Thunderful Games definitely has many cards to play with its SteamWorld license: after the announcement last November mysterious SteamWorld Headhunter, whose communications are at a standstill, the publisher announces SteamWorld Build… A city builder, therefore. You will therefore have the opportunity to build your own world from the franchise.
Expected release on PC and consoles in 2023
It is therefore through a presentation trailer that we know more about SteamWorld Build, the next title from the eponymous franchise. It will be about building and managing your own mine while optimizing your resources. The Swedish studio, The Station (Sackboy, LittleBigPlanet3, Snipers vs Thieves) will be in charge of the development.
Be the architect of a SteamWorld mining town! Inaugurate and raise homes for your steambot citizens, nurture them, and provide rootin’-tootin’ entertainment.
There’s an abandoned mine beneath your town, and it’s said to be filled with ancient technology that holds the key to escaping impending doom. Use the natural resources above ground and the abundant minerals buried in the mine to expand your city. Boost new residential levels to join the quest to dig deeper, unearth untold riches, and ultimately help bring them off-planet!
As the city expands in all directions, new types of steamers find their way to the colony – and their needs become increasingly complex to satisfy. To keep everyone happy, you’ll need to make sure everyone is working their best.
Buy items to increase building efficiency. Keep moving goods through the mine by speeding up miners with encouraging jolts of electricity. Or just barter at the local train station and get what you need that way. It’s up to you to decide !
As you hunt deeper and deeper into the mine after the riches, eventually something will start to hunt you. Defend your workers from creepy creatures and keep walls from collapsing as you explore the deepest levels of your mine.
Set in the award-winning SteamWorld universe Build your own SteamWorld mining town Explore and develop an abandoned mine Manage and optimize increasingly complex resource chains Face the dangers you will encounter Discover five distinctive SteamWorld-inspired maps littered with secrets Easy to pick up in hand and to play with keyboard and mouse or with a controller Three well-balanced difficulty levels to challenge players of all skill levels
SteamWorld Build is slated for release sometime in 2023 and will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4|5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. A playable demo is already available on Steam, GoG or Epic Games Store