The devs at Image & Form are finally pulling back the veil on their next big indie project named SteamWorld Heist.
SteamWorld Heist is the follow up to last years SteamWorld Dig, following a cataclysmic event that has shattered the planet and forced everyone into space. The twist is that the spaceships that everyone uses are run on steam and water is a rare resource. You’ll have to heist other ships and take their resources in order to survive.
Unlike SteamWorld Dig, this game has very little to do with platforming and digging, and instead relies on turn-based combat. You’ll be able to recruit a motley band of robots together and scavenge the destroyed world in this new robot-eat-robot universe.
“Heist isn’t a sequel to SteamWorld Dig,” said Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson in an official statement. “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.”
As someone who poured several hours digging my way through SteamWorld Dig and enjoying every minute of its lovely soundtrack and pleasant art, I’m incredibly excited to see what Image & Form can do with a turn-based combat. SteamWorld Heist is set to release in spring 2015 on yet to be determined platforms. You can check out a teaser video of the game below to sate you until more details are made available.