Billy Gill is going to E3 2015 and bring a playable demo of SteamWorld Heist :D

SteamWorld Heist Q&A (E3 plans, story, pricing) + Social Media Winners

Howdy, everyone!

This is the week leading up to E3 and we have a lot of cool stuff to share with you today. We’ll start with a brand new Q&A with me (Julius) and our project manager Marco Podda. Marco is the perfect team member to answer your awesome questions. We talk about our plans for E3 next week, the story in SteamWorld Heist, pricing, special editions and much more. You’ll also get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look.

Check it out:

Last week’s ambassador winners

Last week’s social media challenge proved to be a really interesting one. We had a fun time choosing one ambassador in each of the three categories (hashtag, YouTube series, other creative idea). So without further ado, here are this week’s new SteamWorld Ambassadors:

  • Hashtag: “#LiveSteam” by mirpkered
  • YouTube series: “Community Q&A with different team members” by The Geek Guru
  • Other creative idea(s): Much of the fun stuff submitted by ladyfox14

Congrats! You’ll get an invitation to our secret Facebook group pretty soon. So stay tuned and check your inbox for e-mail. As SteamWorld Ambassadors you’ll be among the first in the world to play SteamWorld Heist on all platforms starting this fall (and you get to invite your friends, too). You’ll also get exclusive information on the SteamWorld games as they progress.

Many of the entries were very similar to each other so we went with the ideas that were the most original and/or most realistic from our point of view. Since so many of you asked us to do live streams and Snapchats we have decided to look into how we can make that a reality, too!

Over to you!


What do you want us to unveil at E3 next week?


  • TheGamingWolf

    Cant wait to see what happens at E3 now :D. thanks for answering my question steam based weaponry is truly a world of infinite possibilities!

    • Hey, thank you for the support! Did you get my e-mail, btw?

      • TheGamingWolf

        Yeah! but i don’t have an Xbox one XD I’m trying to figure out what to do with the key. Also I don’t have Facebook sorry 🙁

        • OK! That’s totally OK 😀 Just wanted to let you know about it 😀

  • Congrats to the winners and everyone who entered!!! can’t wait to see what going to be the next challenge!! ;D

    • Yeah, it’s gonna be a blast 😀 😀 What would you like to see next week?

      • from your youtube Q&A, just more of the same good stuff, and in terms of challenge, maybe something that involve the game, and i’m not talking about something like a speedrun of steamworld dig, but something fun and creative that will required people to play the game and take a screenshot or make a video about it, maybe like a comic strip or a short film yep, that’s the best idea i’ve got… now, for WHAT we’ll have to do exactly, i lets you guys figure it out and found something crazy fun and original, as always!!

        • Hmm. Those are neat ideas. You’ve got a point. Thoughts on how that’d be accessible to a lot of people? 🙂

          • you could let the poeple enter the challenge using one of those 3 methods or more…
            1. Pictures, drawings, screenshots
            2. Short films, clips, animated GIFs
            3. or a simple written description of the scene
            now, you just have to choose an original theme, and ask people to use the game footage or artworks and lores, (or at least get inspire by it) to creates something interesting, like, i don’t know, but i’m sure you can figure it out or someone who’s reading this might suggest something…
            (exemple, the theme is: Rusty got surprised!!!, well in that case someone could either describe a scene, write a short story, a joke, something, or they could also creates a short video, or pictures, drawing, animated gifs… and the subject can be as simple as: «share with us an emotionnal moment from SWD, from your SWD experience», using one of those methods, which is, now that i think about it, pretty much my first idea, but put into words…!!! ;D )

  • The Geek Guru

    OMG!!!!!! YESSSSSSS!! 🙂 I love you guys!! Thank you ALL! 😀

    • Congratulations, Guru 😀 How are you going to celebrate?

      • The Geek Guru

        MAN I DONT KNOW….Eat some Swedish Meatballs!!! 🙂 I like screamed in my office, LOL Not girly scream…it was a manly scream…not like a yay!! and throwing glitter and rainbows more like a chest thumping!!! lmao 🙂

        • PersonSP

          “Manly scream” XD Congratulations! Would you like a unicorn with your glitters and rainbows?

          • The Geek Guru

            omg YES and PLEASE!!!! lmao

          • Are you hiding a unicorn stash from us, @personSP ? D:

          • The Geek Guru

            I think she is Julius, and to my knowledge there was a STRICT no hiding unicorns in the TOS for this group. 🙂

          • I agree! Show us the unicorns!

        • ladyfox14

          Swedish meatballs sound amazing. Oh, my. *in a George Takei voice*

          • Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
            Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork!


          • ladyfox14

            Hahaha, is that what he’s been saying this entire time?

          • It’s an old Swedish saying! A meatball recipe shrouded in gibberish

          • The Geek Guru

            Ummmmm, you two are having WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much fun with this. 🙂

          • But it’s true! ;D

        • Haha, I would have loved to see that 😀 sounds like major fun!

      • The Geek Guru

        I was thinking about a “pay it forward” campaign. Like I will give away a copy to someone with the stipulation that if they enjoy it and love it then they too need to buy a copy and give it away. And so on and so forth. The copy I give away though will not be a free copy from this ambassador program it will be a copy I buy to give away.

        • That’s a really good idea 😀 I like your creativity!

    • Anubis316


      • The Geek Guru

        Thank you so very much! 🙂

    • Congrats!!! So well deserved!

      • The Geek Guru

        Thank you very much. 🙂

  • Anubis316

    Crazy weapon idea: A Bolterang, A gun that shoots a bolt that either goes a set distance(not too far) and then with the power of steam manages to turn around and go back to the gun. Or it shoots a bolt that ricochets off walls

    • PersonSP

      Sounds good! I can already see it in my head, big chance it would be my favourite weapon. 😉

    • Sounds like something for the legendary Roboroo Dundee! And would be awesome to have in the game, of course! Really cool, actually 🙂

  • Blair Death

    Congratulations to the winners!
    The Q&A was again really interesting. I really like these videos, we can see lots of things other studios wouldn´t show their community. 🙂 And I have a simple answer to your question. We want anything. 😛

    • Yay! Glad you like the video! What was the most interesting thing you learned? If you could dream big, what would you like to see? 🙂

      • Blair Death

        The status of the game Marc described first. 🙂

  • The Geek Guru

    I wouldnt mind seeing the next contest be having people design a weapon. 🙂 I loved the hat contest so this is kind of in line with that. 🙂

    • Drawing contests are most likely coming back, but you’re one step ahead as usual 😉

      • The Geek Guru

        😉 Good place to be.

      • PersonSP

        Yes! I love drawing! 😀

  • PersonSP

    …so no box for now? Awwww. Well, too bad. I am still hoping on you “doing your best”, which usually is doing amazing. 😛 My heart jumped a little when I noticed my name. ^.^ Also, congrats to the winners!

    • The Geek Guru

      Great question. 🙂 And I hope they do a box. I didnt know about the Dig box they did till a few weeks ago. I am hoping Heist gets one for sure. 🙂

      • PersonSP

        Thanks! That makes at least two people hoping, let’s hope it becomes a hope movement. 🙂

    • Yeah, we’ll do our best 😀 your question was great, so of course we chose it! We’d love to do a new physical version or merch in some form 🙂

  • mirpkered

    Awesome! Thanks for picking my tag! Looking forward to seeing more awesomeness from this blog!

    • It simple and effective and we can use it on so many occasions 😀 thanks a million! Do you have any wishes for future content?

      • mirpkered

        I think so. I really would like to see my YouTube idea come to fruition. It’s very akin to the smashified stuff going on but only with pencils and paper and no computers to aid.

        But as stated, I’m a sucker for that stuff.

        As for E3 reveals, I try to purposely not know to much. I solely judged games from box art as a kid and the thrill of finding an awesome game because of it was the best aka River City Ransom and Kickmaster.

  • ladyfox14

    Whoo! I will honorably take the title of “Much of the fun stuff”. I feel that best describes me IRL.

  • Brandon Morris

    Great update guys! And congrats to the winners 😀

  • Paul Plunkett

    Well done to this weeks winners!

    No win for myself again but try, try, try again. In the meantime I’ll console myself with copious amounts of ice-cream and the fact that E3 is less than a week away.

    • Indeed! 😀 You’ll have a new chance next week! So no worries 😀

      PS. Ice cream sounds delicious!

  • James Kensel

    Hey, as long as you’re at E3 that’s good enough for me.
    Will you be able to make your way into the Nintendo E3 Direct somehow?

    • That would be an honor! I don’t think Nintendo would want us to spoil the Digital Event or other E3 for them (not that we know anything). But we’ll be at the expo nonetheless and try our best to show the game to you at home 😀

  • Cameron Jackson

    I cant wait for the next challenge

  • Nice! Congrats winners!!

  • dantrr

    Let’s go! E3!

  • PersonSP

    Waiting for the new challenge, I am getting really curious now!! 😀