Thunderful has announced its next SteamWorld game, and it’s a city builder.
Revealed yesterday during a Thunderful stream, SteamWorld Build is a new city-building game set in the SteamWorld universe, slated to launch sometime this year on consoles and consoles. PC. In it, your goal is to escape a dying planet and the only way to do this is to build a mining town to exploit “important technology long lost”. . You will need to manage your city according to its needs, and the citizens living there will grow and you will have to protect your construction from the deadly creatures lurking below.
Watch the SteamWorld Build announcement trailer below:
“There is an abandoned mine beneath your town, and it is rumored to be filled with ancient technology that holds the key to escaping impending doom,” the game’s Steam page reads. “Use the natural resources above ground and the abundant ores buried in the mines to expand your town. Stimulate new levels of population to join the quest to dig deeper, unearth untold riches, and finally help them steal it off the planet.”
Thunderful says as your town expands, the new Steamfolk will make its way to the settlement in hopes of calling it home. And to keep them all happy, your city will need to be running at full capacity. As you begin to dig and mine the ground below, “eventually something will start to hunt you down again.” You’ll need to protect your workers from terrifying creatures and keep the walls from collapsing on your Steamfolk as you go deeper and deeper into the mines.
Here are some additional features of SteamWorld Build:
- Set in the award-winning SteamWorld Universe
- Build your own unique SteamWorld mining town
- Explore and develop an abandoned mine
- Managing and optimizing increasingly complex resource chains
- Solve the dangers you will encounter
- Experience five special SteamWorld-inspired maps filled with secrets
- Easily select and play with keyboard and mouse or with a controller
- Three well-balanced difficulty levels to present a challenge to players of all abilities
If this sounds to you, you’re in luck because Thunderful has a demo on Steam for you to check out. Thunderful says the demo doesn’t include controller support yet, but the full game will. The demo will be updated at a later date to include controller support.
SteamWorld Build launches PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC sometime this year.
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