Some of you have probably already played Image & Form’s excellent platform miner, SteamWorld Dig. It’s been out on various platforms and has won numerous awards. Image & Form just announced that there will be a follow up to that game coming out in 2015 and it is called SteamWorld Heist. The game will be set in outer space and will feature different gameplay from the original.
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.”
There are no announcements yet on which platforms SteamWorld Heist will arrive on exactly, but the release date is set for Spring 2015.