During our many excursions at EGX this year we found ourselves chatting to Brjann Sigurgeirsson from Image & Form, the developer most notably responsible for SteamWorld Dig and the upcoming SteamWorld Heist.
During the interview we learnt that although every SteamWorld game thus far has been of a different genre to its predecessors, Brjann was clear to point out that a direct sequel to SteamWorld Dig is not entirely out of the question:
You make a game, it's successful, and it's sort of obvious that you are going to make number two in that series. We had to debate that after SteamWorld Dig; 'are we going to make SteamWorld Dig 2 immediately now or should we do something else?'. We sort of reasoned that if we make SteamWorld Dig 2 immediately we are going to be that 2D mining platform developer.
You can check out the full interview in the video below, but we can't be held directly responsible for the poor level of humour that features.
Glad they're doing something different as we don't need sequels every year or 2. 4 years between sounds good to me. Glad this dev doesn't just stick with what works but tries something new!
They lost my interest with Heist...I just want more Dig One of my all-time favorite games.
I actually prefer the heist concept 'on paper' in comparison to dig. I just hope they can keep the high levels of charm and fun gameplay from dig!?!
Can't wait for Heist! I think they made the right call not doing a direct sequel immediately after. Heist looks solid and if more Dig is on the cards for later I don't see how anyone can really complain
Would love a Rusty Amiibo if you're reading this guys
I applaud their decision to expand in other territories. I like this developer even more now.
A lot of people aren't even aware of their first title, Steamworld Tower Defense.
Steamworld Dig is what put Image & Form on the map.
@Ogbert I concur.
We now know that Nindies are capable of producing their own amiibo, so Image & Form... step up!
Have it someone trying to get from incredibly deep underground to the top after a massive cave-in/earth movement and call it Steamworld Dug.
@RupeeClock Its a shame how tons of DsiWare games were forgotten. Dragon Quest Wars and Steamworld Tower Defence were great.
Respect! Few developers do this, almost everyone just want to capitalize on the succes of one single game.
i asked image and form that a few weeks ago on their youtube channel and they replied similarly.
This makes sense. Unfortunately I don't enjoy turn based strategy games but for that genre Heist does look fantastic.
Needs a dig dug alt costume in the next one.
Anyone who hasn't played Dig really should. I avoided it for a long while because gameplay videos made it look boring and I hate randomly generated levels. But once I started playing I was hooked. Every time I play this game I tell myself it'll only be for half an hour. But then I end up playing it 5 hours straight until I finish it.
@Ogbert I'd defenitely buy that!
I absolutely loved Steamworld Dig but I can appreciate a developer that doesn't stick to just doing what was successful for them, which is why I will be buying Steamworld Heist, preferably on Wii U!
i got dig 1 form the nindie bundle for 3ds and wii u i think?
i would love a dig 2 though...
Steamworld Dig is such a great game. I found the mining really relaxing, but the enemies and traps kept you on your toes at the same time. Loved the music in it too. I'd buy a sequel in a heartbeat.
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