Image & Form has just announced a collaboration with Steam Powered Giraffe, bringing the two together for next year’s release of Steamworld Heist.
That’s right folks, SteamWorld Heist is adding San Diego-based Steam Powered Giraffe (a band that just so happens to feature humans parading as antique singing automatons) to its roster of talent – both musically and as in-game characters.
Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson had this to say about the partnership; “I met with SPG at E3 in June to seal the deal, and since I love their music I have to admit I was a bit starstruck. But it turned out they loved our games as well. We’re very much alike, childish and pretty resourceful. They wear a bit more makeup at times, is all.”
David Michael Bennett – ‘the spine’ of Steam Powered Giraffe – concurs; “Luckily, make-up aside, our mechanical cog-filled hearts were in synch. When asked if we would like to collaborate with Image and Form on their next SteamWorld game we immediately said yes! We loved SteamWorld Dig, and a steam-powered robot band making music for a steam-powered robot game? Count us in!”
Their musical contribution will be both the full-blown songs for the game’s soundtrack, as well as the background music. Full-blown songs will be available for collection in the game by finding sheet music, allowing you to play the songs via a jukebox on Captain Piper’s ship at your leisure. As for their appearance in the game, it’ll likely be as some version of their musical personas… after all, they do dress up as steampunk automatons in their music videos and concert appearances.
That’s all we’ve got for now, but before you move on you should check out the music video for Prepare for Boarding – Steam Powered Giraffe’s first release from the SteamWorld Heist soundtrack;
SteamWorld Heist is set to release sometime in the Spring of 2015.