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Image & Form Announces SteamWorld Heist

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Image & Form who created SteamWorld Dig, a highly rated indie game have just announced SteamWorld Heist!

The first SteamWorld game was great! When this news landed I decided to pick it up again and actually play more than 5 minutes, and to my surprise it's a really fun game, so now I'm excited to see SteamWorld Heist!

It's a different type of game this time, so it's not a direct sequel, but it is set in the same universe.

We spoke to the developer who confirmed Linux is a platform that will be supported:
Brjann SigurgeirssonLinux? HELL YES!

Press Release
Press release, Gothenburg, September 15

The devs at Image & Form finally ungag their CEO to talk about SteamWorld Heist, the next game in the SteamWorld franchise. “It’ll be full of surprises and probably the best game ever,” says Brjann Sigurgeirsson with typical modesty. Release is set for spring 2015; platforms, price and release schedule are yet to be determined.

The elevator pitch:
SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and survival. Recruit a team of ragtag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world. Board enemy ships and command your crew in a unique variety of turn-based combat.

Taking place some time after SteamWorld Dig, a cataclysmic event has shattered the planet and forced its population into steam-driven spaceships. It’s a robot-eat-robot world out there, and water is desperately hard to come by. Heisting other ships and bases - bad guys fortunately, the lot of them - is their only way to remain in operation.

“Heist isn’t a sequel to SteamWorld Dig,” says CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. “It’s set in the same world and the cowbots are still the heroes. But a lot has happened to SteamWorld since then, and we want to make a game that is radically different. Partly because we really wanted to make a turn-based strategy game, but also because it felt like a clever move. The obvious follow-up would’ve been Dig 2; we wanted to surprise instead.”

Self-publishing rookies mature
In August 2013, Image & Form caused quite a commotion when SteamWorld Dig was released on Nintendo 3DS. The game quickly rose to #1 in the Nintendo eShops of America, Europe and Australia. After hitting also Steam, Wii U, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and the current, star-studded Humble Indie Bundle 12, SteamWorld Dig is widely considered a milestone in indie gaming.

Image & Form aims to self-publish also SteamWorld Heist - although it will be different this time. Before the release of Dig, the studio sent out one measly press release three months prior to launch. “Yes, it was quite ridiculous and we got lucky with the massive response at launch,” Brjann recalls. “This time we’ll keep our fans and media in the loop. So much is happening with this game. I have the patience of an insect, but will try to keep from pestering you every day.” Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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flesk Sep 16, 2014
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I had a ton of fun with SteamWorld Dig, so this is great news. I don't have a ton of experience with turn-based combat though, so I hope it's accessible enough that I'm able to get into and have fun with it.
TheRealJeff Sep 16, 2014
This is great news! I loved Steamworld Dig, I can't wait to see what they do with this.
adolson Sep 16, 2014
It can't come soon enough!
SteamPenguin Sep 16, 2014
will buy this is as soon as I can find it available so excited :D
lucifertdark Sep 16, 2014
Expanding the Steamworld universe? I'm in! :D
romo_sapien Sep 16, 2014
I really enjoyed Steamworld Dig. I'm cautiously excited about Steamworld Heist.
sev Sep 16, 2014
Can't wait!
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