Who is Billy Gill? – SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge #9

Who is Billy Gill? – SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge #9

Howdy, partners!

ALL main characters in SteamWorld Heist (including Billy Gill) have set personalities and backstories. Compared to SteamWorld Dig we’ve fleshed out the story and character arcs extensively! It’s something we hope you’ll enjoy discovering in SteamWorld Heist when we release it later this year.

But while it’s still a mystery we thought it’d be fun to hear what you believe to be the backstory of one of the robots! We’ve talked quite a bit about the game’s protagonist Captain Piper and her trusty crew mate Seabrass. But not much is known about the blue fishbot Billy Gill… He’s been in our posters and gameplay videos from the very start. But what’s his deal? Who is he, where is he from and what has he experienced?

This week’s SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge…

Guess Billy Gill’s backstory. It’s as simple as that. The easiest way is to write it in the comments below. But if you want to draw something or have anything else in mind instead, feel free to make your idea happen! There will be only one winner this week, just like last time. It will be the entry we think is the most fun and creative.

The winning entry will not become an official part of the official SteamWorld Heist lore since we’re nearing the final stages of development and simply can’t put in much more content. But see it as a chance of going nuts with creativity! The sky (or in this case, the galaxy) is the limit 😀


What we do know of Billy Gill is that he:

  • Is deceptively easy-going.
  • Looks rather fishy.
  • Has a cute smile and big, friendly eyes.
  • To our knowledge only speaks with one word: “Blub”.

Good reads for inspiration are the backstories of Captain Piper and Seabrass. Also, take a look at the SteamWorld game’s timeline for even more lore:

Billy Gill: A mystery wrapped in an enigma...

Billy Gill: A mystery wrapped in an enigma…

What you win…

If you win you’ll become a SteamWorld Ambassador and be among the first in the world to play SteamWorld Heist before release. The game will launch on one or two platforms at a time starting this fall, and prior to every platform release we’ll send you a download code for the full game. We’ll even add a few spares you can give to your friends. The Ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress.

Rules and how to enter…

Upload or link to your version of Billy’s backstory (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your idea by Sunday September 25th at 23:59 CEST (EU) / 5:59 PM EDT (NA). We’ll reveal the winner in next week’s blog update (Tuesday). By submitting your ideas you give us the rights to freely use them in our products, services and marketing materials. The winning entry will not become an official part of the official SteamWorld Heist lore.

You are completely free with your backstory, but let’s keep it safe for work and enjoyable for everyone. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Got what it takes? Hit us with your best shot!