Dorothy can't wait to swing onto 3DS!

SteamWorld Dig 2 Lands on Nintendo 3DS Next Week!

Howdy, everyone!

In the last six months, Image & Form has been busier than ever. SteamWorld Dig 2 launched on multiple platforms last September and was followed by a great success (thanks for your support!). Just recently we brought both the original Dig and the ultimate edition of SteamWorld Heist to Nintendo Switch. But one platform has been missing during the entirety of that period. You could say it’s the one where things really took off for us…


I’m thrilled to announce that SteamWorld Dig 2 launches on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems next week on February 22! The release will be exclusive to Nintendo eShop and go for $19.99 / €19.99. It’s an ultra-portable version of our biggest adventure that’s been optimized to run at 60fps even with the stereoscopic 3D effect turned on. It runs like a charm even on the earliest iterations of the hardware.

Thanks for being patient with us during the development period. We expect great things from Nintendo 3DS in 2018 and believe the system is here to stay for the foreseeable future. I and the team hope you will enjoy SWD2 when it lands next week!

What’re your favorite things about Nintendo 3DS?

SteamWorld Heist: Next Platforms and DLC prospects

Video Q&A: Future SteamWorld Heist DLC and Platforms

Howdy, partners!

Today we answer YOUR questions about SteamWorld Heist in a rich Q&A! We discuss a wide range of topics, including: DLC prospects, future platform releases, our office habits and a shipload of bad puns. Enjoy!

Here’s an extended list of topics for you to choose from (including timecodes):

  • What is the next platform for SteamWorld Heist? (00:27)
  • SteamWorld Heist DLC and Free Update (01:02)
  • Is it possible to add multiplayer to SteamWorld Heist? (02:41)
  • Was it a conscious effort to have many strong female characters in SteamWorld Heist? (05:01)
  • Concept art and scrapped SteamWorld Heist characters (05:24)
  • Any favorite snacks around the office? (09:31)
  • How do you plan to expand the SteamWorld brand? (10:09)

… plus a ton of other stuff!

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Until now we’ve made top lists, discussed the SteamWorld timeline, shared a ton of behind-the-scenes secrets and much more! On our channel you’ll also find the latest SteamWorld game trailers and fun videos from dedicated community members.

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SteamWorld Heist Update + 3DS Screenshots + Photo Contest Winners

SteamWorld Heist Update + 3DS Screenshots + Photo Contest Winners

Howdy, partners! This week I’ll address the number one question people ask us daily:

“How’s SteamWorld Heist coming along?”

It’s going really, really well! Thanks for asking. The game is nearing completion and fairly soon we’ll be able to send the game to Nintendo for final approval. The game will launch this year and we can’t wait to show you more of it as launch draws closer…

Here are a couple of new screenshots:

The first of many space bars in SteamWorld Heist.

The first of many space bars in SteamWorld Heist.

Piper and Seabrass have been cornered by a Scrapper gang. How will they get out of this pickle?

Piper and Seabrass have been cornered by Scrapper thugs. How will they get out of this pickle?

The last stretch is all about polishing, bug fixing, balancing, proof-reading and tweaking to make the very best game we possibly can. It’s going to be worth the wait. So stay tuned for more news regarding release date, price and other cool details in the near future. We just got a capture kit from Nintendo, so when the game is polished enough we’ll show you lots of direct feed gameplay 😀

Proof that the game is in its final stages comes in the form of the final age ratings for all release regions. By having these finalized as early as possible we’re making sure not to delay the game because of slow rating processes. Here they are in all their glory:

Look at all those age ratings!

We’re so close!

Not only our hype is building. At events all over Europe fans are getting their hands on SteamWorld Heist for the very first time. We asked a few of them to share their first impressions with us:

Photo Contest Winners

It’s time announce the winning entries in last week’s SteamWorld themed photo challenge, where the prize was becoming a SteamWorld Ambassador. We asked for photos of “SteamWorld IRL” and you delivered exactly that! The winners are:

  • Vix Chan’s cosplay of Rusty from SteamWorld Dig
  • Zilochius Industries’ “The Last Day of an Old Scrapper”
Vix Chan and Zilochius Industries got really creative with their photos!

Vix Chan and Zilochius Industries got really creative with their photos!

Congrats, you’ll soon get an invitation to our secret Facebook group. As a SteamWorld Ambassador 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 towards all of the other contestants. But keep at it and you too might become an ambassador one day!

What do you think of the new screenshots?

Here's SteamWorld Heist on Nintendo 3DS

First look at SteamWorld Heist on 3DS + One-Liner Winners

Here's SteamWorld Heist on Nintendo 3DS

Howdy, partners!

As you know by this point, SteamWorld Heist is coming to all current-gen platforms and the release is aimed at fall 2015 – no fixed dates yet.

Many of our Nintendo 3DS-wielding fans have been anxious to see stuff for their favorite platform. Are they perhaps worried we’re going to give them the cold shoulder? No need: with SteamWorld Dig being such a hit for the 3DS, a version of SteamWorld Heist for the platform has been in the works from the very start. And now we decided it’s time to show some of it.

Down below you’ll find the first five Nintendo 3DS screenshots – both upper and lower screen – from our upcoming turn-based strategy combat game. We’re making sure to make SteamWorld Heist an awesome game, although we’re still a bit from completion, our CEO Brjánn is starting to lose sleep… not from staying up all night developing or worrying how the game will perform, but from the simply joy of playing. And feel free to replace “joy” with “addiction”. I can’t tell anymore 😉

One-liner winners

In last week’s SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge we asked you to come up with epic one-liners for the evil Scrappers in SteamWorld Heist. We got hundreds of creative entries in all three categories (anger, glee and shock) and had a hard time choosing one winner in each category. We’ll definitely use all of them as inspiration when writing dialogue and other text. The winners are…

  • Anger: “Cogwash!” by Josiah Jones
  • Glee: “Nailed it!” by U gonna get shrekt
  • Shock: “Mother of cog!” by Soupfist

Big congratulations! We’ll have a surprise ready for you and the other ambassadors 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. You’ll also get exclusive information on the SteamWorld games as they progress.

Over to you:


Which screenshot is your favorite and why?