Who won?

SteamWorld YouTube Series + Ancient Relic Winners

Howdy, partners! How are you?

We’re right in the middle of developing SteamWorld Heist and everything’s progressing smoothly. It’s going be a lot of fun letting you get your hands on the game later this fall!

Last week’s SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge turned out to be a really fun experience, and your suggestions made made us laugh and think big when it comes to the lore of SteamWorld. I can guarantee you that the scope of Heist is much grander than compared to SteamWorld Dig – not just the lore and story, more gameplay content as well.

The Ancient Relic Winners

We chose three of your relic suggestions. All winning entries will be interpreted by our artists/writers and appear in the final version of SteamWorld Heist. Here they are:

  • “Ström in a Can” (a can of fermented herring or “surströmming”, a disgusting Swedish delicacy) by Flatcross
  • “The Ancient Steam” (electric iron)  gerb1977
  • “The Last Hamburger” (non-decomposing burger) by mirkosp
The Ancient Relic Winners

The Ancient Relic Winners

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

As always we feel a little guilty when we only choose a handful of SteamWorld Ambassadors. But keep at it and you too might become an ambassador one day!

SteamWorld YouTube Series

If you’re following our updates I’m sure you know we’re regularly uploading videos to the Image & Form YouTube channel. We think it’s time to up our game and create even better video content for you. We’ve geared up with cameras, microphones, tripods and other video equipment to create a video series that is easy on the eyes, as well as entertaining and interesting.

The concept is similar to Nintendo Minute and PlayStation Access, but with our own twist of course. The series will have a unique name and be a container for all sorts of content: Q & As, interviews with staff, let’s plays, discussions, contests, announcements, fun randomness and other SteamWorld related content with the community in focus.

Here are a couple of teaser images:

As barebones as a teaser can get, right?

As barebones as a teaser can get, right?

Now that's more like it! What could all those gears mean?

Now that’s more like it! What could all those gears mean?

So make sure you subscribe to our channel to never miss episodes when they premiere really soon 🙂

What videos do you want us to make?

Let us know in the comments below! We’re eager to know! 🙂

  • mirkosp

    Hahah, awesome, thank you!

    • Congrats 😀

      • btw, you should have told us it was a “food” contest… :)P

        • It wasn’t intentionally xD But they fit the game and what we have in store perfectly 🙂

  • Peace Boy

    That 2nd image reminds me of the Doctor Who Intro with the gears and stuff.

    Also, how did I not win? I had the 2nd most up votes on my suggestion next to 2 other people!

    • It was a very good entry 🙂 Unfortunately the designers are deciding this. A community vote would be an awesome thing for another day, maybe 🙂 Any good ideas for how we could do it?

      • Peace Boy

        Um, I dunno. Shouldn’t it be easy to do something like that? Just gather all the entries and count the votes?

        (By the way, I tried replying to you earlier when I was on my college break, but their Wi-Fi blocked this website because it was in the category of “Hacking/-something else-” which is really strange.)

  • Atticus Albright

    Oh well, hopefully better luck next time, congrats to the winners, the canned fish was particularly good in my opinion.

    • You rock! Thanks for keeping the spirit up 😀

      • Atticus Albright

        Thanks for providing fun competitions!

        • What would you like us to do for the next challenge?

          • Atticus Albright

            Maybe suggest things that would be found inside Piper’s ship and boss cabins? Or creating conversations that can be overheard in the king’s daisy and die tankstelle. ( I hope I spelt that right!)

          • Sounds very cool 😀

          • Atticus Albright

            Just had a thought, will you be able to start bar brawls in heist? Maybe you could knock over someone’s drink.

          • PersonSP

            That would be awesome! Though I’d probably be starting fights all the time, way too much fun. XD

          • Atticus Albright

            Yeah, I think it would hilarious to see an unfortunate steambots be pitched through the bar windows, western style.

  • QuixoticRocket

    Congrats guys 🙂

    That gears picture looks like a great desktop wallpaper if the res was a little higher 😉

  • PersonSP

    Congrats to the winners!

  • Whymper

    Congrats everyone can’t wait 4 next challenge

    • Coming next week! What are you hoping for?

      • Whymper

        I’m kind of Hoping that next week will be a drawing challenge for something as I really enjoy challenges like that 😀😀

        • @disqus_BjXVj5iYX0:disqus @PersonSP:disqus That sounds so cool 🙂 We hope you like it whatever it is 🙂

      • PersonSP

        I’m hoping on some sort of story writing contest. I just love writing.

  • man, i really give it my all describing that dryer… euh i mean SCREAMER, yeah,… screamer… Congrats to the winners and everyones who participated!! ;D

    • Congrats ;D How will you make sure you beat SWH in less than 10 hours?

      • Super Metroid is a 10h game on 1st playthrough, then is could be done in about 2h, but speedrunners managed to beat it in 40mins (and even less using some crazy glitches)… so i’m not saying SWH will have the same fate, but for what i know of the game so far, it look pretty amazing, and i’m sure some gamers will “dig” it enough, in more than one way, that the initial 10h estimate might turn out to be much more time then needed to beat the game, i mean, i know i’ll try, and i’m pretty sure i’m not gonna be the only one!!! For exemple, did you expect that SWD could be done in less than 24m before you launch the game?! Probably not, right?! ;D

        • True! We did not. I hope you take on the challenge of completing Heist in less that 30 minutes. Right?

          • Even is its a 5h run, if the game is fun, and i’m sure it is, people will be up for the challenge, and like i said, i sure will!! ;D

          • Aww yeah 😀

  • The Geek Guru

    Congrats to the winners!! So very cool! 🙂

  • PowerHouse

    Well congrats to all, the burgers my favorite, maybe I’ll win next time

  • Flatcross

    WHOA! I flipped out this morning when I saw the news. Thank you so much! 😀 Crazy excited, and the renderings of the winning entries

  • Flatcross

    WHOA! I flipped out this morning when I saw the news. Thank you so much!
    😀 Crazy excited, and the renderings of the winning entries look so sick!

    • PersonSP


      • Flatcross

        Thank you!

    • Congratulations!!! 😀 E-mail invitation coming soon!

      • Flatcross

        Sweet! 🙂

  • li

    hai,can u tell me the current date of this game release?thanks!I am looking forword this game.

    • Love the excitement! 😀 The game is still planned for this Fall on 3DS and then every other current gen platform coming soon after!

      • li

        can u tell this game will release in September,October or November?every time the eshop update,I am trying to find this game,but I can’t!Can u tell me which month will the game release?Then I will be well prepared,thank u.

        • We don’t know exactly, yet 🙂 We will announce it as soon as it’s deadset.

  • Youabra

    You know, i was actually surprised that the RustyU didn’t win, seeing how people seemed to like it. Oh well, congrats to the winners.

    PS: Seeing that Shovel Knight got an Amiibo, if you guy decided to make one too, i’ll happily sell you the rights of the “Army-Bot” with the initial cost of one Steamworld Heist’s 3ds code.

    (…What? It’s worth trying ;3)

    • We’ll see if we can a community vote sometime 🙂 If we do we owe you big time for the original Rusty amiibo concept 😉

  • TheGamingWolf

    a eternal hamburger… i wonder what they put in it to keep it like that and what would happen if you were to eat it! nothing good ill be anyway congrats to the winners!

    • PersonSP

      The eternal hamburger… did you see that test with a McDonalads hamburger they stowed away for a year? Pretty much eternal.

      • @thegamingdwarf:disqus Yup! Based on real hamburgers 😀

      • TheGamingWolf

        no I haven’t… but now I MUST!

  • PersonSP

    @juliusguldbog:disqus random question: Do you play Cards Against Humanity?

    • I have yet to! But I hear it’s the most popular thing in like ever second to Minecraft. You play it?

      • PersonSP

        I’m undefeated! But that kind of means I got a soul darker than outerspace. After all, it’s “a partygame for horrible people”. (It really is a lot of fun.) But, perhaps that’s more your type of game, did you hear about a game called Exploding Kittens? I think you should check it out. 😉

  • MowMow789

    Awesome winning designs and interesting Youtube series! It’ll be cool to the see the high members of a games company doing let’s plays and stuff. Shame I didn’t enter but no matter. I’ve still got the SteamWorld Wiki.

    So… About that certain… CHRISTMAS COMPETITION! (jokes don’t worry)

    • We announced the winners a good while back! My memory is a bit hazy. Were you one of the winners?

      • MowMow789

        If you could give me a link that’d be great I can’t seem to find it in the Blog history. Cheers!

        • We did on social media a few months ago. I’ll see if I can dig into it 🙂

  • li

    hai,can u tell this game will release in September,October or November?every time the eshop update,I am trying to find this game,but I can’t!Can u tell me which month will the game release?Then I will be well prepared,thank u.