What You Need to Know
- Thunderful and The Station unveiled a new entry in the SteamWorld franchise known as SteamWorld Build.
- Taking a new twist on the city-building genre, the game launches on Xbox One and Series consoles later this year.
- A demo is currently available for PC/Steam.
Earlier on a special SteamWorld-themed broadcast, Thunderful and its internal development studio announced a new title in the SteamWorld franchise known as SteamWorld Build. Taking a new twist on city building games, players will be able to run a town above ground while mining away resources and fighting monsters below. On stream, multiple games in the franchise were also announced to be in development.
SteamWorld Build will launch in 2023. A portion of the press release can be found below.
In SteamWorld Build, you are the architect of a SteamWorld mining town. Break ground and raise houses for your steambot citizens, keep them fed and provide some rootin’-tootin’ entertainment. You’ll also venture into the abandoned mine sitting under your town, rumoured to be filled with ancient tech that holds the key to escaping impending doom. Use the natural resources above ground and the abundant ores buried in the mine to expand your town. Stimulate new residential tiers to join the quest to dig deeper, unearth untold riches and ultimately help them to hightail it off the planet!SteamWorld Press Release
SteamWorld Build has been developed on PC and console simultaneously, ensuring that the game’s design, UX and UI all work just as well with a controller in hand, as they do with mouse and keyboard. The game features a user-friendly interface and mechanics designed to cater to both experienced players and newcomers to the city builder genre, further refined by three difficulty levels to choose from.