SteamWorld Heist was a terrific arrival on the 3DS late last year, earning various Game of the Year awards including our Reader's 3DS eShop Award for 2015, and re-affirmed Image & Form as a leading 'Nindie' developer.

A key part of the promotion for that title came with its appearance in the November Nintendo Direct, with the studio's Brjann Sigurgeirsson appearing in the European broadcast and Bill Trinen introducing the game in North America. When targeting keen Nintendo gamers a Direct appearance can be a game changer.

Though the studio has been relatively quiet in public (if not behind the scenes) in recent weeks, it's now released a fresh episode in its 'Engine Room' series which addresses that Nintendo Direct appearance. Sigurgeirsson and Community Manager Julius Guldbog talk over how it came to be and how the Direct sped up completion of the game. Check it out below.

You can also learn more about this from our interview that was published shortly after that Nintendo Direct.

Image & Form also promised earlier this year that it is working on an update and DLC for SteamWorld Heist, while the game is still due on the Wii U and a range of other platforms. There's plenty to look forward to yet, it seems.