SteamWorld Tower Defense vinyl and anniversary logo

SteamWorld Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Holy smokes! It’s been ten years since SteamWorld Tower Defense?! That’s hard to believe, yet 2010 feels like a lifetime ago. I mean, phones still had physical keyboards back then, and YouTube’s most-watched videos included The Double Rainbow guy and Justin Bieber. Time flies!

For the past decade, the steambots have jumped, run, dug deep, slain dragons, and even taken to space! They couldn’t have done it without you and millions of players like yourself. On behalf of the steambots and everyone on the SteamWorld team: Thanks for your help!

Let’s Celebrate a Decade of SteamWorld!

To celebrate, we’re officially launching the SteamWorld 10th Anniversary today. While we don’t have new game announcements, we will release a few collectors items as part of the festivities. The following items are available right now (even more are on the way):

SteamWorld Tower Defense: “Reimagined”

“SteamWorld Tower Defense: Reimagined” Soundtrack: As of today, you can purchase a limited edition 7“ vinyl record with two reimagined songs from the first game in the series: SteamWorld Tower Defense. It sounds EXACTLY as it looks. Visit the Thunderful Shop to get your hands on it!

SteamWorld Quest: Collector’s Edition

SteamWorld Quest Collector's Edition

SteamWorld Quest: Collector’s Edition + Vinyl Soundtrack: We’ve teamed up with our friends at Super Rare Games to create SteamWorld Quest – Collector’s Edition for Nintendo Switch, limited to 500 copies worldwide! The collector’s box and soundtrack are available via Thunderful’s shop.

Physical SteamWorld Games for Nintendo Switch


Super Rare Games has helped us launch all HD SteamWorld games on Nintendo Switch. Most copies sold out in a matter of hours, but if you visit their website, you can still find a few remaining copies of SteamWorld Heist and SteamWorld Dig 1+2.

Win SteamWorld Tower Defense: Reimagined

For a chance to win SteamWorld Tower Defense: Reimagined, just answer the following question in the comments below before November 1st. We’ll pick two lucky winners in November.

“What are your fondest SteamWorld memories from the past decade, and how do you want the series to evolve in the future?”

SteamWorld Quest: Free Content Update + 20% Discount!


We’re back from vacation and are celebrating with some exciting SteamWorld Quest news! Tomorrow, on August 8, we’ll release a free update with brand new content for the game. It’s also 20% off for a limited time on all platforms. If you’ve yet to play SteamWorld Quest, now is the perfect opportunity!

The update finally brings HD Rumble to SteamWorld Quest on Nintendo Switch!

The update finally brings HD Rumble to SteamWorld Quest on Nintendo Switch!

What’s new in “SteamWorld Quest 2.0”?

Completing the story now unlocks “New Game Plus”, allowing the game to be replayed from the beginning with most non-story progress retained (cards, items and more). You’ll need to unlock the characters again, but once you’ve done that you’ll have access to their respective cards from your previous playthrough.

For those of you wanting to up the challenge, a new difficulty setting, “Legend Remix” will keep you on your toes once you’ve beaten the game and crave more. It’s not only more difficult but throws in a fair amount of gameplay twists of its own. This is only available in New Game Plus.

There’s also a new art gallery with lots of previously unseen concept art and illustrations and a jukebox for those wanting to chill out to the beautiful soundtrack (out now on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and more)!

Other game improvements include:

  • Added support for HD Rumble on Nintendo Switch
  • Increased stock on consumable items available in the merchant wagon.
  • Reduced entry requirements for the “Midas Grand Prix” colosseum tournament.
  • Balancing tweaks to numerous cards and items as well as smaller bug fixes.

We hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the summer and have a great time with the new SteamWorld Quest content!

Which new feature excites you the most?

The SteamWorld Quest OST is Out Now!

Happy news!

The widely reQuested SteamWorld Quest Soundtrack is out now on Bandcamp and Steam (as DLC). Compared to what you’ll find in the game, these songs are completely remastered and sound better than ever. It’s a real treat for your ears!

Have a listen to it on Bandcamp and, if you like what you hear, please consider purchasing the album (or individual tracks) in order to support the studio.

The album features 36 beautiful tracks from three multi-talented composers and a bunch of awesome musicians. We’ve never had so many acoustic instruments on a SteamWorld soundtrack before. As a bonus, you’ll find two unreleased variations on the main theme that you might recognize from the SteamWorld Quest trailers. This is the first time they’re available for anyone to listen to without in-game sound effects.

Is it coming to Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music?

Yes! It might just take us a little while longer to figure everything out. We hope to release all previous SteamWorld soundtracks there as well. Stay tuned!

Will there be a physical CD or vinyl record?

Simple answer: We’d love to! We did fabulous vinyl records for Dig 1+2 together with Fangamer and it would be really nice to have a matching record for Quest. Again, stay tuned!

Can I download the amazing album art somewhere?

Yes, up above! It’s a hand-painted homage to some of our favorite game soundtracks (can you guess which?). The artist is none other than Agnes Mikucka, the Quest art director. The cover really captures the personalities of the main cast, don’t you think?

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

SteamWorld Quest - Our Lovely Heroes

Win SteamWorld Quest for PC – Out May 31!

Howdy, everyone!

It’s with great pleasure we’re announcing that SteamWorld Quest comes to Steam on May 31. You know what? That’s just a few weeks away! Since the launch last month, Quest has been a Switch exclusive, but soon anyone with a PC can enjoy it! You read that right: ANYONE WITH A PC CAN PLAY. We’re preparing day one versions for Windows, macOS, and Linux (thought we’d forget about the last two?).

Head over to Steam to wishlist the game today!

First of all: Thanks for the love!

SWQ is blessed with fabulous feedback from players and press alike, with the Switch version boasting an impressive 80/100 on Metacritic. Your love has led to impressive sales – Quest is currently the second best-selling SteamWorld game at release! SteamWorld Dig 2 (our fastest selling game to date) performed ridiculously well for us back in 2017. We’re thrilled and grateful for your support and hope that many more will enjoy the game once it’s out on PC!

If you’re new to SteamWorld Quest, there’s more to learn on its official website. Feel free to watch the trailer below, as well.

What about GOG and Humble?

No plans to share at the moment, but rest assured that we’re well aware of the benefits of DRM-free gaming. We’re PC gamers too, you know!

Will the game have PC exclusive features?

The PC version comes with achievements and Steam exclusive features like trading cards. But other than that, it’ll be identical to the Switch version. We’ll also have the game’s soundtrack ready for sale at launch.

How can I win SteamWorld Quest for PC?

Thanks for asking. It’s easy! Since the Switch release, we’ve seen a ton of talented artists drawing the cast of SteamWorld Quest in all sorts of imaginative styles and scenarios. Here are a few notable examples (Copernica is very popular):

Rest Stop by A-Random-Bat on DeviantArt


For a chance to win SteamWorld Quest for Steam all you have to do is:

Upload your SteamWorld picture(s) in the comments below. We need your ideas by Tuesday, May 28 at 11:59 PM / 23:59 in your local time zone. By submitting your ideas you give us the right to freely use them in our daily work.

You don’t have to own the latest gear or be a Pablo Picasso to enter. Just have fun with the challenge and get creative! We look for all kinds of qualities in your artwork and will choose three winners (announced in a featured comment down below). You’re completely free with what you draw, but keep it safe for work and enjoyable for everyone. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

Open Letter: Your (SteamWorld) Quest Begins Tomorrow!


All right, so tomorrow will be here in roughly a day or so! Tomorrow, April 25, we release our latest game, SteamWorld Quest, and we can’t wait to let you play it. 10 AM CEST / 2 AM PDT, to be exact.

Every Image & Form game takes a long time to make. We started development of Quest in September 2017, and it’s hard to imagine that a year and a half has already passed. Over 500 tomorrows have come and gone, and now it won’t be just our baby anymore.

When we asked our community, you told us that you wanted an RPG. It’s been a childhood dream of many of us to make one, and here it is – served up with awesome trademark Image & Form gameplay, graphics and music.

Here’s some “official internal fan art” from the dev team themselves. They’re not only beautiful people, but they’re also people who create beautiful things (mild spoilers down below).

We really hope you’ll enjoy playing SteamWorld Quest as much as we enjoyed making it.

Happy gaming!

Brjánn Sigurgeirsson,
Glorious Leader
Image & Form

The SteamWorld Quest Launch Trailer Is Finally Here!

We just released the flashy SteamWorld Quest launch trailer! The game is out this week on Nintendo Switch on Thursday, April 25, for $24.99 / €24.99! Enjoy ⚔️🃏🤖

SteamWorld Quest Hits Switch on April 25th!

Drum roll… DING DING DING! 🎉🙌🥳 We’re proud to shout from the top of our lungs that SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech comes first to Nintendo Switch on April 25th!!! That’s next month… ! As you probably know already, it’s Switch exclusive for a limited time with more platforms to follow after the Nintendo eShop release. A purchase will set you back $24.99 / €24.99 / £22.49 or your region’s equivalent. We’re making sure that the game is full of fabulous RPG goodness with a meaty story, thrilling battles and lots of surprises!

“The community’s been asking for an RPG since the dawn of time… almost. I’m thrilled that we’re surprising with a release date way sooner than most of you expected. It’s designed to be enjoyed by fans of RPGs and previous SteamWorld games. SteamWorld Quest is a new direction for the dev team, but at it’s core it’s simply put another, brilliant SteamWorld game with focus on excellent gameplay! This time we have an engaging and hilarious story to tell as well. It’s out soon and I’m very confident that you’ll love it!”

Brjánn Sigurgeirsson, CEO and Glorious Leader at Image & Form.

Until release, we have over 20 minutes of gameplay to share with you, published by the lovely team at IGN. The video’s just barely scratching the surface but in it we show the basics of the game, including it’s kickass soundtrack, battles, deck-building, character interactions and more:

Want more details?
Ask away in the comments!

SteamWorld Quest Lands on Nintendo Switch Later This Year

Howdy, everyone!

The new year is the time for new things and today we’re proud to announce that our newest game, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, is coming first to Nintendo Switch later this year! Have you seen the trailer yet? You’ll find it below for your viewing pleasure!

So what’s SteamWorld Quest about? The game description is an excellent place to learn the basics!

SteamWorld Quest Battle

SteamWorld Quest is the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards!

What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff! The game’s humorous mix of traditional fantasy and steampunk robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs.


The SteamWorld community has been asking us to create an RPG for years. In fact, we’ve asked our followers directly on multiple occasions what game they would like us to make next and so far an RPG has been the number one request. So naturally, we took it upon ourselves to create a new kind of game to surprise and delight both fans of the genre as well as existing SteamWorld fans.

We will announce the game’s release date, price and future platforms at another time. For now, we’re focused on Nintendo Switch. We’re incredibly excited to share our latest and possibly greatest adventure yet and we can’t wait to hear your first impressions! We will reveal more details about Quest in the coming months, including its story, gameplay details, and so on. Feel free to ask us any questions in the comments below ?

Check out the game’s official website for more screenshots, information, artwork, and other fun stuff!

What would you like to learn about SteamWorld Quest?