to ancient history but oh well. Still a sickle in his hands would totally complete the look of twisted slave guy. (That’s the look for him right?)

        • Hmm. I don’t actually know. Can you link a picture? 😀

  • Juste Belmont

    how about an extended arm with a mechanical loader at the end? http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/36682467.jpg

    • would be great for digging and squashing other steambots 😀 Put I don’t think old Crippler would be able to lift one of those big things, though. Is there a tiny one as well?

      • Juste Belmont

        you could make a miniature one for him. I thought about this because maybe he would like it to make up for his missing jaw.

        • Ah, truetrue. Then he could finally go by his secret name: Jack the Digger 😉

  • buckysrevenge

    I was thinking of a sawblade yo-yo

    • Like the Bond weapon? That would make him killer. Literally!

  • LunarKnite

    I feel like a crowbar would fit perfectly in his hands. Or a cane for the obvious reasons.

    • Nice! We actually have robots with top hats in the game. Who knows, maybe a cane will pop up somewhere? ;D