Howdy, partners! I’ve got a lot of things to share with you today, so let’s get cracking. I’ll start with a question many of you have asked over the past month:
Is SteamWorld Heist successful?
Yes, it is! So far SteamWorld Heist is an even bigger success than SteamWorld Dig. Not just in terms of sales: Reviews and community feedback are through the roof!
At the time of writing SteamWorld Heist is tied with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the highest rated 3DS game of 2015 (not counting remakes), according to Metacritic. We have no sales figures to share today, but rest assured we’re very pleased with the numbers.
Before our inflated egos won’t fit through the front door anymore we’d like to thank you. Without your support this wouldn’t have been possible!
SteamWorld Heist update
The first SteamWorld Heist update (containing the French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian translations) was originally planned for release on Nintendo 3DS this month. Time constraints have pushed this forward a bit.
We’re working hard to ensure it’s downright excellent and expect to have the update out before you know it. To make up for the delay we’re throwing in new surprises and lots of polish. Stay tuned!
We’re leaving Instagram…
A new year often brings its healthy dose of changes. After reflecting on our social media activity of 2015 we realized we’ve been spreading ourselves too thin across one too many channels. This resulted in a lack of content and interactions with you.
So for 2016 we’re switching things around. Here are the news that might affect you:
- We’re leaving Instagram to focus on our main channels (Twitter, YouTube and Facebook). We’ll keep the account for now, but won’t be active.
- We’ll listen to and engage more actively with gamers on Reddit, NeoGAF, Miiverse and similar communities (we won’t hijack every thread, don’t worry).
- Video will play a bigger part in our community dialogue.
Full steam ahead!
So 2016 is off to a great start! We’ve got tons of stuff to share with you in the coming 12 months. Stuff like the next SteamWorld Heist platform(s), behind-the-scenes footage and a multitude of awesome surprises (some of which we aren’t even aware of ourselves).