Back in September Image and Form revealed the follow up to their excellent Steamworld Dig known as Steamworld Heist and offered a Spring 2015 release date, but unfortunately the game will no longer be hitting that target.

In a blog post on their website the developer revealed some new screens from the games first playable demo which was on show at PAX and GDC over the last week, but also acknowledged the lack of fixed release date.

‘A common question people asked us was: “When can we get the full game?”. When we announced the game back in September we thought we’d be done by February, then we thought we’d be done by the end of March and now… spring 2015 is almost over. So what that means is that SteamWorld Heist is going to be delayed with a few months. But all the extra time we take will be visible in the final release.

So our new release window is “2015”. And it won’t be before fall this year. If you’re disappointed I do feel with you. But even worse would be you purchasing an incomplete game, right? We’d never let you experience that. And like I said above: With the extra time we will make SteamWorld Heist the best turn-based, skill-based strategy game with steampunk robots. In space.’

A new bunch of screenshots can be seen below of the game in action, and we’ll be sure to bring you any news on the games fixed release date as and when it’s announced.


  • Lester Paredes

    Shh-shh-shh… you had me at ‘turn-based, skill-based strategy game with steampunk robots. In space.’
    I’d wait forever for you.

  • Slizarus

    I have no problems with this, it can totally mean the difference between this being awesome and being a shitty shade of what it could have been. As a supporter of Steamworld since the nintendo only days, and a lover of their bringing in Steam Powered Giraffe to do music, I will happily wait.

  • Rodolfo Ferreira

    Image and Form tells us this news, pats us on the back, shares the pain and asks for some more time. I’d say they were sincere. That, and Steamworld Dig. Man, is that game addictive. Anyways, it gives I&F all the credit they deserve so I’ll always wait for this game. But please do not take too long! Same goes for you, Oddworld Inhabitants.

  • Buckybuckster

    If it’s as fun and well crafted as Dig, it will be well worth the wait.