SteamWorld Dig is an incredibly fun indie game, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, I wholeheartedly suggest you get on that. Not only will you get to play a wonderful combination of Metroidvania and gem mining, you’ll also be pumped and ready for the incoming spin-off strategy game, SteamWorld Heist.
You won’t apparently have to look very hard to find it either, because it’s coming to every single gaming platform known to mankind. The developers at Image & Form have revealed on its blog that it is planning to release the game for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PC.
“We’ll apply the so-called staggered release strategy, meaning we’ll bring Heist to one (maybe two) of the platforms on day one, then release it for the next platform, etc. It makes a lot of sense to a small developer like us, since we don’t have the muscles to release on all platforms at once. At least not if we want to keep our games optimised, full of Easter eggs and free from bugs, and we take pretty big pride in doing that.”
Image & Form is also considering a mobile release, as seen by the cute little Android by the logo there, but it is not sure about whether it will be for tablets and phones, or just tablets because of screen size issues. The blog addresses this issue:
“The game’s input controls should make it a dream game for any tablet owner, and like many games it may be too detailed for playing on the phone,”
Sounds like a great time. SteamWorld Dig was a load of fun to play on the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita, as it makes for a far better game to take on the go. If its spin-off falls in line with that notion, then I expect to follow-up with the same handheld approach. Yourself?
What would you like to play SteamWorld Heist on? If you intend to play it at all, of course… which you should.