Thunderful have simply unveiled the subsequent game of their wonderful SteamWorld collection, and it is not the one we thought it was going to be. Third individual motion co-op journey SteamWorld Headhunter was initially teased in November 2021, however Thunderful used their SteamWorld Telegraph: Special Broadcast this night to speak a few very completely different sort of new SteamWorld game – and it seems rad as heck. It’s a citybuilder, and (appropriately) it is known as SteamWorld Build. I’ve performed a little bit of it already, and you may learn extra of my ideas about it proper right here. Spoiler alert: it is a little bit bit good. If you simply need the details of what was introduced, although, learn on under.
Coming later this 12 months in 2023 and developed by Thunderful studio The Station, SteamWorld Build is an intriguing twist on the traditional SteamWorld Dig games. In Dig 1 and a couple of, for instance, you performed a robotic who dug deep into the earth to search out thrilling treasures and previous tech so you might return to the floor, improve your instruments and dig additional into the bedrock. The city above would usually develop and develop in your absence, with new bots and outlets rolling in as time went on, nevertheless it was extra of a pleasant reward slightly than something you had direct management over. Well, in SteamWorld Build, you now get the most effective of each worlds, as now you can handle your rising robo-town above, whereas additionally issuing orders on your employee drones to dig for treasure under.
Thunderful describe it as Anno meets Dungeon Keeper, however there’s additionally a touch of tower defence thrown into the combination as nicely, as you will must cope with a number of metal-chomping creatures lurking beneath the floor. You’ll must dig deep, too, as your final purpose is to search out numerous completely different rocket elements so you possibly can escape your ruined planet and head to the celebs. Until then, although, you will be constructing properties on your staff, cactus farms and repair outlets to maintain them cool and oiled up, warehouses to retailer your items, workshops to drill out robust minerals and way more.
It’s very moreish, however do not simply take my phrase for it. You can attempt a slice of SteamWorld Build for your self proper this very second if all that sounds prefer it’s up your administration game alley, as there is a demo that is simply gone reside on SteamWorld Build’s Steam page to coincide with Valve’s Base Builder Fest.
Plus, if you wish to compensate for all the opposite games in Thunderful’s SteamWorld collection, there’s additionally a SteamWorld sale on proper now as nicely. My private favs have all the time been Dig 2 and SteamWorld Heist for those who’re on the lookout for absolute must-plays, however they’re all top-tier adventures in their very own proper.
As for Headhunter and people different SteamWorld games we type of however do not actually know a lot about but, we’ll doubtless hear extra about these later within the 12 months, as SteamWorld Universe and franchise director Brjánn Sigurgeirsson stated they’re going to be doing extra of those SteamWorld Telegraph streams to talk all issues SteamWorld at numerous factors all through 2023.
Until then, although, I’d strongly recommmend giving the SteamWorld Build demo a go your self, after which come and chat about it over right here in my early in-depth impressions.